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Top 5 Best LED Grow Light For 4X4 Grow Tents (2022)

Marijuana can be grown in several different ways based on the interest and the comfort of the grower. You can grow it outdoors, as it has always been grown for thousands of years – or you can choose to grow it indoors, which is the latest direction towards which the trend has been shifting. Nonetheless, the end product is pretty much the same in both the cases. Growers, however, have been shifting towards growing their weed indoor at quite an increasing pace because when you grow your weed indoors, you get to control several factors which you just can’t while growing it outdoors – the most important of them all being lighting. In this article, we take a detailed look at the best LED Grow lights for 4×4 grow tents in 2022.

4×4 grow tents are among the most popular and preferred size of grow tents for small-scale growers as they are neither too large nor too small and can easily fit in the room. They also have a lot of space inside it which makes sure that plants get adequate ‘social distancing’ as well as there’s sufficient space to hang equipment, etc. These grow tents require an artificial source of lighting which can replace the sun. This is where these LED grow lights fit into the picture.

As we proceed with this article, we shall be taking a closer and detailed look at what LED grow lights are, why they are needed – and why are they considered the best kind of lighting available for growing marijuana indoors at the moment. We shall also be providing a detailed and in-depth review of the 5 best LED grow lights for 4×4 grow tents in 2022. These are reviews which cover all the aspects of the grow light that you need to know and provide you with detailed pros and cons about these lights. The thing with LED lights is that there are just too many brands in the markets and you might get confused as to which are the best ones that you should be buying. Hence, in this article, we shall help you clear up that confusion by reviewing all the top names in the markets. 

What are Grow Lights? Why Do Plants Need Them?

When you grow a marijuana plant outdoors, you do not need to provide it any special treatment (especially when it grows in nature unmonitored). However, based on years of research we know that plants need a specific kind of light, a specific kind of soil and a specific kind of temperature, humidity, nutrition, etc. to grow properly. While marijuana plants grow outdoors, they grow in uncontrolled situations. An excess of rain or snow might damage the plants. The lack of light might also be counterproductive. Hence, grow lights are used when growing weed indoors so that you can provide your plants with the best and ideal lighting conditions. 

For those wondering what these ideal conditions are, when you are using a full-spectrum LED grow light to grow weed in a grow tent, you are providing the plant with lighting similar to the natural light of the sun in terms of the wavelengths of different lights. Moreover, with grow lights, you also make sure that you can provide lighting for extended (or reduced) hours based on the needs of the plants. You can increase and decrease the warmth, intensity and even the total lighting hours which is not possible when the plant is growing out in nature.  

Types of Grow Lights

There are a number of different kinds of grow lights such as fluorescent lights, high-intensity discharge lights (which include metal halides and high-pressure sodium lamps), etc. Not all of these grow lights offer you a complete spectrum and in both these cases, you need to change bulbs from time to time to switch between the warm and the cool spectrum of lighting. Metal Halides offer the cool blue shade while the HPS lamps offer a warm/red shade. On the other hand with fluorescent lighting, you will need to change between the cool daylight bulbs and warm white bulbs which offer different spectrums of lighting. 

Why Should You Use LED Grow Lights?

That knowledge of spectrum now brings us to LED grow lights. LED lights are the latest and the most popular form of lighting these days as you can use one panel of light which provides both kinds of lights. Moreover, it consumes far lesser electricity in comparison to the older forms of lighting. LED lights also tend to last for much longer and are easier to dispose of as they do not carry any chemicals in them! These grow lights are also easy to operate and beginner-friendly as there’s no such things like ballasts or changing of bulbs involved in LED lighting. 

5 Best LED Grow Lights for 4×4 Grow Tents (2022) For Growing Marijuana Indoors

1. VIVOSUN 2020 Latest VS1000 LED Grow Light with Samsung LM301H Diodes

  • Coverage: 4×4 during vegetative growth, 3×3 during flowering
  • Power Draw: 100W
  • Warranty: 3 years

Vivosun is, without the shadow of a doubt, the most popular brand when it comes to buying LED grow lights. Millions of lights have been manufactured and sold all over the world by the company and marijuana growers can vouch for their credibility. The company makes not only grow lights but other growing accessories as well. This particular grow light from Vivosun is among their latest offerings as it has been launched in early 2020. This one uses high quality LEDs manufactured by Samsung and is essentially very silent grow light as well – as there are no fans on it which cause the noise.

The VS1000 LED grow light also supports dimmable lighting – which is another major plus point for growers. Earlier, these grow lights with dimmers used to be quite expensive but the costs have been coming down of late. You also get a full-spectrum lighting here, which is as close to the natural light of the sun that you can recreate in an indoors environment as possible. The ambient heat that emits from this grow light is also very less and you are not at a risk of damaging your plants. The light offers you with a three-year warranty period and you also get grow glasses along with it which you can wear while using the light so that your eyes remain protected. All in all one of the best grow lights for 4×4 grow tents. 

Pros

Pros
  • Very bright, helps your plants grow faster
  • Consumes about 100W of power from the power socket
  • Supports dimming of lights
  • Three-year warranty period
  • Noiseless functioning

Cons

Cons
  • Core coverage is 3×3 ft (though total coverage is 4×4 ft).

2. MAXSISUN 2020 Latest QB Style PB 4000 LED Grow Light

  • Coverage: 5×5 during vegetative growth, 4×4 during flowering
  • Power Draw: 400W
  • Warranty: 3 years

Maxisun is another prominent player when it comes to the world of grow lights and growing marijuana indoors. The company has been making good quality affordable offerings for growers for quite some time now and this is a great product for buyers who are looking forward to getting hold of the best grow light for 4×4 grow tents. This is the PB4000 LED grow light, which is essentially a quantum-board LED grow light. This grow light from Maxisun has been designed specifically keeping 4×4 grow tents in mind and is big enough to cover a flowering of 4×4 space and vegetation of 5×5 space.

Given that there are no fans on the body of this grow light, it ensures that it gives you a noise-free operation. However you don’t need to worry about heating up of the grow light as the aluminum sinks present in the body of the light ensure that no such thing happens. There’s a 5mm heat sink which is good enough to let all heat dissipate. You get a full lighting spectrum on this grow light as well which ensures your plants are getting near-natural sunlight and for however long you want them to! It draws only about 400W from the power socket while delivering a really great performance. Lastly, there’s also a 3-year warranty that you get with this grow light.

Pros

Pros
  • Covers the entire grow tent
  • Draws 400W of power
  • Silent noise-free operation 
  • 3-year warranty
  • Full-spectrum lighting

Cons

Cons
  • Tends to heat up a little despite the 5mm heat sink

3. Phlizon 2020 Newest 1000W Plant LED Grow Light

  • Coverage: 2x4ft
  • Power Draw: 100W
  • Warranty: 3 years

Phlizon is another of those names that you might not hear so often in the common discourse, but continues to be a major player when it comes to the world of LED grow lights. When you are looking forward to buying the best LED grow light for 4×4 grow tents in 2022, the Phlizon 1000W LED grow light should be one of your top considerations. One of the best things about this grow light is that it is a dimmable light – meaning it will allow you to control the intensity of the lighting. It is also a full-spectrum LED light, where you will get lighting conditions equivalent to the natural sunlight.

This light also makes use of high quality LM301B diodes from Samsung, which are long-lasting and emit high-quality lighting. There are no fans in this grow light, which is great for those who want a noise-proof experience. However, despite that you need not worry about the heat that comes from this light as that is taken care of by heat sinks which ensure that the heat is dissipated well. This is also a very energy-efficient grow light – which consumes about 100W from the power socket. However, the coverage is 2 x 4 ft, which means you might need a little extra lighting (or multiple of these grow lights to cover the entire 4×4 grow tent). There’s a 3-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee on this grow light. 

Pros

Pros
  • Full-spectrum lighting
  • Bright lights, help the plants grow big and yield more
  • LM301B LEDs from Samsung are used on the grow light
  • Noise-free operation
  • Does not emit a lot of heat

Cons

Cons
  • Does not cover the entire 4×4 grow tent, you need an additional light with it.

4. VIVOSUN 600W Led Grow Light Full Spectrum

  • Coverage: 4×4 maximum coverage, 3×3 core coverage
  • Power Draw: 240W
  • Warranty: 3 years

Vivosun makes its second appearance on our list of the best LED grow lights for 4×4 grow tents in 2022. The company has been making such good products that we could dedicate a whole list to just Vivosun products but we are limiting ourselves to just two of their grow lights on this list. While the previous one was a slimmer, trimmer and lightweight grow light – this is a classic and bulkier product from Vivosun. You get a 600W output here but the actual power consumption that is drawn from the socket is only about 240 Watts. 

Moreover, this grow light supports daisy chaining – and you can plug four such grow lights on to each other with only one of them connected to the main power socket. This is one of the best grow lights for 4×4 grow tents as you get a core coverage of 3x3ft here but the maximum coverage (that you can get during the vegetative growth stage) is 4x4ft. There are two fans built inside this grow light which ensure that it remains cool at all times. There are 120 LEDs in this grow light, each of them emitting a 5W output. There are separate switches for BLOOM and VEG mode on this full-spectrum LED grow light. The light also offers a three-year warranty period which is great for growers.

Pros

Pros
  • Supports daisy chaining
  • Comes with separate VEG and BLOOM switches
  • Consumes less than half the power of the output it provides
  • Comes with dual fans that ensure proper heat dissipation
  • 3-year warranty period

Cons

Cons
  • 3×3 Core Coverage might be a little small for 4×4 tents.

5. Advanced Platinum Series P600 600w 12-band LED Grow Light

  • Coverage: Maximum coverage of 6 x 3.75 feet, Core coverage of 5 x 2.5ft
  • Power Draw: 184w Veg / 368w Bloom.
  • Warranty: 5-year warranty

Last but not the least, we’ve finally come to the most elite and premium names in the world of LED grow lights. One of the really good options when you are looking forward to buying the best LED grow light for 4×4 grow tents. PlatinumLED has been known for their high-quality lighting equipment, which is also priced at a higher point but delivers significantly better than almost any other competing grow light! First off, this is an all-American brand and has been made in the US. It also offers a longer, 5-year warranty period. The light also has a really long lifespan of 100,000 hours. 

The grow light covers areas of 6×3.75ft really well – but the core coverage is a little smaller at about 5×2.5ft – but you can utilize it to its full extent on a 4×4 grow tent. This is a 600W LED grow light which offers a full-spectrum lighting experience. The grow light offers the growers with VEG and BLOOM switches and is much more durable and reliant compared to other grow lights in the markets! 

Pros

Pros
  • Very bright, helps plants grow big and produce more weed
  • Lasts for 100,000 hours
  • Offers a 5-year warranty
  • Made in America
  • Durable
  • Separate Veg and Bloom switches

Cons

Cons
  • Expensive
  • Might be about 1 ft shorter than required for growers

Pros and Cons of Using LED Grow Lights 

Now that you know which are the five best LED grow lights for 4×4 grow tents that you can buy off the markets right now, here’s a look at the pros and cons of LED lights in general. This will help you get a clearer idea about what LED lights are and what their benefits and disadvantages are:

Pros

Pros
  • LED lights are much cheaper to operate in comparison to older forms of lighting
  • LED grow lights tend to last for much longer 
  • These lights offer a full-spectrum and you do not need to change the bulb
  • LED lights can function even if some portions of the board stops functioning
  • These kinds of light do not heat up as quickly as older types of lighting

Cons

Cons
  • LED grow lights tend to be more expensive than regular grow lights
  • There are way too many sellers and you need to go through guides and reviews before deciding on a final option.

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Buyer’s Guide to LED Grow Lights: How to Choose the Best Lights for Your 4×4 Grow Tent?

There are a number of different factors that you need to keep in mind when you are looking forward to buying an LED grow light for your marijuana plant. First off, you need to know if the light you are buying will be providing you with sufficient coverage as to cover the 4×4 grow tent properly. In addition to that, you need to know exactly how much area does it cover during the vegetative phase and how much does it cover during the flowering phase when the light is lowered. Always make sure the flowering area is sufficient to cover your tent before you finalize on the light. 

Post the coverage, you need to check for power consumption which is another important factor for growers. The wattage written on the product’s name is usually the output that you get and not the power draw (which is generally lesser). Hence, always check the product details for the exact power draw, which will tell you about the amount of power that is being drawn from the wall socket. In addition to that, do check the durability of the product – as well as the total lifespan. Most good LED grow lights will last anywhere 75,000 to 100,000 hours! 

Lastly, also check if the company that is making it has service centers in your country. Most major players are based in China (or other nearby Asian regions) and have warehouses and service centers in US, UK, Australia, EU, etc. Do check the warranty period that they are offering (a minimum of three years is recommended) as well. Lastly, the price and your budget should also be kept in mind before you make a final purchase.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About LED Grow Lights

There are many questions that we get asked repeatedly. We’ve compiled some of them here so that in case you too might be having a similar doubt, it will help you clear it up!

1. How much do these grow lights cost?

Every grow light costs a different amount and while some are as cheap as $60 to $75, there are other more expensive ones which come with better quality parts and longer warranties which might cost you three to four times more than these cheap lights. On an average, however, $150-$250 should be the range you should eye for. 

2. Instead of using one big light can I use multiple small grow lights for my 4×4 grow tent?

Yes, that can be done too. Many growers do that instead of using one grow light but most growers prefer using one grow light since it offers a more uniform lighting experience. 

3. Is there any harm in buying a grow light which covers greater than a 4×4 area for my 4×4 grow tent?

Absolutely no problem in doing that! That can be useful for you if you ever decide to upgrade your lighting setup or your tent size. 

4. Is it legal to use these lights to grow weed? 

That honestly depends upon your local laws and regulations. Growing weed for recreational or medicinal purposes might be legal in some areas while others might have some restrictions. Even the areas which permit you to grow your own weed are likely to have a fixed number of plants that you are allowed to grow so make sure you’re well versed with these legal issues before you start your own growing operations!

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Conclusion

There are literally thousands of options on Amazon when it comes buying LED grow lights. There are a number of brands – some known, some unknown which make these kind of lighting solutions. However, not every brand can be trusted and not every product is what it claims to be. Hence, we have curated this list of the five best options that you have when it comes to buying the best LED grow light for 4×4 grow tents for growing marijuana in 2022. If there are still any questions that you may have or anything other than this that you want to know, do drop us an email or let us know in the comments section and we shall get back to you as soon as we can!

Till then….

…Happy Growing! 🙂

Meizhi 600W Reflector LED Grow Light

Meizhi 600W Reflector LED Grow Light Review (2022): Guide & FAQs

When it comes to buying grow lights for growing indoor plants, most people tend to go straight for the top brands in the markets. These are the likes of PlatinumLED, Bloomspect, Viparspectra, etc. However, there are hundreds of other brands which offer a low-cost solution to your lighting needs but you might not really have heard of them. One such brand which is making its way rising from obscurity into mainstream use is that of Meizhi. In this article, we shall be taking a closer and detailed look at the Meizhi 600W Reflector LED grow light and examining if it is indeed the right choice for you.

Over the course of this article, we shall be taking a closer look at this specific grow light – but also at grow lights in general. For every grower, it is very important to know what grow lights are and what is the exact function that they serve. Growers also need to know things that they should look for before they buy a grow light. In addition to that, there will be a detailed grow light review for the Meizhi 600W LED grow light where we shall peel the layers and discuss in detail the pros and cons of this grow light, as well as answer some frequently asked questions about it before we conclude.

Before we come to this specific grow light, let us just look at grow lights in general:

What are Grow Lights? Why Do Plants Need Them?

Under normal circumstances when a marijuana plant is growing outdoors, it grows with the help of sunlight. This light that comes from the sun helps the plants with the crucial process of photosynthesis, which basically helps them convert light into energy and helps break down various compounds inside their body which are then provided as ‘food’ to different parts of the plant, helping it grow bigger and stronger and produce more yields. Sunlight also helps produce chlorophyll and has a number of other benefits. The thing is, when you grow your plants indoors – there’s no natural sunlight. Hence, you need to recreate it.

A grow light provides not just the right kind of lighting, it also provides the right technical specifications of lighting too. Any light won’t do – it needs to be of the right wavelength at the right phase of growth. During the vegetative phase of growth plants require blue lighting and a cooler spectrum of the lighting. During the bloom phase, plants require a warmer red spectrum of light which helps boost the flowering activity.

Using grow lights, you can recreate sunlight inside a grow tent. For the best possible results, you need an LED grow light which offers a full-spectrum lighting solution. Inside a grow tent, the walls are all lined with reflective mylar layers – which then help reflect the grow light’s light on to the plant from all angles.

What are LED Grow Lights?

LED Grow lights are considered the best form of lighting. There are other types such as fluorescent lights, High-Pressure Sodium lighting, Metal Halides, and even regular light bulbs that you use in your room which offer lighting of different intensities at different wavelengths but the most optimum kind of lighting comes from LED grow lights. This is because LED lights help ensure that not only are your plants getting the right kind of light from the right distance at the right time, but they also help ensure that the operating costs are low. 

LED grow lights tend to consume much lesser power when compared to regular grow lights. They also emit a lot lesser heat. Together, both of these things make them an ideal candidate for replacing old fashioned lighting. Furthermore, another huge benefit of using these lights such as the Meizhi 600W Reflector LED grow light is that they are full-spectrum offerings and you do not have to change your light from time to time when the plant moves from vegetative phase to the flowering phase. 

Meizhi 600W Reflector LED Grow Light Review

Our review of this grow light from Meizhi will be broken up into various sections where we shall be discussing different aspects of this grow light in detail followed by a final review of the product and who is it meant for, followed by the pros and cons of this grow light.

1. Design and Durability

When you take a first look at this grow light from Meizhi, you’ll see that it is not the most attractive looking items in the market. It is one big panel divided into four smaller sub sections with a thick blue separator in between. Each of these smaller section has 30 LEDs in them, a total of 120 in the entire panel – each having an output of 5W resulting in the overall 600W output of this grow light. In terms of the physical dimensions, it measures 14.96 x 12.6 x 2.8 inches and weighs in at about 9.2 pounds. 

It is quite a thick device with a dark blue frame all around it. On all four sides you would notice that there are heat vents created so that heat can exit. On the back panel of the Meizhi 600W Reflector LED grow light, there’s the on/off switch for the VEG and BLOOM lighting modes, along with two fan outlets. Talking of the design of this grow light, one thing that stands out about it is that it supports daisy chaining, which is a great feature to have. More about it in the power section of our review. Compared to most other grow lights which are usually black or white in color, the blue body of this grow light is rather refreshing and pleasing to look at. Durability wise, too, it is a decent device and can sustain the occasional scratch or bump.

2. Spectrum and Lighting Details

Meizhi’s 600W LED grow light offers you an output of 600 Watts thanks to 120 LED lights operating at 5 watts each – giving you a final output of 600W. This is a full-spectrum LED grow light and it comes with separate switches for the vegetative and flowering lighting modes which is quite an advantage. Many grow lights tend to come with a single switch but this makes it more customizable for the phase of growth you’re in. 

This grow light has the LEDs angled in at 120 degrees which makes sure that the light covers a larger area. It also helps that there’s a reflector panel that magnifies the intensity of the light. Some people tend to be quite cautious before using a reflector panel but this one is totally safe to use and is fireproof as well. The Meizhi 600W Reflector LED grow light also features the LEDs placed with the help of a Epoxy Molding Compound (EMC) Package Technique which is great for the plants as well as the light’s body. The grow light functions at the following spectral lengths –  450~475nm 620~630nm, 650~660nm, and white.

3. Brand Value and Credibility

Now we come to something that is a little shaky territory for this grow light. While up until now we’ve seen that the durability, design and lighting are all pretty great, the brand isn’t really a major and well-known force in the markets. The company does not have a dedicated website of its own, and neither is it active on social media as their last Facebook post is from the first quarter of 2018. This adds instant doubts to the minds of the buyers. Thankfully, the company is quite active over email support and replies to your queries in a reasonable amount of time. These lights are manufactured in China and there’s always that doubt that people have when it comes to buying products from the country, especially over the past few months. The company has clarified that while their products are made in China, they are stored in warehouses in America and can reach the buyers rather quickly and in time. 

4. Coverage Offered

When the Meizhi 600W LED grow light is hung in at 18”, it ideally fits a coverage of 3ft x 3ft. Considering that you will raise it a little during other stages of growth, it should cover somewhere between 3.5 ft x 3.5ft at the most. This makes it ideal for those growers who are growing their weed on a small scale or for personal consumption. It also makes it ideal for those growers who are looking forward to buying a backup grow light for temporary usage. Using multiple of these Meizhi grow lights can also be a good idea which can help cover you upto 6x6ft with ease. 

5. Power Performance

Coming to the power performance, the grow light gives you a 600W output, but that does not mean that it also draws 600W from your wall socket. This light actually consumes only about  277W±10% and offers more than twice the output. This makes it very economical of a choice which can effectively replace an older HPS or MH light bulb. Talking about the power performance of this grow light, let us also talk about daisy chaining. 

Normally, you have to plug each grow light onto a wall socket. However, with the help of daisy chaining, you can basically plug each grow light on to the other instead of plugging each to the wall socket individually. This makes it very easy to operate these lights. As an ideal setup, never link more than three lights together to maintain safety.

6. Cooling

Cooling is an important part of all grow lights. Whenever electricity is converted into light, heat is let off. While in case of LED lights that heat is significantly lesser than other forms of grow lights, it is still there and it needs to be dissipated off. The cooling mechanism on this grow light basically consists of two fans located on the back, where one fan each has been associated with VEG and BLOOM switches. When your VEG lights are on, only one fan operates. If you turn VEG off and turn BLOOM on, the other fan will operate. If both your switches are turned on then both the fans would run. There are also a number of heat sinks on all sides that would help the heat escape.

7. Warranty, Cost, and Delivery

There’s a 3-year local warranty for all customers, along with a 30-day return period which ensures that people are protected for at least the duration of three years. The lifespan of this grow light is usually somewhere between 50,000 to 100,000 hours which makes it a great product for buyers who want to use it for a long run. The cost is usually around the $150 mark (may fluctuate based on the discounts and the delivery charges). Another great thing about it is that to make sure that nobody knows that you have ordered a grow light, the Meizhi 600W Reflector LED grow light ships in a discreet plain brown package. 

Pros and Cons of Meizhi 600W Reflector LED Grow Light

Here are some pros and cons of this grow light that we found during our review of the product.

Pros

Pros
  • Perfect for growers who want to grow a small setup of plants
  • Reflector design and angled LEDs maximize coverage
  • Intelligent heat dissipation with fans and lights connected
  • Separate VEG and BLOOM switches, support for daisy chaining
  • Good PAR Values
  • 3 year warranty period

Cons

Cons
  • Not suitable for large-scale growers
  • Fans can be quite noisy
  • Reflector design can risk overheating

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Final Rating of the Meizhi 600W Reflector LED Grow Light Review

We would rate this grow light about 4 out of 5 stars. The rating would have been a notch higher had the brand’s credibility been slightly better. Their hush-hush nature of operations and their lack of presence doesn’t really infuse a lot of trust in the buyers and this is one of the biggest disadvantages that it faces. That kept aside, this is a great grow light which delivers way above what you’d expect of it. In classic cliche, this grow light ‘packs in quite the power and punches way above its weight.’ While this is a great option for those growers who would like to use it for the purpose of a backup light, if you are a small-scale grower and would like to use it as your main light, we’d certainly back you up on that. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Meizhi 600W LED Grow Light

Following our Meizhi 600W Reflector LED grow light review, we have also prepared this bank of questions and answers that many people often wonder about. We strongly recommend that you go through these to get an even better understanding of the product that you might be planning to buy. Some of these are generic grow light answers while others are specific to this light. Do take a look:

1. What is the difference between VEG and BLOOM lighting?

Since this is a full-spectrum LED grow light, you get a VEG and BLOOM lighting option. The VEG light can be turned on with a switch during the vegetative phase of your plants. This is the cooler blue spectrum of sunlight which ensures that your plants get a good growth during the early stages. As your plants mature, they need warmer sunlight – which is the red spectrum and found in the BLOOM mode. You will be required to turn on the BLOOM lighting when your plants enter the flowering phase. 

2. What is the warranty on this grow light?

This grow light gives you a three-year warranty. In addition to that, there’s also a 30-day return promise. If you do not like this grow light within 30 days of your use, you can simply return it no questions asked!

3. What is the cost of this grow light?

Usually, the Meizhi 600W Reflector LED grow light costs around $150. 

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Conclusion

We hope that by this point in the article you have found out all the details that you wished to know about this little-known brand. The products made by Meizhi are really great, especially when compared to the low price point that they come in at. If there are still any more questions that you may have about it, do let us know in the comments below or drop us an email and we shall get back to you! Till then…

…Happy Growing! 🙂

Best LED Grow Lights for Vegetative Growth

Top 7 Best Light for Vegetative Growth 2022 – Reviews & Guide

When a marijuana plant grows wild in the nature, it survives because everything that it needs for basic growth is right there. The sunlight, air, rain/groundwater is all that it needs along with the natural cycle of the sun and the changing environment. However, when it comes to professionally growing the marijuana plant indoors, growers need to take care of a lot of things and setting the right kind of lighting is perhaps the most important of all that. The right kind of lighting can be set using the best LED grow lights. Over the course of this article, we shall focus on the top 7 best LED grow lights for vegetative growth which will help your plant get greener and leafier and make sure it is getting optimum levels of growth.

Here, we shall first take a closer look at what an LED grow light is and why is it so useful for the growth of the plants. Followed by this, we shall be taking a closer look at what the vegetative phase of growth is. Then, we shall look at the 4 best LED grow lights for vegetative growth in detail, along with the pros and cons of each of them. Post that, we take a quick look at a buyer’s guide where you will know what to look for in a grow light before you buy it. Lastly, before we conclude, we look at some frequently asked questions about LED grow lights. Let us now begin by addressing some basic questions first:

What is an LED grow light and why is it useful?

There are a number of different kinds of grow lights but all of them serve the same purpose. They ensure that the plant that you are growing indoors gets enough lighting in the absence of sunlight. These grow lights have lights of different wavelengths which make sure they recreate the natural sunlight inside a controlled environment. Unlike the natural cycle of the sun, however, you can control exactly how much light you are giving to the plants and for how long. This helps the growers create what they call an ‘optimal’ plant which offers high volumes of yield in the end.  

There are a number of different types of grow lights but LED grow lights are usually considered to be the best option for growers. Other types of grow lights include High-Pressure Sodium grow lights, metal halides, CFL grow lights, etc. However, LED grow lights are better because of many reasons – first off, they are long-lasting and can last you for close to 100,000 hours or even more. Another great thing about these lights is that they are totally non-toxic and do not carry any chemicals inside them, making them safer to operate and easier to dispose off. Then there’s the biggest benefit of it all – LED grow lights have a much cheaper operating cost when you compare it with other traditional grow lights. 

It is because of all these reasons put together that LED grow lights are considered to be the best and the most useful of them all, especially when you get hold of a full-spectrum LED grow light which helps you grow your plants through both, the vegetative as well as the flowering stage. While our article is on the best LED grow lights for vegetative growth, we shall only be considering the full-spectrum grow lights so that you don’t need to buy another grow light for the bloom phase later on. . 

Understanding the Vegetative Phase of Growth

The vegetative stage of the growth is the fourth stage in the marijuana plant’s seven-stage growth cycle. It comes after the seed, germination and seedling stage and is followed by the pre-flowering, flowering and harvest stages. This is the stage of the growth where the seedling becomes to mature into actually becoming a proper plant and a large number of branches and leaves start to appear. Here, the plant gets sturdier as the stem gets thicker and the height of the plant gets a major boost from being a tiny seedling to quite a tall plant. This is the phase of growth where you would need to provide a lot of light to the plant to ensure that they are getting enough light for photosynthesis. This is quite important given that the green portions of the plants are still growing. A plant is fully matured by the next stage. In this stage, you need high humidity as well as the leaves can directly absorb the moisture from the environment instead of using the roots.

7 Best LED Grow Lights for Vegetative Growth

Now that you know what LED grow lights are and what the vegetative stage of growth is, here’s a look at the four best LED grow lights for vegetative growth of the marijuana plant. 

1. Bloomspect 600W LED Grow Light

We start off with a 600 watt LED grow light from Bloomspect, which is a company that has been making grow lights for quite some time now. This is a good solution for growers who want an inexpensive grow light for growing their marijuana plants. This is a 600W LED grow light which features 60 pieces of double chip LEDs of 10W each in a single panel. The panel measures 11.8″ x 7.9″ x2.6″ and weighs close to 6lbs. It offers a lifespan of about 50,000 hours on an average. 

When hung from 16”, this grow light offers a coverage of 2 x 2ft while it rises to 2.5ft x 2.5ft when it is increased to 20”. The PPFD rating is also quite high here. While it offers an output of about 600W, the actual power draw from the socket is close to 132W with a variation of about +/- 3%. A full-spectrum LED grow light, this doesn’t have seperate switches for the VEG and BLOOM modes, meaning it is good for both the stages with the kind of light it provides. It offers a mix of reds and blues – and is perfect for beginners so that they do not get confused during the different stages of growth. This is one of the best LED grow lights for vegetative growth of the marijuana plant. 

Those wondering about the heat management of this grow light, there’s a single fan on the back which ensures all the heat is dissipated properly. There are also small circular openings on the front panel from where the heat can escape without damaging the lights. There is a two year warranty on this LED grow light. There’s also a 30-day money-back guarantee from Amazon.

Pros

Pros
  • Full spectrum lighting – ensures plants grow well and get an almost-natural sunlight
  • Easy to use
  • Power efficient – doesn’t draw a lot of power from the socket
  • Inexpensive
  • Great for vegetative stage of growth

Cons

Cons
  • Does not feature separate VEG and BLOOM switches
  • No support for daisy chaining

2. Advanced Platinum P300 LED Grow Light

The best option for those growers who want to use a premium LED grow light and are willing to splurge a little for that. This is a 300W LED grow light which offers one of the best growing experiences you can find for your marijuana plants. The design of the grow light is quite elegant and the lighting it provides is superior compared to most other brands. And to add to everything else, this is a made-in-USA product. It comes with VEG and BLOOM switches and features 100 LEDs of 3W each. 

There are 12 different bands of light, when put together ensuring that this grow light is a full-spectrum solution for all your growing needs during the vegetative stage as well as the bloom stage. This is one of the best LED grow lights for vegetative growth of your plants, as well as their growth during the bloom phase. Another great thing about this grow light from PlatinumLED is that it gives you a large coverage of about 4.5 x 5 ft when hung from about 24” and when you move it to 18” it goes down to about 3.5 x 4 ft which is still pretty decent. 

When you use this grow light, it gives an output of 300W but it can easily replace a 400W HPS grow light while consuming only 93W during the vegetative phase of growth. It offers a very high PAR value of 1050 uMols at 18” and is one of the best performing and the most impressive names in the markets. This grow light comes with a large number of heat vents as well as two fans located on the back. What really makes it one of the best LED grow lights in the markets is the fact that it comes with a 5-year warranty as well! This might be a little pricey but it is totally worth it given what all you get back. 

Pros

Pros
  • Very impressive lighting and PAR score
  • Consumes very little power
  • Decent coverage for a 300W grow light
  • 12-band full spectrum grow light along with IR and UV lights
  • 5-year warranty period

Cons

Cons
  • Expensive
  • No dimmers, which you would expect at this price

3. Viparspectra 1200W LED Grow Light

Viparspectra is a name which has been around the industry almost since it became a trend to grow weed indoors. The company has over 10 years of experience in manufacturing grow lights and is one of the biggest and the most popular as well as credible names in the markets. This is a 1200W LED grow light from Viparspectra which is very bright as well as very effective when it comes to growing marijuana indoors. It measures 19.4×19.4×3 inches and carries a 20lbs weight. There are 240 LED lights in this grow light, each of 5W. These LED lights are divided into two sections in the panel. 

If you buy this grow light, you get a 12-band full spectrum lighting, along with VEG and BLOOM channels for simpler growth. All in all making it one of the best grow lights for vegetative growth of marijuana plants indoors. When you use this grow light to grow marijuana plants during their vegetative stage, you get a coverage of 4.5’ x 4.5’, while when you lower the lights during the flowering phase it reduces to 3.5’ x 3.5’. 

This grow light can replace a traditional/HPS grow light of 800W. The actual power consumption, surprisingly, is only 520W (with a small scope of variation). The PAR value here that you get is pretty good for a grow light of 1200W – you get 870 uMols at 18”. This grow light is a big device and it needs a lot of cooling features – there are four fans located on the back side which help make sure that all the heat is dissipated properly and is circulated out of the light’s body thanks to the openings directly in front of the fans as well as the vents on the sides. There’s a decent three-year warranty period on this grow light and it gives the growers a 30-day return period too. 

Pros

Pros
  • Separate VEG and BLOOM switches
  • 12-band full spectrum lighting
  • Very safe to use – a UL certified product
  • Decent PAR score too
  • Optimal for a 4×4 grow tent

Cons

Cons
  • Does not support daisy chaining
  • Power consumption could have been more fine-tuned

4. Bestva DC 2000W LED Grow Light

Last but not the least, this is the Bestva DC 2000W LED grow light, which is one of the best LED grow lights for vegetative growth of marijuana plants – it is also one of the brightest! At 2000W, this is as good as it gets for marijuana plants to ensure that they are getting maximum yield. This is also great for growers who need a larger area because the total coverage that you get here is close to 7.8 ft x 7.5 ft when hung from 24” and would go down by about 1-1.5 ft when lowered to 18”. 

This is a full-spectrum LED grow light which offers you VEG and BLOOM switches so that you can adjust the lighting based on which phase of growth you are at. You can also switch both of them on a the same time if you wish to. There are 200 dual-chip LEDs of 10W each in this grow light panel. It offers a 9-band spectrum with LEDs angled at 120 degrees for optimum growth. The PAR score here is also pretty decent, as you get about 1036 uMols at 18”. 

When you look at the power draw, while you get an output of 2000W, the actual input is only about 390W. This grow light can replace a 1400W HPS grow light. When you analyze these numbers, it is a no-brainer that this is a great device in terms of power efficiency. Given that this is a 2000W grow light, one would expect it to produce a lot of heat. Hence there are four fans on the back side which ensure that this heat does not damage the product and is hence dissipated properly via the fans and the heat vents. There’s a 3-year warranty as well as a 90-day money back guarantee on this grow light. 

Pros

Pros
  • One of the best LED grow lights for vegetative growth for those who are growing in tents between 6×6 to 8×8 feet in size
  • Extremely bright lights, help in increasing yields
  • Fans have a noiseless operation
  • Good warranty period

Cons

Cons
  • Lack of daisy chaining feature
  • High cost

How to Choose the Best LED grow lights for growing marijuana?

With the knowledge of the four best LED grow lights for growing marijuana now with you, you must also know some crucial factors that you must consider before you buy these grow lights. You need to consider the following things: 

  • Spectrum: You must get a grow light which offers a full-spectrum lighting. This means you are getting the reds as well as the blues. The red end of the spectrum is important for the growth of the plants in the flowering stages while the blue end is good for the growth and vegetative stages of the plant’s life cycle.
  • Coverage: You must know how wide the coverage of the grow light is – will it be enough to cover your grow tent? Make sure that the grow light(s) you are getting are enough to cover the entire grow tent but do not exceed it or are not less than the size of the tent otherwise it might not be optimal!
  • Power Consumption: You need to see how much power the grow light consumes off the power socket. Don’t go by the wattage reading that the light provides you. A 2000W grow light might consume only about 800 to 1300W of power. This is something you need to check to make sure you’re getting a device which is easy on the power consumption front.
  • Cooling: Cooling is pretty important for a grow light because lights emit a certain amount of heat. While LED grow lights heat up lesser compared to other grow lights, there’s still quite a bit of heat which might end up damaging either the plants or the equipment itself. Hence you need to make sure there’s enough cooling arrangements to dissipate the heat that the light generates.
  • Cost, Warranty: Last but not the least, cost matters too. Grow lights are one of the most expensive parts of the indoor growth setup and they cost you anywhere between $50 to $1000 depending on what kind of a grow light you’re getting. Invest smartly. Furthermore, most grow lights offer at least 2 years of warranty so make sure that’s the minimum you’re getting.

3 Bonus Best Grow Lights for Vegetative Growth in 2022

1. Hydroplanet T5 HO Fluorescent Grow Light

For those who are looking forward to buying a good fluorescent grow light for growing marijuana plants indoors, this is a good option for you. This grow light is particularly effective during the vegetative phase of the plant’s growth cycle and helps you grow plants which grow up to be quite stable and provide high yields. This grow light comes with aluminium reflectors attached to it. It comes with plug and play ballasts which makes it easier to operate them compared to traditional form of lighting where ballasts tend to be rather complex.

This is one of the best grow lights for vegetative growth as it carries 8 bulbs of 6500K each. Each bulb on this grow light produces about 5000 lumens of light, providing a total of 40,000 lumens. The bulbs being of 6500K provide lots of blue lights for your plants which is of particular importance during the stages of vegetative growth. Another great thing about this grow light is that it also supports daisy chaining feature which means you can plug other grow lights on to this and create a chain of interconnected grow lights sharing power rather than plugging each individually to power outlets. The package of this grow light also comes with a hanger for hanging the lights. 

Mounting and installing this grow light from Hydroplanet is a simple process and anyone with basic skills can do it with ease. There’s a two-year warranty on the product – and the grow light itself is pretty durable and can survive quite a few scratches and bumps with ease. All in all, a very bright and a durable product that will help growers get better vegetative growth and leafy plants.

Pros

Pros
  • Super durable
  • Very bright, 40,000 lumens
  • Excellent blue lighting – growers can get very leafy vegetative growth
  • 2-year warranty period

Cons

Cons
  • Heats up quite a bit

2. Mars Hydro TS Full Spectrum LED Grow Light

Mars Hydro is a popular name among the growers community and this is an LED grow light from the company. Here, the growers get a large panel of LED lights which is perfect for growers who want to grow marijuana indoors and in a small-scale setup (2.5 x 2.5 ft or 3 x 3 ft). This is a 1000W LED grow light where you have 342 LED lights functioning together to provide the best lighting solution possible for a good vegetative growth of the marijuana plants. The spectrum of the lights here ranges 660-665nm Red IR/3200-4200Knm/5200-6800Knm and is simply perfect for indoor growth as it gives a near-natural effect to the plants. 

Another great thing about this grow light here is that it offers the growers with a fanless cooling system which makes sure that the heat gets dissipated but there’s no noise that is usually associated with a fan. The best part here is that while you get a massive 1000W output, it only consumes about 150W of energy from the power socket when used under ideal settings. There’s reflective material around and below the bulbs which help ensure that the intensity of the light is magnified. This Mars Hydro grow light is good for both the stages but in particular the vegetative stage. 

Mars Hydro is a trusted brand and has been known for making high quality LED grow lights in the past and this is yet another good product from them. What also stands out about this grow light is that while it is quite large it is not that heavy and you can easily hang it in your tent without worrying about the weight. One of the best grow lights for vegetative growth in 2020, even the heat production here is minimal and your plants are at no risk of heat-related damage.. 

Pros

Pros
  • Offers high lighting output at a low energy input
  • Large yet lightweight
  • Full spectrum lighting great for vegetative phase but ideal for bloom too

Cons

Cons
  • Some users have had packaging and shipping related issues with this grow light from Mars Hydro

3. Hydrofarm AgroBrite T5 Grow Light System

The third name on our list comes from Hydrofarm, and is a decent lighting system which offers really bright lights! And by really bright, we mean that the lumen output that you get here is up to 60,000 lumens, making it the brightest on our list. This is a large product particularly great for those growers who want to buy the best grow light for vegetative growth in 2022. Your marijuana plants are going to love this light because of how bright it is! Plants, especially in early stages and vegetative growth need a lot of light compared to their later stages. Hence, this is a great choice for indoor growers.

There are 12 bulbs in this grow light from Hydrofarm and each of these bulbs has the power of 5000 lumens, giving a grand total of a mighty 60,000 lumens of light. This is an ideal setup for those growers who want to grow four to five plants under it. The color temperature that you get here is 6400K, meaning it is very blue – and blue light is great for the vegetative growth of the plants! Oh and if this wasn’t big enough for you, the grow light also has provisions for daisy chaining other lights on to it for an even brighter effect! 

Mounting and installing this grow light is pretty easy and quite breezy because all you’ve got to do here is to just plug and play it. There are no special ballasts which are needed for this and you can keep this light overhead on the plant, sideways or however you please like. There are multiple power switches on this grow light which will let you choose how many out of the 12 bulbs do you want to light up – this is one of the best features of the grow light which allow you to set up a custom lighting setup and save on some energy as well. 

Pros

Pros
  • Covers a large area
  • Supports daisy chaining
  • Very bright – great for vegetative growth
  • Allows you to switch off certain bulbs manually

Cons

Cons
  • Heats up frequently
  • Reflective system not so good

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Grow Lights for Vegetative Growth

Here are some frequently asked questions about grow lights for vegetative growth which we have tried to answer to the best of our capabilities:

1. How much light do plants need in the vegetative stage?

The vegetative stage is a stage in the growth of the plant where it needs a LOT of light. Exactly how much should the photoperiod be? You can start off by giving as much as 20 to 22 hours of light for a few days then eventually ease it down to about 18 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness when the plant begins to grow. Eventually, as you enter the pre-flowering phase, you can reduce it to 16 hours and down to 12 hours when you want to trigger your plants into the flowering stage.  

2. Can I grow a plant without using an LED grow light?

Yes, you can make use of other types of grow lights to grow your marijuana plants. These include HPS lights, Metal Halides, CFL lights and other similar options of lighting. However, LED grow lights are generally considered the best out of all these due to multiple reasons such as being non-toxic, being cheaper to operate and for being long-lasting. In fact, you can totally eliminate the need for using grow lights and even choose to grow your plant outdoors or in an area where you get a lot of sunlight. However, using grow lights gives you a greater advantage as you can control the intensity of the light as well as the amount of hours that the light is provided to the plant. 

3. How does light determine the shift from vegetative stage to flowering stage?

The photoperiod is the term which is used to describe the amount of time that the light should be provided  to plants. Photoperiod determines many things such as the growth of the plant, as well as helps change the phase of growth too. When you reduce the photoperiod from 18-16 hours to 12 hours after the pre-flowering phase is nearing its completion, this is when flowering begins. 

4. How many hours of darkness (non-light hours) do plants need?

The amount of non-light hours or hours of darkness that you are providing to your marijuana plants depends a lot upon the phase of growth these plants are in. During the early stages, you can provide up to 2-3 hours of darkness, during peak vegetative phase, you can provide about 6 hours of darkness, pre-flowering would require 8 to 10 hours of darkness while flowering phase needs 12 to 14 hours of darkness. 

5. Is it legal to use LED grow lights?

Yes, it is completely legal to use LED grow lights. Growers use these grow lights to grow not only marijuana, but also many other plants. However, if you are planning to grow marijuana using LED grow lights, you need to check with your local law enforcement if it is legal to do so. Grow lights are legal, but growing weed might be illegal so watch out for that. 

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Conclusion

To conclude, we hope that this article on the best LED grow lights for vegetative growth helps you get hold of the best equipment that you need to ensure that your plants give you the best yield. Selecting grow lights for growing marijuana can be quite a tough task and we hope this has helped you gain a better insight into the world of LED grow lights. Do let us know in the comments or drop us a mail if you feel we’ve missed out on something or if there’s something more that you would like to know.

Happy Growing! 🙂

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Best Double Ended (DE) Grow Lights

Best Double Ended (DE) Grow Lights (2022): Reviews, Buyer’s Guide & FAQs

Indoor horticulture is fascinating and, at the same time, exciting with trustworthy pieces of equipment. You will need those to help you grow indoors, which are without a real sun, wind, soil, nutrients, and more. And, to pull off without all these and for exceptional growth, you need the right kind of grow equipment to aid your plants with what they need. Therefore, for a very great insight into the world of growing equipment, we are here with the review of long gone but not forgotten double-ended HPS grow lights, just like old times.

These old grow lights are still preferred by many and for their very own and apparent reasons. And, you could also get to know what they are good at, and you might consider ordering one for you. Because why not, who doesn’t love a good grow and doesn’t matter which things pull it, but if it pulls it well, then why not. So, let’s find out more and check options or rather the best options you have got in the list down below, along with a detailed review.

Best Double Ended Grow Lights of 2022 – Review

1. TopoGrow 1000W Double Ended HPS Grow Light

TopoGrow 1000W Double Ended HPS Grow Light Kit Fixture Complete with 2000K HPS Bulb 120V/240V Ballast 120V Plug (1000W Enclosed Kit)
  • 23" x 10" x 12",120v plug K12x30s lamp holder,3KV, Double-ended system delivers higher PAR value with incredible uniformity, Premium aluminum European hammer-tone interior: 99.85% pure, 95% reflectivity, Plastic K12 x 30S high temperature lamp holders
  • DE 120/240V Ballast: Size:10.77'' (L) 7.01''(W) 3.64''(H) , nput: 120~240V / 50~60Hz, Min Power Factor: 99%, Dimming Type: 600W/750W/1000W and Super output 1150W, Runs on 120/ 240V volt power; FC listed; ETL certified
  • Watts operation:- 1000 watts
  • Type:- HPS Double-Ended Grow Light Kit
  • Warranty:- Manufacturer’s Warranty

From the house of growing equipment, we have TopoGrow 1000W double-ended HPS grow light first on the review. As the name suggests, the grow light has 1000 watts of operation and runs on 120/240 volts of power. The grow light is fitted with a double-ended bright HPS lamp, which works the magic as it is designed for plant growth with powerful output efficiency. The technical output of the grow light is at 145,000 lumens with 2000 color temperature.

The grow light is equipped with dimmable ballast through which the user can set the output of the grow light to 600 watts, 750 watts, 1000 watts, and maximum at 1150 watts. The build of the light is excellent with high-efficiency aluminum with great reflective interior and sturdy lamp holders on both sides along with heavy-duty ballast. The interior of the hood is hammer toned and 95% reflective for excellent light output. The grow light comes with an enclosed kit of an aluminum hood, HPS lamp, ballast, rope hangers, and metal hooks.

The quality of the kit is at par and is also reviewed positively online by the users. The operation is also ideal for a massive grow area with multiple plants to grow together at once. Also, the model is available in different variants for purchase. Users can opt for light with open and enclosed hoods and can also purchase separate fittings of both the hood variants.

Pros

Pros
  • Extremely powerful
  • Dimmable ballast with operational watts settings
  • Heavy-duty ballast and aluminum hood
  • The light comes with fittings for installation

Cons

Cons
  • Thin aluminum hood

2. Gavita Pro E-Series 1000e DE Slim Line – 208-240 Volt

  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts of operation
  • Type:- Slimline Double-Ended Grow Light Kit
  • Warranty:- Manufacturer’s warranty

Gavita Pro E-Series double-ended slimline is another worth buying grow light on our list just like others. The grow light is of 1000 watts and operates on 240 volts. It uses an HPS EL lamp, which comes along with the kit, which also includes an aluminum hood, high-frequency electronic ballast, and fittings to fix and hang the light. The aluminum hood of the light is made up of HR96 reflector MIRO aluminum for efficient reflection.

The slimline, low profile fixture is the USP of the grow light, which is minimal and also efficient. Other features of the light are lightly weightedness, easily replaceable reflector, electronic safety circuit, and a lot more. The control of the light is from a microprocessor, which makes controls easy and fast. The light also features sealed housing with a Gore-Tex ventilation plug. 

The efficiency of the ballast is high with 95% and is also dimmable but with a master controller, which is not easy to reach. Apart from this limitation, the grow light is an efficient and ideal aid to help you grow your plants indoors. It has a sleek profile yet powerful operations and comes with three years of manufacturer’s warranty.

Pros

Pros
  • Slim-line low profile fixtures
  • MIRO aluminum HR96 reflector
  • High-frequency electronic ballast

Cons

Cons
  • Non-dimmable
  • Requires master controller for ballast to dim

3. Hongruilite DE 1000W HPS Double Ended Grow

Hongruilite DE 1000W HPS Double Ended Grow Light Fixture Grow Light System DE Open Kit/Horizontal Ballast for Horticulture Gardening
  • DE 1000W HPS Double Ended Grow Light Fixture Grow Light System Enclosed Kit Plus / Open Kit Plus/Adjustable for Horticulture Gardening
  • Highly efficient for overlapping footprints of multi-light configurations
  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts
  • Type:- HPS Open Hood Double-Ended Grow Light Kit
  • Warranty:- Manufacturer’s warranty

Next on the list, we have HPS grow light kit from Hongruilite. The kit is equipped with 1000w of HPS double-ended bulb, open aluminum hood, dimmable ballast, and fittings for installation. The fittings include 1/8″ rope hangers and stainless steel latches with wide compatibility. The open aluminum hood is ideal for a big grow area. The open hood is also ideal for multi bulb placement.

The electronic ballast of the kit is dimmable and can be set at 600 watts, 750 watts, 1000 watts, and a maximum of 1150 watts of operation. Above this, the ballast is ETL certified with 99% as its minimum power factor. The hood of the kit is hammered aluminum with effective reflection and also allows better heat dissipation, longer lamp life, and better light spread with the open design.

In specific technical details, the grow light has a brightness of light output lumens of 145,000lm with a color temperature of 2000K, and CRI of 30ra. The product also comes with the manufacturer’s warranty.

Pros

Pros
  • Complete kit with installation fixtures
  • Dimmable ballast with 99% minimum power factor
  • Open hood for better heat dissipation

Cons

Cons
  • None

4. Nanolux DE – APP Fixture NCCS Updated Double Ended Fixture

Nanolux DE - APP Fixture NCCS Updated Double Ended Fixture 220/240V For Use With Nanolux Mobile App
  • Designed for 5' x 5' growing grid
  • Ceramic lamp receptacles (no melting plastics)
  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts
  • Type:- Double-Ended HPS Grow Light Kit
  • Warranty:- Manufacturer warranty

Another double-ended grow light on the list is from Nanolux and is technically advanced from its peers. The grow light comes six-phase dimmable ballast, which has settings varying from 600 watts to 1215 watts, which is helpful with bulbs and various stages of growth of your plants. The grow light also has other notable features, which are its ceramic lamp receptacles, which are far better than the plastic ones.

The grow light or the kit includes closed aluminum hood, dimmable ballast, and HPS bulb, which comes as a package. The hood is made up of hammered aluminum and is ideal for a growing area of 5 x 5 along with the light output. The best part is the compatibility of the light with the Nanolux cloud control system, which allows its use with the Nanolux mobile app. The light is amongst the most trusted options and is also backed by the manufacturer’s warranty.

Pros

Pros
  • Heavy-duty fixtures with ceramic receptacles
  • 6-stage dimmable ballast
  • Compatible with NCCS for mobile app use

Cons

Cons
  • None

5. 1000 Watt – EnergyStation – Grow Light Reflector Kit

  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts
  • Type:- Double-ended HPS grow light kit
  • Warranty:- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Another grow light on the list is from the EnergyStation. The grow light is an all equipped kit for the grow light needs, including ballast, reflector, and HPS lamp. The ballast has an adjustable setting with three different light settings, which sets light at 50% output, 75% output, and 100% likewise for various stages of plant growth.

The reflector of the kit is closed made from reflective hammered aluminum. The design of this EnergyStation grow light kit that is different from others, which includes vertically tall ballast and dome-like reflector shape with a fixture of one end out of the reflector body. The 1000 watts operation of the light requires 240 Volt of electric connection and comes with 2-years of manufacturer’s warranty.

Pros

Pros
  • Dimmable ballast with three settings
  • Different and practical design
  • Cool operation

Cons

Cons
  • None

6. GreenHouser Double Ended Grow Light

GreenHouser Double Ended Grow Light Fixture with 1000W HPS Lamp, 1000w 120V/240V Electronic Dimmable Ballast UL ETL Listed and 1/8" Rope Hangers for Indoor Planting System
  • [Premium 1000W Double Ended HPS Grow Light Fixture]:Highly efficient for overlapping footprints of multi-light configurations Premium aluminum European hammer-tone interior: 99.85% pure, 95% reflectivity
  • [1000W Dimmable Digital Ballast]: Size:10.77'' (L) 7.01''(W) 3.64''(H) , input: 240V / 50~60Hz, Min Power Factor: 99%,; FC listed; ETL certified
  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts
  • Type:- Double-Ended HPS Grow Light Kit
  • Warranty:- Manufacturer’s warranty

The HPS grow light kit from GreenHouser is a premium offering. It is equipped with dimmable ballast, highly reflective aluminum hood, and also comes with a high-quality HPS bulb. The build quality is exceptional, along with functionality. The kit also includes fitting for installation like rope hangers, steel latches, and a stainless steel hanger.

The ballast of the grow light can be set at 600 watts, 750 watts, 1000 watts, and to the maximum at 1150 watts. Also, like peers, the hood of the light hammered and highly reflective with 95%. The product is a package deal and also comes with manufacturers warranty and value for money.

Pros

Pros
  • 4-stages dimmable ballast
  • Heavy-duty make of product and installation fittings
  • Comes with a “ V “ stainless steel hanger

Cons

Cons
  • None

7. Yield Lab Horticulture 1000w Double Ended HPS MH Grow Light

Yield Lab Horticulture 1000w Double Ended HPS MH Grow Light Wing Reflector Kit Full Spectrum System For Indoor Plants And Hydroponics – Free Timer and 12 Week Grow Guide DVD
  • EXTRA LARGE WING REFLECTOR: Double Ended large wing span reflector with multiple focal points produces a balanced and focused light for full coverage of your plants. Supports 6 plants in a 36 square foot area. Double ended bulbs provide 30% more efficency over single ended bulbs. The winged design helps provide increase coverage intensity and with its light weight construction makes it easy to hang from any surface
  • INCLUDED COMPONENTS: 1x Yield Lab 1000w digital dimmable ballast 120~240V (120V power chord included), 1x Yield Lab double ended 1000w metal halide bulb (MH), 1x Yield Lab double ended 1000w high pressure sodium bulb (HPS), 1x Yield Lab Double Ended Wing Reflector, 1x ratchet light hangers, 1x FREE BONUS Analog timer and in depth 12 week grow guide

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  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts
  • Type:- Double-Ended HPS and MH Bulb Grow Light Kit
  • Warranty:- 3-years on ballast and 1-year on bulbs

AN outstanding product on the list, the Yield Lab Horticulture 1000w Double-Ended HPS, and MH Grow light is an excellent grow light. Equipped with a large reflector, two different bulbs, a dimmable ballast, an installation hanger, and comes with a free analog timer, and a grow guide is a steal at the price point with the two bulbs especially.

The ballast of the kit is high performing with various stages of light output setting, which allows you to dim light or increase the intensity for the different stages of your plant’s growth. The reflector of the grow light is also efficiently reflective with a hammered interior. The choice of both double-ended MH and HPS bulbs makes it a great choice. And, on top of it, the analog timer and the detailed grow guide is cherry on the cake. The kit is complete with plugging and playing and also comes with manufacturer’s warranty, which is 3-years for ballast and 1-year for the bulbs.

Pros

Pros
  • Kit includes one HPS and one MH bulb
  • Heavy-duty ballast and bulbs
  • Extended warranty on products
  • Free analog timer and a grow guide

Cons

Cons
  • None

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Buyer’s Guide to Double-Ended (DE) Grow lights.

Well, if you haven’t heard about double-ended grow lights or know a little about them, then we have a brief buyer’s guide for you.

The double-ended grow lights belong from the category of grow lights, which use HID bulbs for the purpose. The category also has a single-ended counterpart. These grow lights are simply the different HID bulbs, which are mostly HPS (High-Pressure Sodium) and MH (Metal Halide). These bulbs fit into a reflector, which intensifies the output and ballast for the operations makes the whole grow light for the use of growing your plant indoors. 

The distinguishing feature of the double-ended grow light is that it has a robust operation with connections at both ends, which offers bright operation against its single-ended counterparts. The single-ended grow lights are the same as double-ended but are only connected with power at one end.

However, with the powerful operation, the lights had the problem of heating up. The hot operation is due to the bulbs and the double-ended connection, which was a drawback. And, they have been widely used before the LED grow lights were in the picture. And, are still in use where they are preferred with the setup and the users.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the best double-ended grow lights

1. Are double-ended grow lights better?

Double-ended grow lights are now outdated and are replaced with efficient LED grow lights. However, they have been used for growing plants and marijuana for a long time before the LEDs grow lights. They are ideal for growing, however, not better.

2. What are double-ended grow lights?

Double-ended grow lights are HPS, and MH bulb equipped grow lights, which have electric fixture connections on both the ends, unlike single-ended, with a single connection. The double-ended connection offered power, brightness, and efficiency to the working of the light, making them ideal for growing plants.

3. How long do double-ended bulbs last?

Double-ended bulbs last a very long time. They need no early replacement and last up to 10,000 hours.

4. Is it okay to put a 600w bulb in a 1000w ballast?

Using a 600w bulb in a non-dimmable ballast of 1000w is not ideal. However, with dimmable ballast, it is possible and ideal to use a 600w bulb with a capacity of 1000w by dimming the setting to 600w of output.

5. Are HPS or LED grow lights better?

LED grow lights are better than HPS lights as they are advanced, modern, efficient, and also power-saving. LED grow lights are better as they use less power, are comparatively cooler, have a full spectrum in light output, and can be customized for various stages of plant growth, which is not possible with an HPS grow light. However, HPS grow lights are functional and are in use for a very long time in indoor horticulture.

6. Are double-ended grow lights still worthwhile compared to LED grow lights?

When LED grow lights are compared with double-ended grow lights with HPS or any other bulb, LED grow light will be a better choice for sure. On the other hand, it is still ideal to use a double-ended grow light if you prefer them because they have been in use for a very long time.

7. What’s the difference between Double Ended (DE) and Single Ended Grow Lights?

A double-ended grow light, as the name suggests is connected to electric fixtures from both ends, riding double power for powerful output. While a single-ended grow light, again as the name suggests, is single-ended, which is connected to an electric fixture from a single end. The difference also lies in operation, where double-ended draws more power and provides higher output compared to Single-ended grow light.

8. What’s the best type of DE grow light to purchase?

Double-ended grow lights or most commonly known DE grow lights are available with a variety of bulbs. The different types are HPS (High-Pressure Sodium), CMH (Ceramic Metal Halide), and Metal Halide. The best amongst them or widely preferred is the HPS. The High-Pressure Sodium bulbs in the grow light are bright and high energy drawing, which makes them most preferred. Although they also tend to make the atmosphere hotter.

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The Cumulation:

So, these were the fantastic double-ended (DE) grow lights, which you can still shop and also shop better with the list, which we have made with the utmost care. If you are keen on getting back to the old days of your growth with them or just want to discover them if you haven’t, then inevitably head to the links and give them a shot. Also, do grow through the buyer’s guide if you haven’t. The cumulation of the review will be that these lights are functional and useful despite being replaced by the LED grow lights. And, the products we liked the most are Yield Lab Horticulture 1000w Double Ended HPS MH Grow Light and the TopoGrow 1000W Double Ended HPS Grow Light. Happy shopping and growing!

The Best Grow Light Ballasts

Top 10+ Best Grow Light Ballasts of 2022: Reviews, Buyer’s Guide & FAQs

Your grow light ballast is a crucial thing for a proper light setup. These ballasts ensures proper electric flow and settings for desired watt operation, which is quite essential for various stages of growth of your plants. And, now, with improved technology, these ballasts are powerful, efficient, and a lot more useful. If you still have your old electric ballasts for your grow light, then it’s probably high time that you bring home the advanced ones.

And, well, if you are new to these little terrific electronic components, then you must know that these electric ballasts are a staple when your grow setup is equipped with any HID grow light. HID bulbs need external electrical components to help with power draw and functioning without damage by correcting electric flow and also watt operation. Your HPS light, MH light, or CHM bulbs, or any HID bulb, need this cute little friend and specifically the advanced ones we have down below.

We have compiled a list of best grow light ballast for you to get your hands on the best and not to look for them here and there. These ballasts are picked carefully, keeping everything in mind from use to efficiency, along with an emphasis to bring them in the budget for you. So, without further delay, let’s get to the products and into their details.

The Best Grow Light Ballasts of 2022 – Review

1. Hydrofarm SGO100C Convertible Ballast, 1000W

  • Type:- Convertible Ballast
  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts
  • Weight:- 32 Pounds
  • Warranty:- Manufacturer’s warranty

Hydrofarm SGO100C ballast is a convertible ballast for the single-ended bulb grow system. 

The ballast is a convertible one with a patented design, which assures its efficiency. The patented design of the ballast allows electrical contact only when a seal in achieved in connection, which ensures safety.

The design of the ballast is also water-resistant, which keeps it safe from spray, mist, and humidity of your grow setup. The best part is the high-build quality of the ballast, which features a steel enclosure, which is vented for circulation and powder coated to stand against the environment of the grow setup. It also has a practical design, which allows it to hang and even to place it on surfaces.

The ballast is equipped with steel handles, which are removable for convenience. It also has a cord retainer for easy and safe storing of the cord. The ballast weighs 32 pounds approximately and is CSA certified, and users can also claim manufacturer’s warranty through customer support. Also, the ballast runs on 120/240V dual receptacles and comes with a 120V cord.

Pros

Pros
  • Efficient patented design
  • Waterproof design with ventilation and powder coating
  • CSA certified and high-quality build

Cons

Cons
  • Only for single-ended bulbs

2. Quantum 1000W Digital Ballast, 120/240V Dimmable Ballast

  • Type:- Dimmable Ballast
  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts
  • Weight:- 7.7 Pounds
  • Warranty:- Manufacturer’s warranty

Another from HydroFarm, Quantum digital ballast is a dimmable ballast available in 400 watts, 600 watts, and 1000 watts variants. We are reviewing here the 1000 watt variant for your increasing need in your grow setup. Dimmable ballast makes it ideal for the user to dim the settings to achieve the desired output without going for a lower wattage ballast. It can be set at 50%, 75%, and 100% settings for different output requirements. 

The ballast also accepts both 120V and 240V, which avoids the fuss of connection, which the majority of owners face. Other features of the ballast include high lumen output and resin sealed circuit board, which keeps the board safe from humidity. It is also low noise-making, has cooler operation than other ballasts, and also operates on a generator. The ballast is sleek in shape and offers an easy setting with a turnable knob. It weighs only a little over 7 pounds and comes with a manufacturer’s warranty.

Pros

Pros
  • Digital dimmable ballast with three dimmable settings
  • Available in various wattage variants
  • Resin sealed circuit board
  • Works with both MH and HPS bulbs
  • Low noise making and has a cooler operation

Cons

Cons
  • Lacks quality control

3. HYDROFARM Xtrasun 1000W Digital Ballast, 120-240V Dimmable

  • Type:- Digital dimmable ballast
  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts
  • Weight:- 7.8 Pounds
  • Warranty:- Manufacturer’s warranty

The third ballast on the list from the Hydrofarm is the unique looking Xtrasun 1000W digital ballast. The chic-looking blue ballast has a vented case design for effective cool operation along with dual fans to add to it. The build is sleek to fit your clumsy grow spaces and for easy mounting. The ballast is dimmable with four settings and thoughtfully includes ignition delay of a few seconds to avoid power spikes and circuit overloads.

The cool operation and efficient build of the ballast lowers your electricity bill against the high power consuming old ballasts. The Xtrasun accepts 120 and 240V and comes with user safety diagnostics codes. It has a size dimension of 9.65 x 4.9 x 2.3 and weighs only 2.9 lbs. It also comes with a manufacturer’s warranty.

Pros

Pros
  • Digital dimmable ballast for custom lighting
  • Vented case design with dual fan for cool operation
  • Ignition delay to avoid power spikes and circuit overloads

Cons

Cons
  • None

4. 1000W B-Lite Electronic Dimmable Ballast MH/HPS (120/240V) Grow Light Ballast

  • Type:- Electronic Dimmable Ballast
  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts
  • Weight:- Unavailable
  • Warranty:- Manufacturer’s warranty

Another dimmable electronic ballast on the list is from B-Lite. It is dimmable up to three settings and lights bulbs of 400 watts, 600 watts, and 1000 watts. The best part is that it efficiently runs both MH and HPS bulbs, which gives users the liberty to use either of them with the ballast.

The ballast features two functions for safety and precaution. The safety features are soft start technology and smart ignition. The smart ignition protects the lamp from circuit overload or power spikes. The soft-start features start the bulb slowly and softly for safety and longer life of the bulb. The body of the ballast is ventilated and has four-way heat dissipation.

The ballast is also equipped with cooling fans, standard socket and accepts 120/240V. The operation is trust-worthy with a 99% power factor.

Pros

Pros
  • Sleek ventilated body with the cooling fan
  • Safety features like smart ignition and soft-start
  • Power factor at 99%

Cons

Cons
  • None

5. TOPHORT 1000W Digital Dimmable Electronic Ballast for HPS MH Grow Light Bulb Lamp Blue

  • Type:- Dimmable electronic ballast
  • Watts operation:-1000 Watts
  • Weight:- 7.5 Pounds
  • Warranty:- 3 years manufacturer’s warranty

Tophort 1000 watts digital dimmable electronic ballast is a feature-rich offering from Tophort. The ballast is sleek yet powerful with 1000 watts of operation, microprocessor controlled with driver’s efficiency of more than 97%, and power factor of 99%. The ballast uses less power and provides higher performance with bright output. It has four dimmable settings with 50% output, 75% output, 100% output, and also super lumen.

The features of the ballast include low-noise and cool operation, which keeps your grow environment quiet and pleasant for your plants. The safety features of the ballast are numerous. The ballast is tuned for minimal total harmonic distortion (THD%). It also has replaceable outset fuse by input terminal for short circuit protection and even automatic power shut off for the same and lamp protection.

The best part is the compatibility of the ballast with both HPS and MH bulbs. It comes with an eight feet long 120V cable along with 3-years of manufacturer’s warranty.

Pros

Pros
  • Safe and convenient
  • Low noise and cool operation
  • Equipped with short circuit, power surge, ignition failure, and overheat protection

Cons

Cons
  • Expensive

6. Phantom PHB2010 II 1000W Digital Ballast, Black

  • Type:- Dimmable digital ballast
  • Watts operation:- 1000 Watts
  • Weight:- 12.04 Pounds
  • Warranty:- Manufacturer’s warranty

Phantom PHB2010 II is a 1000 W digital dimmable ballast for single-ended grow bulbs. The dimmable ballast has four settings at 60%, 75%, 100%, and super boost mode. The new feature of the ballast, which is not seen in its peers, is the LED indicator lights, which tells you on which setting, the ballast is running. 

The Phantom ballast is equipped with an integrated microprocessor for smooth operation. It is also programmed with hot-restrike programming, which protects your bulbs in events of unexpected turning off of the ballast. The ballast is energy efficient, silent in operation, and ideal for grow room setup. However, it is heavy, which is a downside. The body is well ventilated and ideal for installation. It accepts 120-240V and has standard input.

Pros
  • Dimmable ballast with four settings and LED indicator
  • Hot-restrike programmed for lamp protection
  • Energy-efficient and silent in operation

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Cons
  • Designed to operate only on single-ended bulbs

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7. GreenHouser UL Listed 1000w Premium Dimmable Digital Ballast

  • Type:- Dimmable digital ballast
  • Watts operation:- 1000 watts
  • Weight:- Unavail
  • Warranty:- 14 pounds

From grow equipment experts, GreenHouser, we have 1000 watts premium dimmable digital ballast for indoor hydroponic setup. The ballast is dimmable with four settings for custom lighting in your grow area. The dimmable settings can be set up at 600 watts, 750 watts, 1000 watts, and also at 1150 watts.

The use of the ballast is ideal with HPS and MH grow bulbs, which is an advantage. The ballast is also equipped with several safety features to keep your grow environment, grow equipment, and grow bulbs protected. It has short and open circuit protection, ignition failure protection, and thermal protection.

The build of the ballast is heavy with 14 pounds of weight but has heatsinks on three sides to keep the operating temperature in check. The ballast accepts 120-240V and comes with a 120V power cord.

Pros

Pros
  • Dimmable ballast with four settings
  • Multiple safety features
  • The heatsink on three sides for controlled operating temperature

Cons

Cons
  • Heavy

8. VIVOSUN 1000 watt Dimmable Digital Ballast for HPS MH Grow Light

  • Type:- Digital dimmable ballast
  • Watts:- 1000 Watts
  • Weight:- 8 Pounds
  • Warranty:- 3-year manufacturer’s warranty

Vivosun is a feature-full ballast with 1000 watts of operation. The ballast is compatible with HPS, and MH bulbs for various grow requirements. The ballast is dimmable with four levels that are 650 watts, 750 watts, 1000 watts, and also super lumen with 110% output. The build of the ballast is sleek with heatsinks on three sides, and it is friendly to install.

The ballast has multiple safety features to keep operations safe and lamps protected. It has open and short circuit protection under input terminal/internal heat and radiofrequency. It also has a soft-start to keep your lights working for really long. This way, you get protection against overheating, short circuit, ignition failure, and extended lamp protection. The ballast also comes with eight feet long power cord of 120V and also accepts 240V and also comes with four rubber feet for ground installation.

Also, the unparalleled performance of this ballast is accompanied by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty along with customer support.

Pros

Pros
  • Extended warranty and customer support
  • Efficient dimmable ballast with HPS and MH bulb compatibility
  • System of the ballast includes security against short circuit, overheating, ignition failure, and a lot more
  • Dimmable with four levels

Cons

Cons
  • Heavy
  • Expensive

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the best grow light Ballasts of 2022

1. What does a grow light ballast do?

A ballast controls the current that flows into a bulb. It acts as a mediator between high voltage current and bulb, which is prone to surge damage. The ballast also allows the bulbs to work on precise watts to control the output.

2. Do LED tubes need a ballast?

No, LED tubes need no ballast, and likewise, LED grow light also doesn’t require a ballast.

3. Can you run a 1000 watt bulb in a 600-watt ballast?

A 1000 watt bulb will be able to run with a 600 watts ballasts as the starting voltage requirement remains the same. However, the 600-watt ballast will not be able to power 1000 watts bulb to its capacity and will result in underperformance and also loss of color and temperature for the growth of your plants.

4. What is the best ballast for growing?

There are several ballasts available in the market for your growing requirements. And you can discover the best amongst them in our article above with detailed reviews of the same.

5. Can I put two lights on one ballast?

You can run lights by the capacity of the ballast. E.g., you can run one 1000 watts bulb on a 1000 watts ballast and cannot add more. You can opt for two ballast in one for multiple operations or buy separate ones for the length of your grow area. There are various ways listed to use single ballast for various bulbs with different wattage bulbs for using a splitter and more, but according to us, all these methods are ineffective, and you do not want to lose the health of your plants.

6. Can you run hid without a ballast?

You can certainly run an HID bulb without a ballast; however, it won’t be advised if you are growing with those HIDs. Without the use of ballast the current flowing through the bulb will be uneven and the output, which will affect the growth of your plants. Also, you won’t have controls in your hands for various growing stages of your plants.

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The Cumulation:-

So, this was the list of best modern ballast for the best lighting condition in your grow area. The list comprises of the best picks, and you will find one best suited for your needs. The list is varied and has ballast ideal for various requirements with the best performance and higher output. So, get one or more for your needs and sit back and relax as they will take care of your growth with optimum light settings.

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Best 600 Watt LED Grow Lights

10 Best 600 Watt LED Grow Lights (2022): Reviews, Buyer’s Guide & FAQs

When it comes to LED grow lights, there are a number of different options that growers can buy. There are grow lights of different shapes, sizes, coverages and intensities. However, if you are someone who is growing plants for personal use and on a small scale level, you are perhaps looking forward to buying the best 600 Watt LED grow lights that you can find. 600W lights are perfect for growers who have smaller needs and don’t need really intense lights that cover wider areas. Multiple 600W LED lights are often considered a better option for smaller growers than one large 1200W light. In this article, we shall be looking in detail at some of the best options that you have if you are looking forward to buying these lights!

We shall begin with a quick look at what an LED light is and what are the benefits it has over other types of lights and then cut straight to the 10 best 600 Watt LED grow lights in 2022 that you can buy off the web right now. A detailed review of these LED grow lights will be provided along with a list of pros and cons for each one of them – which will help you make a better and a well-informed decision. We shall follow that up with a buyer’s guide which will help you decide for yourself as to which grow light suits your needs the best. There are also answers to some frequently asked questions, followed by the conclusion. Let us now begin by looking at LED lights and why are they superior to other types of lighting. 

Why are LED Lights the Best Choice for Marijuana Growers?

There are a number of different options for growers when it comes to lighting up their grow tents or grow rooms. These include high-intensity lighting options such as HPS grow lights or Metal Halides. Then there are also CFL lights and other old-school types of lighting choices. However, most growers these days are preferring LED grow lights over these lighting solutions. This is because of a number of reasons – but the biggest benefit that growers get from using LED grow lights is that they are much more power-efficient. There’s a huge difference in the power consumption between LED lights and any of the other older forms of lighting.

While power consumption is the biggest reason as to why more and more growers are now using LED lights, there are some other reasons too. Heating is one such reason. LED lights generate much lesser heat when you compare them with older forms of lighting. LED lights are also non-toxic in nature as they do not carry any chemicals in them and can be disposed with a much greater ease. Lifespan is another major factor as LED lights can last you as many as 100,000 hours – which means 11 years of continuous use! Lastly, LED lights are easier to repair too – and even if some LEDs stop working it doesn’t affect much as there are many others on the panel which won’t be affected by one of them going bad! These are just some of the reasons as to why LED lights are being preferred over other forms of lighting these days. Let us now cut straight to the main story and look at what are some of the best options that you have – 

10 Best 600W LED Grow Lights (2022): A Complete Review

These are the 10 best 600 Watt LED grow lights in the markets that you can buy off the internet in just a few clicks. We have provided a detailed review of each of the lights so that it becomes easier for you to decide which is the best option that you have:

1. VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified 600W LED Grow Light

  • Actual Power Draw: 260W +/- 3%
  • Coverage: 2.5×2.5ft at bloom and 3x3ft at veg
  • Size: 15.3×12.8×3 inches

One of the first brands that we think of when we think of LED lighting for growing marijuana is that of Viparspectra. The company, over the years, has been coming out with some of the best lighting solutions for indoor growers and this is one of the best 600W LED grow lights that you can find in the markets. The grow light comes with separate switches for the VEG and BLOOM lighting modes and is a full-spectrum LED light, which is a plus point. Then there’s the fact that this is a UL certified grow light which means it follows all proper safety standards as well. 

Another huge plus point here is that this grow light from Viparspectra supports daisy chaining, allowing you to plug in multiple grow lights together. The coverage you get when you use this grow light is 3x3ft at the veg stage and 2.5×2.5ft in the bloom stage. There’s a three-year warranty that you get when you use this grow light from Viparspectra and there’s an additional 30-day money back guarantee on it as well. All in all this is one of the best grow lights that you can get. Setting it up is quite easy and beginner friendly too. 

Pros

Pros
  • Supports daisy chaining
  • Consumes very little power
  • Easy to set up
  • Follows safety standards
  • Full spectrum lighting along with veg and bloom channels

Cons

Cons
  • Coverage could be improved

2. VIVOSUN 600W Led Grow Light Full Spectrum with Double Switch

  • Actual Power Draw: 240W
  • Coverage: 4x4ft during vegetative phase, 3x3ft during the flowering phase
  • Size: 20 x 15.4 x 5.5 inches

When you look at the top brands that make LED grow lights for growing marijuana, the second major name after Viparspectra is that of Vivosun. The company makes a number of products for indoor growers and grow lights are also one of them. This grow light from Vivosun is a great product and comes with quite an elegant design as well. There are two different switches for the VEG and BLOOM Channels allowing growers to use different types of lighting at different stages of the plant’s growth. It supports daisy chaining of upto 4 units too. 

Cooling has also been properly taken care of. There are 2 fans built inside this grow light of 5 inches, which ensure that all the heat is properly dissipated. The bulbs are also quite bright, thanks particularly to the new and improved technology used by the company. The PAR output is high and the grow light can cover about 4×4 ft during the veg stage and about 3×3 ft during the blooming phase. There are 120 LEDs in this grow light of 5W each. The actual power consumption here is of 240W. You also get a three-year warranty on the product. All in all one of the best 600W LED grow lights that you can buy.

Pros

Pros
  • Multiple VEG and BLOOM channels, full spectrum lighting
  • Supports daisy chaining of four grow lights together
  • Pretty durable, lights are also bright
  • 3-year warranty

Cons

Cons
  • Some growers have found the fans to be a little too noisy for their preference

3. Advanced Platinum Series P600 600w 12-band LED Grow Light

  • Actual Power Draw: 368W
  • Coverage: Veg: 6 x 3.75 feet, Bloom: 5 x 2/2.5 feet.
  • Size: 36 x 3 x 9 inches

One of the best names in the markets when it comes to premium quality LED grow lights is that of Advanced Platinum and their Platinum LED grow lights. The first thing that stands out about this grow light is the design that it has a premium look and feel to it. The second that will stand out is that this is a very expensive product – the most expensive name on this list. This is because of the quality of build that you get here is a cut above the rest. It has been made with the best of parts and offers a much longer warranty period (5 years) as well. 

The lighting is also superior compared to almost every other name on our list. The manufacturer claims to offer at least 2-3x brighter and more intense lighting than most other grow lights. There are two different switches for the VEG and BLOOM mode which ensures that the growers can provide the right kind of lighting to the plants during the different phases of their growth. This grow light is quite powerful and can easily replace an 800W High Pressure Sodium grow light. There’s a 12-band full-spectrum lighting setup which ensures that plants get the maximum possible benefit from this light. The coverage is also quite good – 6ft x 4ft at 18” which increases if you raise it higher.  

Pros

Pros
  • One of the best and most premium brands, very credible company
  • Very bright lighting
  • High PAR Value
  • 5-year warranty period
  • Full-spectrum lighting with VEG and BLOOM channels
  • Excellent cooling

Cons

Cons
  • Expensive

4. BLOOMSPECT Dimmable Series 600W LED Grow Light

  • Actual Power Draw: 138W
  • Coverage: 2.5×2.5ft in the veg phase, 2x2ft in flowering phase.
  • Size: 11.6 x 8.5 x 2.8 inches

Growers who have spent some time growing their plants or looking up the markets for the best grow lights for growing weed indoors would know that Bloomspect is one of the best and most trusted names in the industry. The company is known for making excellent low-cost solutions for growing marijuana in a grow tent. This is one of the best 600W LED grow lights that you can get for your plants and it doesn’t really burn a hole in your pockets too! Priced at under $70, this grow light has one huge advantage – it has a dimmer as well, which will allow you to set just the perfect lighting for your plants!

This is a full-spectrum LED grow light which features 60 pieces of LEDs of 10W each. The dimmer is a great plus point and ensures you can set the light just right. Furthermore getting a dimmer at such a low price point is a huge benefit for the growers. The light consumes only about 138W of electricity from the power socket, making it very economical. There’s also a 2-year warranty on this Bloomspect LED grow light along with a 30-day money-back guarantee. All-in-all, if you are looking for a low-cost device which punches way (waaayyyy) above its weight, this is just the right choice for you. 

Pros

Pros
  • Low-cost – very economical and cheap
  • Comes with a dimmer 
  • Simple plug and play operation – easy to set up
  • High PAR value compared to price you get it for
  • Supports daisy chaining

Cons

Cons
  • Small coverage area
  • Does not have seperate VEG and BLOOM switches

5. MARS HYDRO TS 600W LED Grow Light 2×2 ft

  • Actual Power Draw: 100W (+/- 5%)
  • Coverage: Veg: 2ft x 2ft, Bloom: 1.5ft x 1.5ft
  • Size: 14.02 x 12.2 x 1.42 inches

Structurally as well as lighting-wise, this grow light from Mars Hydro is a little different from other grow lights that we have seen here. There’s a unique reflective design in which this grow light is built in, allowing it to 20% increase in its lighting. There are 225 pieces of LEDs in this grow light, ensuring that the light that comes out of it is really bright. The Mars Hydro TS 600W LED grow light is one of the best options you have if you don’t really want to cover a large area. The light is really bright, and has a high PAR score as well – 591μmol/m².s.

The coverage that you get here is a little lesser than what you would get from most other grow lights, which is one drawback of this Mars Hydro grow light. It offers only 2′ x 2′ coverage in the veg stage, while it offers 1.5′ x 1.5′ coverage in the bloom stage. The heat sinks in this grow light also function just as they are supposed to and make sure that heat does not accumulate in the equipment and does not damage it. This is a fanless LED light which gets rid of all the loud fan sounds that growers usually hate. 

Pros

Pros
  • Quite bright – offers warm lighting
  • Very high PAR value
  • Fanless LED light – does not make a noise
  • Offers a full-spectrum of lighting
  • 3 years of warranty

Cons

Cons
  • Very limited coverage

6. Roleadro Plant Grow Light, 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum Plant Light

  • Actual Power Draw: 165W±5%
  • Coverage: Not specified
  • Size: 12.17* 8.44* 2.87 inch

This is the first of the two Roleadro grow lights on our list. This is a 600W LED grow light which comes out into the markets with an impressive performance backing it. Safety is one factor which Roleadro has taken good care of as this light is made out of a flame retardant casing. There are 60-degree reflector cups that make sure that all light reaches the plants in just the right manner and also helps increase the illumination area. Another great thing about this grow light is that it supports daisy chaining, meaning you can plug multiple grow lights on to each other instead of plugging each to the wall socket on their own. 

The grow light makes use of high-quality fans to ensure that no heat gets accumulated inside it. The look and feel of this device is pretty decent. While it is a little bulky to hold, the white color gives it a really cool appearance. This grow light offers a warranty of 12 months and a 30-day money-back guarantee. All said and done, one of the best 600W LED grow lights for those looking for a backup lighting option. 

Pros

Pros
  • Value for money product
  • Features a flame-retardant casing – focuses on safety
  • Supports daisy chaining 
  • Reflectors ensure light is brighter than usual

Cons

Cons
  • Coverage not specified by manufacturer
  • One year warranty period is too little

7. Giixer 600W LED Grow Light

  • Actual Power Draw: 70W
  • Coverage: Not Specified
  • Size: 15.59 x 9.69 x 4.25 inches

The seventh name on our list is one of the best 600W LED grow lights for those growers who are looking for a cheap grow light which packs in a lot of good features. Giixer’s 600W LED light features 60 pieces of 10W LED lights, a total of 600W lighting in all. There are dual-chip LED lights on this grow light, which are bigger and brighter compared to most other grow lights in the markets. There’s also dual switches on the body of the light, allowing you to easily turn on and off the VEG and BLOOM modes of lighting depending on which phase of growth your plant is currently in. The thing that stands out the most about this grow light is that it actually consumes only 70 watts when it comes to power draw. 

With this 600W LED light from Giixer, you get a full-spectrum lighting, which is as close to natural sunlight as it can get! One of the biggest benefits of this grow light is that you are getting all of these features at  a price point which is very, very pocket friendly. There’s also a 24-month warranty period that you get when you buy this grow light, along with a 30-day money back guarantee as well. There are fans on the back which ensure that the light is not heated too much. In addition to that, this grow light can last you for over 100,000 hours – which is its biggest benefit. 

Pros

Pros
  • Very cheap
  • Consumes very little power
  • 2 years of warranty
  • 100,000 hours of performance

Cons

Cons
  • Details about coverage not specified by manufacturer
  • Tends to heat up

8. Phlizon Newest 600W LED Plant Grow Light

  • Actual Power Draw: 100 watt ±3%
  • Coverage: 2x2ft growing area at 24″ height
  • Size: 15.75 x 2.36 x 6.69 inches

Phlizon is another popular company when it comes to growing marijuana indoors. They have been coming out with some of the best low-cost offerings for growers and this is their newest 600W LED grow light which is a pretty alright product if you’re looking forward to buying a secondary or a backup grow light. Priced at under $100, this is a good lighting unit which delivers way better than what most people expect it to. The company keeps safety first and keeping that in mind, they have removed the reflector so that there’s no risk of overheating. 

There are separate switches for the VEG and BLOOM channels in this grow light, which make it a good choice for growers who want to provide the right kind of lighting at different phases of their plant’s growth cycle. You get a 2x2ft growing area at 24″ height. The LEDs are angled at 90degrees and 120degrees. The grow light draws only 100W of power from the main power socket. The lighting you get is full-spectrum including universal infrared and ultraviolet lights. There’s a 2 year warranty on this grow light from Phlizon. 

Pros

Pros
  • Priced in under $100
  • Seperate switches for VEG and BLOOM
  • Designed with fire safety in mind
  • Full-spectrum lighting

Cons

Cons
  • Coverage area is too little

9. MAXSISUN 600W LED Grow Light

  • Actual Power Draw: 134W±3% @110V
  • Coverage: 2x2ft at flowering stage, 2.5×2.5ft at vegetative stage
  • Size: 11.8 x 7.9 x 3.5 inches

The penultimate name on our list, this grow light comes from Maxisun, which is a credible brand when it comes to getting grow lights to grow plants indoors. Slightly bulkier than most other names on this list, this grow light makes use of 60 pieces of LEDs at 10W each to ensure that you are getting a proper 600W output. The grow light covers about 2×2 ft of flowering area which is decent enough for personal-scale growers. The vegetative growth area can go upto 2.5ft x 2.5ft. 

When you compare this with HID grow lights, the power draw is quite less – making it economical to use. Costing just $69.99, this grow light from Maxisun is quite cheap too. There are high-speed fans used inside this grow light to ensure that the heat does not get accumulated in it and that it does not get damaged. This is a full-spectrum grow light which will help oversee the plant grow from a seed to a fully-grown plant without having to change the lighting. There’s a two-year warranty that you get with this grow light along with a 30-day money back guarantee. 

Pros

Pros
  • Costs under $100 – quite cheap
  • Doesn’t consume a lot of power
  • Decent PAR value
  • Doesn’t heat up too much

Cons

Cons
  • Quite bulky
  • Limited coverage area

10. Roleadro 600W LED Grow Light 3rd Generation Series

  • Actual Power Draw: 134w±5% 110V; 132w±5% 220V
  • Coverage: Unspecified
  • Size: 12inch * 8inch*2.5inch

Last but not the least, this is our second grow light from Roleadro on this list, which offers the growers with a great lighting experience and is one of the best names for those growers who want a very cheap and inexpensive lighting solution. This grow light costs only $60 and uses ‘Bead and Zener design’ which will ensure that the system will continue to function even if some LEDs go bad. The full-spectrum lighting on this grow light makes sure that your plants get a proper sunlight-like experience and grow properly. This grow light also supports daisy chaining where you can hook multiple grow lights on to each other. 

There’s a proper cooling system in place which makes sure all the heat gets dissipated really well. This is achieved with the help of a heat sink as well as high-speed fans. Proper cooling ensures longer lifespan of the grow light as well. The company claims to have put 11 years of research and development behind the creation of this grow light. There’s a 2-year warranty as well as a 30-day money back guarantee on this grow light. 

Pros

Pros
  • Very low price point
  • New generation LED lights – offer brighter lighting
  • Supports daisy chaining
  • 2-year warranty

Cons

Cons
  • Coverage area not specified

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Buyer’s Guide to LED Grow Lights: What to Consider Before Buying the Lights

Now that you know which are the 10 best LED grow lights that you can buy for growing marijuana indoors, let us now take a look at some of the factors that need to be kept in mind before you purchase these lights:

  • Coverage: You must know what is the exact coverage that your LED grow light is providing you with and will it be enough to cover your plants? Coverage matters a lot because based on that you might have to buy multiple grow lights to ensure that all your plants are properly getting it. There’s no point buying a grow light which offers a coverage smaller than your existing setup.
  • Power Consumption: You must know what is the exact power draw that your grow light offers. A 600W LED grow light does not consume 600 Watts of electricity from the wall socket – the number is much, much lower – always check the exact power draw before you buy your light.
  • Durability – Durability is another factor that growers must keep in mind before they buy their LED grow light. In case of any damage, bump or fall, your light must be sturdy enough to survive. Durability also includes the lifetime of the product. A 600W LED grow light should last you a minimum of 50,000 hours going all the way up to 100,000 hours and beyond.
  • Lighting Spectrum: Make sure that the lighting spectrum on your LED grow light is a full-spectrum setup. This will ensure that the light coming out of the LEDs will jointly give an effect of being very similar to the natural light of the sun. Plants need lights of different wavelengths at different phases of their growth and you must make sure your grow light offers the complete spectrum of lighting.
  • Cooling and Safety Measures: Another thing you must check is the cooling capabilities of your grow light. While LED grow lights don’t tend to heat up as much as some other types of grow lights in the past – they still generate some amount of heat and there must be a proper heat dissipation system in the light which will ensure that the heat does not accumulate and damage the product! Safety standards also need to be properly followed by the manufacturer. 
  • Price and Warranty: Price and warranty are the last two things that you must check but they too are very important. The price of LED grow lights is usually quite cheap but some brands such as PlatinumLED can be quite expensive. Also always check the warranty of the light that you are getting – it must be 

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Frequently Asked Questions about LED Grow Lights

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions that are often asked by growers about 600W LED grow lights. We strongly recommend that you go through these questions as well as they will help you gain a much better understanding about the lights:

1. What is the use of an LED light?

When you are growing marijuana indoors, you need to artificially recreate many factors of growth which are otherwise present naturally outdoors. One such factor is sunlight – which is very important for the growth of plants. Using a full-spectrum LED grow light ensures that the plants are getting proper lighting. Lighting is very important because light helps the plants produce chlorophyll and photosynthesize properly, as well as helps it in various other processes of growth. A full-spectrum LED light ensures that the red as well as blue spectrum of light is provided to the plants which helps them grow through their vegetative phase as well as the blooming/flowering phase. This is the reason LED lights are important.

2. How many plants can I grow under a 600W LED grow light?

It depends upon the coverage that the light offers you. You need to first know how much area your plants are occupying. Then, make sure you check out the coverage in the review to know exactly how much area the light covers and independently you can choose the number of lights to see what fits your setup the best. 

3. Who is a 600W LED grow light meant for?

A 600W grow light isn’t as high intensity compared to 2000W or 3000W lights. However, the light output is enough for a small setup operating for a personal scale of growth. If you are growing very few plants then this is a good option for you. This light is also good for growers who want to buy cheap LED grow lights as a backup option in case their main lights go bad and need repairs. These are also a good ‘extension’ lighting option. 

4. Is it legal to use these LED grow lights?

Yes, using LED grow lights is legal. There are no laws which stop growers from using LED grow lights – as these lights can be used for growing a number of different indoor plants which might be vegetables or ornamental plants. However, there might be some legal troubles if you are using these grow lights to grow marijuana as growing weed might not be allowed in all jurisdictions. Laws against weed are getting liberal over the past few decades but still it is illegal to possess or grow weed in many places around the world. Make sure you are aware of your local laws before you start growing your weed indoors.

5. Which is the best LED grow light?

You can go through our checklist above to decide it for yourself! The best lights, in general, are the ones which are bright and offer you a full-spectrum and have a coverage space enough to cover all your plants. They should also consume less electricity and offer a good warranty and after-sales service. Do refer to our buyer’s guide just above the FAQs section to get a much better picture of the light of your choice.

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Conclusion

We hope that this article on the 10 best 600 Watt LED grow lights helped you get a good idea about some of the best options that are available in the market and can be bought off the internet with ease. We have attempted to provide a review as detailed as possible so that the growers can know everything about their light that there is to know! If there are any other grow lights which you feel are a better option that are not in our list, do let us know over the comments or drop us an email and we shall include them in our list. Till then…

….Happy Growing! 🙂