Double ended grow lights are pretty much supercharged HID’s. Because these lights have two connection points instead of ones, the filament in the tube gets much hotter. When that filament gets hotter it gives off a much brighter light than its single-ended counterpart- about 10% (6600 lumens) brighter, specifically. But with so many double ended lights out there, it’s getting trickier and trickier to pick the right one.
Don’t worry, GrowAce has your back. Not only do we use double ended lights ourselves, but we also called fellow double-ended growers and researched the market to see which DE’s growers are loving these days. All that research was compiled to bring you the Top 5 Double Ended Grow Lights of 2018.
Any seasoned grower knows that the more light your plants receive the bigger, tastier, and more aromatic their harvest is- and you can’t put a price on a fantastic harvest (well, you can, and the better it is the higher the price!).
Without further adieu, we present the Top 5 Best Double Ended Grow Lights of 2018:
The great thing about the Yield Lab Pro Series 1000W HPS+MH Air Cool Hood Double Ended Complete Grow Light Kit is that it’s just like the Air Cool Hood’s growers have loved for years- only more intense. This reflector’s got 6” air duct ports on both sides of the reflector for optimal cooling, which is exactly what you’ll need when these lights are running. While the coverage is a little more limited than other reflectors, the coverage it does offer is intense and focused down on to your plants, not shooting all over the place like an umbrella.
The Yield Lab Professional Series 1000W HPS Open Wing Double Ended Reflector is a compact, all-in-one reflector we have a hard time keeping in stock- and for good reason. Not only does it pack a 1000w punch, but the reflector is also pretty ingenious: the wings create multiple light points that reflect down on to plants. However, because it’s a 2-part-open design, some of the heat generated by your plants will dissipate through the open space of the reflector, helping to reduce the added heat to your grow.
Phantom is known to produce some of the best lights on the market, which makes sense as to why they’re on our list of the Top 5 Double Ended Grow Lights of 2018. Their Commercial DE Enclosed Lighting System With USB Interface, in particular, is a 1000w powerhouse of a light. Another all-in-one light, this model has a slim, lightweight ballast with a hood similar to a cool hood but smaller, which gives it a surprisingly large coverage area.
While most hood reflectors offer intense light with a limited coverage area, the Yield Lab Pro Series 1000W HPS+MH XXL Hood Double Ended Complete Grow Light Kit gives you a wide coverage area with even, plant-friendly intensity. Large hoods like these (measuring 30” x 21”) give you a big light footprint without blasting your plants with heat. Superior to cool tubes and umbrella’s, the XXL Hood’s a great choice for at-home and warehouse grows alike.
A 600w probably wouldn’t have made it on the list, but we checked out the Yield Lab Pro Series 600W HPS+MH Double Ended Wing Reflector Complete Grow Light Kit we had to add it. A refreshing take on the classic bat-wing style reflector, this grow light offers multiple focal points to shoot lots of light on to your plants. At a fraction of the cost of most other double-ended 600w’s, this light will take 3-4 plants from seed to harvest no problem.