LED vs HPS Grow Light Comparison

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LED vs HPS Grow Light Comparison - Which is Best? | LED vs HID

 

While there are many options of Indoor Grow lights there’s a lot of talk in the indoor growing community about LED grow lights and how they just might be the “next big thing” in indoor garden lighting. Like a lot of products in the indoor growing market, there is a lot of marketing and hype behind LEDs. Sometimes its hard to know for sure if LED's are a good solution for your indoor garden grow. To help you make an informed decision, we provide an in depth look at growing with LED's, comparisons to HID, and what sets KIND LED apart from the competition.

 
 
Compare Grow Lights of LED versus HPS and see the results

New Kind LED lighting technology represents a great many advantages over traditional HID growing lights.

Kind LED growers will be able to simplify their grow rooms, save on electrical consumption, keep their rooms cooler, and perhaps most importantly, experience a marked increase in the quality of their fruits, flowers, and vegetables. While HPS lights may produce more lumens than an LED light, much of that output is wasted energy that merely serves to raise the temperature in your grow room and consume great amounts of electricity. The reason for this is due to the fact that much of the light produced by an HPS occurs outside of the photosynthetic range. In addition, much of the spectrum produced by an HPS light cannot be utilized by your developing plants, as plants have specific needs and absorption rates for various wavelengths of the color spectrum that occur within the usable photosynthetic range. Because the individual diodes of a Kind LED light are set to a specific color and in a specific proportion, we are able to emit the exact spectrum that a developing plant would need to thrive, with little to no waste. The 12 band complete spectrum is designed to perfectly match the growth needs of your plants.

Control your grow room temperature with KIND LED Indoor Grow Lights

Controlling the temperature of grow rooms has always been the biggest struggle that most growers face in creating an ideal grow environment.

HPS bulbs can reach 400 degrees on the surface, and if not controlled properly with expensive equipment, can lead to a host of issues including stunted plants, wispy flowers, and rapid drying of medium, which would result in root mass loss, nutrient deficiency or toxicity, and even entire crop failure. Kind LED lights run cool, so cool in fact that no additional temperature control equipment is needed besides the internal circulation fans. Lower light temperatures lead to a much more easily maintained ideal grow environment in which your plants would thrive. Cooler temperatures also save on water and expensive nutrients that evaporate in high temp rooms. Cooler root zones create larger, healthier root balls, which will ultimately lead to larger yields. In addition, oil production on plants is unharmed by lower temps, whereas high temperatures from HPS lighting degrade oils, sometimes stripping them completely from the tops of fruits and flowers. Keeping the plants natural flowering oils intact will lead to much better tasting and smelling fruits and flowers.


 


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Testimonials

K5 XL750!!!! I'm not kidding, I installed this in flower room at 7' 6" from floor over a plant 4 weeks into 8 week flower plant top at about 5' tall out of a five gallon bucket on a Tuesday evening by Saturday morning some branches had grown out from the very bottom that were nothing, They were 3 times the size they were on Tuesday That's in 3 days and the branches were covered in nuggets! I Freaked out! I am done with HOT hid lights! I also have had a California light works 440 for the last 2 years and have been pleased with it (but not freaked out) I believe KIND is advancing their technology better than most other LED manufacturers. I am looking forward to being more KIND in the Future. Thanks guys for your dedication to the cause.

Constructionpig, Customer

I have 8 of the 1000's and love them never found a led company even close to Kind. Keep up the stellar work!

Mike, Customer




Fantastic service,fantastic light! The team at kind led has been a huge help and has more than satisfied all my needs! Big thumbs up!
David W., Customer



Just switched my grow over to LEDs and found Kind through research... Turns out they live up to their claims. I couldn't be happier with the results. I did have a small issue with one out of the 6 KS600 LEDs that I bought. It gave me the opportunity to experience a top notch Customer Service Department. I worked with Hannah, and she made the return, repair, and reship process completely painless. The turn around time was even faster than claimed in their warranty!!
John, Customer



I would like to write a review… For anyone that is curious, I am using the kind 750 for ACTUAL VEGETABLES! Strange, I know… But let me tell you… This light panel is UNMATCHED. Even vegetation on my vining fruits remains compact. Fruit production, on both tomatoes, and blueberries is spectacular. Dill is overgrown, and I cannot possibly pick enough! The taste of the herbs is spectacular, and furthermore, I couldn’t give the light the credit it truly deserves. Keep doing what you are doing. Thank You!!!
Tyler S., Customer
 
 
Just punched my L600 today, the sales men had me convinced to buy a solar storm 44, he said it was equivalent light for print but it isn’t 3x3xb(bloom)4×4 (veg) 30lbs 5 watt diodes but seeing it in the tnt he had in the show it didn’t impress me really but he said I as better. So I got it, we’ll sitting at rotten Ronnie with my kids I cold not get any peace about this 440 solar storm so I went back put the box on the floor walked over to the L600 and said I need to take this one at the same price, he said you don’t want the best deal best, product the other is less quality. Well I walked out with the L600 hooked it up when got home and it way brighter then 440,L600 is louder but it has 10 fans the 440 has 2 they were quiet but it still looked weak and out dated, I’m running towards the future of LED growing not backwards, can’t wait to move a couple of my vegging plants to compare to my 800 watt hps set up if it better I’ll get the kl750 and fill my 4×4 tent, 3×3 veg tent and hopefully Turing a page to totally change my growing setup the xl kl1000 and be LED kind. Never be persuaded when your heart knows better, listen and be kind and get kinder. So far I love this thing for build quality and intensity.

Mark M., Customer

 

I recently purchased the K5 1000w and i couldn’t be happier. It is truly a quality product. Having just got my medicinal license it is just what I needed.

Thomas O., Customer

 

I’m new to Led growing and I’m blown away by the explosive growth exhibited in my plants, so much so that after a month of using one 1000 watt kind xl i ordered 3 more last week. i admit the up front cost is high but when you consider the energy savings, the Kind quality, and the incredible yields and trichome production its an investment that will pay for itself .

Billy G., Customer


I’ve tested some LED panels from other brands, and I never seen anything like XL750, The panel is amazing because it has the ideal size for footprint as the power, It is incredibly well designed, we can control the spectrum in full, adjust as appropriate for our needs, and still have the option of controlling the intensity of the various channels separately, which makes it possible to accurately simulate the sun at the beginning and end of the day. I would like to congratulate the whole team of Kind Led by the excellent work, and congratulate for developing the best LED panel that have ever been designed!! This is the only panel I can say for sure that will not disappoint anyone, you´ll feel that you have the best Led light on the planet!!I just want to comment on your k5 xl 750 and all I can say is wow way better than black dog and hydro grow lights. cant wait to see the k5 xl 1000. very happy with your product. little bit pricey, but I think its worth the investment. Cheers!

Tony D., Customer

 

I set up the L600 in the Gorilla tent. PAR values are blowing our Hortilux Blue 600 out of the water. I’m feeling sorry for the plants that have to stay in the tent with the Hortilux. Thanks! I’m really stoked I brought in the Kind LED’s!

Timothy S., Customer

 

This light simply put is awesome! Outperforms my old hps setup by leaps and bounds. I’ve just ordered a veg only light to go in my baby room. If your thinking should I get this. The answer should be yes.

James S., Customer

 

Very powerful light, outperforming the higher wattage LED’s I have, broader spectrum of light and healthier plants, great warranty and customer service is leading the industry. Look no further than Kind Led for your growing needs.

Coyotee, Customer

 

After 2 grows with a k3 450, I was so blown away with the results that I purchased a k5 xl750. These lights are top of the hill! The tech support and warranty support is the best. Superb product coupled with top notch customer service = (one of a) Kind LED!

Jamie D., Customer

 

My friend purchased 2 of your xl 1000’s and the product even my clones under his lights ( your lights) is like comparing cows to oranges not even in same food group. We used the exact grow medium fertilizer feed schedule and sister clones only difference was lights. I am definitely impressed with your product and hope to soon aquire even one of your lights they are truly amazing. Keep up the great work and helping change minds about this wonderfully natural medicine.

Bob A., Customer

 

I have 30 years in the electronic engineering industry and this
is a top notch design and hardware system.
 
 

Greg W., Customer

 

I just wanted to say I saw some of your videos and you should make Justin do them all. He’s very convincing. Also, I was skeptical about making a purchase until I said to my self…”hhmmm, let me checkout the reviews on Amazon.com because they are pretty reliable and straight forward. One can also contact the buyer for a more in-depth review. The comments I saw are on par with how convincing Justin is. I contact two of the Verified Buyers and they further how great your products are. Another common thing I saw was the great Customer Service. With that said…..I will now start to save money and make an investment in the K5 series. Great website too.

Kevin H., Customer

 

I am a novice grower… In spring of 2014 I returned from Amsterdam with some great seeds; I planted them in pots outdoors and nursed them along, only to have them stolen before harvest. Over the winter I moved to a new house and it has a great setup downstairs for a grow room….I have a 150sf utility room downstairs whose sole occupant was the oil burner, which keeps that room in the mid-70’s throughout the winter. I installed 1 K5 XL-1000 and 2 K5 XL-750 lights. I grew 6 plants over the winter and the results were out of this world…. much better product than anything I have ever bought. Presently I have 8 plants in this space in week two of flowering. Those lights are fantastic… to keep the room cool all I need is a 12000 BTU window air conditioner, which also vents the odor outside into the woods. The lights generate no noticeable heat at all. I can use more blues during the veg stage and then more reds during the flowering stage… if it weren’t for lights like these I probably couldn’t have a grow room down there. Before winter I want to order another K5 XL-1000!! That’ll give me the equivalent of 3500 watts HPS, which will give that room plenty of capacity for my needs.

Keep up the good work, guys!

William C., Associate Research Scientist, Desert Research Institute

 

We have found the Kind LED K5 operates as advertised, has a sleek design, is easy to use, runs cool and draws less power than the HPS 1000w units. The timer function is very convenient eliminating the need for us to use our own timers.

Edwin S., Customer

 

I have two L450w lights.
They’re so awesome; my plants really love the full spectrum. They are so lush and green, I can hardly believe these type of results from LED’s. Great product KIND.

Greg C., Customer

 

Awesome product. I absolutely LOVE mine. My plants and I THANK YOU!!

Pete S., Customer

 

KIND LED was the only company that actually had real research and 12 band spectrum that actually proved their PAR rating was kindest, their Lumens was best, and most importantly their spectrometer showed KIND LED having the best spectrum. All these were even better than HPS lighting! Other companies say it, KIND proves it. And i am very happy to say my results prove it as well:) Thank you kindly!!!

Don P., Customer

 

I spent about 3 weeks on researching the many LED grow lights on the market, and always kept coming back to KIND LED. The rest just tell you marketing sales slang but without any real data. KIND LED is the only one that backs it up with real data, as well as a 90 day full cycle guarantee. Needless to say, I went with KIND LED.

Kass V., Customer

 

Hi just wanted to tell you that this 600L is unreal! I’ve had it on for three weeks from seedling and the growth is amazing. The plants are thriving. Thick and full. I’m very happy so far. Courious too see how it does on flower.
Thanks again super stoked. Works great for Girl Scouts.

Michael H., Customer

 

I would like to say a BIG thank you to Kip who helped me beyond just the order. Thanks again and I can’t wait to be KIND.

The Grow Boss – Author of The Grow Book and Equipment Guide, Las Vegas

“Thanks to Kind, LEDs are finally awesome! It is safe to say that the LED light has finally arrived!”

Jo Ro, N. Carolina

 

“I’ve been growing with HPS for years. I recently gave this Kind LED light a try and all I can say is, “Wow!” The quality was great, the yield was huge, and my utility bill was small.”

Tommy, Washington

 

“I love my new lights. I have two L600’s in my 4×4 and my plants are going off!!”

Norman F., California

  

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