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ViparSpectra XS1500 LED Grow Light

Review Last Updated: April 1, 2021
Roy Stevens
Product Review by Roy Stevens
Product Features
  • High-quality Samsung diodes
  • Easy-to-operate dimmer knob
  • 3000K warm white, 5000K white, 660nm deep red, & 730nm IR light
  • Aluminum heat sinks

Introduction

Today we'll be reviewing the ViparSpectra XS1500 LED Grow Light.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!

Pros

  • High harvest potential
  • Incredibly affordable
  • Ideal for small spaces
  • 36-Month US Local warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Highly rated
  • Quality components & build
  • Great price
  • Responsive customer support
  • Well packaged
  • Speedy delivery & worldwide shipping

Cons

  • Multiple lights needed for larger grow rooms

ViparSpectra XS1500 LED Grow Light Product Review

As cannabis regulations ease and the demand for efficient lighting solutions for home-gardeners increases — the need for a high-quality grow light system is more apparent than ever.

With this in mind, we’ll review the ViparSpectra XS1500 LED grow light. Read along to discover the benefits of this fantastic, budget-friendly, LED grow light.

From PAR-rated light output to its high-efficiency components, you’ll learn why the ViparSpectra XS1500 is on every cannabis grower’s wish list.

The securely-packaged ViparSpectra XS1500 LED grow light arrived at lightning-fast speed — something we’re not quite used to. Immediately after opening the box, we removed the ViparSpectra XS1500 to look it over.

Everything was as it should be, as in, the shiny ViparSpectra XS1500 was brand-new and ready for immediate hook-up to the nearest outlet.

In our eyes, nothing beats out-of-the-box readiness. In other words, we were thrilled to see that the ViparSpectra doesn’t require any assembly. Instead, the ViparSpectra XS1500 is plug-and-play ready.

ViparSpectra XS1500 LED Grow Light

XS1500 Light Performance

After unboxing the ViparSpectra XS1500 LED grow light, the first thing on the agenda was to flex its lumens. ViparSpectra claims that the XS1500 LED generates 70% more light output than others. We couldn’t help but agree from the moment we kicked on the light.

The ultra-bright light was dazzling, and you’d be grateful to have a pair of sunglasses on hand before turning this beast on. Now, let’s take a look at the inner-components of the ViparSpectra XS1500 that make all of this PAR-packed light a possibility.

ViparSpectra XS1500’s High-Grade Components

We don’t like to throw around the words, high-quality lightly. However, the ViparSpectra XS1500 LED grow light is value on top of value. Here’s a brief list of components that convinced us that the engineers at ViparSpectra mean business.

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Meanwell LED Driver

ViparSpectra’s XS1500 LED grow light system utilizes Mean Well’s HLG driver to provide robust and stable energy output.

Overall, the onboard Mean Well HLG driver consumes 150-watts and is given a mind-blowing 94% efficiency rating. With such a high-efficiency rating, we’re not surprised that the ViparSpectra XS1500 produces sun-like light for well over 62,000 grow hours.

Optimized Dimmer-Switch

Furthermore, the onboard dimmer-switch allows us to quickly adjust the light output intensity from 5-100%.

As all cannabis cultivators know, controlling light output during various growth stages is crucial. Therefore, we’re thrilled to see a wide-ranging dimmer-switch on the ViparSpectra XS1500 LED grow light system.

Passive Cooling System

Although we found the ViparSpectra XS1500 grow light system to run a tad warmer than expected — it’s still far cooler than many other tested LED grow lights.

Overall, the XS1500 offers a large aluminum heat sink that dissipates heat, slows light decay, and offsets the need for an onboard fan. Thanks to the onboard passive cooling system — the XS1500 LED is totally silent and is music to our ears.

Samsung Diodes

Last but not least are the Samsung LM301B diodes.

ViparSpectra lives up to its name by harnessing Samsung’s LM301B diodes’ power to produce unparalleled PAR-rating.

Furthermore, the diodes come in Warm White LED, White LED, Deep Red LED, and IR Red for an enhanced color spectrum for cannabis plants.

As noted earlier — the result of the Samsung diodes is a sun-like effect that drenches cannabis leaves and buds in usable light.

XS1500 Light Footprint & Who It’s For?

Now, let’s talk about who the ViparSpectra XS1500 LED grow light system is for.

The recommended space coverage for the ViparSpectra XS1500 is 2’x2‘. Therefore, the XS1500 LED grow light is ideally suited towards indoor cannabis cultivators that are limited in space.

From closet grows to 2’x2′ grow tents — the ViparSpectra XS1500 LED performed exceedingly well. In our experience, the XS1500’s light footprint was optimal in our veg garden that measured 2.5’x2.5’.

However, the ViparSpectra XS1500 excelled in providing ample light to a 2’x2′ space once in the flowering phase.

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Overall, the ViparSpectra is suitable for use during:

  • Seed germination
  • Seedling stage
  • Juvenile stage
  • Vegetative stage
  • Flowering stage

As you can see — the XS1500 LED grow light is all you need to grow a substantial trichome-packed yield.

Overall, we can’t help but give ViparSpectra’s XS1500 LED grow light top marks.

Every aspect of the XS1500, from light output to lifespan, exhibited a high-value that shouldn’t be passed up. At 0.15 kWh per hour, the XS1500 is perfect for beginners and professional cannabis cultivators alike that don’t want to spend an arm-and-a-leg on electricity bills.

Ultimately, the ViparSpectra XS1500 LED grow light is value-packed and ready to illuminate your grow room with rich lighting that cannabis plants crave.

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