Grow Green with G8LED Technology
Started by electrical engineers who took an interest in indoor gardening, G8LED manufactures and tests high-quality grow lights to give customers optimal results in their growrooms. Robert H., managing director, explains how the company has been expanding its market share year after year, and why customers are at the root of this success.
Maximum Yield: Tell us a little about how G8LED started.
Robert H: G8LED was started by electrical engineers turned indoor growers who took their industry experience and applied it to the science of indoor growing. We took our design through several iterations over eight years to bring the most innovative indoor grow lighting technology in the highest yielding grow light system.
MY: How has the company grown over the years?
RH: From our humble beginnings, we expanded grassroots-style through word-of-mouth referrals from our indoor gardening contacts. For the first few years, we experienced a fierce resistance to LED grow lights because of subpar products being sold in the market.
Customers were not able to get the results they were looking for and were skeptical of all LED grow light brands. We knew we could formulate a superior product, so we kept improving our design and working with expert growers in a positive feedback loop that propelled the G8LED design to what it is today—a highly efficient system that gives healthy growth and maximum yields!
MY: What is your company’s philosophy?
RH: We believe that customers hold the answers to our success. We always listen to customers and make our decisions based on their feedback. If something is not good for the customer, in the long run, it will not be good for us, either. We follow this philosophy and it has helped us attain a great deal of success. We get a large percentage of our business from repeat customers and referrals.
MY: What products does your company distribute and where?
RH: Our G8LED indoor grow lights come in different sizes and with a couple variations to give customers flexibility in their growroom designs. We sell worldwide and ship to more than 130 countries.
MY: How are the products your company distributes unique?
RH: G8LED indoor grow lights are unique in their design. For example, the G8-600 Veg/Flower is a powerful indoor growing machine with the growing power of 1,000W of HID lighting while only using 390W of power. The G8-600 uses G8LED technology to produce high-quality buds while operating at low temperatures. Eight built-in fans make indoor temperature control easy while helping you save big on your monthly electrical bills. Having gone through several iterations and starting with so much input at the early stages of design and growth, we were able to formulate a highly efficient and effective design that produces healthy growth and maximum yields for the indoor grower.
MY: What products are you seeing the most demand for?
RH: The G8-900 LED grow light is the most popular amongst commercial growers and the G8-450 LED grow light is the most popular amongst hobby growers.
MY: What else can you tell us about the G8-900 LED?
RH: The G8-900 Veg/Flower Light provides the growing power of 1,200W of HID lighting, but only uses only 540W of power. We use an optimal eight-band formulation made with the weighted average of the different wavelengths of light necessary for peak photosynthesis. The formulation has everything needed for peak performance without any extra wavelengths that waste energy and reduce efficiency.
MY: Can you share some advice for new growers looking at buying your products?
RH: Do your homework before you invest in your indoor grow project. Ask a lot of questions. Your investment should pay off and that’s what our technology does. We get emails every day from novice and expert growers alike who ask many intelligent questions about our products. We are happy to work with customers to get all their questions answered. While our customers are going through the learning process, we learn more about our customers’ concerns and needs.
MY: What does G8LED do to further the grow literacy of the masses?
RH: Our site has a wealth of information for anyone interested in indoor growing. We listen to our customers and they tell us their concerns, then we try to provide the information to them throughout our website. It’s a win-win strategy.
MY: What else should people know about G8LED?
RH: We are truly thankful for all the love and support from our customers. Grow Green with G8LED Technology!