Growcraft X6 600W DIY x Apogee MQ-500 PAR Sensor Bundle

Retail Price: $1,531.00
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Bundle and save by pairing the American-made ChilLED Growcraft X6 600W DIY with the American-made Apogee MQ-500 PAR Sensor

Take the guesswork out of light intensity with Apogee’s industry-leading quantum sensor technology and know exactly how much PPFD your light is putting out.

Every bundle is backed by ChilLED’s 3-year component warranty and Apogee’s 4-year warranty. Bundled items may ship separately.

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Items Included

1 x ChilLED Growcraft X6 600W DIY Kit

1 x Apogee MQ-500: Full-Spectrum Quantum Meter

Bundled items may ship separately

Assembly Instructions Video

DIY Friendly Modular Design – If you can dream it, you can build it!

U Frame Structure Platform – Provides ready made framework – no need for drilling or tapping

Innovative Rugged LED Light Bar System – Large footprint for even canopy coverage

Slim Profile Passive Cooled Design – Only 1.375in thick & no moving parts

Growcraft Yield Max Spectrum – Optimized spectrums for veg and flowering stages

Linear Power Control – 30W – 600W dimmable range

Light Engine Efficacy – 3.26 μmole/J – 2.93 μmole/J

Full System Efficacy – 3.13 μmole/J – 2.81 μmole/J

Made In The USA – Finest quality materials and workmanship

Warranty – 3 Year Component Warranty Included

Passive Cooling Linear Bar Design

Thin Profile – Only 1.375in Tall

Rugged T Slot Bar Design

Oversized surface area for maximum heat dissipation

Remote Power Driver Location

Lower your heat load by removing power driver outside grow area

Growcraft Light Spectrum Options

PAR Intensity Maps

6 in Hanging Height

4’x4′ Canopy Area – 6 in Hanging Height

Average PPFD – 1270 µmol/(m2s)

12 in Hanging Height

4’x4′ Canopy Area – 12 in Hanging Height

Average PPFD – 1092 µmol/(m2s)

18 in Hanging Height

4’x4′ Canopy Area – 18 in Hanging Height

Average PPFD – 964 µmol/(m2s)

24 in Hanging Height

4’x4′ Canopy Area – 24 in Hanging Height

Average PPFD – 941 µmol/(m2s)


QUANTUM LIGHT METER – Unlike commonly available LUX or footcandle meters used for measuring light for human vision, our meters feature a laboratory-grade PPFD (photosynthetic photon flux density), or “quantum,” optical detector precisely calibrated to measure the light intensity in µmol m-2 s-1 of the specific color wavelengths emitted by LEDs, HPS, MH, sunlight and other light sources that are utilized by plants for photosynthesis.

RUGGED & EASY TO USE – Quantum sensor uses a precision silicon photodiode detector, a custom optical filter, and an acrylic diffuser all housed in a self-cleaning, dome-shaped, anodized aluminum sensor head.  The sensor head is potted solid with epoxy for years of use in harsh environments, including underwater. The handheld meter is attached by a cable and displays real-time readings, records samples, and logs average intensity and daily light integral (DLI) measurements. Unlike the sensor head, the handheld meter is not waterproof.

EXTREMELY ACCURATE & STABLE – Precisely measures and combines the intensity of all photons between 400 and 700 nm to give a single PAR reading in µmol m-2 s-1 within 5 % uncertainty. Unlike hobby-grade PAR meters, our meter has a stable, accurate calibration with an accuracy drift rate of less than 2 % per year.

THREE MEASUREMENT MODES – The meter has a spot measurement, sample, and log mode and will record an integrated daily total in mol m-2 s-1. Sample mode will record up to 99 manual measurements and log mode will power the meter on and off to make a measurement every 30 seconds. Every 30 minutes, the meter will average the sixty 30 second measurements and record the averaged value to memory, up to 99 averages. Once full, it will overwrite the oldest measurements with new ones. A daily light integral will be recorded from the 48 averaged measurements for a day’s worth of readings and is downloadable via Apogee AC-100 cable.

MADE IN THE USA – All meters are designed, built, and calibrated at our headquarters in Logan, Utah, USA. Apogee Instruments has been creating research-grade instruments for scientists and serious growers for over 25 years. All meters are backed by our industry leading four-year warranty and supported by our world-class, US-based customer support team.


• Product Manual

• Specification Sheet

• Technical Drawing

How is the MQ-500 different from previous Apogee quantum sensors?

The MQ-500 is a full spectrum quantum sensor with an optimized, highly accurate spectral measurement range of 400-700 nm, which can be seen compared to our older “original” quantum sensor in the graph below. The improved spectral response of this new meter greatly increases the accuracy of LED measurements when compared to our previous “original” models.

SQ-500 & SQ-100 Spectral Response


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