Top 10 Best LED Grow Lights For Growers in 2018

Discussion in 'Indoor Lighting' started by Deville-M, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Deville-M

    Deville-M Registered+

    Hi I have read essay about top 10 best led light in 2018, can not wait to share the top 5 lights with you.

    As is known to all, a successful plant grower knows he need the best LED grow lights. LED grow lights consume less energy, but they provide more coverage and more broad spectrum, which means less electricity, less heat, better photosynthesis and better harvests.

    Currently, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) are popular for seedling and planting, but they have a much weaker spectrum than leds. For years, the growers are hoping to use high intensity gas discharge lamp (HID), because they provide better illumination. However, HID hold them back due to high allocation cost and complexity.

    LED grow lights have been proven to be more cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and effective in the process of photosynthesis; In addition, the growth lights also help cultivate a better flower bud, a healthier plant.

    It may be difficult to buy the right indoor growth lights, but after reading the guide, you can buy it safely. Here we list the top ten LED lights based on maximum coverage area, HID equivalence and average power. These are just basic factors, but the specifics depend on the budget and the intensity and efficiency of the lighting required to grow the plants.

    The following are the details of my collated top ten LED growth lights.

    1. MarsHydro - Reflector 96 LED

    MarsHydro has become a reliable brand in the grow light industry. They design a lot of grow lights, especially Reflector series LED grow light. MarsHydro Reflector 96 LED grow light is equipped with full-spectrum LED light source, which can emit white light of 430nm and 670nm, and far-red light of 730nm.

    It loaded with 96 pieces of 5 watts Epistar LED, light output up to 480 watts. It weighs 10 pounds, but with its occipital radiator, its heat output is only 467 BTU. It has a lifespan of 50,000 to 100,000 hours.

    The growth lights are an ideal choice for those who require a lot of lighting, but the budget is limited.

    2. Black Dog LED PhytoMax-2 200

    With 84 high-output LED chips from manufacturers such as Cree and Osram, this LED grow light has an output of 420 watts. Black Dog can replace any 400-watt HID or HPS and has a dedicated full-spectrum light. That includes uv light and near-infrared light, which is good for plants’ photosynthesis and have very strong lighting.

    The light weighs 14 pounds and has a heat output of 716 BTU, with a lifespan of 70,000 hours and a 5-year warranty.

    3. Lush Lighting Luminator 2x

    This light is a good choice for growers who grow in tents. The input power is 190 watts, but the output power is 270 watts.

    The full spectrum range of this LED grow light includes ultraviolet and infrared light. The blue and red spectra still provide the green and even infrared wavelengths that plants need.

    With this light, you can control the specific intensity of light required without any impact on planting quality or efficiency.

    4. LED Diamond Series - XML 350

    The light from this series is capable of producing the equivalent of a PAR output of most of the 600w HPS on the market. Its full spectrum (380nm-760nm) illumination can emit at least a dozen wavelengths, and can realize the full cycle of plant growth in one space.

    Interestingly, the diamond series is unique in its dimmer switch, which can be designated as a particular color of the spectrum. In addition, it can improve the efficiency of different growth cycles.

    It weighs 18 pounds, with a double radiator and a beehive fan with a dust filter.

    5. California Lightworks Solar System 550

    Solar System 550 LED growth light is an ideal choice for large indoor growers. Its manufacturer, California LightWorks has installed efficient leds and advanced digital programming systems from Osram.

    It can replace any 600w HPS Light, reducing energy cost by 40%. The light covers 48 square feet and weighs just 13 pounds.

    This light provides a spectrum ranging from 400nm to 700nm. Due to the controllability of this light, the best lighting effect can be achieved at all growing stages. Another reason why it is successful in the LED growth lighting market is that with a single turn controller, you can set the specified time and spectrum parameters.

    Which light do you prefer?
  2. raymont

    raymont Registered+

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  3. Deville-M

    Deville-M Registered+

    This white light led is very popular this year, it has no heatsink, how about the heat dissipation of this light?
  4. emilya

    emilya Future Dispensary Owner

    First of all, your list was only 5 instead of 10, and not nearly representative of all the lights that are available out there today. A quick check of ebay alone shows another 10-20 brand names to examine, all claiming roughly the same specs. Are you in the sales business Deville-M, and are these 5 the lights that you have available? I fail to see why any of these are better than the ones I am looking at, some of which are much cheaper, and am assuming that your top criteria is the ability to dial in the spectrum of light you are needing? Is part of your calculation also the length of time the companies have been in business?
    Agent M
  5. Deville-M

    Deville-M Registered+

    This is another half of the essay I read about Top 6 lights to Top 10 led, I did not use all of them, I only used Mars Hydro led, Kind led and Next light. When I read this essay, I think it is useful for others to choose lights, so I share it here with you, hope it is useful for you.

    Top 6. Kind LED K5 XL 750

    This light has a beautiful appearance and weighs 28 pounds. K5 XL 750 is a top-level LED grow light. It is now closing in on the average yield and efficiency of the HID and HPS. Its power consumption is only up to 430W.

    Kind asserts that this is a genuine 750 watt HID replacement. Moreover, they said that the light was 40-50 % more efficient than HID products.

    Top7. MarsHydro Pro II Cree 256

    Mars Pro II grow light is an economic version of the previous MarsHydro Pro Cree 256. It is equipped with 256 Cree chips at the top of the diode, can replace 800w HPS or HID. It provides full spectrum lighting for vegetables and flowers.

    The weight is 36 pounds. The appearance is beautiful, it is a nearly square design. Its LED lights have a lifespan of 100,000 hours.

    Top8. Horticultural Lighting Group HLG 550

    HLG 550 grow light is a light fixture for some important planting.

    The grow light can transmit the full spectrum of 3000k and has the basic wavelength needed for the optimal growth of plants. It is ideal for large-scale planting and can be easily resized.

    Top9. Johnson Grow Lights LED CX-16

    CX - 16 LED grow light has 16 strong citizen CLU048 diode. It consumes 715 watts at its peak and produces a peak PPF of 1,240 moles.

    This light will replace the 1,000-watt HID or HPS and provide a large number of full wavelengths needed for optimal growth.

    Top10. Next Light Mega LED

    Mega LED plant growth light supplied by Next Light is a very powerful LED grow light. The light can replace any 1000w HPS on the market, and cost only 650 watts of energy.

    It covers 25 square feet of plants and 49 square feet of vegetables. The warranty of this light is 5 years, and the lifespan is 100,000 hours. In addition, the light has passed UL certification.
  6. emilya

    emilya Future Dispensary Owner

    Still a pretty incomplete list, but getting better. Here is the one I just bought, and I will provide a review on my upcoming grow journals.
    VANDER Hydro 1500W LED Grow Light Kits Full Spectrum IR for INdoor plant Medical
    $89 with free shipping
    Plants grow faster and flower bigger: Enhanced spectral output covering full PAR (400-730nm) promotes photosynthesis for Growth & Bloomming,
    High Efficiency Powerful 10Watt BridgeLux/ Epistar LEDs, Low Energy Consumption
    Powerful Cooling fan system inside, Cool and Quieter
    Revolutionary Heat Aluminium PCB, Run 80% cooler than high intensity discharge (HID) lights
    1pcs Strong Hanging Kits are available for Easy Installation
    All LEDs with a Zener to ensure One LED Goes Out the Rest Continue to Operate
    3years Long Life Span, Energy Saving and Environmental Protection


    LEDs Watt:1500W

    LED Chip: 182pcs main LEDs , 2pcs UVA LEDs, 8pcs assisted LEDs
    LEDs Beam Angle: 120 degree

    Main LED Chip Spectrum: 410nm-800nm full spectrum
    Main LED Chip Peak Wavelength: 450nm and 660nm

    UVA LEDs Spectrum: 380nm-405nm

    Assisted LED Chip Spectrum: 500nm-700nm

    Assisted LED Chip Peak Wavelength: 550nm

    Power Consumption:2A120VAC/1A240VAC

    Input power: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz

    Power Factor: >0.9

    Light total photon flux: 320 μmol/S

    Light PPF(efficiency): 1.60μmol/J

    Light Spectrum: 380nm~800nm full spectrum including 450nm/660nm/730nm

    Light Blue-Purple/Orange-Red Rate : 1:6

    Light Best For: flowering and fruiting plants during growth and flower stage

    Light Mounting Height: 5-12in above canopy

    Light PPFD (μmol/ m²/s ) (stage: h=mounting height A=canopy coverage ):

    320 μmol/m²/s (Vegetative: h=16in A=4X3.8ft)

    500 μmol /m²/s (Flower: h=13in A=2.2X2ft)

    Light Operating Temperature: -20℃ t0 40 ℃

    Light Operation place: indoor

    Light Heat dissipation method: active fan cooling

    LED chip soldering pad temperature: 72℃ (at room temperature 28℃)

    Fan bearing: double ball

    Power Driver: aluminum housing and Thermal sealant

    Warranty: 2 Years

    Light Net Weight: 3kg , 9lbs

    Light Dimension: mm-350(L)x210(W)x60(H)

    in -13.78(L)x8.27(W)x2.36(H)

    Package Included:
    1 x "GrowBloom Champion"1500W LED Grow light Panel
    1 x Free Hanging Kit
    1 x Free Power Cord
    1 x User Manual

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