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)
4.4/121
$339.005244 x 4’ at 24"100000 0.64
VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR1200 1200W LED Grow LightVIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR1200 1200W LED Grow Light
(4.2)
4.2/25
$449.005495 x 5' at 24"100000 0.81
Advanced Platinum Series P300 300w 12-band LED Grow LightAdvanced Platinum Series P300 300w 12-band LED Grow Light
(4.5)
4.5/315
$369.00180 3ft x 2ft100000 2.04
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
$369.993654.5' x 8'50000 1.01
MARS HYDRO  Mars ll  900w Full Spectrum Grow LightMARS HYDRO Mars ll 900w Full Spectrum Grow Light
(4.2)
4.2/40
$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$349.993522' x 3' at 24"50000 0.99
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
Advanced LED Lights - DS XTE 100 with premium 5w and 3w LEDsAdvanced LED Lights - DS XTE 100 with premium 5w and 3w LEDs$369.00802.5ft x 3ft50000 4.61
Advanced LED Lights  Diamond Series DS 100 Indoor Plant LightAdvanced LED Lights Diamond Series DS 100 Indoor Plant Light$379.58
Advanced LED Lights - DIAMOND SERIES EX-VEG 200 With 5W LEDSAdvanced LED Lights - DIAMOND SERIES EX-VEG 200 With 5W LEDS$495.001914.5ft x 4.5ft50000 2.59