When LED grow lights were first introduced in the industry, manufacturers were very few and there wasn’t a lot of choice.But as their popularity increased, many manufacturers joined the bandwagon and grow lights started getting better and better. If you’re thinking of becoming an indoor grower today, you’re lucky because the choices are endless.

LED manufacturers span the globe and you can easily choose the perfect light for your plants. Two of the well-known manufacturers are VIPARSPECTRA and MEIZHI. We’ve set aside time to examine several of their grow lights, so we can recommend the best to you, our reader.

VIPARSPECTRA DS300 300W VS MEIZHI 300W

Starting us off are two 300W lights that are very similar. They emit 300 watts and use 60 5W LED chips. But they aren’t similar in every way, and this is why we’re recommending the MEIZHI grow light over the VIPARSPECTRA light. It provides ample coverage to 2-3 plants (covers 2’ x 3’ at 18 inches) and doesn’t have a high electricity cost (0.51 per watt). It replaces a 300W HPS/HID light while the VIPARSPECTRA light replaces a 250W HPS/HID light.

VIPARSPECTRA Dimmable Reflector Series DS300 300W LED Grow Light  Full Spectrum
Price: $79.99
  • Sales Rank is 4130
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 680 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 300
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 2x2’ veg. coverage at 24”
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 130
  • USD per Watt - 0.61
  • HID Replacement - 250W HPS/MH
  • Noise - 55
  • LED pieces/watt - 60 pcs / 5w

Main Features
  • 【UL Certified】 Lighting SAFETY is just as important as EFFICIENCY. The DS300 as a whole is UL Certified. It meets UL rigorous testings and safety standards to ensure safe operation. Fire-Resistant reflectors strengthens the light penetration, NO DANGER! VIPARSPECTRA is a trusted brand in the lighting industry by providing the best customer care with quality and safe products.
  • 【Coverage area & Hanging height】The Dimmable 300W LED grow light is perfect for a 2'x2' vegetative coverage at 24"and 1.5'x1.5' flowering coverage at 18". We recommend hanging the light at 20"-34" while running the light 18 hours per day during vegetation stage. During flowering and fruiting stage, hang the light at 16"-20" for 12 hrs per day with 100% brightness. Remember to properly adjust the height and brightness to meet your plants' need.
  • 【Worry-free 3 Years US warranty】We are a professional manufacturer who specializes in LED grow lights for many years. Product quality and professional customer service are always our top concern. We offer 3 Year local warranty and 30 days money back guarantee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will offer you professional guidance to help you and your plants grow better.
  • 【Optimal Spectrum& Dimmable Function】The secret to VIPARSPECTRA's success is optimal full spectrum lighting which provides plants in all stages from veg to flower with everything they need in the natural sunlight. This results in bigger buds and higher yield all while saving you on energy costs. Dimmbale feature allows precise spectral control and suitable for each growing phase. Upgraded aluminum cooling heat sinks and advanced high speed quiet fans are great for heat dissipation.
  • 【Daisy Chain Function】Daisy Chain feature assists growers to connect multiple lights together with fewer outlets. Each package includes a US power cable, but with a dual purpose of serving as power plug as well as a daisy chain cable. No additional cords is needed, simply plug in the provided power cord into the second light's outlet to connection among multiple units. To ensure safety, each total true wattage of extra connected light must less than 600w, you can maximum link extra 4pcs DS300.
MEIZHI 300W Full Spectrum LED Grow Light
Price: --
  • Sales Rank is 270345
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 500 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 300
  • Lifespan - 75000
  • Area - 2 x 3
  • Warranty - 1 year
  • Avg. power draw - 139
  • USD per Watt - 0
  • HID Replacement - 300W HPS/HID/MH
  • Noise - 51
  • LED pieces/watt - 60pcs / 5 watt

Main Features
  • ETL Certification and Eco-friendly Products - MEIZHI spends more costs on product quality, safety factors, environmental impact and pre-sales, in-sale and after-sales services.
  • Reflector Design - Newly upgraded MEIZHI reflector 300W led grow lights for indoor plants adopt 120° compact reflector panel concentrate all light beam on the plants, maximize light spreading efficiency to maintain high yield.
  • Energy Saving - 300 watt led grow light consumes only 139W±10%@AC110V while replacing 300W traditional hps, and gives your plants 100% usable light that is completetly tuned to create maximum photosynthetic response. Perfect for 2ft×3ft growing area at 18'' height.
  • Dual Switches - Veg and flower switches can be shifted freely to adjust the spectrum in seeding, blooming and harvesting stages to configure the optimal lighting scheme for plants and save energy.
  • MEIZHI Warranty - Although our products' damage rates approximate to 0, we still provide three year local warranty and return unconditionally within 30 days for our customers.

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W  VS  MEIZHI 450W

When it comes to 450-watt lights, our favorite is the MEIZHI light again. There are many reasons why we love the MEIZHI 450W light. It reduces your power bill with its low price for each watt it draws (0.58), provides a good coverage (2’×3.5′ at 18”),and consumes less electricity than the VIPARSPECTRA light (only 195 watts). It can take the place of a 450W HPS/HID system while the VIPARSPECTRA light can replace a 400W HPS/HID system.

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum
Price: $119.99
  • Sales Rank is 1979
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 640 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 450
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 2x2’ veg. coverage at 24”
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • Avg. power draw - 200
  • USD per Watt - 0.59
  • HID Replacement - 400 watt HPS/MH
  • Noise - 55
  • LED pieces/watt - 90 pcs / 5w

Main Features
  • 【UL Certified】Lighting SAFETY is just as important as EFFICIENCY. The V450 as a whole is UL Certified. It meets UL rigorous testings and safety standards to ensure safe operation. Fire-Resistant reflectors strengthens the light penetration, NO DANGER! VIPARSPECTRA is a trusted brand in the lighting industry by providing the best customer care with quality and safe products.
  • 【Optimal Spectrum】The secret to VIPARSPECTRA's success is optimal full spectrum lighting which provides plants in all stages from veg to flower with everything they need in the natural sunlight. This results in bigger buds and higher yield all while saving you on energy costs.
  • 【Outstanding Design】Sturdy durable construction with fire-resistant iron housing. VEG and BLOOM switches are suitable for each growing phase. Upgraded aluminum cooling heat sinks and advanced high speed quiet fans are great for heat dissipation. Daisy chain feature assists growers to connect multiple lights together with fewer outlets.
  • 【Coverage Area】 Comparable to traditional 300W HPS/MH while consuming only 200W! Perfect for a 2.5'x2.5' vegetative coverage at 24" and 2x2' flowering coverage at 18".
  • 【Worry-free 3 Years US warranty】We are a professional manufacturer which specialized in LED grow light for many years. Products' quality and professional customer service are always our Top concerned. We offer 3 Years local warranty and 30 days money back guarantee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will offer you professional guidance to help you and your plants grow better.
MEIZHI LED Grow Light 450W Full Spectrum LED Grow Light
Price: $109.00
  • Sales Rank is 28356
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 559 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 450
  • Lifespan - 75000
  • Area - 2 x 3.5
  • Warranty - 1 year
  • Avg. power draw - 195
  • USD per Watt - 0.55
  • HID Replacement - 450W HPS/HID/MH
  • Noise - 56

Main Features
  • ETL Certification and Eco-friendly Products - MEIZHI spends more costs on product quality, safety factors, environmental impact and pre-sales, in-sale and after-sales services.
  • Reflector Design - Newly upgraded MEIZHI reflector 450W led grow lights for indoor plants adopt 120° compact reflector panel concentrate all light beam on the plants, maximize light spreading efficiency to maintain high yield.
  • Energy Saving- consuming only 195W±10% while compared with traditional 450W HPS/HID. Perfect for 2'×3.5'growing area at 18'' height.
  • Dual Switches-Easy to control the mode. Growth for veg, equipped with white& blue; Bloom for flower, equipped with white& red.
  • MEIZHI Warranty for Lights - Although our products' damage rates approximate to 0, we still provide three year local warranty and return unconditionally within 30 days for our customers.

VIPARSPECTRA 1200W  VS MEIZHI 1200W

In the 1200-watt category, our choice is also the MEIZHI light. We don’t recommend it for its low price – although that’s one of its selling points – but for its energy savings and good coverage (4ft × 5ft at 18”). It emits 1200 watts of true power. While the wattage it draws is higher than that drawn by the VIPARSPECTRA light, it replaces a 1200W MH light. The VIPARSPECTRA light substitutes a 1000W MH light.

VIPARSPECTRA 1200W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower
Price: $339.99
  • Sales Rank is 4023
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 2000 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 1200
  • Lifespan - 100000
  • Area - 4 x 4’ at 24"
  • Warranty - 3 years warranty
  • Avg. power draw - 524
  • USD per Watt - 0.64
  • HID Replacement - 1000 watt HPS/MH
  • Noise - 55
  • LED pieces/watt - 240 / 5w

Main Features
  • 【UL Certified】Lighting SAFETY is just as important as EFFICIENCY. The V1200 as a whole is UL Certified. It meets UL rigorous testings and safety standards to ensure safe operation. NO DANGER! VIPARSPECTRA is a trusted brand in the lighting industry by providing the best customer care with quality and safe products.
  • 【Optimal Spectrum】 The secret to VIPARSPECTRA's success is optimal full spectrum lighting which provides plants in all stages from veg to flower with everything they need in the natural sunlight. This results in bigger buds and higher yield all while saving you on energy costs.
  • 【Worry-free 3 Years US warranty】We are a professional manufacturer who specializes in LED grow lights for many years. Product quality and professional customer service are always our top concern. We offer 3 Year local warranty and 30 days money back guarantee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will offer you professional guidance to help you and your plants grow better.
  • 【VEG & BLOOM Double Channel】The VEG channel includes mainly blue and white LED, which is needed for germinating seedlings and promoting early vegetation cycle. The BLOOM channel provides more red wavelengths which is important for plants in the flowering and fruiting stage. VEG and BLOOM switches can be used together to obtain maximum growth performance throughout the seedling and flowering stage of your plant cycle. The light can replace a traditional 800W HPS/MH lamp while consuming only 520W.
  • 【Coverage area & Hanging height】The light is perfect for a 4.5'x4.5' vegetative coverage at 32"and 3.5'x3.5' flowering coverage at 24". We recommend hanging the light at 32"-44" and running the lights 18 hours per day during the vegetation stage. During the flowering and fruiting stage, hang the light at 24"-28" while running 12 hours per day with both VEG and BLOOM switches. Remember to properly adjust the height of your light accordingly to your plant desired level for optimal growth.
MEIZHI 1200W Full Spectrum LED Grow Light
Price: --
  • Sales Rank is 238322
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight: 1775 Hundredths Pounds
  • Watt - 1200
  • Lifespan - 75000
  • Area - 4 x 5
  • Warranty - 1 year
  • Avg. power draw - 568
  • USD per Watt - 0
  • HID Replacement - 1200W HPS/HID/MH
  • Noise - 55

Main Features
  • ETL Certification and Eco-friendly Products - MEIZHI spends more costs on product quality, safety factors, environmental impact and pre-sales, in-sale and after-sales services.
  • Reflector Design - Newly upgraded MEIZHI 1200W led grow lights for indoor plants adopt 120° compact reflector panel concentrate all light beam on the plants, maximize light spreading efficiency to maintain high yield.
  • Energy Saving - 1200 watt led grow light consumes only 568W±10%@AC110V while replacing 1200W traditional hps, and gives your plants 100% usable light that is completely tuned to create maximum photosynthetic response. Perfect for 4ft×5ft growing area at 18'' height.
  • Dual Switches - Veg and flower switches can be shifted freely to adjust the spectrum in seeding, blooming and harvesting stages to configure the optimal lighting scheme for plants and save energy.
  • MEIZHI Warranty for Lights - Although our products' damage rates approximate to 0, we still provide three year local warranty and return unconditionally within 30 days for our customers.