Choosing the right LED grow light can be a big decision, it’s a big investment and you want the perfect one that will go with your room. You may wonder what is so special about an LED light and why can you not just use any old regular lamps? The reason for this is that LED lights are able to cause a special reaction inside of your plants. The LED lamps are made in a way that targets the part of the plants responsible for activating photosynthesis, allowing them to help your plants grow and flourish.
So what goes into choosing the best LED grow light? When choosing a LED light there is a lot more to look into than you might think, there are numerous working parts that go into to whole that make the LED the best.
Wattage is extremely important to keep in mind when choosing the best LED grow lights. Wattage measures how much energy the LED grow lights output at max capacity. This means that you can see how powerful the lights are. You will also get a feel of how many you will need for your plants to grow properly, depending on the wattage.
Every LED light is different and just because one is bigger than the other may not mean that it has more coverage. Coverage is the area the LED indoor grow lights can reach. This is important to keep in mind because you need to make sure the lights can cover/reach the entire area of where you are growing your plants.
Knowing the coverage often will let you know how many LED lights you need to buy to be able to have the light reach the entire area.
The power draw is able to measure the average wattage consumed during use, this is important to know so that you can estimate your energy costs. Some LED lights are more cost effective than others when it comes to their power draw, although it may not seem like a big deal it can save you money in the long run.
Most LED grow lights’ lifespans are measured in hours. It is important to get lights with long lifespans so you do not have to go out and buy another brand new one in a couple months.
Last but not least I would recommend getting a LED grow light that is full spectrum. This means that the LED grow lights closely mimic the sun’s light spectrum and intensity, which makes them ideal for growing plants at any stage of their life cycle.
Best LED Grow Lights For Your Money
So now that we have covered everything that goes into picking a great LED light, here is a list of some of our favorites.
AdvancedLED lights Series XML 350
This is a great light and the company that designs it is known for their quality made products at a reasonable price, and not to mention they offer a lifetime warranty.
The XML350’s coverage is 4.5 feet by 4.5 feet at an 18-inch height, making it a great light for a smaller growing area, covering anywhere from one to six plants. The XML 30 weighs only 18 pounds, which allows it to hang if you need it too as well.
It is also convenient because it can take the place of a 600w to 800w HPS/MH light, while only using 330 watts of power. The lifespan of this LED is great as well and should last up to 100,000 hours before burning out, which is equal to about 20 years of running it for 12-hour days.
Advanced Platinum Series P900
Another one of the best LED grow lights is the advanced platinum series P450, although most often used by people with more experience and larger grow operations. This light can flower between 12 plants to a maximum of up to 24 at a time.
The coverage of the light is for bloom at 18 inches above the plants reaches up to 3 by 5 feet. Not to mention the platinum series P450 has great wattage and can replace a 1000-watt HPS light at full intensity and still only use 515 watts of electricity.
These two series are both great options for LED grow lights that have good coverage, wattage, lifespans and many other perks!