The marijuana industry is getting legitimized around the country. People are waking up to the fact that they can now grow pot. Once considered a domain requiring years of expertise, it is now possible from the comfort of their homes. Once licensed and having cleared all regulatory roadblocks, anyone who has the patience to learn the basics can be on their way to become a grower. Bold steps are being taken every day in the right direction. The proliferation of kits that make it simple for newbies to grow pot and even experiment with custom strains are easy to find on online retailers.
We are going to dive into these kits and the individual parts required to grow pot. We want to start with something essential for the survival of the marijuana plant. It is the sun that gives light and life to everything on this beautiful earth. If you are planning indoor cultivation out of choice or necessity (if your state’s regulations don’t allow outdoor cultivation), you are going to need high quality grow-lights. They are arguably the most important part of the setup, as their features will directly affect the quality of your yield. There are plenty of considerations for picking the correct grow lights. We are going to select the best of the bunch and help you find a perfect match for your setup.
This one claims to come with a powerful cooling system due to its use of a PCB of high thermal conductivity and larger cooling fans. The company claims, that these features increase efficiency and life span of the product. The company behind them claims its testing shows that the product emits the full spectrum of light. The light can scientifically and effectively promote plant growth to many combinations including 28pcs 630nm, 12pcs 660nm, 12pcs 470nm, 6pcs 10000K, 1pcs 415nm, and 1pcs 730nm.
The company goes on to say, their led grow light only consumes 120W while giving the same amount of light as a 450W MH/HPS lamp. It makes it more energy-efficient and enables the customer to save more power than MH/HPS/HID and CFL lamps. It has a convenient double switch – VEG ON and BLOOM ON .They can be used for plant different growing stages. It also has a high PPFD value. PPFD is the number of photons that are irradiated to one square meter of blade in one second, which is important for measuring the PAR value actually reaching the plants.
The product has a 2 year warranty with a 30 day money back guarantee.
This one comes in 3 variants of 600 W, 900 W and 1200 W, the latter of which we are looking at here today. This one does not use a reflector. According to the company, many others’ grow lights use led spotlight reflectors to make the light look beautiful. This company doesn’t use it because the led reflector is not heat-resistant. If a short circuit occurs，reflector is easy to melt at 80℃. This prevents fires.
Compared to MH / HPS lamps, this one claims to generate less heat, giving the customer more energy saving and lower electricity bills. It has a more comprehensive light spectrum. The 1200W LED grow light actual power is 240- 250 watt . It gives a more effective coverage area than any reflector series lights. It is a perfect fit for a 3x3ft growing area at 24″ height. They use double cooling fans to ensure a long life of the product.
This product has excellent reviews on the Amazon store, making it an Amazon’s Choice product.
These lights too are Amazon’s Choice for their high reviews and popularity. This one has a triple-chip 15W LED design (three 5 watt chips per LED), that makes its light both brighter and more efficient than what could be produced by one employing either double or single chip LEDs. It also has double channels.
The VEG channel utilizes a full spectrum of colors for germinating seedlings and young plants consuming 155W of power. The BLOOM channel implements more red wavelengths to simulate late summer and is most suited for plants in the flowering stage while consuming only 80W. VEG and BLOOM can be used together to encourage maximum growth performance from seedling to harvest.
This one can be daisy chained because the included power cable serves a double purpose. It can be either plugged into a standard outlet or into the Daisy Chain outlet of another grow light. This is great if you plan to buy multiple ones to take care of an entire indoor area. They also offer a 4 year warranty and a 90 day money back guarantee which is impressive compared to other items on this list.
If you want something really heavy duty for a large installation at a high power, these lights fit the bill. You can get them at a rating of 1000 W, 2000 W, 3000 W or 4000 W. They claim that the dual-chip(10W) LEDs that they use are much brighter and more efficient than traditional 3W and 5W LEDs. It is the highest PAR/LUMEN output per watt. It uses nine different bands of LEDs that make up true full spectrum light. They use a 3mm thickness aluminum plate radiator for better heat dissipation. The holes on the aluminum plate and the glass make heat convection, run 50~60℉ lower than any other LEDs. They have a 3 year warranty and a 30 day no questions asked money back guarantee.
So that was our list of the best grow lights that we could find on Amazon. We hope you found what you were looking for. If you learned something new from this article, we consider it a victory. Knowledge is king in this domain. Soak up all the knowledge that you can get. The more well-informed and cognizant you are of industry trends, the better your yield will be. We wish you success in your endeavors. Happy growing!