Best LED Grow Lights from our friends at LED Grow Lights Depot.
There are a multitude of LED Grow Lights on the market at all price levels and with or without all the bells and whistles. Sometimes the quality is what it should be but sometimes--well, some manufacturers cut corners to cut costs. And the opinions about LED Grow Lights are just like belly-buttons--everybody has one. So it can be hard or even impossible to find the lights that are best for your indoor garden.
That's where we come in--we do the work of sorting out what is good, what is worth the cost and even sometimes what to avoid completely. Our top ten LED Grow Light Reviews for 2019 are posted on our front page and on the front page at our sister site, MaryJane Farmer's 420Beginner.com.
But the fun doesn't stop there--and neither do the LED Grow Light Reviews. Our friends at LED Grow Lights Depot sell a wide variety of lights and growing products and they have put out their own Top Ten review for 2019. Naturally it contains the products that they sell, but there is nothing against tooting your own horn.
Here at BigBudsguide, we don't copy somebody else's content but we certainly can comment on what someone else publishes. So here is a brief synopsis of the Top Ten LED Grow Lights as listed by the folks at LED Grow Lights Depot.
High Quality Quantum Boards in this LED grow light
The first light on their list is also an Amazon Choice and has a 5-star rating. This light is made with high-quality Quantum Boards designed by Horticulture Lighting Group. This light is suitable for commercial operations as well as home use. You can read more about Quantum Boards from MaryJane Farmer here under "DIY LED Grow Lights."
A good commercial LED grow light
The next light is Gavita's top of the line and most powerful model. Again, this is a good light for commercial operations but maybe a bit pricey for the smaller grower. This light has a low profile, which would be useful in low-ceiling rooms or in vertically stacked multiple grow spaces. The company claims that it's multilayer LED construction allows a more uniform light distribution.
NextLight is the next light in the top ten grow lights list
The next light is in fact the NextLight Mega. This is a 2016 design which has stood the test of time and is best for commercial operations. It's made in the USA and has a 5 year warranty. It's also sold on Amazon and it's kind of pricey at $1525.50 but LED Grow Lights Depot offers a 15% discount at checkout. Buy on LedGrowLightsDepot.com
Research says this light grows better cannabis.
Another pricey light but well worth it because of the high-quality Cree LED's it sports is the Optic 8+. The company claims that "Research shows significant increases in trichome density, volume & terpene profile."
Legalize Tomatoes (and cannabis) with Black Dog LED Grow Lights
Moving to number 4, is another pricey choice, this one from the well-known Black Dog line of LED Grow Lights. These lights are also made in the USA and come from Amazon in a bundle that includes a "Legalize Tomatoes" sticker, good for those American backwater states where MaryJane is not welcome. (Check out MaryJane's interactive Global Weed Infographic of US and world cannabis laws, soon to be updated with the 2018 Revolution.) Black Dog has several lights in various sizes with various add-ons. Here are a few of them.
We know the Electric Sunshine from 420Beginner
Light number 5 is from our friend Dan at the Green Sunshine Company. You can read MaryJane's interview with Dan here. This is a 2-pack set of ES300 lights which can be placed closer together or farther apart depending on your plant spacing. The virtue of the Electric Sky is in its lensing system which reduces wasted light by directing more of the light straight down instead of losing it out to the sides. Again, not available on Amazon but you get a 5% discount on the two-pack at checkout on the Depot. Buy on LedGrowLightsDepot.com
Do It Yourself and save some bucks on a high quality LED Grow Light
The next light is a DIY project which requires putting together the four Quantum Boards comprising the HLG 600. The Depot calls this light its "best bang for the buck" light at $692.00. Buy on LedGrowLightsDepot.com . However, if you are handy with Do It Yourself projects requiring no more than a screwdriver and a wire stripper, you can save a ton of money by buying one or more of the same Quantum boards from Amazon. This light has several positive reviews raving about the light, about customer support from HLG and about the ease of assembly. LED Grow Lights Depot also has a video showing how to put the light together.
Raging Kush for commercial cannabis growers with stacked grow boxes
The Scynce LED Raging Kush light is aimed at the commercial market, particularly vertical grow operations (stacked tiers of plants) but small growers can certainly use it as well. There are two unique features of this light: (1) a patented lensing system that spreads the light more evenly and reduces the central hot spot that some other lights have and (2) an Android app to control timing and spectrum. The light is $1395.00 and is brand-new on the market so you might have to pre-order. For a 10% discount buy on LedGrowLightsDepot.com
A commercial-grade LED Grow Light with a discount
California Lightworks SolarXtreme 1000 is a new model from this well-known company and it is targeted to the home grower, without the remote control and other functions that California Lightworks puts in its pricier commercial-grade lights. The SolarXtreme 1000 is a powerful light with a heavy power consumption at 800 watts but its price of $899 takes some of the sting out of that. It is sold as a plug-and-play light that can be set up in minutes by even the newest noob. Get 5% off when you buy on LedGrowLightsDepot.com
High Power light with a lower power consumption and another discount
Here is another high-powered LED Grow Light suitable for any operation, the Crecer PanthrX. It has a full spectrum with added red just like the California Lightworks light above and it has a similar power replacement profile, but draws about 200 fewer watts. It has a connector to add dimmers for the high-quality Cree LEDs. The Depot tested it in a 4x4 grow tent and reports a higher PAR value at the edges than other lights. At $999 this is again a pricey light, but worth the price for the high power. You can get a 7% discount if you buy on LedGrowLightsDepot.com
That's it for the Top Ten LEd Grow Lights list from LED Grow Lights Depot. Take advantage of the discounts in this list today because they certainly won't last forever.