Hello, I've only been submerged in the world of LEDs for a few months so I'm no expert. I have 7 Blackstar LED lights, which I purchased from Gotham Hydroponics, totaling 1125 quoted or stated watts and equalling just about 600 actual watts. I've been looking on e-bay and there are a few LED's out there using the 3 watt diodes I prefer and looking almost exactly like my "240W" Blackstar LEDs which are my favorite, and the people selling them misquote their wattage just like just like Gotham. I didn't notice that this was rather common until after I bought my Blackstars and had them shipped to my home. So needless to say, I got rather fucking pissed of when I found out that they were only 135 watts. I'm not ripping on Gotham Hydro. I like Victor and enjoy talking to him, I just felt robbed at the time. A lot of the LED arrangements being offered on eBay use Epistar LEDs. I am only familiar with and trust Cree and/or Bridgelux LEDs. So I'm just askin' wtf is the deal with Epistar? and, Can I trust a no-name "300 watt 8 Band Hydroponic LED Grow Light with 3W Epistar LEDs" straight off some dudes shelf in China or should I stick with the (also assembled in China) $2 per watt Blackstars using the proud American Cree LED? Cause I'm tellin ya, $1 per watt LED configurations are starting to look pretty good!!! Especially when my income is about half of what it used to be. All input is read and appreciated.