Best LED Grow Lights Reviews 2017

PictureModel (click for review)Max Area Coverage [sq. f.] Actual WattsBest ForPrice category
Roleadro: 45w< $50
ColoFocus 600 watt
< $150
Apollo Horticulture: GL60 - 180w< $150
BESTVA 600W< $150
King Plus 1000w< $150
MarsHydro: Mars 300W< $150
Roleadro: GalaxyHydro 300w< $250
ViparSpectra: Reflector series 300w< $250
Advanced LED: P150< $250
Marshydro: Reflector 480w< $250
MarsHydro: Mars 600W< $350
ViperSpectra: Reflector 450w< $350
Appollo Horticulture: GL80x5LED 400w2 x 2 at 24"< $350
G8LED 240w< $350
California light works solar flare 220w< $500
Advanced LED: P300< $500
MarsHydro: Pro II Cree 640W< $500
ViperSpectra 1200w< $500
Advanced LED: P600< $750
ViparSpectra: PAR1200
G8LED: 450w< $750
G8LED: 600w< $1000
Advanced LED:
Diamond series XML 350
< $1000
Advanced LED: P900< $1000
Kind LED: K5 XL750< $1000

Roleadro 45w: Cheapest Grow Light – Review

Actual watts 25
Ideal area coverage [foot area] max. 2 x 2
Length, width, height 13.4 – 11.8 – 1.6
Recommended height  5 inches

Quality low wattage LED light at a cheap price. It has a suitable light spectrum which provides more red light than blue light, making it a great option for flowering stages. It comes with a switch that enables a lower power consumption mode. The Roleadro 45W LED Plant offers a great solution for people with a very tight budget. The low price means, among others, that it does not have any fans and it has to be mounted with some space from the roof if you want air to circulate and prevent it from overheating.

The Good

  • Very light weighted item.
  • A thin design allows its mounting anywhere.
  • The low power consumption mode can save up to 80% of the energy.
  • A standard lifespan of 50,000 hours.

The Bad

  • Lacks a proper cooling system.
  • It is not that powerful.
  • This light is only for smaller inside growing areas.

Recommended for

The Roleadro 45W LED Plant is a good option for a first LED light if you have a tight budget. The light lacks proper intensity and spectrum, this means it is not recommended for plants in the flowering stage. It has a 12 months warranty and you can get your money back if you return it during the first 30 days. This LED grow light is best for beginners that are trying things out with inside growing projects. Nevertheless, if you are planning to improve your inside greenhouse to a bigger one anytime soon, avoid purchasing this light.

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ColoFocus 600 watt: Full Spectrum Grow Light Review

Actual watts 120
Ideal area coverage [foot area] max. 3.5 x 4
Length, width, height 12.2 – 8.3 – 2.8
Recommended height  20 inches

This is an excellent light with UV&IR for indoor growing areas. It provides full spectrum and has many relevant features that help preserve the health of your plants. This energy saving light has a very long lifespan, meaning that it will be a great investment for both: beginners and experts in indoors growing.  Every kit has 2 fans which serve as overheat protection and

keep the lights working for way longer. It does not have a switch to go from veg mode to bloom mode.

 

The good 

  • Its UV function has sterilizing properties that kill bacteria and helps plants grow healthy flowers.
  • Its IR function improves growth in all stages.
  • Consumes about 120w power, saving a lot of energy while being as bright as possible.
  • Impressively powerful, each one of its EPIstar LEDs chips is 5W which is much brighter than standard 3W featured in other lights of the same category. Even though the recommended height is 20 inches, it works well up to 24 inches.

 

The Bad

  • Fans are noisy. They are not too loud but they can be annoying if you sleep near your inside growing area.
  • Very low-quality hangers, you will need to acquire others of a better quality.
  • If you put it closer than 6 inches to your plants, it is very likely to burn them.

Recommended for

The Colofocus 600 watts is quite affordable at $97 which is a great price considering the dimensions and how much area it covers. This light does not have any kind of warranty but it is a long-lasting and durable option for inside growers. It’s a great option for people with medium size greenhouses due to its light emission and it’s quite compact so it can be mounted perfectly in limited spaces. As most of its light is red light, it is better for the flowering stage of the plant.

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Apollo Horticulture Grow Light: GL60 – 180w – Review

 

Actual watts x
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 2 x 2
Length, width, height 12.9 – 12.5 – 6
Recommended height  11 inches

 

If you are starting your own small indoor grow operation, then you probably have only a few plants in a limited area. If that is the case, then you will surely need a smaller light that is capable of giving the support your plants need for a healthy development. The Apollo Horticulture GL60 – 180 W comes as a simple and discrete solution for people beginning their own growing operations that are looking for a LED light that is suitable for all stages of growth.

 

The Good

  • High quality LED light that covers its entire spectrum.
  • Its smaller, lighter and compact design makes it super easy to install.
  • It has its own cooling system which allows effective functioning for several hours, even under high temperatures.
  • A remarkable lifespan of around 50,000 hours.
  • 2-year warranty.

The Bad

  • This light is very small so it is not a good idea for medium size or bigger size indoor grow areas.
  • It might not be the best option if you are on a budget for your first LED light

Recommended for

Although the Apollo Horticulture GL-60 – 180 W is a great fixture for any indoor grow area, it may be a slight overspend when there are way cheaper solutions that may fit your budget better. However, strengths such as durability and quality of lighting are undeniable, as well as its energy efficiency.

This option is recommendable for beginners due to its ease of installation or for people with a small grow project. Still, this is one of the best and most reliable options in the market for lights for beginners.

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BESTVA 600W – Cheap Grow Light Review

 

Actual watts 125
Ideal area coverage [foot area] max. 4 x 3.6
Length, width, height 12.2– 8.26– 2.36
Recommended height  24 inches

The ultimate blossom-specialized LED light that can be the definite solution for your small-medium size inside the greenhouse. 60pcs dual-chip 10W Bridgelux/Epileds LEDs. It doubles the lifespan of most LED lights in the market and is very flexible and manageable due to its compact design as well as the 6 ft. power cord and a kit of high-quality hangers that enable mounting pretty much anywhere inside the house. It lacks a switch to go from veg mode to blossom mode, light works automatically for both stages.

The Good 

  • A lifespan of 100,000 hours making it the 600W in the market with the longest lifespan.
  • Light-weight design.
  • A powerful cooling system with quiet fans that lower temperature very effectively.
  • The full spectrum allows a complete emulation of sunlight.
  • The best medium-size LED light for blossoming stages.
  • Compact, flexible and easy to install. Hangers included are excellent and its long power cord allows you to have it mounted at some distance from the wall.

The Bad

  • The light is extremely intense, it will hurt your eyes if you look at it directly even while wearing protective glasses.
  • It may be a little bit too expensive for people starting their indoor growing practices.
  • A great item for bloom but it may abuse red light, not being the best solution for other stages of growth.

 

Recommended for

The BESTVA 600 is an excellent option for people looking for a powerful LED light for blossom stage. The 3-year warranty has a plus of 30 days satisfaction if you do not like the light you can return it and receive your money. It is a very effective LED light with an impressive lifespan. Regarding its price, it is reasonable taking into account the number of benefits it offers, however it may not be the best option for beginners.

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King Plus 1000w LED Grow Light Review

Actual watts 185
Ideal area coverage [foot area] Max. 3.4 x 3.8
Length, width, height 12.2 – 8.26 – 2.36
Recommended height  25 inches

The newest technology you will find in the market when looking for a bigger and more professional LED light. The King Plus 1000W brings double chips to provide a complete spectrum and the variety of lighting colors emulates sunlight quite well. It has an average cooling system with some holes on the LED board which help dissipate heat. The King Plus 1000W does not have a switch to change between veg and blossom mode.

 

The Good

  • 71 pcs for red light, making this light a very powerful tool to aid your plants during their blossom stage.
  • Long lifespan along with a very resistant design which ensures your investment will live up to your expectations
  • Remarkable customer service which replies within 24 hours to any kind of inquiry.
  • An excellent price for a 1000 watts LED light.

 

The Bad 

  • Sometimes, cheap does not mean excellent, and this may be one of the cases. Even though it is able to cover the entire area of the spectrum, it is not very bright.
  • The cooling system is not the best one, it may overheat a bit after many hours of non-stop use.
  • A fragile power plugin, you must be careful with it.

Recommended for

The King Plus 1000W is a very affordable big LED light, probably the biggest light you will find in the market for such a cheap price. The 3-year warranty backs up the long lifespan of this light. There are a few improvable things about this LED light but it is a great option for people on a budget who need a bigger LED light for a big indoor greenhouse. Regarding brightness, it is quite adjustable, if you feel your plants are not receiving enough light then you can put it closer, it will not burn your plants unless it is around 6 inches from them.

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MarsHydro Grow Light: Mars 300W – Review

Actual watts 132w
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 2 x 1.5
Length, width, height 13 – 2.8 – 7.9
Recommended height  18 inches

MarsHydro Mars300 offers a well-balanced spectrum that incorporates a broad range of wavelengths: 430~440nm, 450~475nm 620~630nm, 650~660nm. These wavelengths are within the PAR portion of the full spectrum, which means the light promotes photosynthesis, making the fixture suitable for growth. The light spectrum is equally blue and red. This can either be good or bad, we will explain why at the end. But first, let us have a look at some pros and cons.

The Good

  • Single cooling fan and heatsinks dissipate excessive heat.
  • EPIstar diodes and Zener protection = longer durability.
  • Cheap

The Bad

  • Small size = Small coverage
  • 12 months warranty – rather short

 

Recommended for

The grow light has a well-balanced red/blue spectrum, which makes the grow light not best for any phase in particular, but still applicable throughout the plants full lifecycle. You should not expect the richest yield with this grow light.

We do recommend the Mars 300 for the beginner. Especially, if it is your first-time indoor growing project. The Mars 300 light spectrum will keep your plant supplied throughout its entire lifecycle, from seedling to grow. And because of its small footprint and size, you can also saddle with a small grow tent allowing you to save some bucks while you are still learning. Make sure to keep yourself updated with the prices maybe you catch an attractive discount.

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ViparSpectra Grow Light: Reflector series 300w – Review

 

Actual watts 132
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 3 x 3
Length, width, height 12.6 – 7.9 – 3
Recommended height  24 inches

 

ViparSpectra Reflector 300 is one of the best-selling LED grow lights on the market. The fixture can replace a 250-watt HPS bulb while only consuming 132-watts of electricity. The system has a rather small light footprint, nonetheless, the light waves correspond to plants needs.

 

The Good

  • Ideal for VEG
  • Aluminum cooling heat sinks.
  • Silent running high-speed cooling fans
  • LEDs by Bridgelux and EPILEDS
  • Up to 100,000 hours lifespan
  • 3 years warranty
  • Price

The Bad

  • Weighs 6.9 pounds.
  • Small Area coverage
  • Poor light distribution/lack of intensity
  • Not ideal for Flower

Recommended for

The light spectrum of ViparSpectra R. 300w is mostly blue, and it does not have the intensity to penetrate through any leafs or what not. This makes the fixture a good choice if you are looking for an LED grow light to provide light for your plants until it enters pre-flowering. Considering its low price (originally $150), it is a pretty decent grow light for smaller indoor grows, it is definitely worth it if you are lucky enough to catch it on discount.

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Roleadro Grow Light: GalaxyHydro 300w – Review

Actual watt input 130w
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 2 x 2
Length, width, height 12. 13 – 8.19 – 2.36
Recommended height  12 inches

The GalaxyHydro 300w emits light in wavelengths within the PAR zone to promote photosynthesis. The fixture produces light in 9 bands between 430-740 nm ranging from ultraviolet (UV) to infrared (IR) while peaking at the red part of light spectrum.

The Good

  • UV light prevents bacterias negative influences
  • IR  light promotes cell division
  • 2 cooling fan and heatsinks to prevent overheat
  • EPILEDS chips, driven at around 2 watts
  • Guaranteed life expectancy 50.000 hours
  • Decent light intensity for penetration
  • Cheap price
  • 2-year warranty

The Bad

  • Not ideal for early life stages: seedling – growth
  • Not the best option for tall plants
  • You have to adjust it quite low above the plants in order to get a good high intensity
  • The previous consumer complain about noisy fans
  • Some consumers claim the fixture doesn’t live up to its life expectancy

Recommended for

It is a nice LED grow light for the beginner. The fixture can produce enough light to keep your cannabis plant supplied in the pre-flowering stage until the final harvest. In order to get a decent intensity, you have to move the light closer to the plant canopy, but when you do that, you also decrease the light coverage area. This makes the grow light ideal for growing short strains of cannabis.

We would not recommend buying the fixture for the original $250 price, but if you catch the special offers, then it is definitely worth the investment.

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Advanced Platinum P150 Review

Actual watts Veg: 50-watt / Bloom: 87-watt
Ideal area coverage [foot area] Veg: 4.5×3.5 / Bloom: 3×1
Length, width, height 19 – 5 – 3
Recommended height  18 inches

Next generation of LED lights manufactured by the renowned brand Platinum. The fixture is among one of the most powerful LED grow light in the market right now. It offers a complete spectrum provided by 12 different bands. It comes with a unique feature that allows boosting the light from 50W to 87W by turning on a switch; this mode intensifies the spectral output making in both modes: bloom and vegetative. This LED light has high-speed fans, and its aluminum case helps heat sink. It does not overheat.

 

The good

  • Excellent for all stages. In case you need more light for bloom stage you simply turn on the switch and boost that one.
  • Very compact design, it is light-weighted and can be placed wherever it is needed.
  • Both modes, 50 watts, and 87 watts are very energy-efficient. This light will not mean a big addition to your electric bill.

The Bad

  • Extremely powerful for its size. It can burn your plants if you do not put it enough inches away from your canopy and even though; it may burn them if they are t0o light-sensitive.
  • Very expensive light
  • Not a good option for beginners.

 

Recommended for

The Advanced LED: P150 is a highly efficient grow light, and a very expensive one also. It is not recommendable for beginners due to the issues it can cause plants when not implemented correctly. It is also a very expensive light unless you have some time dedicated to the task of inside growing and want to improve your LED light. Also, it is overpriced for its size. It’s a good choice only for people looking for a particular light that offers enough light intensity for plants that require it. 5-year warranty and it can be returned during the first 90 days if something happens.

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Marshydro Grow light: The Reflector 480w Review

Actual watts 190
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 3.5 x 2 veg / 3 x 1 bloom
Length, width, height 22 – 10.4 – 2.5
Recommended height  12 inches

The Marshydro Reflector 480W is just like all other products from this popular series, a reliable and efficient option for people running their own indoor greenhouses. The most relevant aspect about these LED lights is that they fall within a budget for inside growers looking forward to cutting excessive expenses.

The Good

  • A unique and remarkable design with high output in both modes veg and bloom modes.
  • Lights are cooled efficiently thanks to intake and outtake pin-cushion that allows heat to sink ensuring a longer lifespan.
  • For its size, it is extremely energy-efficient. It kind of goes unnoticed in your electric bill.

 

The Bad

  • Lighting quality is so intense that it may hurt your eyes if you look at it directly. Wearing protective glasses when working around this light is not an option but a requirement.
  • Even though it is very simple to install and use, it lacks an instruction manual which can be helpful for some details, especially for beginners.
  • There are a few details regarding design that could have been implemented better, the position of the power cord (you may need to clip it to have it off the way) for example.

Recommended for

Your plant will go through germination, seedling, vegetative, budding and flowering stages with the support required for a rich and strong development. The Marshydro Reflector 480W is an excellent addition for any homemade greenhouse. Perhaps, for people starting in indoor grow operations it may be too big and it would be better to look for a more compact design. A very good option for small-to-medium homemade greenhouses, totally worth every the money spent.

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MarsHydro LED: Mars 600W – Review

Actual watts 265
Ideal area coverage [foot area] Max. 2.5 x 2.5
Length, width, height 17.3 – 10.6– 2.8
Recommended height  19 inches

This light helps recreate natural outdoor lighting at home. It assists all stages of the life of a plant, from seedling to harvest; however, most of its light is red, so it is more recommended for the flowering stage. Nevertheless, it can be a great addition to your inside greenhouse. It has 60 individual 5W Epistar diodes making 120 LEDs in total. It also has two large cooling fans that distribute heat quickly. Does not have any switch.

The Good 

• Large cooling system that blows cool air dissipating hot temps.
• 50,000 or more hours of lifespan which is very long considering the price.
• Provides a full spectrum that does extremely well in early stages of plants growing process.

The Bad

• Standard option for flowering and vegetative stages, not the best light for none of them.
• Diodes are not utilized to their full capacity, kind of a waste.

 

Recommended for

The MarsHydro Mars 600W is a cheap LED light that provides a medium performance. The most remarkable advantage of purchasing this light is surely its inexpensive price. Quite affordable product for less than $150. It is a good option for beginners who are starting their inside growing projects on a budget and are not willing to spend more money at first. It has a 1-year warranty plus 30 days satisfaction or return. It is effortless to install, and as it does not have any switch, it turns on by plugging it, it is compatible with auto-timers in case you are looking for saving some money in electric bills. 1-year warranty and 30 days satisfaction or return guarantee.

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ViperSpectra: Reflector 450w – Review

Actual watts 200w
Ideal area coverage [foot area] veg: 3.5 x 3.5 / bloom: 2.5 x 2.5
Length, width, height 15.8 – 8.4 – 2.4
Recommended height  24 inches

ViperSpectra is a renowned brand of LED lights, the quality of this LED light is very high. The 450 W reflector provides a full light spectrum. The 12 band light spectrum is an excellent source of light for both stages, vegetative and flowering. It is important to highlight that it produces more red light, making it slightly more beneficial for the flowering stage but still adaptable to any part of the plant’s life. It has upgraded fans that help heat dissipation as well as big sinks so it will not overheat.

 

The Good

  • A surprising lifespan of 100,000 hours.
  • The package brings an excellent hanging kit.
  • 6ft long power cord.
  • High-speed fans that help during the cooling process. It is probably the best cooling system in LED grow lights of this size.
  • Excellent and professional design.
  • Compact and maneuverable.
  • Can be controlled by a timer.

The Bad

  • Extremely bright. Requires protective glasses when using it.

 

Recommended for

Not only is the ViparSpectra 450W a great improvement from its predecessor, but also one of the most effective lights in the current market. A premium quality LED light at a reasonable price; it is very flexible and easy to use so it can be an excellent option for both, beginners and experienced growers. 3-year warranty and 30 days of satisfaction or return. It is a recommendable choice for people looking for a LED light that performs up to high standards in general, if you are not sure about buying a light for vegetative stage or one that boosts flowering then this is a good option for both stages.

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Appollo Horticulture: GL80x5LED 400w Review

Actual watts 200w
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 3×3
/Length, width, height 13.2 – 13.2 – 3.75
Recommended height  16 inches

The LED light Apollo Horticulture: GL80x5LED 400W is a professional light that is also beginner friendly thanks to an instructional pamphlet. It has 80pcs of 5W chips that provide a complete light spectrum. It has UV light but is not very strong and requires to be lowered some inches to be adequately absorbed. It does not have any switch and is very easy to use. The cooling fans are not very good, and it requires some extra assistance.

 

The Good

  • A great set of top quality stainless steel hanging clips.
  • Healthy LED light.
  • The cooling system is very quiet and not perceivable.
  • Brings a pamphlet for beginners.

The Bad 

  • Very expensive for the light intensity it delivers.
  • It is not as bright as expected. Most of the time it needs to be placed some inches lower than the recommended height to deliver enough light.
  • The cooling system is not enough; some extra fans may be required to avoid overheat.
  • This light is heavy, for that reason, it needs high-quality hangers. It is around 15 pounds.

 

Recommended for

This LED light delivers an acceptable performance, but it is not what people expect for such a high price. There are many other options in the market that are way more affordable than this one for less than 300 dollars. The instructional pamphlet is very helpful for both beginners and experienced growers but is not the best choice for a first LED light. 2-year warranty and a lifespan of 50,000 hours which becomes very short for the price asked which is probably going to require extra spends in a couple of fans to help dissipate heat.

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G8LED 240w LED grow light Review

 

Actual watts 140
Ideal area coverage [foot area]  3 x 2
Length, width, height 16 – 9 – 3
Recommended height  14 inches

 

This light is a remarkable product that offers the power of a 400-watt light even though it’s only 240W. Lightweight design with a HID equivalent to 400 watts. Adaptable to both types of amperage (110 and 240). Brings ventilation fans to keep LEDs running cool and its 128 3W LEDs are certified, with a lifespan of 50,000 hours. G8LED was awarded in 2016 as the best LED grow light.

The Good

  • Made and tested in the U.S.
  • No other 200w light offers a HID equivalent to 400 watts.
  • Excellent for both stages, vegetative and flowering.
  • Energy efficient. It will considerably help you lower your electric bills.
  • The cooling system works perfectly, allowing to touch light bulbs after 24 hours of working non-stop.

The Bad

  • The cooling system is a bit noisy.
  • Excellent for vegetative stage and very good for flowering stage, it needs a bit more red light to be excellent for that stage as well.

Recommended for

This is a top quality LED light without any important drawbacks. Even the limitations it has for bloom stage have a solution since there is a version of this light with a design specifically made to boost flowering stage in plants. 2-year warranty and an excellent customer service offered by the same company. This is an excellent option for all kinds of growers; it is a reliable product that will accompany beginners while they earn experience in inside growing areas. For all the reasons above and also taking into account how it helps lowering electric bills, its price is reasonable.

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California light works 440w Review

Actual watts x
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 3 x 3
Length, width, height 22 – 7 – 20
Recommended height  10 inches

The professional choice for inside growers, the California Lightworks 440W remains as a solid decision for anyone looking for a reliable solution that gives enough support to plants during all their stages. However, this option may not be the best one for beginners. The light spectrum of these lights is known to be healing and used in lighting therapies and other medical treatments.

 

The Good

  • These LED lights have everything that a proper growing process requires, you will not need anything else apart from these lights.
  • It provides a complete light spectrum.
  • Two UV-B tubes of 15W each.
  • A design thought and executed in order to promote and assist growth.
  • Cool functioning, it never overheats.

 

The Bad

  • California Lightworks are fairly expensive. Even though the investment returns quickly, it may be a very tough first investment for beginners.
  • They need to be placed right over your plants, the light doesn’t spread out.
  • You need to have some knowledge on indoor growing techniques in order to use them properly, they are not beginner-friendly.
  • Hangers and other important accessories that may be required because of the limitations of the equipment are not included in the package.

Recommended for

The high-quality performance of California Lightworks is undeniable, there is no light wasted when using them but taking into account that light does not spread, hangers and other accessories such as automatic moving tracks may be required to assure proper lighting support on plants. It is a smart investment for people that are looking for their second or third lighting equipment for their inside growing area. Having read and researched a bit about inside growing techniques can also be useful to exploit all the potential of California Lightworks.

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Advanced Platinum Series P300 Review – Best Rated LED grow light

Actual watts 93w Veg / 180w Bloom
Ideal area coverage [foot area] veg: 4.5 x 3.82 / bloom: 3 x 2
Length, width, height 19 x 9 x 3
Recommended height  18 inches

With headquarters located in the USA, this grow light fixture is American made and it promises the highest PAR per watt compared to any other cheaper LED fixtures. This is a good start because the PAR per watt is actually the same as  Photosynthetic Photon Flux (PPF), which tells us how much light the fixture produce within the PAR zone. This basically means that it converts the input watts into the exact type of light waves which plants need to live and grow (Photosynthesis).

This way, each amount of electricity drawn by the fixture is utilized for the right purpose. Aside from this, there are some cool supplementary features including, Veg/Bloom switch, integrated cooling system, and Top LED light optics. Let us have closer look at these.

 

The Good

  • Switch between Veg and Bloom light spectrums. This means you can deliver maximum performance corresponding to the plants’ current life stage light needs.
  • The Veg function provides a more purple/bluish spectrum output in favor for leaf development. In case your plants reached the flowering stage, you can enable 100% panel power while also shifting the light output to a happy, pink/red heavy spectrum. With the Veg/bloom feature, you are covered from seedling to harvest without any need for supplemental lighting.
  • The unit comes with integrated high-speed, whisper quiet fans plus upgraded aluminum cooling heat sinks. With the integrated cooling system, you can safely go to sleep and wake up to a grow room where the temperature has been maintained well balanced throughout the night.
  • Top-bin LEDs from high-quality US manufacturers such as Bridgelux and CREE, guaranteed to provide 50,000 – 100,000 hours of light.
  • 5-years warranty

 

The Bad

  • For some reason detailed information about spectrum light, PARdistributionn and etc. are not easily accessible, you may need to dig a little deeper to find them.
  • The price, because the LED is US manufactured it has a certain level of quality to live up to, and as we all know, quality comes with its price.

 

 

Recommended for

The inevitable Veg/bloom switch, top quality LEDs from CREE and effective cooling system designed together in a characteristic versatile American way, make this grow LED grow light the best choice for any indoor growers willing to pay more in order to get more. Originally priced around $360, the advanced platinum p300 is among the expensive category. However, an average of 4.5 rating based on over 270 reviews on Amazon indicate that the fixture is worth the money.

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MarsHydro: Pro II Cree 640W Review

Actual watts Bloom: 325~355w | Growth: 240~270w
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 2 x 3
Length, width, height 20 – 13 – 5
Recommended height  24 inches

MarsHydro: Pro 2 Cree 640W is a big LED light with full spectrum. This light offers high intensity along with a high-quality set of fans. The diodes are from the Cree brand, designed to provide intense LED light. It needs to be at least 24 inches from the canopy, making it a good option for larger growing areas. It comes with two buttons to activate and deactivate bloom and growth modes.

 

The Good

  • Made and tested in the U.S.
  • Intense light provided by excellent quality diodes.
  • Good cooling system, it does not overheat.
  • Although it provides more red light, it is still a good product for vegetative stage.
  • Specialized technology to deliver uniform coverage.

The Bad

  • A little overpriced.
  • Quite heavy and big design. Though it is understandable since it is not a LED light for small growing areas.
  • High energy consumption for a LED light.

 

Recommended for

The MarsHydro: Pro 2 Cree 640W is a good option for people with a big canopy. It is not recommended for beginners. The design is very big and heavy, so it requires a great set of hangers. This is an expensive light. The price can be reasonable if you have an important inside growing project requiring a lot of lighting. Otherwise, many other options are more affordable than this light, especially when considered how much electric energy it consumes (costs around $25 per month when given lots of use). It has a 2-year warranty and the customer service is excellent with 8 working hours of reply service. A long-lasting solution for people seeking a big LED light for a big canopy.

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ViperSpectra 1200w

Actual watts x
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 2 x 2
Length, width, height 12.9 – 12.5 – 6
Recommended height  11 inches

Advanced Platinum Series P600 LED Review

Actual watts 184w Veg / 368w Bloom
Ideal area coverage [foot area] veg: 6 x 3.75 / bloom: 5 x 2
Length, width, height 40–10.79–5.51
Recommended height  18 inches

The Advanced Platinum Series P600 along with all its variations from the Advanced Platinum Series is an excellent addition for people looking for a professional level result. High intensity and many other innovative features make this light a reliable and top quality option for inside growers.

 

The Good

  • High-intensity lighting at its best. The Advanced Platinum Series P600 are very strong and they can deliver up to 3 times more light than other LED lights.
  • It covers the entire light spectrum.
  • It comes with 4x high-speed quiet fans that along with the integrated aluminum cooling heat sinks guarantee a cool functioning, ensuring a longer lifespan.
  • A complete 5-year warranty.

 

The Bad

  • The cost of these lights is nowhere near the expectations of someone working on a budget. Taking into account that they are great options for growers from all levels of experience, they may be too expensive for beginners with a limited budget.
  • It is more expensive than most of its competitors, however, the cost is justified by performance.
  • The coverage area may be a bit limited for customers looking for a wider area due to the money they spent on the light.

Recommended for

This LED light is recommendable for all sizes of inside growing areas, it may work better for medium and small-sized areas leaving the 1000W/1400W versions for bigger areas. These powerful LED lights are an excellent investment for all types of growers since they require little to no knowledge to be operated properly and you only need to activate one switch in order to change from vegetative to bloom mode, the light will do the rest by itself. A great option that will depend only on how much money you are willing to spend on a LED light since they are worth every penny.

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ViparSpectra: PAR1200

Actual watts x
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 2 x 2
Length, width, height 12.9 – 12.5 – 6
Recommended height  11 inches

G8LED: 450w

Actual watts 270w
Ideal area coverage [foot area] veg and bloom 4 x 3
Length, width, height 17.5 – 11 – 3
Recommended height  15 inches

The G8LED 450W are a couple of high-quality products for indoor growing. They come in two different presentations, one specifically designed for the blooming process and the other one for the vegetative stage. Both products are made according to the highest production standards of the industry, so it will depend on your requirements which one to choose or if these are actually the best option for the type/size of indoor greenhouse you have.

 

The Good / Pros

  • G8LEDs are probably the best option in the market for a meticulous and specialized care of an indoor growing.
  • Excellent option for all kinds of plants, no matter the size or how heavy they are when they grow up, this light will provide enough support during their entire lifetime.
  • Very easy on electric bills. Along with some timers on your outlets, you’ll be able to keep your bill lower.
  • Well-built design with a reliable structure that guarantees high-quality lighting.
  • 2-year warranty.
  • Although it may be a waste for very small growing areas, these lights are perfect for all sizes of greenhouses.

 

The Bad / Cons

  • With many other options in the market that allow switching from vegetative to blooming/flowering mode, it can be a drawback having a light that only succeeds at one purpose.
  • If you don’t use LED grow room glasses you are most likely to feel your eyes are burning after some time working on your plants.
  • These lights may require service at random times, especially when they are not supplied by the voltage specified.

Would we recommend this light?

G8LEDs, in general, are optimal products with top quality technology that have been awarded worldwide due to their performance as indoor lights. They may seem expensive but it is an excellent option for people looking forward to take that step from beginner to passionate/pro.

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G8LED: 600w

Actual watts x
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 2 x 2
Length, width, height 12.9 – 12.5 – 6
Recommended height  11 inches

Advanced LED: Diamond series XML 350

Actual watts x
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 2 x 2
Length, width, height 12.9 – 12.5 – 6
Recommended height  11 inches

Advanced LED: P900

Actual watts x
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 2 x 2
Length, width, height 12.9 – 12.5 – 6
Recommended height  11 inches

Kind LED: K5 XL750

Actual watts x
Ideal area coverage [foot area] 2 x 2
Length, width, height 12.9 – 12.5 – 6
Recommended height  11 inches

 

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