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Buyer’s Guide: VIPARSPECTRA Led Grow Lights

As cities become bigger, homes have become smaller, and gardening has moved indoors. If you don’t have an outdoor space where you can indulge in your hobby, worry not, just move your hobby indoors. The best things about growing plants indoors is that you have absolute control over the weather and garden pests can’t destroy them.

However, unless you have a greenhouse or a solarium attached to your home, you’ll find it difficult to provide ample light to your plants – unless you’re growing shade-tolerant houseplants. Sure, south facing-windows can provide sufficient light for a few seedlings, but if you want to grow sun-loving plants until maturity, you need LED grow lights.

The indoor lights found in many homes are not able to support photosynthesis. Conventional incandescent bulbs lack the right spectrum of light to replace the sun, and fluorescent bulbs need to be lit for at least 16 hours per day to make effective grow lights – not very ideal.

Since there are so many LED grow lights on the market, choosing the right one can be hard. We spend a lot of time researching LED grow lights and can easily separate the wheat from the chaff. One of the best LED grow light manufacturers is VIPARSPECTRA, a company based in Guangdong, China. It has its own research center where it creates some of the best grow lights in the industry. Its LED lights are powerful, efficient, and long-lasting. Here are 12 of its best.

ProductRatingPriceWatt/hrAreaLifespan$/watt
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full SpectrumVIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum
(4.4)
4.4/704
$69.001382x2’ veg. coverage at 24”100000 0.5
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full SpectrumVIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum
(4.6)
4.6/491
$159.002693x3' veg coverage at 32"100000 0.59
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full SpectrumVIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum$119.002002x2’ veg. coverage at 24”100000 0.59
VIPARSPECTRA PAR600 600W 12-band LED Grow LightVIPARSPECTRA PAR600 600W 12-band LED Grow Light
(4.2)
4.2/138
$224.002824 x 4' at 24"100000 0.79
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 Timer Control Series VT600 600W LED Grow LightVIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Series VT600 600W LED Grow Light
(4.5)
4.5/43
--1342.5 x 2.5' at 24"100000
VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Reflector Series DS300 300W LED Grow Light  Full SpectrumVIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Reflector Series DS300 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum
(4.6)
4.6/411
$75.001302x2’ veg. coverage at 24”100000 0.57
VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR450 450W LED Grow LightVIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR450 450W LED Grow Light
(4.6)
4.6/75
$179.002103.5x3' at 24"100000 0.85
VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable DS350 350W LED Grow LightVIPARSPECTRA Dimmable DS350 350W LED Grow Light
(4.4)
4.4/89
$69.001361.5x1.5’ flowering coverage at 18”100000 0.5
VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR1200 1200W LED Grow LightVIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR1200 1200W LED Grow Light
(4.2)
4.2/25
$439.995495 x 5' at 24"100000 0.8
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 900W LED Grow Light Full SpectrumVIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 900W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum
(3.9)
3.9/67
$249.004184x4’ veg. coverage at 32"100000 0.59
VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR700 700W LED Grow LightVIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR700 700W LED Grow Light
(4.5)
4.5/54
$299.003255x4' at 24"75000 0.92

$645.00
Total Reviews - 121
Review Score - 4.4
Watt - 1200
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 4 x 4’ at 24"
Warranty - 3 years warranty
Avg. power draw - 524
HID Replacement - 1000 watt HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 240 / 5w

VIPARSPECTRA 1200W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower - Review

As the old adage goes, "big things come in small packages." This LED grow light is one such thing. It has been on the market for a while now and is still one of the go-to lights for indoor growers. Perfect for vegetables, flowers, and indoor plants, this full spectrum grow light works well in all stages of plant growth. It is a perfect replacement for a 1000-watt HPS (High Pressure Sodium) or a MH (metal halide light) and only draws 524 watts from the wall. The light is specially designed to maintain the balance between the coverage and PAR (photosynthetic active radiation) output. It comprises high-intensity5w LEDs made by Bridgelux and Epileds. These LEDs are of the highest quality and have a minimum lifespan of 100,000 hours. When placed at a height of 24 inches, it has a core coverage of 4ft x 4ft and a maximum coverage 5ft x 5ft. According to some users, the light is only good for the vegetative stage and not the flowering stage as the plants may start to weaken.

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$189.00
Total Reviews - 89
Review Score - 4.4
Watt - 350
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 1.5x1.5’ flowering coverage at 18”
Warranty - 3 year warranty
Avg. power draw - 136
HID Replacement - 250W HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 70pcs / 5w

VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable DS350 350W LED Grow Light - Review

Newbies to indoor growing are usually put off by the high cost of LED grow lights. This grow light makes the most of LED grow technology without breaking the bank. The LEDs used can last up to 100,000 hours with very little luminosity degradation - since VIPARSPECTRA always takes care of current cooling. The powerful heat dissipation system ensures the 5w LEDs stay cool throughout. The grow light has 12 wavelengths of color output.Its dimmable feature allows you to control the light spectrum, making the grow light ideal for all stages of plant growth. It provides a vegetative coverage of 2ft x 2ft at a height of 24 inches above the grow bed, and a flowering coverage of 1.5ft x 1.5ft when placed 18 inches above. The light comes with a 30-day return guarantee and a 3-year warranty.But it has one major downside, it isn’t of high quality.

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$189.00
Total Reviews - 411
Review Score - 4.6
Watt - 300
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 2x2’ veg. coverage at 24”
Warranty - 3 years
Avg. power draw - 130
HID Replacement - 250W HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 60 pcs / 5w

VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Reflector Series DS300 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum - Review

TheVIPARSPECTRADS300 uses an optimal full spectrum to ensure plants grow well at any stage of development. Whether you're growing seedlings, vegetables, flowers, or cloning a mother plant, this grow light will provide the proper amount of light you need for great results. A simple dimmerswitch on the panel allows you to change the spectrum. The high-intensity 5w Bridgelux and Epileds LEDs have a 90-degree angle and provide light directly to the plant canopy, ensuring there's no light wasted at the edges. You don't need any cooling system as the grow light is fitted with 2 high-speedquiet fans and aluminum cooling heat sinks for quick heat dissipation. It is 70% cooler than HID (high intensity discharge) lights in its class. The light comes with a daisy chain feature that allows you to use many lights simultaneously. The only thing we don't like about this grow light is that the lighting color may change on its own after a while.

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$799.00
Total Reviews - 25
Review Score - 4.2
Watt - 1200
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 5 x 5' at 24"
Warranty - 3 years
Avg. power draw - 549
HID Replacement - 1000 watt HPS/MH
Noise - 59
LED pieces/watt - 238pcs - 5W Bridgelux / Epileds

VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR1200 1200W LED Grow Light - Review

  Indoor growing is the in thing and this light meets that need. It makes use of cutting-edge design and materials to give you the very best in LED technology. The full spectrum LED grow light is perfect for flowers, vegetables, and indoor plants. Its LEDs give light at a right angle, ensuring very few lumens go past the edge of the growing bed. They also maintain excellent canopy penetration as plants become thicker. The two controlsfor the light spectrum make the VIPARSPECTRA PAR1200 a grow light for any season. Whether you want vegetative or flower growth or you are starting seedlings, you can easily make adjustments. The grow light is similar to a 1000-watt metal halide light. However, it only uses549 watts of power! Its powerful LEDs give it a lifespan of more than 11 years. An important thing worth noting is the grow light is only ideal for small grow beds.

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$299.00
Total Reviews - 75
Review Score - 4.6
Watt - 450
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 3.5x3' at 24"
Warranty - 3 years
Avg. power draw - 210
HID Replacement - 400 watt HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 90pcs / 5w

VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR450 450W LED Grow Light - Review

Perfect for both beginners and experts, this is one of the most popular lights among indoor growers. It has a myriad of high-end features growers love. It comes with 3 dimmers (red, white, and blue) that allow for 3-channel spectral control. As your plants grow, adjust the dimmers according to the phase. What makes this LED grow light powerful is that it balances the PAR and the coverage. The LED bulbs are set at 90 degrees, giving light directly to your plants. The superior heat sinks and front fans ensure the LEDs stay cool and produce full output without luminosity degradation for years. As with other VIPARSPECTRA lights, this grow light comes with a 3-year warranty and a 30-day return guarantee. While it is without a doubt one of the best grow lights, it isn't perfect. Its light intensity is not very efficient and may not penetrate the plant canopy.

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$469.00
Total Reviews - 54
Review Score - 4.5
Watt - 700
Lifespan - 75000
Area - 5x4' at 24"
Warranty - 3 years
Avg. power draw - 325
HID Replacement - 600 watt HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 140pcs - 5W Bridgelux/Epileds

VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR700 700W LED Grow Light - Review

The VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR700 gives you maximum growth light and doesn't have the heat issues, the bug problems, and the high electricity bills that are common with metal-halide lights. Unlike metal-halide lights, it doesn't release dangerous mercury into the environment. It is also low maintenance because you don't have to replace bulbs. The dimmable LED grow light offers full spectral control through three channels: Blue red and white. It comes with a secondary optical lensthat magnifies PAR and enhances canopy penetration by 200%. It is ideal for all types of indoor plants at all stages of growth. The VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Series PAR700 can substitute a 600-watt HPS or MH light for an average power draw of just 326w. This means it uses almost 50% less heat! However, the light has many white LEDs and its overall light is mostly white, almost like a ceramic metal halide light – which might not be good for a flowering cycle other than this it's an excellent choice.

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$395.00
Total Reviews - 138
Review Score - 4.2
Watt - 600
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 4 x 4' at 24"
Warranty - 3 years
Avg. power draw - 282
HID Replacement - 600 watt HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 120pcs / 5W

VIPARSPECTRA PAR600 600W 12-band LED Grow Light - Review

If you have a 3ft x 3ft space for growing your plants, and you're tired of managing the heat that HID lights produce, you’ll love the VIPARSPECTRA PAR600. It allows you to adjust the spectrum according to different plant growth stages, meaning you'll save even more electricity because you don't have to set it to full power from the start. Thegrow light offers a full light spectrum that ranges from ultraviolet to infrared. Bridgelux and Epileds 5w LEDs ensure that the light intensity emitted remains constant. There’s an optical lens on each diode which focuses the light, creating a narrower range for enhanced penetration. 3 control switches allow you to turn some diodes on and off during different stages of plant growth. The VIPARSPECTRA PAR600 LED grow light is a high-efficiency substitute for a 600-watt HID, HPS, or MH light. It only pulls 285 watts of electricity.While it runs cooler than a HID light, it does raise the ambient room temperature a little (by 5 to 10 degrees).

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$159.00
Total Reviews - 704
Review Score - 4.4
Watt - 250
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 2x2’ veg. coverage at 24”
Warranty - 3 years
Avg. power draw - 138
HID Replacement - 250W HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 60 pcs / 5w

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum - Review

For some time now, this has been the number one indoor grow light, so we had to do a short review explaining why it's so popular. First off,it’s a good choice for beginners who want to test the waters before taking the plunge because its coverage is 2 feet by 2 feet. It contains a mixture of 5w LEDs that produce a full spectrum of light and penetrate deep into the plant canopy. VIPARSPECTRA designed the V300 to replace a 250w HPS or HID light. It has a 300w power output and only consumes 136 watts of power. It runs cool and does not burn your plants. Built-in large fans and heat sinks control the heat it generates, and it does not need a ballast. The only thing we don’t like is the light it produces is very blue, which isn’t ideal for the flowering cycle. This stage requires more red light.

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$299.00
Total Reviews - 0
Review Score - 0
Watt - 450
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 2x2’ veg. coverage at 24”
Warranty - 3 years
Avg. power draw - 200
HID Replacement - 400 watt HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 90 pcs / 5w

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum - Review

No question about it, plants can grow just fine when they have the right nutrients, the latest hydroponic technology, and an air flow system that ensures they are always cool and oxygenated. However, if they lack proper lighting, none of the other things matter. That’s why choosing the right grow light is so vital. The VIPARSPECTRA V450 is a great replacement for a 400w HID light and draws only 200w of energy. It has different switches for the vegetative and blooming stages, allowing you to control the spectrum. It comprises 90 high-intensity 5w LED bulbs by Bridgelux and Epileds that are mounted at a 90-degree angle, pointing light directly at your plants. The light is small and only ideal for a few plants, if you have a large grow bed, you can get multiple units and use the daisy chain to link them to light a large grow bed– without spending too much money.

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$359.00
Total Reviews - 491
Review Score - 4.6
Watt - 600
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 3x3' veg coverage at 32"
Warranty - 3 years
Avg. power draw - 269
HID Replacement - 600 watt HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 120pcs / 5W

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum - Review

There are many things we love about this LED grow light. For starters, it is made using powerful 5w single chip LEDs that produce the maximum amount of light for the least electricity. The LEDs give your plants total saturation of PAR light on both ends of the light spectrum. They provide light directly to the plant canopy, ensuring there's no light wasted at the edges. There are control features for the vegetative and blooming phases you can set to match the plant growth stage.

The grow light comes with a built-in timer that allows you to automatically turn the light on and off. It is perfect for indoor plants at all stages of development. The light is scientifically designed to keep the balance of PAR and the coverage area. When you choose the dimming feature, the light starts at low power and then gradually increases. The 12-band full spectrum provides plants with the best light they need for optimal growth and production. A word of caution: if you are an experienced grower, you may find the grow light a little small.

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$459.00
Total Reviews - 67
Review Score - 3.9
Watt - 900
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 4x4’ veg. coverage at 32"
Warranty - 3 years
Avg. power draw - 418
HID Replacement - 1000 watt HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 180pcs / 5W

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 900W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum - Review

VIPARSPECTRA understands how important grow lights are to growers and that's why they spend countless hours researching LEDs to ensure their lights are the best on the market. The VIPARSPECTRA 900W LED Grow Light is one of their bestIt emits a full spectrum band of light which ranges from ultraviolet to infrared. It is perfect for plants that need a lot of sunlight as it gives them all the light frequencies that the sun does.  Another cool thing about the light is it is designed to give the best ratio of PAR to coverage area. The powerful LEDs it uses are made by reputable manufacturers. The light has a timer so you can set it to go on and off at specific times. Aluminum heat sinks and 2 high speed cooling fans keep the overall temperature low and extend the lifespan of the grow light.

While the light doesn’t put out 900w of pure energy, it does produce amazing yields.

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Total Reviews - 43
Review Score - 4.5
Watt - 600
Lifespan - 100000
Area - 2.5 x 2.5' at 24"
Warranty - 3 years
Avg. power draw - 134
HID Replacement - 250W HPS/MH
Noise - 55
LED pieces/watt - 60 pcs / 5W

VIPARSPECTRA Timer Control Series VT600 600W LED Grow Light - Review

There are many things we love about this LED grow light. For starters, it is made using powerful 5w single chip LEDs that produce the maximum amount of light for the least electricity. The LEDs give your plants total saturation of PAR light on both ends of the light spectrum. They provide light directly to the plant canopy, ensuring there's no light wasted at the edges. There are control features for the vegetative and blooming phases you can set to match the plant growth. The grow light comes with a built-in timer that allows you to automatically turn the light on and off. It is perfect for indoor plants at all stages of development. The light is scientifically designed to keep the balance of PAR and the coverage area. When you choose the dimming feature, the light starts at low power and then gradually increases. The 12-band full spectrum provides plants with the best light they need for optimal growth and production.

A word of caution: if you are an experienced grower, you may find the grow light a little small.

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