Gorilla DE Commercial Grow Light Review

Because of Gorilla Grow Tent’s reputation as one of the best in the indoor growing industry, we just had to get our hands on the Gorilla DE 1,000 Watt Grow Light for a review.

This grow light is definitely not for everyone. It’s geared towards commercial growers, or hobby growers with high lighting needs. 

With the trend towards more efficient lighting, such as LED and CMH, you may be wondering, why would Gorilla develop an HPS?

Well, there will always be a need for super high intensity lights - and this one is just that!

Let’s get into the review of the Gorilla Pro Series 1000 Watt Commercial DE Grow Light.

Gorilla DE Commercial Grow Light Review


Because of Gorilla Grow Tent’s reputation as one of the best in the indoor growing industry, we just had to get our hands on the Gorilla DE 1,000 Watt Grow Light for a review.

This grow light is definitely not for everyone. It’s geared towards commercial growers, or serious hobby growers with high lighting needs. 

With the trend towards more efficient lighting, such as LED and CMH, you may be wondering, why would Gorilla develop an HPS?

Well, there will always be a need for super high intensity lights - and this one is just that!

Let’s get into the review of the Gorilla Pro Series 1000 Watt Commercial DE Grow Light.

Complete Review Of The Gorilla DE 1000 Watt Grow Light

Gorilla DE Grow Light in a Gorilla Grow Tent

As we mentioned earlier, this light is not for everyone. If you have a small grow, you really don’t need this much power.

In fact, this light could potentially be detrimental to small grows, especially in grow tent where heat can build up.

But, if you have a medium-large home grow, or you’re a commercial grower looking for as powerful of lights as you can get, the Gorilla DE is it.

Pulling 1,000 watts, this light will likely cost around $43 a month to run. It operates off an input voltage of 120/240. To increase efficiency, you can dim this light to around 600 watts (in 1% steps).

The Gorilla DE Is The Industry's Most Reliable Grow Light

Gorilla DE review

Gorilla boasts a failure rate of less than 0.1% with this commercial grow light. That is incredible reliability, which is huge for commercial growers.

Typically, HID manufacturers will warn you to expect a 5% failure rate, and sometimes this number can reach as high as 15%. This is simply unacceptable when it comes to commercial growing.

When money is on the line, you cannot afford any downtime with your grow lights. With a failure rate this low, you will likely never even see the warranty process Gorilla offers (which is 3 years, by the way).

And, the Gorilla DE features a 50% longer bulb life over traditional HPS grow lights. Because it uses low frequency, square wave technology, it maintains stable power and achieves optimum PPFD. 

This also leads to less depreciation of light output, and an increased lifespan. You won’t have to replace bulbs very often. But when you do, the recommended bulb is a double-ended HPS.

You can try using a double-ended CMH bulb instead, but make sure its a 2 tube CMH bulb, not a 3 tube bulb.

Cool and efficient operation

Gorilla DE Grow Light runs cool

Traditionally, when most people think of HPS two things come to mind - heat and inefficiency.

Gorilla decided to change the narrative with this new fixture, as it actually operates very efficiently and does not put off as much heat as you’d think.

They put an emphasis on overengineering the heat sink and included properly designed thermals. 

This means it will run cooler than any other HID on the market, all without decreasing the efficiency of the light. 

The Gorilla DE’s Optimized Reflector Eliminates Hot Spots

The Gorilla DE Grow Light reflector

Another criticism of high intensity DE grow lights is they create hot spots, harming your plants and not getting even coverage.

This isn’t a problem with the Gorilla DE, as it features an optimizes reflector specifically engineered to produce balanced coverage through the entire 6’ x 6’ footprint.

The durable reflector enclosure also makes it safer than any other HPS grow light on the market.

It eliminates scorching hot, exposed metal, protecting both grow room workers and other nearby equipment. 

This is huge for those working out of areas with low ceiling heights. Plus, it lowers your HVAC needs and keeps your growing environment dialed in!

Final thoughts on the Gorilla Pro Series DE Grow Light

Simply put, this is the commercial growing industry’s most dependable light.

It features commercial-grade protection, with all electronics being silicon coated to protect from the rigors of grow rooms, such as moisture and dust.

If you want to learn more about the Gorilla DE, head over to the product page and check it out.

Are you a commercial grower looking to outfit your grow room with these beasts? Reach out to our experts at 888-815-9763 and we can offer special pricing to get you the highest ROI possible!

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