Introducing Kind K3 & K5 LED Indoor Grow Lamps
Coming straight from the USA, here at Holland Hydroponics we’re ecstatic to bring you these fantastic LED Grow Lamps from Kind LED.
Through many years of research and development to push the LED grow lamp technology further, Kind have brought to the market 2 models, the K3 and K5 Series, with a total of 5 different wattage outputs, meaning there’s an optimum lamp to suit all grow spaces.
The K3 Series is aimed more at smaller grow spaces or budgets and is an inexpensive way to delve into the world of LED grow lamps. Powered by 3 watt LED’s that use a 12 band perfect spectrum, meaning they can be used for both vegetative growth and flowering cycles. They also stop plants stretching by promoting tighter growth between internodes, with fruits and flowers being hearty and dense while pushing yields beyond what LED grow lamps have previously been able to achieve.
The K3 series by Kind is available in 3 different versions; all feature 2cm thick aluminum heat sinks and quiet running fans to dissipate any generated heat. Then there’s the secondary optical lens which magnifies PAR levels making the light intensity greater with increased canopy penetration, allowing the light to reach further down the plants.
Kind then took the success of the K3 Series, and with further research and development, the K5 Series was released, an LED grow lamp with improved power, light intensity and functionality.
Although on the exterior, at first glance the K3 and K5 series look similar as both use the secondary optical lens plus similar heat sinks and fans, but dig a little deeper and the difference between the two is quite staggering.
Firstly, the actual LED’s are an optimal mix of 3 and 5 watt, which produce an increased level of usable light, intensity and canopy penetration. There’s also no need for additional timers or lighting contactors with the K5 as the on/off light schedules can be programmed directly into the unit.
In addition, one of the most interesting aspects of the K5 Series is the inclusion of the Mother Earth functionality; this mimics sunrise and sunset by slowly waking the plants up in the morning until reaching the lights peak intensity, then gradually dimming the lights for sunset.
Kind also introduced a Remote Control into the K5 Series. Although it may sound like a gimmick, its a welcome addition as you can control every aspect of the light, from when it switches on/off, the Mother Earth functions and the ability to change the spectrum of light emitted depending what stage your plants are at. All these functions can be carried out with just a few clicks of the remote control, meaning there’s no need to perform any death-defying acrobatics over your plants canopy, which could quite easily end in disaster is you slip or fall, keeping you and your plants safe.
The K3 Series has the following basic specifications:
HID Equivalent: 300 watt
Actual Power Draw: 220 watts
HID Equivalent: 450 watt
Actual Power Draw: 270 watts
HID Equivalent: 600 watt
Actual Power Draw: 320 watts
While the K5 Series has the following basic specifications:
HID Equivalent: 750 watt
Actual Power Draw: 430 watts
HID Equivalent: 1000 watt
Actual Power Draw: 650 watts
So there you have it, although this article is only a basic overview of what the K3 and K5 LED grow lamp’s offer, there’s no denying, both are serious contenders to the hydroponics world.
Kind LED grow lamps are now available to buy from Holland Hydroponics both in-store and online and if you visit our Manchester branch, we have the XL750 set up where one of our members of staff will be happy to talk you through it.