• Top 10 Best LED Grow Lights

    LED grow lights are renowned for their efficiency and great PAR spectrum (Photosynthetic Active Radiation), which is the light spectrum that plants use for growth. They’re often cheaper in the long run compared to other grow lights. In the chart below are 10 of the best LED grow lights based on their efficiency, value for money and customer ratings.


    TaoTronics
    TT-GL05

    Advanced Platinum
    Series DS200

    TaoTronics
    TT-GL20

    Apollo
    GL60LED

    Apollo
    GL80X5LED

    Our User Rating
    4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
    4.9 Stars (4.9 / 5)
    4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
    4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)
    4.8 Stars (4.8 / 5)
    LED Bulbs- 35 x Red 620-630nm
    - 5 x Blue 450-460nm
    - 5 x Orange 610-615nm
    - 100 x Red, Infrared, Blue, Ultraviolet, Orange & White 380 / 415 / 440 / 460 / 480 / 615 / 630 / 660 / 720 / 740 / 760nm- 3 x Red 660nm
    - 6 x Red 620-630nm
    - 3 x Blue 460nm
    - 60 x Red, Infrared, Blue & White 430 / 475 / 620 / 630 / 660 / 730nm- 80 x Red, Infrared, Blue & White (6500k) 430 / 475 / 620 / 630 / 650 / 660 / 730nm
    Lifespan50,000 hrs50,000 - 80,000 hrs50,000 hrs50,000 hrs50,000 hrs
    Power90W300W12W180W400W
    Socket TypeAC 85V - 264VAC 85 - 260V E27ACAC 85-265V
    Input Current630mAN/A300mAN/AN/A
    Frequency50/60 HZN/A50/60 HZN/AN/A
    Recommended HeightMore than 3ft (1m) 8 - 48" Depending on Plant Type1.6ft - 5ftN/AN/A
    Total Coverage Area2 sq.ft4.5ft x 3.8ft @ 18" height 2.7 - 10 sq.ft4 - 5 sq.ft2.5 - 3 sq.ft
    Contents- TaoTronics TT-GL05
    - Power Cord
    - Hanging Kit
    - User Manual
    - Advanced Platinum Series DS200
    - Power Cord
    - Hanging Kit
    - User Manual
    - TaoTronics TT-GL20
    - User Manual
    - Apollo GL60LED
    - Power Cord
    - Hanging Kit
    - User Manual
    - Apollo GL80X5LED
    - Power Cord
    - Hanging Kit
    - User Manual
    Dimensions10.75" (diameter) x 2.75"19" x 9" x 3"6.2" x 5.1" x 4.9"10.5" diameter13.2" x 13.2" x 3.75"
    Weight5.2 lbs14 lbs8.5 ozN/AN/A
    Warranty1 year3 years1 year2 years2 years
    Price**CHECK PRICE****CHECK PRICE****CHECK PRICE****CHECK PRICE****CHECK PRICE**

    Apollo
    GL45LED

    TaoTronics
    TT-GL21

    TaoTronics
    TT-GL14

    TaoTronics
    TT-GL17

    Apollo
    GL100LED
    Our User Rating
    4.6 Stars (4.6 / 5)
    4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
    4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
    4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
    4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)
    LED Bulbs- 45 x Red & Blue 460/610/630/730nm- 17 x Red 660nm
    - 5 x Red 620-630nm
    - 3 x Blue 450nm
    - 80 x Red, Infrared, Blue, Ultraviolet & White (12000k) 380/425/630/660nm- 2 x Infrared 730-850nm
    - 39 x Red 630-660nm
    - 6 x Blue 460nm
    - 2 x Ultraviolet 400nm
    - 3 x Warm White 3000k
    - 3 x Cool White 6500k
    - 45 x Red, Infrared, Blue & White 430-475/620-630/660/730nm
    Lifespan50,000 hrs50,000 hrs50,000 hrs50,000 hrs50,000 hrs
    Power135W50W240W165W300W
    Socket TypeACAC 85 - 265VACACAC
    Input CurrentN/A600mAN/AN/AN/A
    FrequencyN/A50/60 HzN/AN/AN/A
    Recommended HeightN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
    Total Coverage Area4 sq.ftN/A6 sq.ft6 sq.ft6 - 9 sq.ft
    Contents- Apollo GL45LED
    - Power Cord
    - Hanging Kit
    - User Manual
    - TaoTronics TT-GL21
    - Power Cord
    - Hanging Kit
    - User Manual
    - TaoTronics TT-GL14
    - Power Cord
    - Hanging Kit
    - User Manual
    - TaoTronics TT-GL17
    - Power Cord
    - Hanging Kit
    - User Manual
    - Apollo GL100LED
    - Power Cord
    - Hanging Kit
    - User Manual
    Dimensions10.5" diameter6.89" (diameter) x 2.36"15.8" x 2.4" x 8.4"15.7" x 2.4" x 8.3"15.75" x 8.20" x 2.5"
    WeightN/A8.5 oz6.9 lbs8.8 lbsN/A
    Warranty2 years1 year1 year1 year2 years
    Price**CHECK PRICE****CHECK PRICE****CHECK PRICE****CHECK PRICE****CHECK PRICE**

     

    Our User Rating – Our own opinion based on our product research on our own and other user’s testing and feedback. Click on one of the featured products and you’ll be brought to Amazon’s product page, where you’ll find genuine customer reviews which we recommend you to read.

    Best Value / Top Rated – Products that we feel  stands out in a specific area such as value for money or reputation have been given one of our awards.

    If you know little to nothing about about LED grow lights, I recommend that you read this article here. Also, here are some tips and information on LEDs.

    • led-grow-lightLEDs are typically more efficient than other forms of grow lights, therefore, energy consumption is less which saves you money on your electricity bills.
    • The reduction in the amount of produced heat also provides you with big savings.
    • It’s not unusual to see plants complete their growth earlier yet provide you with a larger yield.
    • Construction and design of LED grow lights are more flexible because each LED bulb (light emitting diode) has a different spectrum.
    • All LED grow lights should have at least one cooling fan or a cooling mechanism to reduce heat.
    • An LED grow light can be suitable for any and all stages of plant growth, especially models with a wide PAR spectrum.
    • For an LED to be powerful and efficient, each bulb needs to be at least 2 or 3 watts, with 3 being the recommended wattage output.
    • They can be used exclusively to grow your plants or as a support light in conjunction with your other grow lights.

    Make sure that you choose an LED grow light produced by a reputable brand because those manufacturers test their LED bulbs vigorously to ensure that they are reliable and will last as long as their stated lifespan. Avoid buying generic brands with no iron-clad warranty as it’s common for their LEDs to blow out in a fairly short space of time.

    The LED grow lights in the table above are all from reputable brands who have extensive experience in research, design and manufacturing LEDs. Their high ratings and positive customer feedback speaks for themselves. The only question is which model is suitable for you? That depends on how many plants you’re growing and whether you’re using it as a support grow light or exclusive grow light.