Finding the Best LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants

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Finding the Best LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants

Finding the Best LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants: A Hobbyist Grower’s Perspective
 
Indoor gardening is the highest functioning option for cultivating your favorite plants; regardless of the time of year, climate or space. Light enabling photosynthesis in return allows the plant to grow stronger and healthier, hence enhancing your buds.
 
The main benefits of growing your plants indoors is not only the lack of weather restrictions, but even more control of how much you’re feeding your plants -- whether that be lighting control or the plant itself’s maturity. There are many pieces of the puzzle of figuring out which grow light to buy, and of those which determine whether you’ll be spending between $400 to $1500 per light.
 
Cost-Effective LED’s
 
Home growing is gaining more and more popularity as state legalizations are being announced regularly. In order to start growing you need substantial money put aside for your first purchases to be efficient in the long run. Although you can find lights for $100-200, they will come with low quality and poor light spectrums.
 
In terms of cost-effective ranges, here are the following options:
 
The RAGING KALE shines as a low-profile fixture for indoor and vertical farming. With an IP66 waterproof rating, wireless connectivity and patented optics, the RKa is the perfect solution for your early-stage growing needs. Designed in collaboration with some of the most demanding botanists, the RKa is the go-to fixture when you need a robust, powerful light at an affordable price.
DIMENSIONS: 46” x 6” x 1.5”
POWER: 250w
SPECTRUM: 2 Channels: cool white (6500K) and warm white (2700K)
 
 
 
A 210W LED, this NextLight Core Pro includes onboard dimming, external dimming with a controller (sold separately), Plug & Play, passively cooling technology. Full spectrum recommended from seed to harvest.
 
 
 
Engineered with a consistent light footprint of 4x4 to provide better canopy coverage. The Ion 720w is IP65 waterproof UL 8800 certified and DLC certified for energy efficiency rebate eligibility. Dimensions: 47 in x 47 in x 2.3 in. Weight: 26.9 lbs.
 
 
 
 
 
LEDs are the most versatile grow lights to buy as they do not run too hot, requiring less equipment and therefore reducing your energy bills. A hobbyist grower usually will only need 1-3 lights, with states restricting grow amounts to 6 or 12 plants; that being said, 1-3 lights is all a hobbyist grower would need to maximize their crop. Depending on the size of your room or whether it is a light to go in a tent, you will only need a small light, like the Grower's Choice ROI-E 680 W LED Light. The ROI-680 comes with a 12 ft 3 in long 120 Volt power cord and a 120 to 208/240 Volt smart adapter, and extension for distance away from the tent. Its 42” length would make a great match for the SECRET JARDIN DARK ROOM 150 V3.0 (5' X 5' X 7 2/3') Tent.
Grower's Choice ROI-E 680W
 
 
 
Good Investment LED’s 
The ultimate goal of investing in LED grow lights is having that of which is high-performing, efficient and design-oriented. The PHOTOBIO MX 680W S4 Spectrum LED delivers 15% more light to your canopy and uses 35% less power than a typical 680W light on the market. All in all you are recording high yields and driving down those utility costs. Its circuit board and proprietary spacing offers better uniformity as well as preventing overheating. It is currently priced at $988 on our site.
 
The Phonontek X 465W Pro LED is a great solution for home-grow, grow tents, grow rooms and all kinds of indoor cultivations. By perfectly balancing a high quality, full spectrum light with highest intensity PPFD delivered through a multi-bar, Linear design. PHOTONTEK Creates the ultimate ceiling of light for the entire plant growth cycle, making these LEDs the smartest option for a higher and faster return on investment.
 
Top Tier LED's
 
The Gavita Pro 1700e LED operates at 645W, delivering broad, intense light coverage with its 8 passively cooled LED bars. This enables use for low rooms, vertical racking, over benches or even in a tent. Gavita is the ultimate source for full-term plant growth, from vegging to blooming and finishing. The fixture is dimmable to 50% without any loss of efficiency using the Gavita E-Series LED Adapter and Gavita Master Controllers. The Gavita E-Series LED Adapter - 120-277 V is required for each fixture when using the controller; non-controlled fixtures simply operate at 100%.
 
 
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The Fluence SPYDR 2i is a high-performance, full-cycle top-lighting solution for commercial horticulture cultivation, with the power to scale from vegetative growth to higher light intensities in bloom. It was designed for commercial growers to push the envelope with high-PPFD cultivation practices along with sophisticated CO2 supplementation.
 
 
 
The revolutionary new Gavita CT 1930e is the first and only LED that is a direct replacement for HPS. With a footprint designed to fit seamlessly in existing HPS layouts, the CT 1930e is a highly energy efficient LED delivering serious growing power. It’s designed to be the true 1:1 replacement for the fixture that helped revolutionize the industry nearly three decades ago, the Gavita Pro 1000e DE HPS. Compatibility with wiring and electrical requirements for most indoor growing environments means this compact toplight is able to dramatically limit the cost and downtime required to convert facilities of every size. The CT 1930e delivers more crop-loving light in a broader spectrum at up to 20% energy savings than Gavita 1000 W DE HPS fixtures (based on average wattage of each fixture).
 
 
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