BestVA LED grow lights are not as powerful as they claim.
Let’s get that out of the way immediately.
Like all Chinese manufacturers, BestVA are not honest about their light. I don’t know why all Chinese brands do this, but I find it extremely frustrating.
Especially because the lights are often very good.
These certainly are.
They’re just not as good as advertised.
But as long as you know exactly what you’re getting, the BestVA Double Chip series of LED grow lights is one of the best values on the market.
And that’s why I wanted to write this review. To make sure you know exactly what to expect from these lights.
The table below shows you exactly how much wattage each light in the DC series uses and how it compares to HID lights. It also shows you the actual coverage you can expect and the output in umol per square meter per second, at 18 inches from the canopy.
BestVA DC Series LED Grow Lights Comparison Table
- Actual Wattage: 125w
- Coverage: 1.8' x 1.8'
- Output (@18"): 1100 umol/m²/s
- Actual Wattage: 145w
- Coverage: 2' x 2'
- Output (@18"): 1300 umol/m²/s
- Actual Wattage: 195w
- Coverage: 2.5' x 2.5'
- Output (@18"): 1500 umol/m²/s
- Actual Wattage: 275w
- Coverage: 3' x 3'
- Output (@18"): 1700 umol/m²/s
- Actual Wattage: 375w
- Coverage: 4' x 3.5'
- Output (@18"): 2000 umol/m²/s
- Actual Wattage: 450w
- Coverage: 5' x 4'
- Output (@18"): 2200 umol/m²/s
BestVA 2000W LED Grow Light Review
The 2000 watt double chip light is BestVA’s best-selling fixture, so I’ve decided to focus the review on that one. This allows me to give specific figures and compare them to the competition.
Everything said about the 2000 watt version goes for the 600 watt, 1000 watt, 1500 watt, 3000 watt, and 4000 watt versions as well, apart from the specific numbers, like wattage, coverage area, output, etc.
- Uses 275 watts — save about 50% on your electric bill over HID lights
- Equivalent to a 400 watt HID system — but costs less to buy AND to operate
- Ideal full spectrum light — perfect for all stages of growth
- 3 by 3 foot core coverage — equivalent to a comparable HID system
- Double-chip Samsung diodes — deeper canopy penetration than 3w or 5w chips
- Runs on AC85 to 265V — will work in any country
- Rated for 100,000 hours — over 10 years with no bulb changes
- 3-year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee — risk-free purchase
- Free bonus gifts — includes hanging kit, adjustable rope ratchets and grow room glasses
The DC Series from BestVA has a number of advantages over competing lights. Chief among them is the spectrum
The BestVA color spectrum is exactly what plants need, for any stage of growth.
Many manufacturers tell us that plants want red and blue light. During vegging they want mostly blue and during flowering, they want mostly red.
This is not exactly true.
Plants do want mostly red and blue light, but they also want green and yellow light. Just not as much. More on the ideal light for plants here.
The ideal spectrum is one with peaks in the red and blue wavelengths, but that also has light in every other wavelength. As you can see, that is exactly the spectrum BestVA lights provide.
This spectrum works equally well during vegging and flowering. There is no switch to change from veg to bloom mode, because it is not needed.
In nature, plants enjoy the same light (sunlight) throughout the grow, so the sun-like spectrum of BestVA is all they need. In fact, switching the spectrum on your plants mid grow causes growth-stalling, which leads to a few days’ delay as the plants stop growing while they adjust to the new light.
The BestVA spectrum is achieved using a combination of ten different colors of LED diodes. Those 10 colors are UV (410 nm) 3 different blues (450, 450 and 475 nm), yellow (590 nm), orange (605), 3 different reds (620, 630 and 660 nm) and IR (730 nm).
Penetration And Output
The ‘DC’ in DC Series stands for double chip and refers to the dual 5w chips used for each single diode to create a 10w LED. This light has more penetrating power than weaker diodes and will reach further beneath the canopy than most competing lights.
The two hundred 10 watt diodes included in this light give you a powerful output, while only consuming 390 watts. It is not equivalent to a 2000 watt HID light (much more on that below, in the section on disadvantages), but it is roughly equivalent to 700 HID watts.
Given the low price, that makes this light (and all others in the series) a great value.
In terms of actual numbers, at 18 inches in height, the light delivers a center PAR rating of 1036 umol/m²/s. At 24 inches, it delivers 760 umol/m²/s dead center.
BestVA state that the coverage are at 24 inches is 7.8 x 7.5 feet, but that claim is ridiculous. The effective coverage area is 4 by 4 feet maximum. Best results are achieved with an area slightly smaller than that.
Warranty, Guarantee And Extras
The BestVA double chip series lights are rated for 100,000 hours of use. The 3-year warranty does not cover that entire period, but it is longer than most competing lights. Very few Chinese manufacturers give longer than 1 year for the warranty, if you get one at all.
This light is also covered by a 30 day money back guarantee that allows you to return your light for a full refund if you are unhappy with it. This makes for a risk-free purchase.
In addition to the light, you also get a power cord (a bit short for my liking, at 6 feet) a set of hangers, a set of adjustable rope ratchets and a pair of grow room glasses.
The biggest disadvantage is one I’ve touched on several times in this review: the blatant exaggeration by the manufacturer.
This light is not, in any way, a 2000 watt light. It should not be named that.
It is also not equivalent to a 1400 watt HPS/MH fixture as BestVA claim. Not even close.
It is actually equivalent to about half that.
The coverage area is also about half of what is claimed.
None of this makes sense to me, because the light is actually quite good. In exaggerating the specs, it seems to me you only end up disappointing your customers when the lights don’t live up to the (admittedly far-fetched and practically impossible) claims.
If you expect a 700 watt equivalent light that covers about 4×4 feet, then you will be very happy with this purchase. Especially, since you will pay less for it than the equivalent HID system and also less than most competing lights (at least those that are any good).
Apart from the misleading claims, the only other disadvantage for me is the power cord. I wish it was longer than 6 feet.
Summary of BestVA 2000 Watt LED Grow Light Review
Is this light worth getting?
Do you want a 2000 watt light? Then no.
Do you want a light that is equivalent to 1400 HID watts? Then also no.
But if you want a 600 watt equivalent light, then the BestVA DC Series 2000 watt LED grow light is an excellent choice. It sells for a low price and it delivers.
Serious growers almost always go with either 600 or 1000 watts of HID light. This DC2000 is great for those who want the 600 watt option.
If you want a 800 watt equivalent light, then the BestVA 4000 is the one to get. And we’ll use that one for a little price comparison.
It usually sells for just under $300. A top brand 800 watt equivalent LED grow light sells for $1500 to $1800 (the Black Dog PM-2 600, the NextLight Mega, the Kind K5 XL1000 and the California Lightworks 1100 all sell in this range).
That means you can get at least 5 of the BestVA DC4000 lights for the same price as one of the top brands. Even if it doesn’t quite cover the same area and doesn’t quite give you the same output, 5 of them certainly will.
The BestVA Double Chip Series of lights is a great choice if you’re looking for a low cost alternative to the top brand lights. These lights close in performance and cost about a fifth of the price. That’s why we gave them a very high rating of 4 out of 5.
There are two switches. One for veg, one for flower.. I’ve found articles saying (or forums) that people run both switches on at the same time. You mentioned not needing to change spectrum. We’re you referring to not changing switches since we’re talking LED?
Is this Good or bad to run them both on?
Yes, I would always use full power during bloom and generally for veg as well. But if you don’t need as much power during veg, it does make sense to turn off the bloom switch to save on electricity. The point was mainly that the spectrum provided by this light is ideal for every stage.
Did you guys order off Amazon or on the own website. What is the owns accurate website if anyone know……
I have the 3000 DC series! My question is when in seedling stage do I only use the light that comes on automatically and leave the veg and bloom switch off?? Also when in flower do I use both the veg and flower modes together?
I just bought the 1500 DC version I read the reviews etc plus I’m ion a tight budget I wanted it to cover 4×4 I don’t think it will do that I’ve got a 8×4 tent I also have a 600 watt HP’s I was thinking they do the job I intendvto grow four plants under these lights will it suffice you may be best to comment coz you know the brand
You can use the 1500 to cover a 4×4 space, but your yields will be smaller than if you used a more powerful light. I would just keep the plants smaller. Trim branches that aren’t getting much light anyway, so that the plant does not waste energy on growing branches that will not produce good buds, because they aren’t getting enough light.
I have 2x bestva 1000w DC. Its good for 3×3 (120cmx120cm) tent? I planing 20 plants.
It will work for a 3×3, but ideally,you want more power. You’ll want to make sure to rotate the plants.
ok, so better choice is one 2000w light?
Yes, the more power the better. It really depends on budget.
pls what is the difference between Bestva DC series and Bestva reflector series?
The biggest difference is that the ratio of red to blue light is 8:3 in the DC series and to 1:1 in the reflector series. The reflector series also uses additional reflectors.
What about if you ran a 600w HPS and two DC 3000w bestvas in a 4×8 tent? How would you position them and would you turn on both veg and bloom switches from the start? I’m thinking from left to right. LED-HPS-LED.
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What are your thoughts?
That’s how I’d position them too. Just use veg switch for vegging, since the HPS already has tons of red spectrum light. Go full power for flowering.
Charles Derrick Vance says
Can you explain it more .. what light is better ?
Depends on your needs, but for most people, the DC series is better.
Hi Steven. BESTVA is also advertising the X3 series, which they claim is the best choice for maximum yield cannabis farmers, and has deeper penetration. Are you aware of this series, and if so, I’d love to hear your thoughts if possible. Much appreciated! The X3 series: https://bestvaled.com/products/bestva-x3-lens-1200w-led-grow-light-full-spectrum-12-band-grow-lamp-for-greenhouse-hydroponic-indoor-plants-veg-and-flower
As far as I know, those lights have been discontinued. They were similar to the DC series, but with extra reflectors to focus the light into a tighter beam. That gives better penetration, but a smaller effective coverage area. It focuses too much power in the middle. A more even distribution is generally preferable.
Thanks Steven. Appreciate the answer.
Great article! I have used the DC 800w for the last year and just upgraded to a new 2000w. I noticed the 800w has much more red, also that the 2000w runs quite a bit hotter, but super happy with these lights and the price.
Do you have a reccomendation on hanging height for the DC 2000w for seedlings, veg, and flower? (Autos). The manufacturer just says 24 for all stages, which isn’t that helpful.
The right height depends on so many things, that it’s impossible to know for a given grow. You just have to try different heights to find the sweet spot for your grow.
You can follow the advice in this article for a good height to start with and adjust from there: https://growlightinfo.com/grow-lights-distance-from-plants/
The 2000 watt is equivalent to about 700 HID watts, so I’d use the 800 watt row in the table. You’ll almost certainly end up having the light closer than that though.
The 2000w DC bestva light is a pretty good light. The only thing to beware of is if you need to get a hold of bestva for any reason.
My brother and I purchased one light to see how it was going to pan out. We liked it so much i purchased another directly from bestva at the beginning of 2020. Only problem is I never received it and sent bestva 10 different emails and only got 1 response which showed tracking.
So I responded again with I still never received my purchase and nothing.
It’s a shame, the light is really good but if you run into a problem I don’t think you will be able to get a hold of them for say a return or help.
This is exactly the problem with most of the Chinese brands. We all have to decide for ourselves if the cost savings are worth the hassle.
How did you determine that the dc 2000w series is only equivalent to 700w
It’s just an approximation based on the coverage area and the output. Since these lights have a better spectrum than any HID bulb (except for CMH, of course), they’e obviously not really equivalent. But people always ask what an LED is equivalent to in HID watts, so I like to try and provide an approximation.
On a side note away from lights. Carbon filters. Can you reverse the flow of air and push into and out of the carbon filter instead of sucking through the filter?
Should be fine, though I’d check with the manufacturer of the filter for their recommendations.
Hi Steven. What’d be the best choice for tent 60x60x150cm and 3-4 plants, 600w or 1000w LED? At the moment I use 400w hps which is much more than I need. On the paper 600w should be replacement of 200w hps and I think it’s enough for only 4 plants and such a small area but I’m worried about chainese honestly about lamp parameters. Maybe 1000w will be the best solution? Please let me know what you think about it. Thank You in advanced
Yes, the 1000 will be much better, though the 600 should work, too. More light is better.
Hi Steve, I have 3 plants in a 8 sq ft grow space. I had a cheap 600w light and got really low yields and airy buds (but had really health plants) so now I am looking at the Bestva 2000w to give me better yields and better buds. Your thoughts on the Bestva for my situation? Thanks
When you say 8 square feet, do you mean a 4×4 area? Or an area of 2.8 x 2.8 feet?
Either way, the 2000 would work well, though if you’re looking to really maximize yields, I’d get the 3000 for a 4×4.
Hi Steve, Thanks for getting back to me. It is roughly .75sq meter which equates to 8sqft. It is a 120cm w x 60cm d x 150cm h grow tent. I was thinking about the bestva 1500w as it is cheaper but I am also don’t want to saturate my plants. I thought the bestva 2000w might be too much but I am not sure. What would you recommend for my situation? The 1500w or 2000w? Thanks for your help.
1500 would be fine, but 2000 would be better. Personally, I’d actually go with two smaller lights and have each cover half of the tent. I’d get 2x 1200 (or even 1500 for more power), but 2x 1000 would be good too.
timothy hood says
Steven, sorry to butt in… I’m using a 2000w Elite by bestva in a 4×4 tent but my harvests are small 4-5 plants and the buds seem to take way longer than they should. Considering your advice on the DC light but wonder if a pair of 1500’s might spread my coverage a little better?
Before buying my reflector series 2000w i looked at atleast 10 review website and you were the only one telling that it wasnt 1400hps equivalent, sadly i thought you were wrong … i should have trusted your review.
Its not a 1400hps equivalent and the coverage is clearly not what they say it is.
Dont get me wrong, the light is great but not as good as they say.
Now i dont know if i should buy a second one for my 5×5 or just send it back and get a 3000w or maybe even 2x 3000w
you are honest in your reviews and i will for sure trust your recommendations next time i need to buy something. Well done bud.
Ideal for a 5×5 would be 4 of the 1200 or even the 1500. 4 of the 1000 would work as well. One 3000 won’t quite cover it and two will give you a rectangular coverage area, which is not useful in your square tent.
I habe a 4×8 grow tent wit two 3000watt bestva lights, is that enough light, and what’s max plants you would put in it?
Should be enough light, yes. As for how many plants, that’s really impossible to say, because it depends on how big they get and how big you let them get. Just make sure each plant has plenty of space to grow into the size you expect it to eventually have.
Have you had a chance to look at the Parfactworks brand? I’m someone who looks at par values, and if what they state is to be believed, it is on par with those that sell for 4 to 5 times the price. What makes me skeptical of their par rating is that the claimed power draw on a 1000 watt light is 115 watts.
I am not familiar with them, but you’re right to be skeptical. A light that uses 115 watts will not deliver that kind of output. It simply is not possible.
What yield would you expect off a 2000w ? Cheers
Hi. Manufacturer says max daily usage of 10-16 hours. Would 18h during flowering would cause a problem?
Are they saying that the lights can’t handle more than 16 hours, or that the plants can’t? If they mean the plants, 18 hours vegging should be fine. Some growers veg 24 hours per day.
Sorry, just saw you said flowering. You can’t keep the lights on for 18h during flowering. They would just stay in veg. 12 on/12 off for flower.
Would you prefer the reflector series over the dc series? I don’t see where you did a review of the reflector series as they are a cob.
Thanks for any help.
I haven’t done a review of the reflector series, but I think calling those “COBs” is a bit of a stretch. Adding reflectors generally means you need to hang the light higher and they absorb some of the light energy too.
They don’t appear angry different than any other “COB” I’ve seen.
There is a huge difference just in the physical appearance alone. Not to mention the actual output.
Just built 8×10 room. 5 plants is what will grow in there. What light do you recommend and how many?
I would get either four Phlizon 3000 lights (https://growlightinfo.com/phlizon-cob-series-review/) or four Spider Farmer 4000 lights (https://growlightinfo.com/spider-farmer-sf-led-grow-light-review/).
Thanks for this review Steven. I have a custom grow area 12ft long by 2ft wide & I have 3x1000w bestva leds. I will like to have 8-12 plants, Any advice on whether these lights will be enough for such a space? Will 12 plants be too many? Essentially will one light cover a 2ft x 4ft area effectively?
No, those lights will not cover that space effectively. They cover 2.5 by 2.5 max. You would want 3 more of those lights to cover that area.
any thought son using 30 – 3000w BestVA lights covering 500sq ft?
That should be sufficient to light that space.
Is there a better LED at approx the same price point?
Check out the Phlizon COB lights: https://growlightinfo.com/phlizon-cob-series-review/
Just an update as far as my previous post goes about ordering a second light and not receiving it. Well I still haven’t received my light which is unfortunate, I really liked this light so I was planning on purchasing more but not after this.
I had high hopes because 1 email response seemed like they cared and said sorry and they would send out a replacement ASAP within the next 3 days, I just had to resend my shipping info. I’m still waiting, that was a week and a half ago. Pretty much any of the other 18 emails have gone unanswered and the couple times I did get an answer, it was pointless as they just repeat themselves.
So in the end I guess I am just out a couple hundred bucks. Beware everyone, if you are going to purchase this light, go through amazon so you have some protection. I had the bright idea to save a few dollars and buy directly from the bestva site, this is my mistake and where I screwed up.
Most Chinese brands are terrible at customer service, but it is going to be especially bad at the moment.
It’s currently Chinese New Year, so the whole country is shut down. It is highly unlikely you will get any response during the holiday period. Add to that the Coronavirus, which has actually caused the holiday to be extended a week, in order to keep people in their homes.
Hey Steven, curious on your opinion. Currently the 1000 watt model is exactly 1/2 the price of the 2000 watt model. The plan is to flower 4 plants in a perpetual manor, basically 1 new plant in every 2 weeks until the 8th week when 1 plant harvested etc. Veg stage is happening in a different location. The plants are going to be kept relatively small and very trained, most likely mainlined for 8 colas. The grow space is going to be custom made to whatever dimensions I decide. So which do you think is the better plan, 1 x 2000 watt or 2 x 1000 watt?
Thanks in advance for your input
It depends if your grow space is square or rectangular. One light covers a square, two covers a rectangle. If you can do either, then go with two smaller lights. That gives you more even coverage and more flexibility.
I’m Using a 5×5 Grow tent and I’m using 3 Bestva 4000w D.C Series Grow Lights with a WILLS Full Spectrum 2000w CREE COB In the Center Of my tent and the 3 Bestva 4000’s D.C series on every side of the WILLs The 1000w Or 2000 watt ain’t going to give you a lot of coverage the 1000w covers a 2×2 grow space the. 2000 covers a 3×3 at Max the 3000W covers a 3×4 and the 4000 covers a 4×5 Area that’s why I have 3 4000w in my tent and they’ve all been used now a good Year and 2 months. Non stop very reliable Grow Light
I have a 1500 and a 2000 in a 5×5 tent, I want to do 7 medium sized plants. Am I underpowered or right on? Thanks!!
You’ve got enough power, technically. But I don’t know how you would arrange the lights to light a 5×5 area evenly. No matter how you do it, you’ll end up with a rectangular coverage area.
Yeah that’s what I was worried about. I figured I’d have enough power but not the 5×5 coverage. I’ll probably add another 1000, Or 1200 to the tent to add more coverage. Thanks!!
Juan eubanks says
I’ve got a 4x4x8 foot tent planning on scrogging 2 plants in a rdwc system I was planning on getting the 2- 2000w bestva reflector series…..is this enough light and do you recommend the DC version over these
Two of those should be plenty for this area. The reflector series costs a good bit more than the DC series and I don’t think it’s worth paying that much extra for them. I’d just go with the double chip
Juan Eubanks says
Thank you for your reply I’m a noob and the info really helps, the one thing I noticed is the red to blue ratio is 1:1 and the DC is 8:3 I think, I can get the for about 30 dollars more than the dc is this ratio factor worth buying the reflector over the DC?
gonçalo dinis says
Hello. So do u think 1 1000w for veg, and 2 1000w for flower are the perfect combo for a 1m2 tent ? If not, what would u suggest ?
Are you flowering and vegging at the same time in the tent? 2 of these lights will give you a rectangular footprint.
Hey Steven. No. Só first i veg with One light and then while they are vegging i have timeto buy another One.would u think its worth it or should i go straight to te plyzon or tsw2000
Phlizon and TSW are better lights overall, but getting another of the BestVA lights is good too. The only issue with having two of them is that it gives you a rectangular coverage area, while your tent is square, I believe.
Ill try to put 2 under each light
I have 2 2000w bestva elite in a 4×4 it doesnt look rectangular to me
gonçalo dinis says
i already have 1 light so what i can do its or buy a tsw2000 for flower, or i buy another light like this and put 1 light for each 2 plants..
Hi Steven, love your articles. Reallyi appreicate getting the correct info about these lights, independent from manufacture claims. I bought a Bestva 20oow and it did wonders. Now I am now going to add a Phlizon 2000w COB based on your reviews.
With the 2 lights, I am trying to work out how to arrange my autoflowers under them as the lights are different shapes. My grow room is my extra bathroom, not a tent, so I am a little flexible on how I can arrange things as there is some unused space.
What confuses me is that the Bestva 2000w is a rectangular light, but it is said to cover a 4×4 area. Does it not cover a rectangular area not a square one??? I understand coverage can be 4×4 based on how the lights were angled, but otherwise I am assuming it would be a rectange. Eg. 4 x3 area. Can you please confirm approximate coverage?
Yes, the footprint is somewhat rectangular. It covers a 4×4, but the power is not evenly distributed like it would be with a square light. The sides of the footprint that correspond to the long sides of the light have higher PAR values. If you have a flexible coverage area, I’d definitely arrange the plants in more of a rectangle. Maybe 4.5 by 3.5 or 3 feet.
The manufacturer gives a coverage area of 7.8′ x 7.5′ which is very slightly rectangular (and VERY ridiculous).
I got one bestva dc 1000w for a grow space 90cmx60cmx180cm, and i really feel what you said it promise a good light but it’s not… the samsung lm301b like the spider farmer are much better? Thank you.for your advice.
Yes, the SF or HLG style lights are better,.
Thank you for your answer, the hlg 135 it’s good or it’s not enough? For spider farmer the sf 1000 or the 2000? Because the space it’s rectangular. Thank you.
I would go with the HLG 300L, or the SF2000.
Hey Steven hows it going.. I’m having a hard time deciding I like the BESTVA 4000w bright light, not the color leds BeatVA. (?1 what do you know about that light how hot do it get (2) my question is do you like the led (bright light) & does it have a lot of heat ? how do you compare it to the color BestVA 4000 led light. ( 3) what cant you compare the bestva 4000 bright light to what HPS light, is it a 1000w like it or stronger.. ( 4) can you plug it into a regular 110 socket or do you have To have a 240 to make the like work.
DO NOT BUY DIRECT !!!!!!!
They are currently conning everyone out of thousands including myself.
They send you over a tracking number for DHL and tell you to track your parcel on track17.net. After a week, it tells you the item has been delivered, but has not. When speaking to DHL direct, what they said, is the Waybill number is valid BUT, there has been no pick up for scan. The valid waybill number they gave me is showing with DHL that there was NOTHING TO COLLECT and that it has not even left Hong Kong.
I filed a dispute but what they do is send them the valid waybill number to PayPal which gets verified as it is valid then close the dispute.
Absolute assholes. Please spread the word about this company, I strongly advise buying another light.
I think this might just be a COVID-19 related issue. I ordered a few things from China in the past 2 months and had the same tracking problems with all of them. Basically, the tracking was useless. But all of the things I ordered showed up eventually. Took up to 2 months though.
Damon w deas says
Off your experience Can you please tell me what light that you would recommend that’s a led led bright light. Ill pay the money just don’t want nothing That’s over expensive I would like a like that’s closed to an 1000w hps at least a 600w wou be fine but I perfer bright lights. Please help thx for your knowledge I really appreciate it
BestVA spectrum is very different from HPS. If you’re looking for something similar to HPS, go with a white LED. HLG 650R would be the top choice that is 1000w equivalent. HLG 550 V2 RSPEC is second and Spider Farmer 4000 is third.
Damon w deas says
Please tell me a good led light I can that’s worth its money & does the job
Damon w deas says
Also my major question was is the BESTVA 4000w Bright light A good light that does its job. & what HPS is it equivalent to.
Hey bro, I have 9 autoflowers in 3 gl pots in a 4or tent with 2 bestva 1200, will that suffice? Mind you I rotate frequently and I’m really trying to figure also what height for that during veg and flower and should I do run both spectrums through whole grow since I’m doing so many??
I bought the following light directly from Bestva website in June 2018. BESTVA DC Series 1800W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum Grow Lamp for Greenhouse Hydroponic Indoor Plants Veg and Flower. The light no longer works and the manufacturer informed me the model purchased is no longer in production. I am trying to work with them, but so far no luck. BEWARE of a product that does not honor stated warranty. The light worked great until it did not. The 3 year warranty HAS NOT.
Just some feedback. I bought a Bestva 800w DC in 2018. I used it for 3 grows in 2 years (approximately 10 months) on for 20 hours per-day through each cycle (growing autoflowers), with 10 minute breaks every few hours, in a hot tropical climate with my room between 26-36 Celsius. It lasted 10 months of 20 hour per day use (approximately 6,000 hours) before 2 of the lights strips started burning out. I sent a photo and info to Bestva and they sent me a replacement light board with no hassle right away which arrived within a couple of weeks. I guess I have had a better experience than most as I did get good customer service. I also bought a 2000w DC in 2019 which I think has a much better spectrum and has produced great results with autos. So far it has been on for about 4,800 hours in the same conditions with no issues.
Thanks for the feedback! I’m sure that will help people who are considering buying one.
timothy hood says
Steven, Thanks again for all the work you put into this review. I have a 4×4 closet setup and have been using a 2000 Elite light from bestva. as stated in previous post, my buds seem to not get very big, and take a long time to get anywhere near ripe. I like the bestva lights and am planning to take your advice on the dc series. My dilemma though, is whether to buy a 3000-4000 watt light or get a pair of 1500-2000 watt lights. The difference in electricity seems minimal put cant decide if the spread in coverage would be worth the difference in PPF difference between the two lights….ARGH! decisions.
Chris Waterman says
I purchased a 3000double chip in Dec last year, it was fine for 2 month’s then the fans stopped, I have been trying to get replacement fans sent since then, I get lie after lie, if you want good after sales service, DON’T buy bestva, spend a bit extra, probably better value in the long run. Chris
I would get the model # off the fan it’s self and order replacements direct from a manufacturer. But if both fans quit it’s likely not the fans themselves. Open it up and check the wiring and make sure it wasn’t burnt leading into the first fan. It HAS to be before the first one since the wires coming from the first supply power to the next and so On.
I bought autoflowering seeds to stress test 2 3000w DC. I ran these lights for 90 days straight on full power and the performed perfectly and yielded roughly 1lb on 3 plants that were under 36” tall.
Chris Waterman says
Bestva are ment to be sending me replacement fans and drivers, I’ve been waiting 6 months, can I run the light with no fans, Bestva service is terrible, thanks, chris
brian grider says
if i run veg and then bloom will i be missing some yellow and green spectrum
by only having one switch on at a time. would it be better with both during flower.
using 2 1500 and 1 2000 watts in a 5×6 area with 5 plants.
Yes, use both during flower. Always.
Martin Ekstrand says
Thanks for a very good review, its help me out a lot, I have one question, you review is on model Bestva 2000 w DC series. Bestva also have the model Bestva Elite series. (I have bought two 660 w Elite and one 1200 w Elite). I only wish I would have read your review before I bought the Bestva elite series.
Can you please say something about their Elite series, (because now Im worried that I bought the wrong LED light). What is the main difference between the DC and Elite series. Are there any pro and con between the two. Can you say something about them so I dont feel that I bought the wrong or a bad LED light. BTW I have one 2×2 foot tent and one 2×4 foot tent and Im going to put my 1200 w elite in the small tenth and the two 600 w elite in the little bigger tent. Should I buy new lamps or can I use the ones I have.
I would really be happy if you could look into my question and write a short answer, please help me out (btw excuse me for my spelling and grammar, english is not my first language).
Best regards Martin
If I run 16 plants with 8 1500 watt bestva leds
Will that be enough light for that many plants?
I’m also in roughly a 10×10 room
Using 8 1500 watt Bestva
Is that enough power for 16 plants?
Is it ok to run the Bestva 1000W for 18 hours? I can’t seem to find that information on their website.
Of course. They’d be pretty useless for growing if it wasn’t.
Tim Camp says
I bought 3 – 3,00 watt lights directly from the company. All JUNK. The company will not respond to any of my communications, so as I may return them for a refund. I just purchased them. This is a Chinese company that will not honor it’s promises. Stay away from these lights.
Clayton Wyatt says
Hello i was wondering if someone could help me out im a first time grower and i really dont know what lights to use i do i know i want to use leds so whats the best light for the money and yeilds im starting in a 5×5 room
I grow autoflowers lately.
I used the Bestva DC 600w and 800w, then upgraded to the 2000w. In my opinion the 2000w has a much better spectrum than the more red 600w and 800w. Good yield from the 2000w. Happy with it for a cheap light.
After reading the authors review of the Philizon 2000w COB/LED here, I switched to that and had fantastic results. A little more expensive than the Bestva DC 2000w but was well worth it. I would highly recommend this for a budget COB/LED. You can find the Philizon review on this site also. https://growlightinfo.com/phlizon-cob-series-review/
My room is 4×4, The Bestva DC 2000w doesn’t cover this sufficiently by itslef, but the Phlizon 2000w surely did, and I think could cover more no problem, at least for autos.
craig Powditch says
Customer service is absolute crap and use unethical tactics to avoid refunds. I bought a 3000w light and the bloom spectrum does not function. I was told that they would send me replacement parts, which I refused as I am not an electrical appliance repair man and nor should I need to be. I lodged a dispute with paypal and was offered a full refund once I returned the item from Australia to China (even though it was shipped from Singapore) at my own expense. A deliberate act to dissuade consumers from obtaining a refund. Their website reviews are fake and limited to 100 with only positive reviews being visible.
In saying all that, I did try the lights vegetative spectrum and compared to a 600w HPS, it is not even in the same ball park. Plants grown under the Bestva light are far smaller than they should be.
I am assuming there is a kickback to the reviewer here for promoting such a crappy product with even crappier customer service. Face book reviews tell a much different story than this review.
Amazon pays a small commission for referred orders, but they pay that for any product, not just for these lights.
What you experienced is the risk of buying from Chinese brands. I make that very clear on multiple articles on this site.
Plus, isn’t it common knowledge anyway? If you buy the cheapest products, you ALWAYS have this risk. As far as cheap Chinese brands go, BestVA is one of the better ones. But the risk is still there. You have to decide for yourself if it is worth it.
I have bestva 4000 what height i need from the plants in veg and flower?
Veg between 24-30 inches away from the plants in Bloom keep the lights 12 to 18 inches from the Plants
Have you heard anything about Bestva’s Quantum Boards? They appear to be similar to the Spider Farmer lights but are supposed to have UV as well. I’m just hesitant to make the purchase as the reviews on their site appear to be taken from another site possibly even Spider Farmer. They say they use the same Samsung Diodes and Meanwell driver as the Spider Farmer. I was already planning on getting the Spider Farmer but if the Bestva version is pretty much the same but has UV as well I might go with them.
Aaron Drake says
I Currently Have 3 Bestva 4000W D.C Series Grow Lights 2 of them are The Lm301B Upgraded Models And 1 is The Older Version Of The Bestva 4000W D.C Series before the Upgrade. I’ve Been Using Them since August.1,2021. It Now September.27,2022. That’s Lights Still work like they were just Bought Yesterday LoL And They Work Great In Bloom.!. I Had 4 Plants In a 5×5 Grow Tent I Put all 3 Bestva 4000w DC Series Grow Lights in there and After Drying And Curing The Cannabis I Had Harvested 2 Pounds from 4 Plants that’s 2 Pounds Ready to Smoke and very High Quality. Check Me Out On Youtube Aaron Drake. Or Join My Group On Facebook Growing Quality Cannabis Indoors Peace ✌🏼
Carl Johnson says
What about the bestva 4000w is this a good light a friend says he didn’t get real big tops as he thought he would what’s your thoughts
Aaron Drake says
Go to my YouTube channel you can see all my work with the Bestva 4000w D.C series. Aaron Drake search that in Youtube you can see my latest videos and really see what the Bestva 4000 watt can really do..
Aaron Drake says
I Have 3 Bestva 4ooow D.C series Grow lights in my 5×5 Grow tent one of them are the older classic model and the other 2 are Samsung LM301B Models. I have a 2000w WILLS Full Spectrum CREE COB. Thats another really good grow light. Currently got 5 plants under my 4 Grow lights
Another Thing i wanna Add Is that the Classic Bestva D.C Series Is Much Stronger and brighter then the upgraded model of the Bestva D.C Series It has more coverage area too. ive been using these lights now for over a year and 3 months