Why Create A List for the Best LED Grow Lights?
Every month we have 1,000s of LED grow light shoppers visit our online hydroponics store looking to research and quickly compare the best LED grow lights to buy online. Hence we decided to create an ever evolving list of the best LED grow lights offered for sale and keep it up to date.
We have quickly become the #1 shopping destination online for everything related to growing hydroponically with a store based upon technology, not inventory. This means we do not have an incentive to include any particular LED grow light in our list, not one LED grow light is sponsored and we do not suggest a particular LED grow light brand. Our Web site is supported by advertising and no matter what LED grow light you decide to buy; we appreciate your visit to research, compare or buy.
Our list of the top 8 best LED grow lights to buy online only includes products that are available for sale online, delivered to your door, includes over 5 customer reviews available via Amazon (we include a link to easily shop or review on Amazon), a detailed product description to review and it must have a seller rated on average over 4.5 stars (we are not a seller.)
Best LED Grow Lights: Comparison Chart
|Viparspectra 450w LED Grow Light||This is the most recent #1 Best Seller on Amazon in their Plant Growing Light Fixtures category.
• 450 Watt
• full spectrum
|Galaxyhydro 300w LED Grow Light - see detail||This was labelled a best seller in early 2017.
• 300 Watt
• (100 3W LEDs)
|Advanced Platinum 300W||• 300 Watt
• (100 3W LEDs)
|TaoTronics 12W LED||• 12 Watt
• (12 LEDs -3 blue & 9 red))
|King LED 1000W||• 1000 Watt
• (100 10W LEDs)
|King 1800W LED Grow Light||• 1800 Watt
• Double Chips 10W LEDs
which is much brighter and efficient
than 3W and 5W LEDs
|VIPARSPECTRA 600W LED Grow Light||• 600 Watt
• The secret to the VIPARSPECTRA LED
success is the optimal full spectrum
which provides plants Veg and Flower
all stages with everything they desire in the
|Mars Hydro 300W LED Grow Light||• 300 Watt
• Energy saving with Flexible coverage:
Consuming only 132watt±10% while replace typical
150W hps or HID grow lights.
#1 LED Grow Light Review
Viparspectra 450w LED Grow Light
This is the latest best selling LED grow light on Amazon. We love this powerful LED grow light. This version is advertised to only use 136W of power, yet perfect for a 2′ by 2′ growing area at 24″ and a maximum coverage area of 3′ by 3′.
With a 3 year warranty, this model of Viparspectra has earned the best selling status on Amazon.
LED GROW LIGHTS TO REVIEW
Best Galaxyhydro 300w LED Grow Light
The Galaxyhydro LED grow light is perfect for indoor plant growing with a full spectrum of light including both UV and IR for Veg and Flowering phases. This 300W indoor grow light uses 100pcs 3 watt Epileds chips, which compares to traditional 250/400 watt HPS/MH while reportedly consuming only 135 watts.
The Galaxyhydro 300 watt LED grow light is approximately 12.1 inches by 8.2 inches and only 2.4 inches deep. The company states that this light is able to cover a 5 foot by 5 foot growing footprint.
Since this is a luxury priced item, we recommend that you read through existing customer reviews prior to purchasing the Galaxyhydro LED grow lights online or stop in to your favorite hydroponic store to discuss all of the pros and cons that come with experience that you can trust.
Advanced Platinum 300W LED Grow Light
This Advanced Platinum Series 300 watt LED grow light is currently rated at 4.5 stars from over 257+ customer reviews. This LED grow light is perfect for small areas or great paired together to cover a larger growing footprint.
Shipping options include the ability to select generic packaging through Amazon. Sales prices are great to compare before buying online. Check today’s price.
We recommend that you read through existing customer reviews prior to purchasing the Advanced Platinum 300W LED grow light online or stop by your favorite hydroponic store to discuss all of the pros and cons that come with experience that you can trust.
TaoTronics 12W LED Grow Light Bulb for Hydroponics
This smaller LED grow light bulb is a very popular seller. The company advertises that they have served over 5 million customers and we find that 1,522+ customer reviews rate this product 4.5 stars is a great leading indicator.
The LED grow light bulb does not generate any noticeable heat even when running 17 hours a day. The LED light bulb has both red and blue bulbs (read more about what color is best for flowering) and comes free standard E26 socket.
King LED 1000W Grow Light Plus
This King Plus 1000 watt LED grow lights utilizes double chips for 10W LEDs which is reported to be much brighter and efficient than 3W and 5W LEDs.
We recommend that you read through existing customer reviews prior to purchasing the King Plus 10000W online or stop by your favorite hydroponic store to discuss all of the pros and cons with experts who have the experience that you can trust.
The King Plus series also comes in 600W, 800W and 1,200W LED packages depending on your growing needs. These are perfect for in house garden and greenhouse cultivation. With over 350 customer reviews and sale prices often advertised (see today’s best price offered by multiple sellers).
#6 LED Grow Light Review
King LED 1800W Grow Light Plus
The King LED 1800W is also available in a 2000W (shop on Amazon) model. This model has the full spectrum of led grow light color with a spectrum similar to sunlight including red, blue, yellow, white, IR and UV. With 90% of customers giving this 5 stars, we think it is worth the time to explore more and compare before you buy online.
#7 LED Grow Light Review
VIPARSPECTRA 600W LED Grow Light
VIPARSPECTRA has upgraded 3.2″ front-fans for the first time plus aluminum cooling heat sinks (.8″ height) which are easy for quietly and efficiently dissipating the heat.
With 90% of current customers rating 4 stars or more, we think that this is worthy of listing in our best LED grow lights chart. The origin of these lights is China and it weighs about 16 lbs when shipped. We HIGHLY recommend reading the existing customer reviews including the critical reviews prior to purchasing this light online or shopping at your local hydroponics store.
#8 LED Grow Light Review
Mars Hydro 300W LED Grow Light
Mars Hydro has more than 7 years in the LED grow light business and has a service center in California. With 91% of existing customers providing a 4 star or better rating, we think that this is a brand worth exploring more.
There are sale prices often on Amazon and multiple sellers listing new and used equipment. The weight of this LED grow light is listed at 7.1 pounds (not bad). The unit is stated to be 5.43 x 10.79 x 15.91 inches and comes in white.
This product is not intended for outdoor use and to be used in greenhouse and indoor gardens. We recommend that you read the existing customer reviews, both good and critical, before you purchase your next LED grow light online.
HOW TO FIND THE BEST LED GROW LIGHT
Things to consider when evaluating and comparing your LED grow light. Most commercial LED grow lights are made for commercial applications and can simply add to the quantity of the LED grow lights featured above. However, for the novice grower, we wanted to share a few thoughts on considerations prior to buying your LED grow light.
LED GROW LIGHT COLOR SPECTRUM
LED Light Colors are important. Different manufactures create their own blends of red and blue, which are the biggest contributing colors for growing healthy plants through veg and flowering phases. Red lights are great for photosynthesis.
LED LIGHT UV VS. IR
UV & IR is important for growing plants with LED.
UV function sterilizes growth and kills bacteria which impacts the plants ability to produce healthy flowers.
IR function promotes cell division which improves the growth in both the vegetation and flowering phases.
LED GROW LIGNT INTENSITY MATTERS
Light intensity is an important factor to consider when growing via LED grow lights. Depending on your footprint size, you may consider adding a smaller LED grow light to a large light. Also, creating an environment where you can keep the LED grow lights above the plants as they grow over time.
LED GROW LIGHT TEMPERATURE SUPPORTS ECONOMICAL GROWING
Temperature can play a big role, ensure that your grow lights are well ventilated, no matter if you are growing in a hydroponic grow tent kit or large greenhouse setting. The LED lights can still produce enough heat that you need to ensure heat dissipation through the use of fans or ventilation. LED grow lights can also benefit from a longer life when paired with a cooling system.
LED GROW LIGHTS SUPPORT PLANT GROWTH PHASES
Daily growth schedule depends on the stage of growth your plants are in; germination, vegetative and flowering. The taller your plant grows and the further along the growth phase, will reduce the number of hours your LED lighting needs to supply; typically ranging from 17 hours, to 14 hours, to 11 hours over time.
LED GROW LIGHT SAFETY
Safety is also a big concern, make sure that you wear protective goggles when your lights are on.