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Choosing the Right Grow Light Kit For You and Your Garden

WELCOME to the most important step in bringing your garden to life: chooing the right light kit for you!

Buying a grow light kit for the first time can be a daunting task, so we've broken down everything you need to know about our H.I.D. (HPS and MH Bulbs) and L.E.D. grow light kits to make the best choice the easiest choice. Whether this is your first grow and light purchase you've made, or you're a seasoned pro, you're sure to learn something new.  If you have questions about anything you see below, or simply prefer to talk to a human, give us a call at 1-800-621-0062 or email us your questions at [email protected].

H.I.D. Comparison Chart 

  Air Cool Hood Air Cool Tube Cool Tube Hood Cool Tube Wing Umbrella Wing Reflector
 
Coverage Area - 4' x 4' (400w)
- 6' x 6' (600w)
- 8' x 8' (1000w)
- 4' x 4' (400w)
- 6' x 6' (600w)
- 8' x 8' (1000w)

- 4.5' x 4.5' (400w)
- 6.5' x 6.5' (600w)
- 8.5' x 8.5' (1000w)

- 4.5' x 4.5' (400w)
- 6.5' x 6.5' (600w)
- 8.5' x 8.5' (1000w)
- 12.5 sq. ft. (400w)
- 28 sq. ft. (600w)
- 56.5 sq. ft. (1000w)
- 4' x 4' (400w)
- 6' x 6' (600w)
- 8' x 8' (1000w)
 Plant Coverage - 4 Plants (400w)
- 6 Plants (600w)
- 8 Plants (1000w)
- 4 Plants (400w)
- 6 Plants (600w)
- 8 Plants (1000w)
- 5-6 Plants (400w)
- 7-8 Plants (600w)
- up to 10 Plants (1000w)
- 5-6 Plants (400w)
- 7-8 Plants (600w)
- up to 10 Plants (1000w)
- up to 5 Plants (400w)
- up to 8 Plants (600w)
- up to 10 Plants (1000w)
- up to 4 Plants (400w)
- up to 6 Plants (600w)
- up to 8 Plants (1000w)
Advantages - Intense light coverage
- Hood design helps insulate heat to be cooled by fan
- Exhaust ports are great for cooling the light with inline duct fans 
- Winged design helps spread light farther than other cool tube reflectors
- Intense light coverage to plants below
- Exhaust ports are great for cooling the light with inline duct fans  
- Large coverage area
-Intense Light coverage throughout your garden
- Hood design focuses light directly to plants 
- Exhaust ports are great for cooling the light with inline duct fans  
- Large coverage area
-Intense Light coverage throughout your garden
- Winged surface for wider and more intense light coverage below the light
- Exhaust ports are great for cooling the light with inline duct fans  
- Super wide coverage area
- Very versatile: hang the light vertically or horizontally to shine the light at any angle your garden requires
- Winged design offers multiple focal points for light giving the wing intense light coverage
- Lightweight, simple to install and use 
Disadvantages  - Limited Coverage (directly beneath the reflector)
- May require an inline duct fan to cool bulb
- Ducts fans may be needed to cool bulbs
- Light a lot less intense on the edges of light
- Large reflector will require more space bwteen each light
- May be difficult when using within a grow tent 
- Assembly of the reflector is required  
 - Large reflector will require more space bwteen each light
- May be difficult when using within a grow tent 
- Limited light intensity: because light is spread so wide, there's a loss of light intensity the further from the center the plants are
- Assembly of the reflector is required  
 - Limited coverage area
- Assembly of the reflector is required 
Recommended Use  - Beginner, Amateur, and Professional Growers
- Great for all plant types at all stages of growth (germination, sprouting, vegetation, blooming/flowering, and harvest)
- Perfect for tents, closets, and grow rooms 
- Beginner, Amateur, and Professional Growers
- Great for all plant types at all stages of growth (germination, sprouting, vegetation, blooming/flowering, and harvest)
- Perfect for tents, closets, and grow rooms 
- Amateur to professional growers
- Great for all plant types at all stages of growth (germination, sprouting, vegetation, blooming/flowering, and harvest)
- Perfect for large grow tents and grow rooms 
 - Amateur to professional growers
- Great for all plant types at all stages of growth (germination, sprouting, vegetation, blooming/flowering, and harvest)
- Perfect for large grow tents and grow rooms 
- Beginner to amateur growers
- Great for all plant types at all stages of growth (germination, sprouting, vegetation, blooming/flowering, and harvest)
- Perfect for grow rooms and large growing areas
- Beginner to amateur growers
- Great for all plant types at all stages of growth (germination, sprouting, vegetation, blooming/flowering, and harvest)
- Perfect for tents, closets, and grow rooms


L.E.D. Comparison Chart

  14w Panels 50w Panels 90w UFO's 36w Modular Bulbs 225w Modular UFO's 180w Modular 270w Modular 360w Modular 450w Modular 540w Modular 720w Modular
 
Coverage Area - 1.5' x 1.5' - 2.25' x 2.25' - 5.25' (29 sq. ft.) - 3.5 sq. ft. (average) - 5' x 5' (25 sq. ft.) - 4' x 4' (16 sq. ft.) - 5' x 5' (25 sq. ft.) - 5.5' x 5.5' (30.25 sq. ft.)  - 5.75' x 5.75' (33 sq. ft.) - 6' x 6' (36 sq. ft.) - 6.5' x 6.5' (42.25 sq. ft.)
Plant Coverage - 1 Plant - 1-2 Plants - 2 Plants - 1-2 Plants - 3-4 Plants - 3-4 Plants - up to 4 Plants - 4-5 Plants - up to 5 Plants - 5-6 Plants - 6-7 Plants
PAR Output - 26 (Tri Band)
- 30 (Dual Band)
- 37 (Quad Band)
- 77 (Red)
- 93 (Tri Band)
- 124 (Dual Band)
- 143 (Quad Band)

- 143 (Red)
- 222 (Quad Band)
- 280 (Blue)

- 231 (Red)
- 390 (Dual Band)
- 565 (Blue)
- 270 (Blue)
- 311 (Red)
- 339 (Multi-Band)
- 845 - 1125 - 1320 - 1349 - 1245 - 1356
Wattage Draw
(in Watts)
- 8 w (Tri Band)
- 9.5 w (Dual Band)
- 10 w (Quad Band)
- 17w (Red & Tri Band)
- 18w (Dual Band & Quad Band)
- 89w (Blue)
- 70.5w (Red)
- 75w (Quad Band)
- 13.2w (Red)
- 14.3w (Dual Band)
- 19w (Blue)
- 128w (Blue)
- 135w (Red)
- 150w (Multi-Band)
- 115w - 173w - 236w - 291w - 358w - 463w 
Advantages - Color spectrum made specifically for particular stages of plant growth
- Energy efficient
- Easy to install and use
- Over 20,000 hours of life
- Great for filling in gaps in lighting for LED and HID-lit garden 
- Color spectrum made specifically for particular stages of plant growth
- Energy efficient
- Easy to install and use
- Over 20,000 hours of life
- Great for filling in gaps in lighting for LED and HID-lit garden 
- Strong color spectrums made for specific stages of plant growth
- Wide coverage area
- 50,000 hours of life
- Works well as a primary light for small plants and clones
- Great for filling gaps in your existing light set up 
- 3w chips in each diode give your garden intense light coverage
- Dual lens (90 degree & 60 degree) help spread and focus the light on to your garden
- 20,000 hours of life
- Great primary light for smaller flowering, vegging, and blooming plants
- Domed lens spreads light across your garden without losing much intensity away from the center of the light
- 3w chips per diode make for intense light coverage
- Heat sync and internal fans designed to help keep this light cooler than other LED's
- Modular design makes repair, replacement, and customization a breeze
- 50,000 hours of life 
- Full light spectrum will be efficient to grow from sprout/clone through harvest
- INFRARED diode promotes resin growth
-  50,000 hours of life
- Heat sync and internal fans helps keep these lights cool
- 3w chips and dual lenses in these lights give your garden intense and focused light coverage
- Modular design makes repair, replacement, and customization a breeze
- Full light spectrum will be efficient to grow from sprout/clone through harvest
- INFRARED diode promotes resin growth
-  50,000 hours of life
- Heat sync and internal fans helps keep these lights cool
- 3w chips and dual lenses in these lights give your garden intense light with a wide, focused light coverage
- Modular design makes repair, replacement, and customization a breeze
- Full light spectrum will be efficient to grow from sprout/clone through harvest
- INFRARED diode promotes resin growth
-  50,000 hours of life
- Heat sync and internal fans helps keep these lights cool
- 3w chips and dual lenses in these lights give your garden intense light with a wide, focused light coverage
- Modular design makes repair, replacement, and customization a breeze
- Full light spectrum will be efficient to grow from sprout/clone through harvest
- INFRARED diode promotes resin growth
-  50,000 hours of life
- Heat sync and internal fans helps keep these lights cool
- 3w chips and dual lenses in these lights give your garden intense light with a wide, focused light coverage
- Modular design makes repair, replacement, and customization a breeze
- Full light spectrum will be efficient to grow from sprout/clone through harvest
- INFRARED diode promotes resin growth
-  50,000 hours of life
- Heat sync and internal fans helps keep these lights cool
- 3w chips and dual lenses in these lights give your garden intense light with a wide, focused light coverage
- Modular design makes repair, replacement, and customization a breeze
- Full light spectrum will be efficient to grow from sprout/clone through harvest
- INFRARED diode promotes resin growth
-  50,000 hours of life
- Heat sync and internal fans helps keep these lights cool
- 3w chips and dual lenses in these lights give your garden intense light with a wide, focused light coverage
- Modular design makes repair, replacement, and customization a breeze
Disadvantages - .06w chip per diode means less intensity than other 1w+ chip LED's
- Mainly used as a secondary light, may not be strong enough as a primary light 
- .06w chip per diode means less intensity than other 1w+ chip LED's - .06w chip per diode means less intensity than other 1w+ chip LED's
- 90 degree lens weakens intensity of light
- Flood light reflector is required to use these bulbs
- Limited coverage area 
- Rounded lens may require increasing the light's height above your plant more so it does not make direct contact with the light
- May require smaller LED's at the bottom on the grow to help fill in gaps 
- The dual lens helps intensity, but limits total coverage area - The dual lens helps intensity, but limits total coverage area - The dual lens helps intensity, but limits total coverage area - The dual lens helps intensity, but limits total coverage area - The dual lens helps intensity, but limits total coverage area
- Due to its size, this light will have a hard time in a grow tent 
- The dual lens helps intensity, but limits total coverage area
Recommended Use - Very small leafy house plants and blooming plants
- Best for filling in gaps for gardens with existing light systems
- Small leafy house plants and blooming plants
- Best for filling in gaps for gardens with existing light systems
- Great for beginner and house growers 
- Great for clones, sapplings, and smaller maturing plants
- Efficient for enough for flowering house plants, leafy flowering plants, chilies, herbs, and smaller veggies
- Good primary light for smaller leafy house plants, smaller flowers, chilis, and spices
- Fills in gaps in existing light systems (HID's and LED's) effectively
 
- Perfect primary light for vegging, fruiting, and harvesting small to medium fruit plants, flowers, herbs, and veggies
- Good light for sprouts and clones 
- Great primary light for all plant types: flowers, vegetables, fruit plants, and clones
- Works well for all stages of plant life: seedling, sprouting, vegging, fruiting, and harvest
- Recommended for Beginners and Professionals alike
- Great primary light for all plant types: flowers, vegetables, fruit plants, and clones
- Works well for all stages of plant life: seedling, sprouting, vegging, fruiting, and harvest
- Recommended for Beginners and Professionals alike
- Great primary light for all plant types: flowers, vegetables, fruit plants, and clones
- Perfect for all stages of plant life: seedling, sprouting, vegging, fruiting, and harvest
- Recommended for Advanced growers and professionals
- Great primary light for all plant types: flowers, vegetables, fruit plants, and clones
- Perfect for all stages of plant life: seedling, sprouting, vegging, fruiting, and harvest
- Recommended for Advanced growers and professionals
- Great primary light for all plant types: flowers, vegetables, fruit plants, and clones
- Perfect for all stages of plant life: seedling, sprouting, vegging, fruiting, and harvest
- Recommended for Professionals in grow rooms (too large for grow tents
- Great primary light for all plant types: flowers, vegetables, fruit plants, and clones
- Perfect for all stages of plant life: seedling, sprouting, vegging, fruiting, and harvest
- Recommended for Professionals in grow rooms (too large for grow tents

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