This is our picks of the best 1000-watt LED grow light systems under $300 dollars.
When you need to illuminate a larger area of growing crops, you need to upgrade from a 600-watt lighting system to a 1000-watt lighting system.
And fortunately, you do not have to spend a fortune on conventional lighting that could provide sufficient coverage and a full band of light to your crops.
The state of LED lighting technology has advanced to the point that LEDs can now pump out as much light as a 1000-watt lighting system continuously for an entire day. Even more beautiful is that these lighting systems cost less than $300, and they are available hydroponics growers from the United States, and even beyond.
The HIGROW series of LED grow lights is notable for its ingenious use angles to concentrate the expression of light. The idea is that if you concentrate light at a certain angle, it will travel more efficiently, and this ensures a much better reach factor when illuminating growing spaces.
The current measure of the effectiveness of angled LED grow lights shows that LEDs lose 30% less light and also helps generate consistent maximal PAR and lumen output.
Can effectively provide concentrated, full-spectrum lighting in an area measuring 5’ x 4’. The light output is equivalent to a 1000-watt lighting system, but the device only needs 400 watts to operate normally. Such massive savings from using just one of these behemoths to improve your harvest.
Unlike other brands of LED grow lights, the MAXISUN 1000-watt LED grow light has a built-in timer function, which you can use to schedule when the device should turn off to avoid overheating. Overheating is a serious issue with grow lights and one should definitely avoid leaving these devices on their own for days.
Established with dual channels for vegetative growing and the blooming phase of crops, the user will have control of which mode will be working when the device is turned on.
Has also been equipped with a compact reflector that increases the PAR of the lighting device, allowing it to provide the highest level of light output to simulate natural sunshine and outdoor conditions that plants naturally need in order to grow properly.
In vegetative mode, it can illuminate an area measure 4.5’ x 4.5’, and in blooming mode, it can photosynthetically feed plants in an area measuring 4’ x 4’.
The result is quite stunning: more light output, a more stable electrical supply, and bigger energy savings.
The device only uses 185 watts of power, and yet it pumps out the light output of a much larger and power-hungry 1000-watt conventional lighting system. This one is definitely a go-to for those who are worried about increasing their energy bills when they upgrade their hydroponics lighting system.
Has ideal glass placement, deeper holes in the LED board, and efficient fans have made it possible for this high-output LED grow light to increase its output without potentially overheating itself.
Each dual-chip LED installation has also been individually insulated, making this lighting system one of the most fire-proof and safest on the market today. A truly hybrid system, if there ever was one.
The dual-chip system produces the highest possible PAR/lumens for each pair of LEDs, and frankly speaking, if you want to maximize your yields, your best bet would be to use a system that does not suffer from power loss during normal operation.
The light output of the BESTVA 1000W LED grow light compares to that of a 1000-watt conventional lighting setup but with a power input of only 185 watts. BESTVA offers one of the lowest energy requirements for this type of output, probably because the device has high efficiency due to its use of double-chips LED sets.
The manufacturer guarantees an average lifespan of 100,000 working hours under normal operation. The device has 100 pieces of combined Bridelux and Epiled LEDs – two of the most popular brands in high-performance LEDs in the market today. A good investment by itself, considering that not all brands use either of these two brands because of cost issues.
These two features are enough to put this device at the top in terms of efficiency, as double-chip technology magnifies light output while reducing power loss, and optical lens systems serve to concentrate the light, reducing light loss while the device is on.
In short, you are getting a huge bang for your back, and virtually no power is wasted in the process of providing proper lighting to your plants.
The body of the device is made from stainless steel, which resists corrosion and the suspension system has been upgraded too, from the previous version. The model available now also has an extra layer rubber too, to protect from wear and tear.
The device also features heat sinks made with highly efficient aluminum, which is important in naturally and continuously dissipating heat from the device while in operation. Overheating is a big issue with LED grow lights, especially if they have to be used 24 hours straight.
Pumps out more red light which is necessary for boosting crop yields. Current tests show that using this LED grow light can help increase crop production in indoor setups by as much as 50%.
Unique temperature control system cools down the assembly effectively, protecting the IC board from potential damage due to overheating.
LED bead and zener design of the lighting system ensures that LEDs will not be worn out quickly and any reduction of the effectiveness of some LEDs in the system will not affect others, as all the LEDs belonging to the same system.
The wattage of an LED grow light should correspond to the area that has to be illuminated. Specifically, this area represents your grow bed, with pots positioned side by side to receive the intense beam of the LED grow light.
These are the approximate lighting requirements of regular indoor plants:
|Space To Be Illuminated||Watts|
|1 foot by 1 foot||40 watts|
|2 feet by 2 feet||140 watts|
|2 feet by 4 feet||300 watts|
|3 feet by 3 feet||300 watts|
|4 feet by 4 feet||650 watts|
|5 feet by 5 feet||900 watts|
|4 feet by 8 feet||Up to 1100 watts|
It pays to know exactly what you need before shopping for LED grow lights. Some considerations worth thinking about before buying a new lighting system are:
– The space that you need to illuminate.
– The lighting requirements of your crops.
– The growing state that you intend on prolonging.
– The location of the indoor growing setup.
– Your budget for lighting.
– The structure of the indoor growing space.
If this is your first time to purchase an LED growing light system it’s important to note that LED grow lights have to be suspended directly above the crops that need the light, and the usual height for optimum light spread is only two to three feet.
This is the primary structural consideration that you need to keep in mind when installing and then positioning an LED grow light. There is a maximum distance or height before an LED grow light loses its effectiveness, so if the ceiling of your growing space is too high, that may affect the effectiveness of your lighting system.