MarsHydro Reflector 96 Review
With 5 watt individual diodes, and a unique reflector panel that has a mirror-like finish to properly reflect and mix the emitting light. We got our hands on a few of these Mars Hydro Reflector Series LEDs to test them out for ourselves and see if they really performed great.
SPECTRUM With UV/IR
Arguably the most important factor when it comes to selecting the right grow light is the spectrum. If your plants aren’t given a proper and well-balanced spectrum, you may not ever achieve successful results. The Mars Hydro Reflector Series uses ten bands of light in the 430~440nm, 450~475nm 620~630nm, 650~660nm, and white range. There’s also an inclusion of the infrared spectrum at 730nm that’s thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that the infrared light isn’t visible to the human eye, so if you look at the diodes and notice a few that aren’t lighting up, it’s likely the 730nm infrared, why would you want infrared? UV/IR is what makes your bud product resin as a defense.
The Reflector Series does a great job providing a well balanced of light for the plants. It’s rich in the red range which offers better inter-nodal spacing during the stretching phase of bloom.
The first thing you may notice is the large mirror-like reflector that they’re named after. Surrounding each individual diode is a reflector that collects and fuses 99% of the light in order to mix and spread as effectively as possible. It’s a patented system that Mars Hydro has showcased for several years.
Since each panel in the Mars Hydro Reflector Series is a completely different size, they don’t all offer the same amount of coverage. Obviously, the more diodes on the panel, the more it’s going to cover, but let’s get down to the specifics Reflector 96: 2ft x 3ft (60cm x 90cm) The coverage is about standard for what you’d expect a panel of this size to be able to handle. These estimates for growing coverage are given for flowering.
ETL, CE, RoHS
120V:207W±5%, 240V: 203W±5%
1.746@ 120v | 0.9@ 240v
23″ x 10″ x 2″ (56cm x 26cm x 6cm)
Seedling:24”-30“ Growth:18”-24“ Bloom:12″-18 “
full spectrum , switchable between Veg/Bloom modes
UK,USA,Canada, Australia, Germany,China
1.How do I determine the right light for my grow area?
Measure the floor space. Multiply the length times the width and this will give you the square footage. You should be able to get decent results with 30-50 actual watts of power per square foot.
2.For larger areas should I go with a single large panel or multiple medium to small lights?
Using multiple lights allows you to better distribute the intense light in more areas of the grow space instead of having all of the higher intensity light concentrated in only one area while the outer edges never receive intense light.
3.Recommended Hanging Distance Above Plants
Seedling: 24” Germination: 24”-30” Veg: 18”-24” Flower: 12”-18”
4.Here are more tips for grow under our light:
Growth stage, turn Growth switch on. Bloom stage, turn Growth and Bloom switches on.
5.Recommended Lighting Time
Veg: 18/6(on/off) or 20/4(on/off) Flower: 12/12(on/off)
6.Recommended Growing Conditions
The rate of photosynthesis and transpiration are directly affected by temperature, humidity and airflow.
The perfect temperature and humidity for your plants are found between 75°-85°F and 50% – 70% humidity, with plenty of airflow to replenish CO2. PH is 6-6.5. You may add more calcium and magnesium than normally needed.
Light may be too strong, please wear your sunglasses when looking at it.