When comparing two renowned brands, it can be very hard to say for certain which one has the best products. This is because one brand may make excellent products in one category and average ones in another category. VIPARSPECTRA and Platinum LED have brilliant lights that are loved by indoor growers. However, their lights are not equal.

Platinum LED lights are manufactured in the USA while VIPARSPECTRA makes its lights in china. Both manufacturers make lights that can be used by all growers. We’ve decided to compare three offerings by each manufacturer to ensure you get value for your money.

VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Series VT300 300W VS Advanced Platinum Series P300 300w

If you have a closet grow or just need a light that can illuminate a small growing space, we recommend the Advanced Platinum Series 300W 12-band grow light. It is backed by a 5-year warranty, a 90-day money-back guarantee, and offers the best spectral output available. It has the highest PAR output per watt of any grow light in its class. (Score 0:1)

VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Series VT300 300W
Price: $98.99
  • Sales Rank is 3837
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 760 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 300
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 2' x 2' at 18"
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 134
  • USD per Watt - 0.73
  • HID Replacement - 250W HPS/MH

Main Features
  • VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Series VT300 LED Grow Light is scientifically engineered to keep the balance of the PAR output and coverage.
  • Built-in timer design allows you to turn the light on and off automatically. Dimmable feature can be used to program VEG and BLOOM brightness individually.
  • Compares to traditional 250W HPS/MH while consuming only 135W! Perfect for a 2.5 x2.5' vegetative coverage at 24" while 2x2' flowering coverage at 18".
  • With revolutionary aluminum heat sinks (0.8" height) and quiet high speed cooling fans, runs 70% cooler than HID lights.
  • 3 years local warranty plus 30 days satisfaction or return guarantee.
Advanced Platinum Series P300 300w 12-band LED Grow Light
Price: $369.00
  • Sales Rank is 71776
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 1280 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 300
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 3ft x 2ft
  • Warranty - 5 years
  • Avg. power draw - 180
  • USD per Watt - 2.04
  • HID Replacement - 400w HPS
  • LED pieces/watt - 100x3w US MADE

Main Features
  • Platinum LED lights have the HIGHEST PAR/LUMEN OUTPUT PER WATT of any LED grow light! 2x-3x the intensity of any other lights!
  • SUPERIOR 12-band full spectrum from the depths of UV to the heights of IR - The most complete and efficient spectral output available
  • Selectable VEG/FLOWER switches with 2x high speed whisper quiet fans plus ALL NEW upgraded aluminum cooling heat sinks
  • 400w HPS replacement with 4.5ft x 3.8ft coverage at 18" height - PERFECT for compact applications or using multiple units for even coverage
  • COMPLETE 5 YEAR WARRANTY plus our exclusive 90 DAY SATISFACTION OR RETURN GUARANTEE

VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Series TC600 600W VS Advanced Platinum Series P600 600w

If you want a 600-watt light, we still recommend the one manufactured by Platinum LED, the P600 600W Grow Light. It only uses 368 watts of electricity. When raised 18 inches high, it offers a coverage of 6ft x 4ft, which is much more than the coverage offered by the VIPARSPECTRA light (3ft x 3ft when elevated 28 inches). While the VIPARSPECTRA light replaces a 600W HPS/MH light, the Platinum LED light replaces a 800W HPS/MH light. (Score 0:2)

VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Series TC600 600W
Price: $196.99
  • Sales Rank is 7122
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 1250 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 600
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 2.5x2.5’
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 260
  • USD per Watt - 0.75
  • HID Replacement - 600W HPS/MH

Main Features
  • VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Series TC600 LED Grow Light is scientifically engineered to keep the balance of the PAR output and coverage.
  • Built-in timer design allows you to turn the light on and off automatically. Dimmable feature can be used to program VEG and BLOOM brightness individually.
  • Compares to traditional 400W HPS/MH while consuming only 260W! Perfect for a 3x3' vegetative coverage at 28" while 2.5x2.5' flowering coverage at 20".
  • Advanced high speed quiet fans and upgraded aluminum cooling heat sinks are easy for heat dissipation.
  • 3 years local warranty plus 30 days satisfaction or return guarantee.
Advanced Platinum Series P600 600w 12-band LED Grow Light
Price: $659.00
  • Sales Rank is 123540
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 2200 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 600
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 6' x 3.75' at 18"
  • Warranty - 5 year
  • Avg. power draw - 368
  • USD per Watt - 1.79
  • HID Replacement - 800w HPS
  • LED pieces/watt - 200x3w US MADE

Main Features
  • Platinum LED lights have the HIGHEST PAR/LUMEN OUTPUT PER WATT of any LED grow light! 2x-3x the intensity of any other lights!
  • SUPERIOR 12-band full spectrum from the depths of UV to the heights of IR - The most complete and efficient spectral output available
  • Selectable VEG/FLOWER switches with 4x high speed whisper quiet fans plus ALL NEW upgraded aluminum cooling heat sinks
  • 800w HPS replacement with 6ft x 4ft coverage at 18" height PERFECT for large applications or using multiple units for even coverage in commercial application
  • COMPLETE 5 YEAR WARRANTY plus our exclusive 90 DAY SATISFACTION OR RETURN GUARANTEE. Amperage (Veg + Bloom) :3.1A @ 110V / 1.6A @ 220V,Amperage (Veg Switch Only) :1.7A @ 110V / 0.8A @ 220V

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 900W VS Advanced Platinum Series P900 900w

The two last lights we are examining have a power output of 900 watts. Once again, we’re recommending the Advanced Platinum P900 900W because it generates 900 watts of real power and replaces a 1000W HPS/MH light. It is an extremely powerful light, but you may have to save for a while before buying it. The VIPARSPECTRA light is also good but has a smaller coverage. (Score 0:3)

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 900W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum
Price: $249.99
  • Sales Rank is 2939
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 1700 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 900
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 3'x 3' Flowering
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 418
  • USD per Watt - 0.59
  • HID Replacement - 1000 watt HPS/MH
  • LED pieces/watt - 180 pcs / 5W

Main Features
  • UL Certified: Lighting SAFETY is just as important as EFFICIENCY. The R900 as a whole is UL Certified. It meets UL rigorous testings and safety standards to ensure safe operation. Fire-Resistant reflectors strengthens the light penetration, NO DANGER! VIPARSPECTRA is a trusted brand in the lighting industry by providing the best customer care with quality and safe products.
  • Optimal Spectrum: The secret to VIPARSPECTRA's success is optimal full spectrum lighting which provides plants in all stages from veg to flower with everything they need in the natural sunlight. This results in bigger buds and higher yield all while saving you on energy costs.
  • Outstanding Design: Sturdy durable construction with fire-resistant iron housing. VEG and BLOOM switches are suitable for each growing phase. Upgraded aluminum cooling heat sinks and advanced high speed quiet fans are great for heat dissipation.
  • Coverage Area: Comparable to traditional 600W HPS/MH while consuming only 405W! Perfect for a 4'x4' vegetative coverage at 32" and 3x3' flowering coverage at 24".
  • Hassle-Free Warranty: All LED grow lights purchased from VIPARSPECTRA come with hassle-free 3 years US local warranty and 30 days satisfaction or return guarantee. Because you need a partner you can trust, who will support you through the years.
Advanced Platinum Series P900 900w 12-band LED Grow Light
Price: $1,224.80
You save: $4.62 ( %)
  • Sales Rank is 253648
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 3300 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 900
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 4 x 4' at 18"
  • Warranty - 5 years
  • Avg. power draw - 557
  • USD per Watt - 0
  • HID Replacement - 1000w HPS/MH
  • LED pieces/watt - 300w / 3W US Made

Main Features
  • Platinum LED lights have the HIGHEST PAR/LUMEN OUTPUT PER WATT of any LED grow light! 2x-3x the intensity of any other lights!
  • SUPERIOR 12-band full spectrum from the depths of UV to the heights of IR - The most complete and efficient spectral output available
  • Selectable VEG/FLOWER switches with 4x high speed whisper quiet fans plus ALL NEW upgraded aluminum cooling heat sinks
  • 1000w HPS replacement with 6ft x 4.5ft coverage at 18" height PERFECT for massive applications or using multiple units for even coverage
  • COMPLETE 5 YEAR WARRANTY plus our exclusive 90 DAY SATISFACTION OR RETURN GUARANTEE

Please don’t get us wrong, Viparspectra is an exellent brand and make outstanding value for the money, but in this particular comparison the winner is Advanced Platinum Series, these are the grow light for true professionals.