Marshydro Reflector 720W LED Grow Light Review

Marshydro Reflector 720W LED Grow Light

8.9

COVERAGE

8.6/10

STRENGTH & EFFICIENCY

8.6/10

VERSATILITY

8.2/10

VALUE

9.7/10

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

9.6/10

Welcome to our Marshydro Reflector 720W LED Grow Light Review. Here, we scrutinize some of the latest grow light technology available in 2020 and this is our pick for today.

Manufactured in China, Marshydro produces budget grow lights for beginners, and those thinking about switching to LED from HID, or HPS light sources. The Reflector Series is characterized by a set of reflective mirrors placed beneath each LED. These mirrors reflect light back onto your crops, amplifying the amount of light you get per Watt. The Marshydro 144 is an ideal replacement for a 350W HID to be used on smaller grow projects.

Coverage

Cutting back on costs by choosing a budget grow light can often present problems when it comes to coverage. Thankfully, the Marshydro Reflector Series 144 performs admirably for such a little piece of equipment.

In the veg stage, you’ll get a straight 2.5 by 4.5 foot coverage, ample room for up to 10 young plants. When you engage the red heavy bloom, the coverage scales down to a modest 2 by 4 foot, which means you’ll have to trim your crop down to about 8 or so plants.

Strength and Efficiency

I’m a big fan of phase switches for different stages of growth because it saves heaps on electricity. The Marshydro Reflector 144 is hardly going to guzzle your electricity either, because the unit is so small.

Relative to its size, it’s going to use about half the amount of an HID, or HPS, which is a significant saving. The light source itself is surprisingly powerful as well. So powerful in fact, that you can easily burn your plants if the panel gets too close to the canopy.

Versatility

For a small time grow project, the Marshydro has everything you need for a good yield. The two-way veg to bloom switcher is not just for show and the red light-bands in the bloom stage really help your plants to reach their full potential. As a single unit, the Marshydro 144 is a great choice for small projects. The issue comes if you’re thinking about using multiple lights.

When I tested the panel, as part of my Marshydro Reflector 720W LED Grow Light review, I could see a potential difficulty getting light beneath a larger canopy using multiple panels on larger areas.

If, for example, you wanted to grow 15 plants using two Reflector series’, I think you would have some trouble getting that light to the bottom of your plants. For a ‘ghost’ growing project though, this LED will do just fine.

Value

Low-manufacturing costs, a solid build quality, and a 50,000 lifespan. The Marshydro Reflector Series is tremendous value for money.

If you’re thinking of switching to LEDs as your primary light-source and want to test it out, or if you’re a beginner to cultivation, the Marshydro is a wonderful introduction into LEDs, without the hefty price tag.

Additional Info

There’s not much by way of goodies when it comes to budget grow lights, but at least you get a 2-year warranty.

What I like

That bloom switcher. Getting a cheaper grow light shouldn’t mean getting a worse yield. It’s nice to see a company that knows what they’re doing when it comes to growing cannabis and Marshydro clearly do. The rich red-type light in bloom mode will give you some splendid large buds.

What I don’t like

Some panels, you can simply buy another one to expand your projects. Unfortunately, with the Marshydro that doesn’t seem like a good decision. As a single unit, for 8 odd plants though, it performs commendably.

Bottom line?

If you want to experiment with LEDs then the Marshydro Reflector 720W LED Grow Light is a worthy choice. Very affordable, with a decent return on investment from the yield. Worth a punt.