More and more people around the globe are taking up indoor growing as a hobby for recreational purposes. If you’re planning to grow plants indoors, you’re going to need highly efficient, low-energy cost LED Grow lights to maximize your yield.
Here are the 5 best LED grow lights that will improve your yield currently out in the market.
The Spider Farmer LED Grow Light
This LED Grow light uses the renowned efficiency of the Samsung LM301B LEDs, which are one of the best LEDs the market has to offer. Powered by a dimmable Meanwell driver, the Spider Farmer LED grow light is quite huge, containing 1,212 LEDs evenly spaced around. Its rubber coating will help reduce the risks of water damage. The Spider Farmer SF’s true power draw is around 456 watts, and its light coverage is 4x4ft area.
The Spider Farmer SF 4000 LED Grow Light covers a wide spectrum of PAR. It has an aluminum board that will stay cool without needing fans, which will help with saving power. It is one of the best, energy-efficient LED grow lights for the entire growing cycle from veg to flower. With all its great features, it is still on the cheaper side of LED grow lights in the market, which is a big plus.
The Viparspectra Reflector Series
The Viparspectra Reflector Series is another cheap grow light that offers excellent value and performance for farmers with a tight budget. Its power draw is around 260 watts and contains 120pcs 5-watt Bridgelux/Epileds LEDs, providing optimal light spectrum for both the veg and flowering stages. The Viparspectra Reflector features aluminum heat sinks and two low noise fans for its cooling system. If you’re looking for a cheap grow light that still can offer great results, the Viparspectra Reflector Series may be an ideal option for you.
The Gavita Pro 1700E
One of the newest and expensive LED grow lights out in the market at the moment, the Gavita Pro 1700E is one powerful LED grow light. It operates at 645 watts with a rated output of 1700 µmol/s, this output is very high for an LED grow light. Not only is it a very strong grow light, but it’s one of the most efficient lights out there with a very impressive watt efficiency of 2.6 µmol/j.
It comes with eight passively cooled LED bars that can provide intense and consistent light coverage without the need of fans or other moving parts, which can help reduce the risk of failures compared to other LED grow light fixtures. The Gavita Pro 1700E is dimmable using the Gavita E-Series LED Adapter and Gavita EL Master Controller. As to easily control the lighting to ideal levels, these lights change throughout the growth process of various crops.
King Plus 1500W Double-Chips LED Grow Light
The King Plus 1500W Double-Chips LED Grow Light is one of the best LED grow lights that are under $200, great for those new farmers with a limited budget. The King Plus provides a full light spectrum output and has enough light to grow a 12 square foot sized grow room area.
Its true power draw is around 240 watts and is made with two 5W chips instead of one, making the King Plus brighter than most other grow lights in its category. It is made with durable and sturdy equipment, ensuring a long-lasting lifespan. The King Plus features a veg/bloom switch designed to provide ideal lighting for the different growth stages of your plants, thus increasing your yield. King Plus is easy to operate and is extremely energy cost-efficient with multiple energy-saving features. The King Plus also features upgraded aluminum radiators and multiple high-speed, no noise fans that help the light bulb cool down and operate at around 50 to 60 Fahrenheit. Lower temperatures can help increase lighting time and promote healthy plant growth while avoiding burning them.
The Amare SolarECLIPSE 500UVB
One of the most powerful indoor LED grow lights out there, the Amare SolarECLIPSE can literally replicate light as close as possible to the sun’s light. The Amare SolarECLIPSE features 6 high intensity and very powerful COB light-emitters paired with 60 supplementary diodes. This combination provides an extremely high PAR-output in the full light spectrum producing light that is around 95% of the sun’s color, which will help with healthy plant growth immensely.
It also features a UVB-bulb which provides UV-light that can increase the THC-percentages in cannabis. The Amare SolarECLIPSE has a power draw of around 483 watts and comes with dual operating modes for Veg and Bloom stages of the growth process. This will give you a lot of flexibility with adjusting light levels while eliminating the hassle of switching out light bulbs.
There are numerous options for LED grow lights out in the market, but if you’re a newbie indoor grower or an experienced one looking to upgrade, or whether you’re on a tight budget or have the cash to sink, this list should point you in the right direction.