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Best LED Grow Lights 2022 | 5x5 Coverage Area

Updated: 6 days ago



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 nearly $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 2022. 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. I've excluded grow lights that are over $1,000 because in my opinion it's simply not worth it to spend more than that to cover a 5'x5' area. Since prices are always changing, click either the Amazon link, Happy Hydro link, or LED Grow Lights Depot link under each light for the most up-to-date price.


Do you 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


 

Franklin F7000 LED Grow Light


According to Franklin, this F7000 model punches above its weight class thanks to a unique Blood Orange spectrum from a combination of 3000K, 5000K, 660nm, and 730nm diodes. This enhanced red spectrum is ideal for a full cycle grow.


The Franklin F70000 LED grow light produces 946 µmol/m²/s PPFD from a height of 18", and you can expect a PPF of 1975 μmol/s. With eight light bars, your plants will soak up a consistency from corner to corner in a 5' x 5' grow tent.


Helpfully, you also have options for driver placement. Thanks to the 10-foot connection, it's possible to connect directly to the light fixture or remove it from the grow room for better heat management. In addition, it's dimmable yet still scalable to a system with up-to 50 grow lights daisy-chained together.


LED Grow Lights Depot link


LEDs: Full Spectrum

PPFD: 946 µmol/m²/s

PPF: 1975 μmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.58 µmol/j

Wattage draw: 720W

Coverage area: 5' x 5'

Light distance: 12" to 24"

Dimensions: 47.24” x 42.91” x 3.38”

Weight: 29.1 lbs.

Warranty: 5-year warranty


 

TotalGrow MH Lumyre 720 LED Grow Light


Three characteristics you want to look for in a grow light are reliability, robustness, and even light distribution. This is why the TotalGrow MH Lumyre 720 LED grow light is such a great design. This model suits both explosive veg and prolific bloom cycles with six evenly spaced light bars holding full-spectrum white (3500K) and 660nm deep red.


The TotalGrow MH Lumyre draws 720 watts, has a PAR efficacy of 2.6 µmol/j, and an impressive average PPFD of 1100. Thanks to this innovative design, your plants will get consistent canopy penetration from corner to corner.


It is a plug-and-play fixture, requiring minimal maintenance throughout its 50,000-hour service life. It's also certified for commercial growing with ETL certification and a IP65 wet-rating


LED Grow Lights Depot link


LEDs: Full-spectrum white (~3500K), 660nm deep red

PPFD: 1100 µmol/m²/s (average)

PPF: 1875 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.6 µmol/j

Wattage draw: 720W

Coverage area: 5' x 5'

Light distance: >12”

Dimensions: 44" x 44" x 2.3"

Weight: 31 lbs.

Warranty: 3-year warranty


 

Mars Hydro FC 8000 LED Grow Light


If you are running a commercial operation or an advanced home-grow with CO2 supplementation, the Mars Hydro FC 8000 should be on the roster. It has 50 percent greater PPFD than conventional HID grow lights, all while reducing your power bill by 50 percent.


The Mars Hydro FC 8000 also uses professional diodes, both Samsung LM301B & Osram brands, for a full spectrum and full cycle blue and red support. It is packed with 2968 individual diodes — twice as many as the competition.


It's fully dimmable, down to zero percent, and is passively cooled. The FC8000 can also get daisy chained together with up-to 30 lights for a full commercial grow space. Backed by a five-year warranty, Mars Hydro delivers for a 5' x 5' grow space.


Amazon link

Mars Hydro website link (Discount code: MRGROWIT)

Happy Hydro link (Discount code: MRGROWIT)

LED Grow Lights Depot link


LEDs: Samsung LM301B & Osram 660nm LEDs

PPFD: 1675 µmol/m²/s

PPF: 2309 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.9 µmol/j

Wattage draw: 800W±5%

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

Light distance: 8" to 18"

Dimensions: 45.3" x 45.3" x 3"

Weight: 26.5 lbs.

Warranty: 5-year warranty


 

LUXX Lighting 645w LED Pro LED Grow Light

The LUXX Lighting 645w LED Pro grow light combines over 2200 individual diodes across six bars to produce a full spectrum, full-cycle option for your grow tent. This fixture is fitted for a larger 7' x 7' veg tent (or a 5' x 5' flower tent) but can easily fit into a 4' x 4' sized space.


LUXX Lighting has created this model to be an easy-to-install, plug-and-play style fixture. It's dimmable, down to 40 percent, which reduces photon intensity to safely support your plants no matter their growth stage.


The 645w LED Pro design uses top-quality diodes from Samsung (white) and Osram (red). It has an average PPFD of 843 µmol/m²/s while drawing only 645 watts from the wall. The entire model comes with a five-year warranty.


Happy Hydro link (Discount code: MRGROWIT)

LED Grow Lights Depot link


LEDs: Samsung Whites, Osram Reds

PPFD: 1156 µmol/m²/s

PPF: N/A

PAR efficacy: 2.67 µmol/j

Wattage draw: 645W

Coverage area: Vegetative 7’ x 7’', Flower 5’ x 5' or 4' x 4'

Light distance: 8" to 18"

Dimensions: 49" x 43.3" x 2.55"

Weight: 31 lbs.

Warranty: 5-year warranty


 

GrowPros HM660 LED Grow Light


Does warranty matter to you? Then you'll want to investigate the GroPros HM660M LED grow light, which has a whopping seven-year warranty. But it doesn't just offer an impressive warranty; It has better PPF and PAR efficiency than a 1000-watt HID grow light.


With full spectrum and deep red diodes, the Grow Pros HM660 model provides an optimal spectrum to take you from veg to bloom. Plus, it also can reduce your energy consumption by as much as 30 percent.

Combined with CO2 supplementation, you can expect better yields in a shorter cycle than traditional grow light fixtures. If you seek even greater control over the environment, it's also compatible with the TrolMaster system (with Adapter LMA-14). Finally, if you need a little bit larger coverage, the HM660 has removable end caps that make it simple to add extra bars at each end. Yes, you can work with a 3' x 6' or 4' x 6' canopy with this innovation.


Amazon link

LED Grow Lights Depot link


LEDs: Full Spectrum, Deep Red

PPFD: 1275 µmol/m²/s

PPF: 1820 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.6 µmol/j

Wattage draw: 660W

Coverage area: 5' x 5'

Light distance: 12" to 48"

Dimensions: 46.85" x 42.8" x 3"

Weight: 30 lbs.

Warranty: 5-year warranty


 

Grower's Choice ROI-E720 LED Grow Light


Grower's Choice has launched a LED grow light for professional growers, the ROI-E720. This fixture has one of the best-in-class PAR ratings, with an average between 1870 to 1924 µmol/m2/s PPFD. It draws between 740 to 800 watts and has an impressive PAR efficacy of 2.6 µmol/j.


With four standard dimming options, combined with high-end GC-3k Full Spectrum and Osram red diodes, this model takes you from propagation through to harvest. It's also helpfully compatible with the Grower's Choice Master Lighting controller.


As with all lights on this best-of list, the ROI-E720 is passively cooled, fanless, and extremely quiet. In addition, it's rated for commercial applications: IP65 water-resistant, UL8800, and Horti DLC certified. This means it's eligible for energy rebates. Backed by a five-year warranty, Growers Choice is a name to trust for LED grow light technology.


Happy Hydro link (Discount code: MRGROWIT)

LED Grow Lights Depot link


LEDs: GC-3k Full Spectrum, Osram diodes

PPFD: 1870-1924 µmol/m2/s

PPF: N/A

PAR efficacy: 2.6 µmol/j

Wattage draw: 740-800W

Coverage area: 5' x 5'

Light distance: 12" to 36"

Dimensions: 46.9” x 46.8” x 3.2”

Weight: 44 lbs.

Warranty: 5-year warranty


 

Grow Light Science PROGROW 850 LED Grow Light

Grow Light Science PROGROW 850 contains a full spectrum of potential. With Top Bin Samsung and Ledestar LEDs producing a PPF of 2261 μmol/s, this fixture is designed for commercial applications — but straightforward enough for an experienced home grower.


In a 5' x 5' grow tent, the PROGROW 850 has an advanced spectral distribution and measurable efficacy over conventional grow light technology. Combined with CO2, this fixture has the potential to boost yields and decrease the time to harvest.


As with all Grow Light Science products, the PROGROW 850 comes with a four-month money-back guarantee and a full five-year warranty. It's rated for commercial application with ETL-UL 1598 and UL 8800 certifications.


Grow Light Science website link


LEDs: Top Bin Samsung and Ledestar LEDs

PPFD: 1485 µmol/m²/s

PPF: 2261 μmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.66 µmol/j

Wattage draw: 850W

Coverage area: 5' x 5'

Light distance: >6"

Dimensions: 47.2" x 42.8" x 3.2"

Weight: 30.2 lbs.

Warranty: 120-day satisfaction guarantee, 5-year warranty


 

PhotonTek X 600W PRO LED Grow Light


There are a few aspects that set the PhotonTek X 600W PRO grow light apart from the industry standard. First, PhotonTek promises the lowest cost per µmol. Second, it's highly customizable with interchangeable magnet LED bars. Finally, it has a detachable driver - meaning greater in-tent heat management.


The PhotonTek X 600W PRO is engineered with Osram and Lumileds Philips diodes, covering the usable spectrum for photosynthesis. Used in combination with CO2 and other advanced cultivation techniques, you can expect up to 60 percent larger yields and 40 percent less HVAC burden.


Hung at 12", this fixture has a PPFD of 1195 µmol/m²/s, a PAR efficacy of 2.7 µmol/j, and draws a minimal 600 watts. With the addition of a PHOTONTEK Digital Lighting Controller, you have the option to totally control light timing, dimming, temperature control, and add sunrise/sunset modes.


Happy Hydro link (Discount code: MRGROWIT)

LED Grow Lights Depot link


LEDs: Osram & Lumileds Philips Diodes

PPFD: 1195 µmol/m²/s

PPF: 1620 µmol/s

PAR efficacy: 2.7 µmol/j

Wattage draw: 600W

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