Best LED Grow Lights Under $500

When choosing the best grow light to recommend, there are a few things we usually look at: the true output wattage, the spectrum, the coverage, the ratings, and the price. These are some of the things we looked at when selecting the best light under $500. That’s how we came up with the winner, the VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series 700W LED Grow Light. Its price is way below $500, which means you’ll save a couple of dollars. It also offers enough watts for 13 big plants (325 watts). It has a long lifespan, so you can use it for a few grow cycles without any issues.

ProductRatingPriceWatt/hrAreaLifespan$/watt
VIPARSPECTRA 1200W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and FlowerVIPARSPECTRA 1200W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower
(4.4)
4.4/117
$359.005244 x 4’ at 24"100000 0.68
VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR1200 1200W LED Grow LightVIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR1200 1200W LED Grow Light
(4.2)
4.2/156
$479.005495 x 5' at 24"100000 0.87
VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR700 700W LED Grow LightVIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR700 700W LED Grow Light
(4.5)
4.5/51
$329.003255x4' at 24"75000 1.01
Advanced Platinum Series P300 300w 12-band LED Grow LightAdvanced Platinum Series P300 300w 12-band LED Grow Light
(4.5)
4.5/314
$369.00180 3ft x 2ft100000 2.04
Advanced Platinum Series P4-XML2 380w 12-band LED Grow LightAdvanced Platinum Series P4-XML2 380w 12-band LED Grow Light
(5)
5/6
$499.00178 3x3 bloom at 18"100000 2.8
Morsen 2000W Double Chips LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 200x10W GrowMorsen 2000W Double Chips LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 200x10W Grow
(3.9)
3.9/125
$388.003654.5' x 8'50000 1.06
MARS HYDRO  Mars ll  900w Full Spectrum Grow LightMARS HYDRO Mars ll 900w Full Spectrum Grow Light
(4.3)
4.3/40
$337.993645.5' x 5.5' Max50000 0.92
MarsHydro Pro 2 Epistar 800w  Full Spectrum Grow LightMarsHydro Pro 2 Epistar 800w Full Spectrum Grow Light
(4.6)
4.6/7
$349.993522' x 3' at 24"50000 0.99
MAXSISUN M1440 12-band Full Spectrum 1440W LED Grow LightMAXSISUN M1440 12-band Full Spectrum 1440W LED Grow Light
(4.8)
4.8/14
$336.006005' x 5' at 24"100000 0.56
G8LED 240 Watt LED Veg/Flower Grow Light with Optimal 8-Band plus Infrared (IR) and Ultraviolet (UV) - 3 Watt ChipsG8LED 240 Watt LED Veg/Flower Grow Light with Optimal 8-Band plus Infrared (IR) and Ultraviolet (UV) - 3 Watt Chips
(4.3)
4.3/78
$309.991403' x 2'100000 2.21