Manufacturing Background

Who Manufactures Broomstraw Farm Grow Lights?

Broomstraw Farm Grow Lights with Cree Chip On Board (COB) LEDs are produced in Shenzhen, China by PD Grow. We selected Panda Grow after we did extensive research on grow lights for our own grow room and clone production area. We used lumen ratings, PPFD measured results in micro moles at a known distance, and spectrum reproduction as our key selection criteria.  The unit manufactured by Panda Grow exceeded our requirements in every dimension.

 PD Grow sells the same grow lights under the brand “CF Grow”. Additionally, Panda Grow produces a wide portfolio of LED-based grow lights based on first generation LED technology.

The PD Grow manufacturing facility employs over 120 people in production, design, R&D, marketing, and operations.

The manufacturing facility is certified as an “Audited Supplier” in China.

All PD Grow products sold by Broomstraw Farm Grow Lights are RoHS, UL, and CE Compliant.

The second generation Chip on Board LED units, CXB3590, are manufactured by Cree in their certified fabrication facility located in China. Each COB LED is mounted in a holder that will allow easy chip replacement (if needed). The projected lifetime for the unit is over 50,000 hours of operation.  That is almost ten years of operation with an eighteen hour vegetative cycle for 150 days of the year, and a twelve hour flower cycle for 200 days a year!

The Broomstraw Farm Grow Light produces full spectrum light ranging from 380 nanometers to 780 nanometers.  The units are color balanced at 3500 degrees Kelvin.

Cree documentation states that “The XLamp® CXB3590 LED Array is the brightest member of the second generation of the CXA family that delivers up to 33% higher efficacy than the first generation in the same LES.”

The Cree CXB3590 COB LED is driven by a Mean Well LED HLG series driver.  Mean Well was established in Taiwan in 1982 to manufacture switching power supplies for the Apple II computer system.  The name “Mean Well” was chosen for the company to express the founder’s desire to always “have good intentions” in business endeavors.

By 2018, Mean Well ranks in the top three manufacturers of DC Output Power Supplies.  Unlike the other two competitors who focus on ODM/OEM production for other brands, Mean Well sells its products under the Mean Well Brand.

MEAN WELL delivers power supplies to meet the requirements of scores of industries with comprehensive product lines, production flexibility, planned stock, and global channel. Amid eight thousand strong standard models launched as of 2015, MEAN WELL possesses a wide range of product application experience in industries, including LED signage/lighting, industry automation/control, information/telecom/commercial, medical, transport, and green energy.

For further information on Mean Well, please see http://www.meanwellusa.com.

The UFO light uses COB LEDs manufactured by Luminus in China.

Each Broomstraw Farm Grow Light is shipped direct to you duty paid from PD Grow, Shenzhen, China complete with four hanging wires, a carabiner, and a US power cord. Go to www.pdgrow.com for further information on Panda Grow.

 

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