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Best LED Grow Lights 2020 | 5x5 Coverage Area



LED grow lights intended for large spaces can be expensive. Many grow lights on the market today are either inefficient, don't properly cover the stated coverage area, or are grossly overpriced. When you're spending $1,000 or more on a LED grow light, you want to make sure that you're getting not only a high-quality product that will last several years, but also a LED grow light that is efficient and evenly covers the grow space with light.


In this article, I will reveal my picks for the Best LED Grow Lights in 2020. This list will include LED grow lights that have a flowering coverage area of 5’x5’ and are best for a full-cycle grow (from seedling through flowering). These are complete fixtures only. This list does not include DIY grow lights or lights that require significant assembly. The grow lights are listed in no specific order. For a LED grow light to make this list, I factor in: PAR output, efficiency, spectrum, light spread, diodes, drivers, and warranty. Since prices are always changing, click either the Amazon link or LED Grow Lights Depot link under each light for the most up-to-date price.

Need a better understanding of PAR output, spectrum, efficacy, energy consumption, or light spread? Check out this complete Buyer’s Guide for LED Grow Lights



ChilLED Growcraft X6 1000W (Commercial Grade) LED Grow Light


Even if this is one of the most powerful commercial grade LED grow lights ChilLED Growcraft has created, it still is only 1.375" thick. With six LED bars and 3rd Gen 2020 Samsung, Growcraft Yield Max Spectrum Diodes, this is the ideal light for a shorter commercial or home space. The system efficiency is 2.58 µmol/J, but it does pull roughly 1000 watts, which is comparatively high. Still, it is dimmable all the way down to 50 watts. The fixture's PPF is impressive at 2450 µmol/s, and when hung at an 18" canopy height, you can expect a PPFD of 1077 μmol/s/m². The ideal hang height is between 18" to 30," and this unit can cover up to 6' by 6' space. All ChilLED Growcraft LED grow lights are all made in the USA, and come with a 3 Year Warranty.


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LEDs: 3rd Gen 2020 Samsung, Growcraft Yield Max Spectrum Diodes

PPFD: 1077 μmol/s/m²

PPF: 2450 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.58 µmol/J

Wattage draw: 1000w

Coverage area: Standard 5’ x 5’, Max 6’ x 6’

Light distance: 18" to 30"

Dimensions: 42.5” x 42.5” x 1.375”

Weight: 33.85 lbs

Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty



Scynce LED Raging Kush LED Grow Light


With a name like Raging Kush, this fixture can only have one purpose. Scynce LED designed this fixture to cover an indoor grow between 5' by 5', or a flower room up to 4.5' by 4.5'. With full spectrum warm and cool white LEDs, topped up with both 660nm and 720nm red diodes, this unit will facilitate impressive bloom cycles. Also, with 120-degree optics, this fixture works well for vertical grow rooms. It only draws 690 watts but has an awesome PPF of 1677 µmol/s (or 1080 μmol/s/m² PPFD). The Scynce LED Raging Kush is a technologically advanced model because it gives complete control to the grower over scheduling and spectrum via a mobile app called Theia. That means no additional and expensive grow room controller required. The Raging Kush is ideal for small spaces, at only 1.5" thick, and is suitable for a hanging height of between 6" to 36." It comes with a 5 Year Warranty.


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LEDs: Full spectrum, cool white, warm white, 660nm, and 720nm red.

PPFD: 1080 μmol/s/m²

PPF: 1677 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.43 µmol/J

Wattage draw: 690w

Coverage area: Vegetative 5’ x 5’, Flower 4.5’ x 4.5’

Light distance: 6” to 36”

Dimensions: 46” x 6” x 1.5”

Weight: Generation 1: 41lbs, Generation 2: 33lbs.

Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty




NextLight Mega LED Grow Light


The team at NextLight built this 'Mega' unit with a single goal: expansive canopy coverage. Although it's classified as a 5' by 5' LED grow light, it technically can cover a veg space of up to 7' by 7'. Compared with other fixtures, NextLight Mega draws less energy (only 650 watts) and has an incredible system efficacy of 2.15 µmol/J. Designed with full-spectrum white diodes, this model has a moderate PPF of 1400 µmol/s and puts out 95,000 lumens. According to NextLight, it's design grows tighter internodal spacing and better overall quality. It should easily replace a 1000 watt HPS, but with half the heat and energy required. Recommended hang height is between 12" to 24" over the canopy. It's also relatively lightweight, weighing only 23 lbs. To note, the NextLight Mega LED is not dimmable. This is an American manufactured LED grow light with a 5 Year Warranty.


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LEDs: Full-Spectrum White Diodes

PPF: 1400 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.15 µmol/J

Wattage draw: 650w

Coverage area: Vegetative 7’ x 7’, Flower 5’ x 5’

Light distance: 12” to 24”

Dimensions: 37” x 37” x 2.5”

Weight: 23lbs

Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty




Crecer Lighting MetriX 600 LED Grow Light


For 600-watt energy consumption, the Crecer Lighting MetriX 600 emits an impressive 1584 µmol/s PPF. It has been designed specifically for indoor and greenhouse growing, thanks to a 1P65 waterproof and UL1598 rating for dry/damp locations. This is thanks to an aluminum housing with anodic oxidation. Commercial growers will be happy to see this fixture is both ETL, cETL certified. The unit has top-end LEDs, including both Samsung LM301H white and Osram 660nm red diodes, which are the best on the market. It has a moderate PAR efficacy of 2.64 µmol/J, with a dimming capacity of between 0 to 10V. The Crecer Lighting MetriX 600 covers a 6' by 6' vegetative space, or a 5' by 5' flower grow. For best results, they recommend hanging this model between 24" to 36" above the canopy. It comes with a standard 3 Year Limited Warranty.


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LEDs: Top Bin LED Samsung LM561H Full spectrum White, 660nm Red Diodes

PPF: 1584 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.64 µmol/J

Wattage draw: 600w

Coverage area: Vegetative 6’ x 6’, Flower 5’ x 5’

Light distance: 24” to 36”

Dimensions: 46.3" x 5.47" x 3.54"

Weight: 25.7 lbs

Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty



Crecer Lighting PanthrX II LED Grow Light


Crecer Lightings' PanthrX II LED grow light has a remarkable ability to mimic natural sunlight, perfect for growing indoors. The fixture is built with only Top Bin LED Samsung LM561H full-spectrum white and 660nm red diodes, which produce a spectrum that Crecer Lighting promises will grow "sturdier plants, healthier growth, and increased yields." It draws an average 620 watts and has a standard PAR efficacy of 2.51 µmol/J. Hung at a 24" above canopy height, you can expect a PPF of 1600 µmol/s, which should easily replace 1000 watt HPS. And, as an LED grow light, it will produce less than 50 percent of the heat thanks to passive cooling. The PanthrX II has a 100,000-hour lifespan rating and has a 3 Year Limited Warranty.


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LEDs: Top Bin LED Samsung LM561H Full spectrum White, 660nm Red Diodes

PPF: 1600 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.51 µmol/J

Wattage draw: 620w

Coverage area: Vegetative 6’ x 6’, Flower 5’ x 5’

Light distance: 24” to 36”

Dimensions: 30.5" x 20.3" x 5.5"

Weight: 26.5 lbs

Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty



Timber Grow Lights Fatty VS LED Grow Light


The Timber Grow Light Fatty VS is a COB model DIY LED grow light and the largest one they make. It has Bridgelux Vero29 Generation COB LEDs, with a selection of 3000K, 3500K, or 4000K available. And yes, it is dimmable, with a 10 to 100 percent range. The system efficacy is rated as 450 PAR watts, which translates into PPF of 2097 µmol/s or averaged to a PPFD of 905 μmol/s/m². Yet with all this intensity, this fixture still only draws a relatively low wattage of 620. To note, it weighs substantially more (45.8lbs) than other similar-sized fixtures on the market. The unit comes fully assembled and ready to hang, for easy, rapid install. Timber Grow Lights, including the Fatty VS, have a 3 Year Limited Warranty. Lead times are longer than other brands, as all fixtures are built to order.


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LEDs: Vero29 Generation 7 COB LEDs

PPFD: 905 μmol/s/m²

PPF: 2097 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 450 PAR Watts

Wattage draw: 620w

Coverage area: Vegetative 6’ x 6’, Flower 5’ x 5’

Light distance: 18”

Dimensions: 43” x 38” x 4”

Weight: 45.8 lbs

Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty



Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 650R LED Grow Light


The HLG 650R LED grow light is packed with top bin LED Samsung LM561H full-spectrum white diodes, supplemented with 660nm red diodes. This model emits a PPF of 1770 µmol/s and is made to replace a double-ended 1000 watt HID lamp. This spectrum is ideal for seed to bloom, and if needed, is compatible with the HLG 30 UVA Supplement bar. The HLF 650R offers significant energy savings over conventional lighting, as this unit pulls only 630 watts. It is dimmable between 60 and 630 watts, which helps you customize and cater to all along the growth cycle. Notably, this fixture has impressive vegetative coverage, up to 7' by 7' (or flower 5' by 5'). HLG built this fixture with only top-shelf parts, including the Samsung full-spectrum quantum boards and the Inventronics EUD-600 driver. It comes with the standard 3-Year Limited Warranty.


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LEDs: Top Bin LED Samsung LM561H Full-spectrum White, 660nm Red Diodes

PPF: 1770 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.81 µmol/J

Wattage draw: 630w

Coverage area: Vegetative 7' x 7', Flower 5' x 5'

Light distance: 30" to 48"

Dimensions: 26" x 21.25" x 4"

Weight: 27 lbs

Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty




Enlite Ceres 780W LED Grow Light


This LED grow light also made my Best LED Grow Lights for a 4x4 Coverage Area list. The Enlite Ceres 780W sacrifices a bit of efficiency for an improved PPF of 1976 μmol/s. Although this LED grow light may need a slightly higher input of 780 watts, it still holds a steady PAR efficacy of 2.6 µmol/J. Like many intense models, it relies on Samsung White LEDs and Osram Deep Red LEDs, both best in their class for commercial LEDs. It has a dimmable, 120-degree beam of light for a significant spread across the canopy. Suitable for working in 5' by 5' or 4' by 4' spaces, Enlite recommends an ideal hang height of between six to twelve inches above the canopy (making this ideal for shorter commercial spaces). Speaking of commercial indoor operations, do you need commercial certifications? The Enlite Ceres 780w has an ETL rating, CE, RoHS, and IP66. Enlite Ceres also supports a 5 Year Limited Warranty.


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LEDs: Samsung White LEDs and Osram Deep Red LEDs

PPF: 1976 μmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.6 µmol/J

Wattage draw: 780w

Coverage area: Vegetative 5' x 5', Flowering 4' x 4' or 5' x 5'

Light distance: 6" to 12"

Dimensions: 44" x 44" x 2"

Weight: 35.5 lbs.

Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty



Growers Choice ROI-E680 LED Grow Light


Another LED grow light that made not only this list, but also my Best LED Grow Lights for a 4x4 Coverage Area list. TSL Horti Tech and Grower's Choice worked together to create the ROI-E680. With an even spread, this fixture delivers an excellent PPF. The ROI-E680 fixture has a PAR efficacy of 2.6 µmol/J and pulls a 680 watts. As a full spectrum LED grow light with Osram Top Bin Diodes, the ROI-E680 spans 3000-3300K, providing the specific wavelengths necessary to perfect the veg and flower stages of growth. Despite its intensity, it should save the grower up to 40 percent in energy costs. Growers Choice has built this light to last, as it comes with several certifications appropriate for commercial spaces: IP65, ETL, and CE — not to mention an estimated lifespan of 54,000 hours. The ROI-E680 has an onboard dimmable feature and is compatible with most commercial lighting controllers, including their own Growers Choice model. As with all their products, it comes with a 3 Year Limited Warranty.


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LEDs: 3K CMH Full Phase Spectrum, Osram Top Bin Diodes

PPF: 1700 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.6 µmol/J

Wattage draw: 680w

Coverage area: Vegetative 5’ x 5’, Flowering 4’ x 4’ to 5' x 5'

Light distance: 12" to 24"

Dimensions: 42.4” x 42” x 2.4”

Weight: 30 lbs.

Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty




Gavita Pro 1700e Gen2 LED Grow Light


The last LED grow light on this list, and also another one that made my Best LED Grow Lights for a 4x4 Coverage Area list, the 1700e Gen 2 LED grow light. The Gavita Pro 1700e Gen2 produces a high 1744 µmol/s output, with an impressive 2.6 µmol/J system efficiency. Its intensity is suitable for up to a 6' by 6' vegetative grow, or a slightly smaller 4' by 4' or 5' by 5' flower. The unit contains an unheard of 3264 Samsung White LEDs and 72 Osram Deep Red LEDs. With this number of diodes, it can replace a 1000 watt HPS. And despite the capacity, it draws a moderate 646 watts and is dimmable to upwards of 50 percent without changing the efficiency. With passive cooling, Gavita Pro estimates a 30 to 40 percent reduction in HVAC costs. Commercial operations will be happy to hear the Gavita Pro 1900e Gen 2 comes with several critical certifications, including ETL listing, IP66 rated housing and cables, plus RJ45 cables. Unlike many other commercial lights, Gavita offers a 5 Year Limited Warranty.


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LEDs: Samsung White LEDs and Osram Deep Red LEDs

PPF: 1744 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.6 µmol/J

Wattage draw: 646w

Coverage area: Vegetative 6' x 6', Flowering 4' x 4' to 5' x 5'

Light distance: 24" to 36"

Dimensions: 44.1” x 43.7” x 2.3”

Weight: 28.4 lbs.

Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty



Which LED grow light do you think is the best on this list? Do you think any other LED grow lights (with a 5’x5’ flowering coverage area) should have made this list? I’d also love to hear from growers using these LED grow lights. What do you like/dislike about these LED grow lights?


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