Whether you’re a commercial grower who wants to switch to energy-efficient LEDs or a beginner ready to set up your first garden, you’re probably a bit overwhelmed by the expansive range of grow light choices available.
Let’s have a look at some of the best grow lights for sale in 2020.
With the KIND LED K5-750, you can control your grow lights directly from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. The KIND command center allows you to manage spectrum control and timing for multiple lights via wifi. The K5-750 features both three and five-watt fully dimmable diodes. The unit is also available in 1000 watts.
KIND LED K5-750 Specs:
Commercial growers looking for a real workhorse in the grow room may want to check out the Black Dog Phytomax-2 series. Hailing from Colorado, Black Dog LED claims that its Phytomax-2 LED lights provide the best active heat management technology in the industry.
The Phytomax-2 1000-watt light has an exceptionally large footprint with a maximum of 6.5’ x 6.5’. Lights in the Phytomax series also have a long lifespan of over 70,000 hours. Each Black Dog Phytomax-2 light comes with a complimentary pair of ratcheted light hangers.
Black Dog Phytomax-2 Specs:
NextLight designed the MegaLED for commercial growers looking to replace 1000-watt HID lights and cover more area while using less power.
The MegaLED’s efficiency rating qualifies growers for the highest level of incentives and rebates from their local electric companies.
The unit is also especially lightweight at only 23 lbs, making the NextLight MegaLED an excellent choice for large commercial growing spaces.
Nextlight MegaLED Specs:
MarsHydro has been manufacturing high-quality LED grow lights for over a decade, and it shows.
The Mars TS-300 does a fine job mimicking the luminescence of traditional grow lights. The Mars TS-3000 only consumes 450 watts while giving plants 600 watts of equivalent full-spectrum light.
At just under $440, the Mars TS-3000 is the perfect option for growers who want to convert their operations to LED while sticking to a budget.
MARS TS-3000 Specs:
No commercial LED grow light list can be complete without mentioning the latest offering by KIND.
The company designed the X2 to meet the needs of commercial growers who use vertical racking configurations. The X2 allows growers to tune the light along three channels for each stage of growth.
The unit also features patented Osram Oslon diodes and a digital controller from Grow Strong industries.
KIND X2 Specs:
LED industry leaders TSL Horti Tech and Grower’s Choice teamed up to create an affordable and efficient lighting option for commercial growers.
The result is an ultra-efficient grow light that saves up to 40% in electricity while delivering uniform levels of PPFD. The unit features Osram Top-Bin Diodes and Grower’s Choice patented 3K CMH Full Phase Spectrum.
The ROI-E680 is compatible with most lighting controllers so that growers can run the light with their existing system. If this is your first set-up, you may want to invest in the Grower’s Choice Master lighting controller.
Grower’s Choice ROI-E680 Specs
The SolarSystem 550 makes an excellent compact and lightweight LED option for home growers. The unit weighs a mere 13 pounds but will cover up to 6’ x 6’ in the vegetative stage or 4’ x 4’ during bloom. The compact LED light comes with features like programmable spectrum control and a full five-year warranty. Paired with the economically-priced SolarSystem Lighting Controller, the 550 offers the ultimate in convenience.
Although Kind’s K3 series lacks the wifi control of the company’s K5 series lights, they still make a solid choice for home grows or even smaller commercial operations.
They’re sturdy, energy-efficient, and have a lifetime of over 50,000 hours.
Kind’s K3 series LED lights are user-friendly and can be adjusted for use through all of the growing stages. Hobby growers can’t go wrong with the K3-600.
KIND K3-600 Specs:
California Lightworks Solar Extreme 500 offers the perfect solution for home growers or small operations who want to grow a professional-grade harvest on a budget.
The Solar Extreme 500 offers full-spectrum coverage of over 16 square feet while consuming up to 50% less energy than traditional LED grow lights. The user-friendly unit eliminates the need for LED drivers with a built-in direct AC drive and chip-on-board design.
Keep in mind that you cannot use the Solar System controller with the Solar Extreme 500. You will need to automate light schedules with a standard timer.
Weight: 11 lbs
Dimensions: 18” x 8.5” x 4”
Footprint: up to 4’ x 4’
Maximum Watts: 400 watts
Heat Output: 1280 BTU
Voltage: 120-volt AC power
Amps: 3.3 amps
PPFD: 500 at 24”, 800 at 18”
Warranty: 3 years
Another compact yet powerful unit, the MINT LED 600 provides a full 600 HID-equivalent watts while only using 420 actual watts.
The fixture offers three, fully-customizable channels that can be controlled using a user-friendly remote.
The MINT grow light runs cool to the touch and does an excellent job mimicking natural seasonal light spectrums.
MINT LED 600 Specs:
The Kind XD-150 is a professional-quality bar light that can expand your primary grow light’s footprint just where you need it. Growers can choose from bar lights optimized for the vegetative or flowering stages, each with an estimated lifespan of over 50,000 hours. Kind XD bar lights also come in 75 watts and are available in either 4-foot or 6-foot sizes.
KIND XD-150 Specs:
Based in Seattle, Washington, Mint LED specializes in LED lighting for both ambient lighting and horticulture.
The MINT LED 2-foot bar light is one of the most affordable options when you need to get into those tight spots below the canopy or at the edges of your grow space.
Black Dog offers everything a new grower may need in one handy package. Grow tents feature a professional white reflective interior and come in several sizes. Growers can choose from PhytoMAX-2 600, 800, 0r 1000-watt grow lights.
Other equipment includes a 6” fan, a 6” CanLite carbon filter, and a 6” dust Shroom. The kit comes with all the accessories a beginning grower requires to take their crop from seed to harvest, including:
Complete LED grow kits start from $2,279. If you’re a novice grower with a little extra cash to spend, you can’t go wrong with Black Dog’s Complete LED Grow Kits. Black Dog also offers the option to build your own kit for an extra charge.
Are you ready to transform your commercial grow lighting or start your first hobby garden? Please contact us at Everything But The Plant. We would be happy to help you choose the right LED lights for your needs.
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