Photontek X 600w PRO PAR Test & Review

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Photontek X 600w PRO Test Results

Usable PPF

  • 1427.1

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Power
Draw

  • 624

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Harvest
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Power
Draw

  • 624

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Coverage

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Ideal Hanging Height

  • 15.75
  • 40

Manufacturer's Data

  • Power Draw: 600w
  • PPF: 1620µmol
  • Efficiency: 2.7

Ideal Hanging Height

  • 15.75
  • 40

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PAR Test Data

Test Date: July 30, 2020
Tested By: Dr MJ Coco
Power Draw: 624 watts
Test Area: 150 x 150cm (60 x 60in)
Hanging Height: 40cm (15.75in)
Max PPFD: 996µmol/m2
Average PPFD: 634.3µmol/m2
Low PPFD: 307µmol/m2
Light Distribution Score: B

PAR Test Data

Test Date: July 30, 2020
Tested By: Dr MJ Coco
Power Draw: 624 watts
Test Area: 150 x 150cm (60 x 60in)
Hanging Height: 40cm (15.75in)
Max PPFD: 996µmol/m2
Average PPFD: 634.3µmol/m2
Low PPFD: 307µmol/m2
Light Distribution Score: B

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Photontek X 600w PRO Review

The Photontek X 600w Pro is a beautiful, well-designed fixture. It features top-of-the-line components and quality construction that you can feel. It is a serious light designed for a 5’ x 5’ space. It is elegantly engineered and has a superior Photon Efficiency. If I had a 5’ x 5’ grow space I would certainly keep this light for myself. It is truly a top-of-the-line fixture.

Photontek is a new brand in the United States and Canada, but it arrives with a stellar reputation. Photontek is the new sister company of Lumatek, which has a long and excellent track record in the grow light industry. Shane from Migro tested the Lumatek version of this light (Lumatek Zeus 600w PRO). It was one of the best fixtures he had ever tested. I was disappointed that we could not get the light in the US, but now we can! Photontek is bringing the technology and designs to the US and Canadian market.

The Photontek X 600w Pro uses 6 LED bars in an array. Each 100-watt LED bar clicks into the chassis with a magnet. It is a quick and clever design. You can run the fixture with anywhere from 1 to all 6 bars. This is great for grows that start small and then expand into the grow space. As the plants grow out you can add more bars to cover them.

The removable LED bars are just one of several cool things about this light. All of the cables and connectors feature quick release fittings. Assembly of the fixture is a breeze. Everything snaps together easily and feels solid. The quality of the adapters, fittings, and overall build are notable. This is a well designed and engineered fixture.

The Photontek X 600w Pro features top bin Osram and Lumileds Philips Diodes, with excellent efficiency ratings. The diodes are IP65 Waterproof and deliver a full spectrum of light. With the Osram 660nm diodes, there is a strong peak in that range, which can be beneficial to cannabis cultivation. The light produced is ideal for both vegetative and flowering growth.

The driver on the X 600w PRO is a high efficiency Photontek driver. Remember that Lumatek has been a leader in the grow light driver industry for decades. The Photontek driver builds on the Lumatek technology and experience. Many growers have come to believe that the only top end drivers are Mean Well, but the photontek is also industry leading technology.

The X 600w PRO comes standard with a remote dimmer switch. There is an optional “Photontek Digital Lighting Controller” that is sold separately. It has some innovative features like functions for “sunrise” and “sunset” and it will even dim the lights if the temperatures in the grow space get too hot. If you have a large grow, several fixtures can be daisy chained and controlled by a single dimmer or controller.

The Photontek X 600w PRO is large. Once assembled it is nearly 4 feet square. The large shape enables it to efficiently distribute the light to a large area. However, it needs a large area. Even if you only used it with one LED bar, the frame of the fixture remains the same size. It is easy to assemble and disassemble, but you need a space larger than 4 feet in every dimension for it to physically fit.

The X 600w Pro is designed for a 5’ x 5’ grow space. In my 5’ x 5’ PAR test it put out 1427µmol of Usable PPF. It had a power draw of 624 watts, which gives it a superior 2.29µmol/w. The 1427µmol is just a bit under our recommendation for 25 square feet, but it is in line with other fixtures designed for that space. The fact that it is generating the 1427µmol with only 624 watts is exceptional.

The X 600w PRO takes advantage of the array design to distribute the light very effectively. It creates a large region with prime PPFD levels. It is only in the corners that the light distribution is really less than ideal. However, a 5’ x 5’ coverage area is tough for a single fixture to cover. Considering the size of the space and the PPF output, the X600w PRO does a great job with distribution.

If you are looking for a single fixture that can cover a 5’ x 5’ space, I think the Photontek X 600w PRO is an excellent choice. It is a top-of-the-line fixture with great features. It has superior photon efficiency and can cover a 5’ x 5’ space with only 624 watts. It is easy to set up and offers flexibility with removable LED bars. Photontek also offers one of the best warrantees in the industry. If I were running a 5’ x 5’ tent, the Photontek X 600w PRO would be my top choice for lighting it.

A Coco for Cannabis and Migro Collaboration

Our Grow Light Guide is a collaboration among Dr Coco and Dr Photon from Coco for Cannabis and Shane Torpey from Migro Lighting. At Coco for Cannabis, our mission is to help growers maximize the success of their cannabis crops by providing scientifically accurate information and sharing proven growing practices. We are excited to collaborate with Shane because he has earned a well-deserved reputation for doing fair and accurate grow light testing. We created this guide to share reliable grow light data and empower home growers with the best information about grow lights.

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