The Great Washout of LED Grow Light Manufacturing in 2022

The Great Washout of LED Grow Light Manufacturing in 2022
In a riveting turn of events, the highly-publicized merger between Luxx Lighting and Hawthorne/Scotts Miracle Grow is now mired in legal trouble. After investing $225 million just twelve months prior, Hawthorne has filed suit against Luxx alleging fraudulent deception during due diligence negotiations which includes claims ranging from inaccurate fixture specifications to poorly manufactured products subject to failure. The once thriving brand that brought us Luxx lighting solutions no longer stands - their website vaguely discusses "difficult market conditions", leaving many questions as yet unanswered...

Nextlight LLC, the creators of Nextlight LED grow lights, appears to have ceased operations. An unresolved lawsuit between CABA Technologies and Nextlight is being played out in Ohio courtrooms while their website remains offline. With no official statement released yet on this development, questions remain as to why they discontinued without warning.

With LumiGrow's closure in 2021, coupled with a number of other smaller brands that have followed suit, it appears the LED grow light industry is ushering in an era of tumultuous times. Low cost supply from overseas and falling demand due to rising inflation paired with pre-recession fears has resulted in challenging conditions for companies who are not properly prepared in our industry.

Luxx, established in 2018 and headquartered in California, experienced a meteoric rise as one of the premier lighting brands on social media. Despite being average at best according to those professionally involved with lights, they managed to build considerable success - until it was revealed that their products were sourced cheaply from factories overseas and not carefully vetted. As such Hawthorne's acquisition never came close fruition due to oversights during the merger's due diligence phase.

Nextlight, unfortunately, appears to have suffered from dramatic pricing pressure stemming from its supply chain management. After initially deciding to manufacture their goods in the US and then transitioning production across the Pacific into China triggered claims with a key parts supplier located stateside.

With the Luxx and Nextlight departure, commercial LED buyers are left wondering who they can trust. While those who've purchased from the former have a reliable alternative in Hawthorne to turn to for warranty support, things remain uncertain for customers of the latter - an unsettling prospect indeed!

With a decade of success behind us, Forever Green Indoors is in it for the long haul. We provide ten thousand customers with high-quality LED grow lights that are built to last and backed by our commitment to excellence. Even when competition from Asian markets increased, we stayed afloat – thanks largely due to factories both here in the US and abroad being able to produce dependable products at an economical cost. Our own brand, FGI Lighting as well as factory direct lighting solutions were all selected based on rigorous quality checks - ensuring that any light sourced will be reliable for many years into the future!

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FGI Square 3 V2 Smart LED Grow light full spectrum plus 730nm Far Red $ 169.00 $ 299.00
DESCRIPTION The FGI Square 3 V2 is the best digitally controlled WiFi LED grow light on the marketplace today. This powerful and compact grow light features built-in WiFi mesh technology (optional to use) that allows you to connect to the cloud and monitor your lighting levels and room temperature from anywhere in the world. If you're serious about growing healthy, bountiful plants, the FGI Square 3 is the perfect choice. The improved WeatherEFX WiFi LED Grow Lighting Controller, now easier to connect, can help you mimic natural sunlight conditions, promoting healthy plant growth. The controller uses either local weather data or your own custom programming to adjust the light intensity and spectrum of your LEDs, simulating changing light conditions throughout the day.  You can also create custom on/off schedules and scenarios, such as sunrise/sunset, to further customize your lighting. Plus, the controller's Cloud Intelligence feature allows you to check in on your lights from anywhere.Take your garden to the next level with more natural lighting using FGI's weatherEFX. Learn more about weatherEFX, and the Cloud Intelligence App on YouTube here:  SCIENCE Botanists studied the effect of leaf shading and competitive growth responses here: Importance of Intermittent Shade to the Ecophysiology of Subalpine Herbs, A. K. Knapp, W. K. Smith and D. R. Young from the Journal: Functional Ecology."A reduction in sunlight caused by clouds, appears to result in substantial increases to water status, and thus CO2 uptake throughout the day. Plants benefit in periodic reduction of evaporative demand that result from natural periods of intermittent shade."   APP/WiFi The Square 3 uses Cloud Intelligence, a SMART devices platform which connects the light to your phone for easy control.  The Square 3 uses a 2.5ghz Wifi connection together with ble mesh to ensure reliable operation even when you are away from the light.  Cloud Intelligence is used by many SMART devices makers such as Amysen, supplier of Wifi Smart Wall plugs which can be used to control fans, dehum, our single color FGI Far Red and UVA lightbars and any other 110V device that runs at less than 10amps.  Square 3 Product Manual  Wifi Controller Manual and Troubleshooting Guide  FEATURES Lightweight - just 13 lbs Slim - 3" deep Cool - won't add too much heat 4 push button dimming settings BUILD Our red + far red booster spectrum will help you grow the largest and most dense flowers. Super bright full spectrum 4000K diodes operate at an efficient 2.58umols/j plus 5% total 660nm red and 730nm far red diodes in a cool square within a square within a square design. This light can run full cycle from seedling to veg to flower. COVERAGE The Square 3 is designed for flowering in 3'x3' spaces at up to 1000 umols/ms. (CO2 recommended for this light level). Or grow at 800 umols/ms without CO2. It can be used for Veg when dimmed. And when fully dimmed can be used over clones and starts too.Below are PAR readings with the lights at three different distances. At 24" expect PPFD to be above 1000 umols/ms, but not as uniform. At 30" PAR will be above 750 umols/ms. This is an ideal light level if not using supplemental CO2. These levels are equal to a typical HPS grow space.At 36" light levels become more uniform from corner to corner but at 680 umols are below what we'd recommend for flower.At 48", light levels are the most uniform and are perfect for mature veg plants. Use the built in dimmer to reduce intensity for young veg plants. Product Manuals:  Square 3 Product Manual  Wifi Controller Manual and Troubleshooting Guide  SPECIFICATIONS FGI Square 3 V2 WiFi LED Grow LightDiodes (White)Diodes Brand name: Shenzhen Lideda Number of pieces 960 CCT 4000K CRI 80CRI Other color Diodes (Red) Brand Name: Shenzhen Lideda Number of pieces 256 CCT NA Wavelength 655-665nm Other color Diodes (FR) Brand Name: Shenzhen Lideda Number of pieces 64 CCT NA Wavelength 730-745nm Ratio mix white/red (%) 3:1Product Warranty/Longevity Warranty (years) 5 years Lifetime (L-90) - in hours 50,000 hours Photosynthetic Light Measurements PPF Output* 1120 umol/s PPF Efficacy* PPF 2.58umols/j Photopic Light Measurements Luminous Flux* 67,000 lm Luminous Flux Efficacy 168 lm/w Other Input Power Watts 310W Input Voltage 110V Cord length 8' (2.44m, 18AWG ) Plug type (note if bare whip) Molded 110V Product Dimensions Dimensions W x L x H (inches) 22 x 22 x 3.5 Weight (pounds) 13 Operating Temp range (F) -20℃ — +40℃ IP rating IP20 Rating CSAPhysical Dimensions Package Dimension W x L x H (inches) 27 x 26 x 6.5 Dimming / Tuning: Push button / Wifi App Product Warranty: 2 years against mfg defects.

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