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Gavita LED 1700e Review

Gavita LED 1700e Review

We can make a variety of claims about why the Gavita LED is indeed good, but how does it really stack up against the competition? Let us compare it to the Fluence SPYDR 2i - the most similar competition now on the market.

Concerning LED diodes, the Gavita has 3264 white and 72 red diodes, in contrast to 2142 white and 84 reddish on the SPYDR. While both brands use the exact same, quality diodes, Gavita utilizes 49% more and does not drive the diodes almost as hard. This keeps longer diode lifetime with less colour shifting, getting you further with your investment.

The Gavita 1700e LED is well known for using the Philips Advance driver, whereas the SPYDR utilizes a more affordable, lesser-known driver. The excess cash Gavita spends on those drivers shines through in their performance compared to the competition.

Both of these lights have quite similar wattages, yet the Gavita generates a more efficient PAR Efficacy in 2.68 µmol/J compared to 2.56 µmol/J of the SPYDR. What's more, the 1700e produced an outcome of 1744 PPF, in contrast to only 1631 PPF on the SPYDR.

Some other benefits the Gavita 1700e has over the SPYDR is compatibility with hot Greenhouse Controllers, a high ambient temperature rating, and easy assembly and installation. In the event you were already on the fence about which LED is perfect for you, hopefully, this can help you make your choice!

Gavita Pro 1700e LED 120-277 Volt

Gavita Guru 1700e LED 120-277 Volt The Gavita Guru 1700e LED fixture operates in 645 watts with an output of 1700 µmol s-1 PAR and an impressive efficacy of 2.6 µmol s-1 per watt. The Guru 1700e delivers wide, intense light coverage with its own 8 passively cooled LED bars letting you use it in low rooms, vertical racks, over seats, or even in tents.

This strong, full-spectrum light source is meant for full-term plant growth from the vegetative stage into the higher-light-requiring blossom and finishing stages. Constructed with premium Philips drivers, Samsung white LEDs and Osram deep-red LEDs, this fixture utilizes just the highest-quality components.

The fixture is dimmable to 50% with no loss of efficacy using the Gavita E-Series LED Adapter and Gavita Master Controllers. The Gavita E-Series LED Adapter - 120-277 V (#906151, sold separately) is required for each fixture while using the control; non-controlled fixtures only function at 100%.

The Gavita Guru 1700e LED fixture and Gavita E-Series LED Adapter is FCC compliant, UL8800, and IP66 rated for use in moist environments with a maximum ambient operating temperature of 40°C. Sun Grip light hangers included. Dimensions: 44.1 in x 43.7 in x 2.3 in.

Weight: 28.4 lbs. Power cords sold separately to function at your desired voltage. 8 passively cooled bars eliminate moving parts and Supply full-spectrum, broad-coverage light for full-term growth High-output 1700 µmol s-1 PAR and an impressive efficacy of 2.6 µmol s-1 per watt Dimmable to 50 percent when using the Gavita Master Controller and E-Series Adapter FCC compliant, UL8800 and IP66 wet-rated for use in moist environments, allowing for flexible placement in growing spaces with low ceilings, vertical racks, chairs as well as in tents Reliably sourced parts such as Philips Drivers, Samsung white LEDs and Osram deep-red LEDs create the 1700e built to last Sun Grip light hangers included for fast, simple installation

Gavita LED Design Review

Before we review the operation of Gavita LED, let us look at its layout and structure.

Gavita 1700e LED arrives in a package that also includes hanging equipment, an installation guide, and a power cable.

The power cord is about 8ft (2.4m) long and you'll be able to select its voltage while buying the device.

You can even purchase an LED controller and adapter together with the device if you would like more controllability on your grow light.

Gavita 1700e LED Grow Light Overview

The Gavita Guru 1700e LED fixture operates in 645 watts with an output of 1700 µmol s-1 PAR and an impressive efficacy of 2.6 µmol s-1 per watt. The Guru 1700e delivers wide, intense light coverage with its own 8 passively cooled LED bars letting you use it in low rooms, vertical racks, over seats, or even in tents.

This strong, full-spectrum light source is meant for full-term plant growth from the vegetative stage into the higher-light-requiring blossom and finishing stages.

Constructed with premium Philips drivers, Samsung white LEDs and Osram deep-red LEDs, this fixture utilizes just the highest-quality components. Power cords and E-Series adapter (for electronic controllability through EL1 or EL2 master control ) sold separately.

The Gavita 1700e LED grow light fixture is dimmable to 50% with no loss of efficacy using the Gavita E-Series LED Adapter and Gavita Master Controllers. The Gavita E-Series LED Adapter - 120-277 V (#906151, sold separately) is required for each fixture while using the control; non-controlled fixtures only function at 100%.

The Gavita Guru 1700e LED fixture and Gavita E-Series LED Adapter is FCC compliant, UL1598, and IP66 rated for use in moist environments with a maximum ambient operating temperature of 40°C. Sun Grip® light hangers included. Dimensions: 44 in x 44 in x 2.5 in. Weight: 28.4 lbs.

What changed between the Gavita 1700e and the 1650e?

While the Gavita 1650e LED was an incredible grow light, Gavita knew there was room for improvement. Hunting the very best in LED grow lighting, they improved upon this light with the 1700e.

From the gen 1 Gavita, the plexiglass around the light acted as a water grab, which would hold moisture or spills from above in racking systems. Consequently, they removed this plexiglass. They also switched to one fin vs a double fin design, to remove an extra water catching point. This single fin is at least as effective, so you don't lose any power or functionality.

Another huge difference is truly in the design of the wiring at the light. The Gavita 1650e includes a top-exiting cord, which generated 90-degree angles at the wiring of the lighting bars. This could occasionally cause certain areas of the light to not light up, because of the strain of the angling of the cables. So, the Gavita 1700e currently comes with a side-exiting cord, so no extreme turns from the wiring.

The Gavita 1700e LED also brings new certificates to the table, like an ETL listing, and a brand new IP66 rated housing that's completely enclosed. The communication links will also be IP rated, as well as the wires used are currently RJ45 to RJ 12/14.

Additionally, there are key differences from the adapter, as the first one wasn't ETL rated and the new one is. The mounting of this adapter is improved also, since the gen 2 adapter features hanging ears to make things simple. What's more, the"IN" and"OUT" communication ports are moved to opposite ends of the fixture.

Another huge benefit is that cleaning the Gavita 1700e is simpler than ever. You can literally spray down the fixture using a hose, as everything is totally sealed and safe.

Features and Benefits

8 passively cooled bars eliminate moving parts and Supply full-spectrum, broad-coverage light for full-term growth

High-output 1700 µmol s-1 PAR and an impressive efficacy of 2.6 µmol s-1 per watt

Dimmable to 50 percent when using the Gavita Master Controller and E-Series Adapter

FCC compliant, UL1598 and IP66 wet-rated for use in moist environments, allowing for flexible placement in growing spaces with low ceilings, vertical racks, chairs as well as in tents

Reliably sourced parts such as Philips Drivers, Samsung white LEDs and Osram deep-red LEDs create the 1700e built to last

Sun Grip® light hangers are included for quick, easy installation for hanging the fixture from multiple mounting points. Vertical or Horizontal

What's The Gavita UVR LED Booster Light For?

The Gavita UVR LED booster light is specially utilised to boost UV-A to your plant canopy. UV-A in smallish quantities causes plants to secrete more resin to protect themselves in the slightly harmful rays. Done correctly, using UV-A can increase the resin production and potency of your buds and blossoms. You may use the Gavita UVR LED as a standalone light or mount it directly into the chassis of this Gavita Guru 1700e.

Gavita UVR LED 120-240V standalone or Boost

Coverage Area and Hanging Height

The policy area recommended by the manufacturer for the flowering period of crops is 4ft x 4ft (1.2m by 1.2m) to 5ft x 5ft (1.5 m by 1.5 m) in a hanging height of 18 inches (45 cm).

The suggested place for the plants' vegetative stage is 6ft x 6ft (1.8m x 1.8m) to 7ft x 7ft (2.1m x 2.1m) in a hanging height of 36 to 48 inches (90 to 120 cm).

If you intend on dimming the light during the vegetative period of your plants, stick with the 4ft x 4ft (1.2m by 1.2m) policy areas and 18 inches hanging height.

We suggest that you use a grow tent with reflective walls so that you maximize the strength of your grow light.

Power Consumption and Performance

Gavita 1700e LED consumes around 645 watts of electricity at full intensity. This value tells us that the electrical consumption of the light is comparatively large, but it indicates nothing about the character of the device unless utilized to gauge the efficiency.

The PAR efficacy of Gavita 1700e LED is about 2.6 μmol/J. This means for each watt of electricity, the light generates 2.6 μmol of PAR each second.

That value is truly the maximum rate of efficacy that grow lights can achieve now. For instance, Mars Hydro TS 1000, among the most famous grow lights in the marketplace, has a PPF efficacy of approximately 2.3 μmol/J.

Light Intensity and Quality

The Samsung diodes of Gavita 1700e generate a full-spectrum white light that comprises the whole PAR range thereby covering the various light demands of plants through different phases in their life cycle.

The Osram diodes create supplemental deep reddish light that improve the PAR for the flowering period of the plants.

Gavita's PAR output is about 1700 μmol/s, hence the title 1700e. This number is extremely high in comparison to most other grow lights.

To evaluate the grow light's functionality with plants, we have to look at and interpret its PPFD at various distances. Here are our PPFD dimensions of Gavita 1700e LED in 18 and 24 inches at a grow tent.

These values prove how strong the light is. This device was created to produce the maximum return in the most light-demanding plants.

The PPFD values of Gavita also exhibit another characteristic of the grow light, uniformity.

There's a little gap between Gavita's PPFD values in the middle as well as the ones at the borders and in the corner. This discrepancy is generally much higher with other grow lights.

The uniformity of the light made by Gavita LED allows you to get equivalent benefits in your plants even when they were found at various positions under your grow light.

Conclusion

Gavita LED is among the strongest grow lights available on the market. It is bright, efficient, and durable. The device does not have any drawbacks which are worth noting.

Yet, we only advise this light for professional growers. It's high-priced and because of this, beginners may find grow lights, such Mars Hydro TS 1000, much more acceptable for them.

But, Gavita LED is a smart option for experienced gardeners that are thinking about expanding their indoor gardens.

Enjoy growing your plants inside and do not forget to share your ideas in the comments below!

Robert Davis

What started as a personal experience to improve my overall health by growing my own food has turned into a mission to share my experience and my own research. Growing your own food and eating healthier food is something that everyone has to try.

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