What is the best LED light for hydroponics?

Top 5 LED Grow Lights

  • Best For Medium Coverage: Spider Farmer SF-2000 LED Grow Light.
  • Best Accessories: MARS HYDRO LED Grow Light.
  • Best For Large Coverage: Spider Farmer SF-4000 LED Grow Light.
  • Best Tubular Lights: Barrina Plant Grow Lights.
  • Best For Small Coverage: VIPARSPECTRA LED Grow Light.

Can you use LED lights for hydroponics?

LED grow lights are becoming the go-to for hobby hydroponic gardeners and for good reason. LED grow lights are overall more efficient and have a longer lifespan. There are now so many different grow lights to choose from.

Can a white LED light be used as a grow light?

Yes white LED lights can be used to grow plants but they also need both blue and red light spectrum mixed in to make sure they grow fully.

How many lumens do you need for hydroponics?

“Watts” the Difference Between Grow Lights?

Color Temp. (Kelvins) Light Output (Lumens)
MH 4000 – 10,000 24,000 – 120,000
HPS 1800 – 3000 30,000 – 145,000
Dual Arc Hybrid ≈3000 ≈110,000
Double Ended 2000 – 14,000K 91,000 – 160,000

How many watts do you need for hydroponics?

For high-light plants like tomatoes you will want to achieve around 40 watts per square foot for optimal growth and fruit production. For low light plants, and small leafy plants like herbs and lettuce, you will only need to achieve about 25 to 30 watts per square foot.

How many hours of light do you need for hydroponics?

Artificial lighting for a hydroponic garden should imitate the direct and indirect sunlight requirements. You should plan your system on having at least 14 to 16 hours of artificial light, followed by 10 to 12 hours of darkness every day for annuals.