- Coverage Area
Veg: 5.5' x 5.5'; Flower: 4.5' x 4.5'
- Exact Watts
- LED Light Spectrum
- Total PPF Output
- PAR Efficiency
with Manual Dimming Knob, with Optional Controller
- LED Diode Type
BMTC diodes + Ledstar red diodes
- LED Driver Type
- Power Cord(s) Included
120 Volt Power Cord
- Est. Electricity Cost /mo
Covert LED-X Series Grow Lights Are Tried-and-True Efficient Full-Spectrum LEDs For Use From Seed To Flower!
Note: Minimal assembly required. The Covert LED-X 500 Watt Grow Lights need to be assembled out of the box.
With only 500 watts pulled from the wall, the Covert LED-X series grow light provides a complete full spectrum ideal for the vegetative stage through the flowering phase, resulting in increased crop quality and yields over similar wattage LED's on the market. The design of these fixtures allow light to be spread throughout the entire footprint more evenly, reducing hotspots and delivering uniform levels of photosynthesis flux density, or PPFD.
The 500 watt Covert LED-X is designed to cover a vegetative footprint of 5' x 5' - 6' x 6' and a 4' x 4' - 5' x 5' footprint in flower. These low profile, lightweight fixtures are perfect for grows of any size! For a smaller coverage, check out the little sister of the 500W LED-X, the Covert 250 Watt LED-X Grow Light . All Covert LED-X Series lights are controllable with the optional Covert Lighting Controller (sold separately) .
Covert LED-X Features and Benefits
- Balanced Spectrum For Full-Cycle Growing
- Low Energy Use & Virtually No Heat Output
- Increased Yield & Crop Quality
- Simple Plug-and-Play Set-Up & Use
- Great For Covert 4' x 4' & 5' x 5' Grow Tents
- Compatible with the Covert Master Lighting Controller
- Control Up To 100 Fixtures with a Single Controller
- LED's Are Dimmable With The Covert Master Controller
- Fixture Design Provides Better Light Uniformity & Heat Dissipation Over Traditional Panel LED's
Now dimmable without the use of an external controller
The Covert LED-X 500 now has a built-in knob for dimming the fixture between a range of 200 - 500 Watts. Set the perfect amount of power for your plant's needs without plugging in another piece of hardware. There is a setting on the knob to turn to EXT for external for those who wish to plug their controllers into the light.
The Covert LED-X series features a perfect blend of both full-spectrum white LED diodes and far-red LED diodes. This results in the perfect spectrum for all phases of growth.
The mix of white and red LEDs result in a relatively high ratio of bluish light. Blue light keeps your crop tight and compact in the vegetative stage and adds to optimal morphogenesis and light uptake by the plant. It maintains the photosynthetic system of the plant, which can shorten your flowering time. Blue light also signals stomatal opening during the light-on period.
The spread of red LEDs throughout the open 4-bar fixture ensures a uniformly mixed spectrum on your plants at short distances. The far-red LED's help encourage stem growth, blooming/flowering and bud production.
Looking to grow full-cycle from the comfort of your own home? Our LED-X grow lights require no maintenence, no bulb changes, and no worrying. Check out our pre-set LED-X Grow Tent Kits here to start growing your own top-shelf product.
Even Coverage & PAR Distribution
The unique 4-bar configuration gives you the ability to mount this LED in rooms with low ceilings, on vertical growing racks, over grow benches, and especially in grow tents. For the ideal uniformity, hang the fixture about 12" inches from the crop.
This new multi-bar LED fixture type is quickly becoming the new standard, due to the even light spread over the canopy, while easily dispersing heat from the open style bar fixture.
Output and Efficiency
Operating at only 500 watts with an output of 1050 µmol s-1, this LED achieves an efficiency of 2.1 µmol s-1 per watt. Four passively cooled LED bars provide great light coverage with no fans or moving parts, reducing the chance of failure compared to other LED fixtures with built-in fans.
The high fixture efficiency of 2.1 μmol s-1 per Watt enables you to finally leap ahead in reducing your HVAC requirements compared to HPS/MH lighting. The high efficiency but low powered LED configuration with 4 LED bars spread out reduces the temperature of the LEDs, increasing the output and improving their light maintenance.
When using the optional Covert Lighting Controller you will bring your indoor garden to the next level with new-age automation, all at an affordable price for home, hobby and professional growers.
When the Covert LED-X series is paired with the Covert Master Lighting Controller you will be able to control up to 100 fixtures with the same controller. The Covert controller also features on/off times, high temp shut-off, dimming, and controls up to 2 separate zones or rooms. Controller sold separately.
Covert LED-X 500 Watt Product Specifications
Light Source LED Spectrum Full-spectrum White with Enhanced Red (Seedling to Flower) PPF (light output) 1050 μmol/s Input Power 500 Watts PAR Efficacy 2.1 μmol/s Coverage Area Veg: 5' x 5' - 6' x 6' ; Flower: 4' x 4' - 5' x 5' HPS Equivalent 600 - 750 Watts Input Voltage Auto-sensing 100-277 Volt Fixture Dimensions | Weight 42" L x 45" W x 4.9" H | 26 lbs. Mounting Height ≥6" - 12" (15.2cm) Above Canopy Thermal Management Passive Dimming 0-10V (with Covert Controller) Light Distribution 120° Color Rendering Index 90ra Operating Temperature Rage -4°F to 185°F Lifetime 50,000 hrs Power Factor >90% Certifications UL8800 (Damp Location Rating), CE Warranty 3 Year Standard Warranty Amps 4.17A @ 120V, 2.40A @ 208V, 2.08A @ 240V, 1.81A @ 277V Power Cords Included Includes a 120 volt power cord. 240 volt & 277 volt power cord sold separately. Hanging Brackets Covert LED-X now includes hanging brackets that connect to the top of the LED ballast to hang the light.NOTE: V-Hooks are no longer included to hang the light. Instead, we have drilled a new hole on each end of the light to connect the carabiner clips of light hangers for the light to be hung evenly over the plant canopy. Light hangers ARE included.
- Coverage Area
- Tech Specs
Brand Covert SKU CT-LEDX-500 Weight (lb.) 26 Prop 65 No Length (in.) 42 Width (in.) 45.5 Height (in.) 4.9 Warranty 3 Year Lighting Type LED LED Light Spectrum Full Spectrum LED Fixture Type Multi-Bar LED Features Manual Dimming Knob, Dimmable *with Controller Est. Electricity Cost /mo $21.60 Exact Watts 500 Watts HID Equivalent 600 - 750 Watts Suggested Hanging Height 6" - 12" Above Canopy LED Diode Type BMTC diodes + Ledstar red diodes LED Driver Type Fahold driver PAR Efficiency 2.1 μmol/J Total PPF Output 1050 μmol/s Power Factor >90% Daisy Chain Up to 100 Fixtures (with controller) Voltage 120/208/240/277 Volt Amps 4.17A @ 120V, 2.40A @ 208V, 2.08A @ 240V, 1.81A @ 277V Frequency 50/60 Hz Power Cord(s) Included 120 Volt Power Cord Power Cord Length 6 ft. Coverage Area Veg: 5.5' x 5.5'; Flower: 4.5' x 4.5' Grow Light Certifications UL Listed UL Listed Yes
Covert LED-X 500 Watt Full-Spectrum LED Grow Light Reviews
- great first led
this was my first led, moved from a hps light. way better results and much lower power bill
- bought 40 of these when they came out
only 1 has had any issue, and it was due to a power overload when my house was struck in a lightning storm. They quickly sent me a new one without hesitation. They didn't even want the other one back. They also sent me a shirt to make up for it, even though I told them it was not their fault lol. Im now in the market for another grip of LEDs so Im thinking these will be in my veg room, and I will move up to the new covert pro 630 since I have a friend that got one and it is beyond cool. the new touch controller is way better than the older one, easiest controller I have seen so far
- Great Entry Level Light
These are great lights to get started with LED’s. I bought 2 of them in August and I am almost finished. They look and smell great. Great job by Hydrobuilder!
- first grow
this will be my first time growing and I did not want to spend much money if I was not sure if this is even something I'll want to continue to do. I've just set the led up and turned it on, super bright! brighter than I expected for sure. Trying to find some clones now
- perfect for my 5x5 gorilla
light is bright! and controls well with the controller. sunrise and sunset modes are pretty neat and make sense to me that they are better for your plants so you don't shock them. shipping literally took 2 days once the order was placed. I got tracking after 20 minutes!
- Good, but some assembly
I did not read the note about assembly, but it was quick and easy so not a big deal. Its probably better than it was unassembled for safer shipping anyways. Shipping was very fast, got tracking in 2 hours lol. So far this thing looks very nice, much better than my older 600w set up that failed. This si bright, great white bright light with little to no heat compared to the hps. we will see what happens when I filp to flower, but so far I'm very pleased. thanks, hydrobuilders.
- bought 2 more
super happy with my initial 2 I got last year so i git 2 more to fill out the new covert 10x10 I just got. happy with the affordable but good quality products this company sells!
- good light
I got 4 of these early last year and so far they havce had no issues and my plants seem to really like them. Not the most powerful LED's, but they are filling out the 8x8 tent well so far. No heat issues, no fans for them to go out, which Is a big plus. My other LEDs have had fan issues from time to time, so this new design makes it so there is no need for fans.
- great addition to my new grow tent set up
I moved up to this 500w covert led from my older amazon LED that was garbage lol. My first harvest with the new light was over double what I yielded from the other led and quality was off the charts compared. im running organic earth juice seabblast with pro mix and im oving it so far!
- Killer LEDs at a Smokin' Price
I am currently running two of these Covert 500s along with the controller in a 6x9 flowering room. Just harvested my first run under these lights and I'm THRILLED! I've been running HID lighting for 5+ years and I'm blown away by the quality of this crop (denser buds, higher resin production, increased terps). I can't say that my yields were increased, maybe 10%, but the quality/potency are WAY up using the same growing methods. LED lighting produces a denser flower vs. HPS and seem to bring the full potential out of the genetics (HIGHLY recommended for Purps...beautiful!
- Good LEDs
so far happy with the purchase. I did not get the controller, but now that I have had my first run went well I think its worth it for the dimming and high temp shutoff and timing etc
- Light is great, first controller had issues
Overall I think this LED is a pretty good deal. The only issue is that the controller was having issues that were making the memory board on the LEDs stay in the off position. Hydrobuilder sent me a replacement controller and that fixed the issue. They sent me a shirt, samples and overnighted the new master controller to make up! Thanks for making it right
- Great light
Got the light with a 5x5 gorilla tent from Hydrobuilder.com for Christmas moved two plants from under my other led light just starting to flower. They exploded with tons of buds even on interior branching.
Great light penetration. Very satisfied with the whole kit!
- worth every penny
This blows away my previous set with a 600w HPS setup. Much easier to manage the temps, plus the coverage is much better to the edges of my tent. The light is easier to work under as well.
I just finished my first full cycle and could not be happier with the result and what I paid. The plants came out dense, super terpy, and yields were solid.
The ease of use and fact that you don't need to replace anything on LED's are awesome, plus they last a lot longer. not sure why someone would still use HPS after trying out a new LED. they are much much better than the first one I got like 8 years ago lol.
- Great LED great price
I wanted to try out the new Gavita 1700e or the Growers Choice 680 LED but my tent is only 4x4 and those fixtures would be a tight fit so hydrobuidler recommended this fixture. Similar design, no moving parts or fans, just passive colling and great even coverage. Low heat and overall a great product. I will probably be buying more when I expand to a 8x8 or 10x10 tent. I highly suggest giving this light a chance