Mars Hydro may be a Chinese brand, but it is one of the most popular brands in the industry. The company makes lights ideal for all growers, from those with small grow operations to those with commercial outfits. Most new growers use Mars Hydro lights when starting out and they are never disappointed.

KingLED lights are also made in China and are good grow lights. They’re cheaper than Mars Hydro lights and you may get confused when choosing between the two brands. That’s why we’ve decided to compare 6 lights offered by the two companies.

MarsHydro Mars 600W VS King Plus 600w

First on our list are 600-watt lights. While the King Plus 600-watt Led Grow Light uses dual chip technology which ensures the light emitted is brighter and even, the Mars Hydro 600W Grow Light steals the show with its energy efficiency and ample coverage. Its efficient cooling system ensures it stays cool at all times and doesn’t overheat like MH or HID systems. (Score 3:1)

MarsHydro 600W Led Grow Light Full Spectrum Grow Light
Price: $179.99
You save: $120.00 (40 %)
  • Sales Rank is 16752
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:
  • Watt - 600
  • Lifespan - 50000
  • Area - 3,5' x 2' at 18"
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 260
  • USD per Watt - 0.69
  • HID Replacement - 300W HPS/HID/MH
  • Noise - 56
  • LED pieces/watt - 120pcs / 5W

Main Features
  • MARSHYDRO Updated 600W LED Grow light is focused on the even par value and utilize superior 12-band full spectrum with IR to achieve maximum photosynthesis response.
  • ENERGY-SAVING: Consuming only 132watt±10% with the same effect of typical 150W hps or HID grow lights. Enough for 2' X 3.5' growing area. Using 2 Mars 600 watt led grow lights will be perfect for a 5' X 6' area.
  • SAFE to USE: plug in and turn on. With the design of separate integrated circuit board and heat sink, damage of one component will not cause fatal problem to the whole set. The high speed heat dissipating fans work efficiently to cool down the Lights and make no noise.
  • HIGH COST PERFORMANCE: Compares to traditional 600-watt HPS/MH while consuming only 192 watts! Great for 2.5' X 4' growing area at 18 inches height. Using 2 Eco 600W led grow lights will be perfect for a 4 X 4 cu. ft. area.
  • SATISFACTION WARRANTY: 3 years authentic warranty with the support of the service center in Toronto. 30 days money back if the light had any problem. If you have any questions please contact us. We will reply to you within 24 hours.
King Plus 600w Double Chips Led Grow Light
Price: $89.00
  • Sales Rank is 1283
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 661 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 600
  • Lifespan - 50000
  • Area - 3 x 3.4 ft
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 120
  • USD per Watt - 0.74
  • HID Replacement - 600 watt HPS/MH
  • LED pieces/watt - 60pcs / 10W

Main Features
  • 【Veg/Bloom switch】: through a wide plant growth testing, the Veg/Bloom switch, was designed to provide proper light for plants in different growth stages to greatly increase your harvest. Veg switch is the blue LED and white LED only used for seed or seedling growth; Bloom switch is the red LED and white LED. For flowering, both Veg and Bloom switches can be used.
  • 【Full spectrum】: KingLED LED grow light provides full spectrum lighting from 380 nm to 780 nm (including UV + IR) of natural light for plants needed of all growing stages from vegetables to flowers.
  • 【Energy-saving technology】: Different from the traditional HPS ,Our LED plant grow lamp adopts a high-tech LED chip(double-chip 10W LED),Our 600w LED light can replace the traditional 250w HPS to provide brighter light and save more electricity which also can save a lot of money for you.
  • 【Advanced cooling system】: multiple high-speed mute fans and upgraded aluminum radiators enable the light bulb to work at 50°F to 60°F that is lower than other lamps. In a lower temperatures, your plant won't be burned which could increase your lighting time and promote plant growth.
  • 【Professional warranty】: 3 years warranty and free return for 90 days. KingLED Laboratory has more than five years of sales with after-sale service team professional in design, sales and production for the best products and service for the majority of customers. If you have any questions, please contact us at any time, and we will reply within 24 hours and give you a satisfactory result.

MARS HYDRO ProII 1280W VS King Plus 1000w

Up next is Mars Hydro’s Pro II 1280W Grow Light and the King Plus 1000-watt Grow Light. There’s no denying the fact that the Mars Hydro light has excellent features – it uses Cree and Epistar LEDs, has the best full spectrum, and a unique reflector cup design that ensures 100% light output. That’s why we’re choosing it over the King Plus grow light. (Score 3:1)

MARS HYDRO Pro II 1280W Led Grow Light
Price: $629.99
  • Sales Rank is 16429
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:
  • Watt - 1280
  • Lifespan - 50000
  • Area - 4' x 4'
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 648
  • USD per Watt - 0.97
  • HID Replacement - 800W HPS/MH
  • Noise - 61
  • LED pieces/watt - 256 pcs / 5W

Main Features
  • POWERFUL :MARSHYDRO PROII series LED Grow Light produce more red and blue PAR per watt to realize more yield, higher quality and lower operating costs with horticulture's most powerful lighting system. Each Mars PROII series fixture comes enabled with full-power functionality for maximum light intensity and robust plant growth.
  • FULL SPECTRUM:Upgraded power supply, fans and Cree and Epistar chips, provide you the highest built quality of MarsHydro. Improved reflector cup design to achieve 100% output. Full spectrum mix very well to keep the balance of the PAR/Lumen output and coverage.
  • FLEXIBLE CONTROL:With flexible U-connector to connect multiple lights together and Vegetable and bloom switches available . Easier for growers to operate and manage.
  • STANDARDS:Compares to traditional 800 watt HPS/MH.Perfect for a 4'x4' growing area at 24" height .Whole light is ETL certificated.Plug with VDE and UL Certification wires.
  • WARRANTY:3 years authentic warranty with the support of service center in America. 30 days satisfaction or return guarantee if the light had any problem. Within 1 year, the shipping fee and replaced parts fee is free. From 1 to 2 years, you'll be responsible for shipping charges and replaced parts is free. From 2 to 3 years, you'll be responsible for shipping charges and handling fee.
King Plus 1000w Full Spectrum Grow Light With Double Chips
Price: $112.00
  • Sales Rank is 1202
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 639 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 1000
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 3.4' x 3.8'
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 185
  • USD per Watt - 0.6
  • LED pieces/watt - 100pcs / 10w

Main Features
  • 【Veg/Bloom switch】: Through a wide plant growth testing, the Veg/Bloom switch, was designed to provide proper light for plants in different growth stages to greatly increase your harvest. Veg switch is the blue LED and white LED only used for seed or seedling growth; Bloom switch is the red LED and white LED. For flowering, both Veg and Bloom switches can be used.
  • 【Full spectrum】: KingLED LED grow light provides full spectrum lighting from 380 nm to 780 nm (including UV + IR) of natural light for plants needed of all growing stages from vegetables to flowers.
  • 【Energy-saving technology】: Different from the traditional HPS ,Our LED plant grow lamp adopts a high-tech LED chip(double-chip 10W LED),Our 1000w LED lamp can replace the traditional 600w HPS to provide brighter light and save more electricity which also can save a lot of money for you.
  • 【Advanced cooling system】: Multiple high-speed mute fans and upgraded aluminum radiators enable the light bulb to work at 50°F to 60°F that is lower than other lamps. In a lower temperatures, your plant won't be burned which could increase your lighting time and promote plant growth.
  • 【Professional warranty】:3 years warranty and free return for 90 days. KingLED Laboratory has more than five years of sales with after-sale service team professional in design, sales and production for the best products and service for the majority of customers. If you have any questions, please contact us at any time, and we will reply within 24 hours and give you a satisfactory result.

MARS HYDRO Pro II Epistar 1600W VS King Plus 1500W

We’ve saved the best for last – Mars Hydro’s Pro II 1600W LED Grow Light and KingLED’s 1500W Grow Light. Truth be told, both lights are powerful, but we feel the Mars Hydro light is worth getting because it uses high quality LEDs, is sturdily constructed, and discharges 1600 watts of true power. While the KingLED light is popular with indoor growers, it is not as powerful as the Mars Hydro light. (Score 3:1)

MARS HYDRO Pro II Epistar 1600W Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights
Price: $485.99
  • Sales Rank is 18093
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:
  • Watt - 1600
  • Lifespan - 50000
  • Area - 4'x4' at 24"
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 345
  • USD per Watt - 1.4
  • HID Replacement - 800W HPS/HID/MH
  • Noise - 61.5
  • LED pieces/watt - 64 pcs / 25W

Main Features
  • POWERFUL:MARSHYDRO PROII series LED Grow Light produce more red and blue PAR per watt to realize more yield, higher quality and lower operating costs with horticulture's most powerful lighting system. Each Mars PROII series fixture comes enabled with full-power functionality for maximum light intensity and robust plant growth.
  • FULL SPECTRUM:Upgraded power supply, fans and Cree and Epistar chips, provide you the highest built quality of MarsHydro. Improved reflector cup design to achieve 100% output. Full spectrum mix very well to keep the balance of the PAR/Lumen output and coverage.
  • FLEXIBLE CONTROL:With flexible U-connector to connect multiple lights together and Vegetable and bloom switches available .Easier for growers to operate and manage.
  • STANDARDS:Compares to traditional 800 watt HPS/MH . Perfect for a 4'x4' growing area at 24" height .Whole light is ETL certificated. Plug with VDE and UL Certification wires.
  • WARRANTY:3 years authentic warranty with the support of service center in America. 30 days satisfaction or return guarantee if the light had any problem.
King Plus 1500W Double Chips LED Full Spectrum Grow Light
Price: $155.00
  • Sales Rank is 3174
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 705 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 1500
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 4' x 5.6'
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 260
  • USD per Watt - 0.59
  • LED pieces/watt - 150pcs / 10W

Main Features
  • 【Veg/Bloom switch】: Through a wide plant growth testing, the Veg/Bloom switch, was designed to provide proper light for plants in different growth stages to greatly increase your harvest. Veg switch is the blue LED and white LED only used for seed or seedling growth; Bloom switch is the red LED and white LED. For flowering, both Veg and Bloom switches can be used.
  • 【Full spectrum】: KingLED LED grow light provides full spectrum lighting from 380 nm to 780 nm (including UV + IR) of natural light for plants needed of all growing stages from vegetables to flowers.
  • 【Energy-saving technology】: Different from the traditional HPS ,Our LED plant grow lamp adopts a high-tech LED chip(double-chip 10W LED),Our 1500w LED lamp can replace the traditional 1000w HPS to provide brighter light and save more electricity which also can save a lot of money for you.
  • 【Advanced cooling system】: Multiple high-speed mute fans and upgraded aluminum radiators enable the light bulb to work at 50°F to 60°F that is lower than other lamps. In a lower temperatures, your plant won't be burned which could increase your lighting time and promote plant growth.
  • 【Professional warranty】:3 years warranty and free return for 90 days. KingLED Laboratory has more than five years of sales with after-sale service team professional in design, sales and production for the best products and service for the majority of customers. If you have any questions, please contact us at any time, and we will reply within 24 hours and give you a satisfactory result.