Spider Farmer recently released its new G series, which has many similar features to the SE series. You may be wondering, they look almost identical but the price is different. Which series of grow lights should I choose between the G series and the SE series?
By taking a few minutes to read this article, you will learn about the similarities and differences between the G Series and SE Series. Then you will be able to make a choice between the two series.
Are the Similarities Between the G Series and SE Series?
1.Light appearance: light bar design, including 4-10 light bars
2.Installation: embedded buckle design, easy to install and remove
3.Driver: Spider farmer driver, more adapted to the parameters of the light. And the driver can be disassembled.
4.The G series and SE series are full-spectrum, including 3200-4200K, 4800-5000K, 650-665nm.
5.Dimming function: 10-100% brightness adjustment
6.Heat dissipation design: Their aluminum recesses increase heat dissipation area and speed up heat dissipation
7.Daisy chain function: All models can be connected to 60 lights for operation
What Are the Differences Between G Series and SE Series？
We already know what the G series and SE series have in common, next we will introduce their differences in order to distinguish the two series.
I. Chip Difference
The biggest difference between the G series and SE series is the different chips used.
The G Series features Bridgelux diodes, while the SE Series is equipped with Samsung diodes. Both of these brands are well-known in the industry and are considered reliable. Samsung is renowned as a leading diode manufacturer, while Bridgelux is a local American manufacturer with 21 years of experience. So, how will the different chips affect indoor growth? First, let’s look at the efficacy data they bring to the plant lights.
2.PPE and PPFD
PPE (photosynthetic photon efficiency in µmol/J) or PPFD (photosynthetic photon flux density in µmol/s/m2) is the most accurate way to measure the efficiency of a grow light. Multiply the PPE value by the wattage of the lamp and you will get an approximation of the PPFD.
Formula: PPE x Wattage = PPFD
The data for the G-Series and SE-Series are shown in the following table.
Based on the information presented in the table, it is evident that the data for the SE and G series are similar. Therefore, the grower can simply select a grow light with a different wattage based on their specific requirements.
Price is one of the most important factors in deciding whether consumers buy a product or not. Compared with other differences, the price difference between SE and G is more significant. The price difference is mainly due to the different chips, Samsung chips are more expensive than Bridgelux chips, so the SE series has a higher price.
Price comparison table：
The difference in chips and price has caused the SE and G series to target different consumers. For consumers who prefer Samsung chips, SE series is the best choice for them. Samsung is like a guarantee for the efficiency of the plant light, which can maximize the plant harvest. Growers are willing to trade a slightly higher price for a guarantee of quality.
Consumers who choose the G Series are more interested in the cost effectiveness of the product. In the chart we can see that the efficiency of the G series is on par with the SE, which also ensures that the plants get enough light to grow and thus improve the plant harvest. There is no doubt about the quality of Bridgelux chips, and growers do not have to worry about some problems caused by different chips. All Spider Farmer lights come with a five-year warranty, so any problems can be resolved quickly.
This is an introduction to the similarities and differences between SE and G series. We hope this blog can help you find the differences between them. If you still have any questions, you can comment below the blog and we will answer them for you.