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Crecer Lighting PanthrX LED Grow Light Unboxing, Review, and PAR Testing

Crecer Lighting PanthrX LED Grow Light Unboxing, Review, and PAR Testing


PanthrX Overview 

The PanthrX LED grow light by Crecer Lighting measures 30.5” x 20.3” x 5.5” and weighs 26.5 lbs. There are four 150W LED strips with lenses that extend across the unit. Each strip is backed by a passively-cooled aluminum heatsink. Two Mean Well HLG-320H-48A drivers power the fixture. The drivers and part of the heatsinks are encased in a white housing. Each driver contains dimming leads if you choose to hook up potentiometers. Each lead is capable of dimming 2 strips - so half of the fixture.


The PanthrX has a wide form factor which allows the light to spread out fairly evenly over its suggested footprint, compared to many other LED grow lights on the market.

The unit contains a hardwired 120V 3-prong power cord.

The PanthrX is ETL certified, CE certified, IP40 waterproof and comes with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. It is designed to replace a 1000W HID grow light for indoor or greenhouse grows.



Each of the four LED strips contain four rows of white Cree diodes, with one strip containing some red Osram diodes.

The diodes are covered by lenses which focus the light down in a 90° pattern.

Each strip is bordered by reflectors, also assisting to concentrate the light in a 90° angle.

The lifespan of the diodes is 54,000 hours until they reach 70% of their original intensity.

The PAR efficacy of the unit is reported at 2.1 umol/j with the lenses off. Expect about 2.0 umol/j with the lenses installed.

The PPF is reported at 1302 umol/s.

The efficacy and light output were tested by an independent light laboratory.



The PanthrX is rated for 110V to 277V AC. The fixture draws about 620 watts at the wall and 5.6A at 120V, and around 2.8 A at 240V at full intensity.


Coverage Area And Hanging Height

The coverage area for this fixture is a 4’ x 4’ area (or up to a 5' x 5' area) for flowering. The hanging distance varies depending on the growth phase and intensity that you want to deliver to your plants. Based off of the PAR readings, I would not hang this light closer than 24” to your plants, otherwise, you may risk burning them. 36” is recommended if you want to deliver a more even footprint and slightly lower intensity to your plants. Expect up to an 8' x 8' area for veg.



The PanthrX is a full-spectrum white light with IR with enhanced red. Based off of the spectrum, these appear to be about 3500K white light diodes. The red diodes have their peak at around 640nm. 

This spectrum will grow your plants from seed to flower and since there is enhanced red in this spectrum, it will do very well during the flowering stage.



Here are the PAR readings from Crecer Lighting:



The MSRP on the PanthrX is currently $999 USD. The lights ship from California, USA.



In summary, I think the PanthrX is a great LED grow light for a 4' x 4' or 5' x 5' tent, larger home grow, or a commercial grow. The spectrum is ideal for flower, but will work great for Veg, as well. It is priced competitively, considering the high light output and 5-year warranty. The Mean Well drivers and Cree and Osram diodes also make this a high quality fixture. The dimming pigtails are a plus too which helps you save energy during veg.

If you want to learn more or purchase the PanthrX, visit the product page here:

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