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Best Grow Lights Of 2016

We've examined every light we could get our hands on in order to find the best grow lights this year. We've narrowed it down to the top 6 lights of 2016.

Best Grow Lights Of 2016

We've carefully examined every light we could get our hands on in order to find the best grow lights this year. We've narrowed it down to the top 6 lights this year. Take a look!

6. California Lightworks SolarFlare 220W LED Grow Lights, Spectral Blend: Full Cycle


This light has been a solid performer for a number of years and is a great all around light. It supports all cycles of growth and, with it's modest price and size, is equally at home in grow tents and grow rooms alike.

What we like:

  • Over 80,000 hour life
  • Full spectrum
  • Low heat
  • Jewel quality glass primary optics
  • Light weight (just 9 lbs)
  • Very power efficient
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5. Sun System 315 Watt LEC Fixture with 3,100K Lamp, 208-240 Volt



This fixture has been a great starter light for those interested in getting into ceramic bulb lights. Its modestly priced and provides full spectrum coverage at a low wattage and long ballast life. It also comes with everything you need to get started including a bulb, reflector, and ballast.

What we like:

  • High efficiency German engineered reflector, 95 to 98% reflective surface
  • Full spectrum bulb is included
  • Only draws 315 watts at the wall
  • New technology ceramic bulb
  • 50,000 hour ballast life
  • Includes a daisy chain power receptacle for connection of up to 3 of the 120 volt units and 5 of the 208/240 volt units (12 amps max)
  • Assembled in the USA!
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4. Gavita Pro 1000 Watt Double Ended Complete Fixture, E-Series, 120/240 Volt


The Gavita Pro series is an outstanding commercial grade light that relies on traditional, and proven HPS bulb technology. It boasts some of the lowest maintenance costs and outstanding light footprint.

What we like:

  • Huge light footprint, 6' x 6'
  • Can be hung 5' above canopy for greater heat dissipation
  • E-series fixtures are plug and play install and come with the control cords to daisy chain them to the controller including two RJ14 controller cables and a T-splitter
  • Light weight for the size at only 15 lbs.
  • Adjustable wattage from 650 up to 1150
  • 10' power cord
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3. DimLux Expert Series Dual CMH Full Spectrum Complete Fixture



This dual CMH light features a low profile ballast for easier mounting into tight spaces as well as a boost setting to deliver an extra 15% from bulbs. This compact powerhouse really excels when paired with the DimLux Maxi Controller. This controller can handle much more than just lights!

What we like:

  • EOL function (indication to replace lamps)
  • Broadest range of dimming in all digital ballasts
  • Alpha Optics 98 Reflector made of 98% reflective Miro Silver aluminum
  • Full spectrum light
  • Diagnostic LEDs for easy troubleshooting
  • Safety features prevent short circuits, open contact, high temps, low voltage, and over voltage
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2. California Lightworks SolarSystem 550W LED Grow Light


This light showed up late to the scene but has really been an outstanding performer. Packed with features, this light is extremely versatile and an excellent value. When paired with the California Lightworks SolarSystem 550 Lighting Controller the features and control are unparalleled for the value.

What we like:

  • Light can be programmed and disconnected from the controller for independent function and program storage.
  • Fully customizable spectrum control
  • 50,000 hour life
  • Up to 6' x 8' lighting footprint
  • Only draws 400 watts from the wall
  • Very low heat output
  • 5 year warranty and 90 day no questions asked return policy.
  • Waterproof
  • Wireless and wired control
  • Uses simple RJ-12 control cable.
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1. KIND K5 Series 1000w and 750w LED Grow Lights



The KIND K5 series of lights really showcase what is possible from an advanced LED light. It comes with many features that other lights require a separate controller for as well as allowing for expansion to control multiple lights at the same time. The impressive 50,000 hour life means this light will continue to shine for years to come.

What we like:

  • Fully customizable spectrum
  • 8 stage mother earth timing function
  • Comes with remote control
  • Pulse width modulation dimming
  • Extra large footprint, up to 5' x 5'
  • Perfect mix of 3 and 5 watt diodes
  • Secondary lenses magnify PAR and improve light penetration through the canopy up to 200%
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