Kind LED K5 XL1000 Review

by Morgan

Last update:

January 17, 2023

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Meet the Kind LED XL1000. Kind LED k5 xl1000 LED grow light combines high yields with low energy consumption.  Think big plants at a fraction of the growing price.

These 2 factors made reviewing the Kind K5 LED XL1000 a gardener’s delight. You can choose any 1000 watt LED grow light but I would keep the Kind XL1000 on your radar as you shop around and read reviews.

Now that I have your attention…

Kind LED XL1000 For Plant Production

kind led k5 xl1000 reviewThrowing out our 750 watt HPS grow light was the goal and the Kind 1000 proved to be the best ideal replacement in this category because it runs more efficiently than any other grow light in the same class and category.

Kind XL1000 combines the same growth functionality of 1000watt to 750watt high-pressure sodium grow light at a fraction of typical HPS electricity consumption cost. Consuming a mere 650 watts of power.

Very impressive grow light if you ask me…

XL1000 Coverage Area

Coverage is decent as well with this Kind LED 1000 version. I would recommend no more than a 5 by 5 area for veg phases and a 4 by 4 area for flowering stages of plant and cannabis growth. We, however, kept it to a simple 4 foot by 4 foot grow area using one of our favorites grow tents.

The Kind LED K5 xl1000 showed promise from the start with exceptional canopy penetration compared to similar HPS lights but with the added bonus of a fully customizable spectrum. These kind LED lights will match that of its closest competitors and then some because PAR customization is the key to better indoor growth for plants.

What this simply means is that quantity and quality is easy to get with the kind led k5 xl1000.


Kind LED XL1000 Features

The Kind LED  XL1000 grow light itself combines many features to make it a top contending grow light for 2019, and beyond. A unique feature of the Kind LED XL1000 is that it gives the user control over the full spectrum 12 band lighting cycles not seen in other indoor grow lights in the amateur growing light market.

Typically, you would have to travel to a professional grow operation to see this type of sophisticated lighting set-up. A win-win for novice growers with not much of a learning curve.q? encoding=UTF8&MarketPlace=US&ASIN=B017OMKUOM&ServiceVersion=20070822&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&Format= SL250 &tag=420greenthumb 20ir?t=420greenthumb 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B017OMKUOM

Kind LED Spectrum Remote Control

Controlling the wavelengths for your plants seems complicated, but much of the guesswork is solved as long as you pay close attention to your budding plants. Plus, it comes with a cool remote control for adjustments.

Need more red light spectrum? No problem. A quick press of the remote and presto, you get more red. We found these adjustments really made the difference for a bountiful plant yield.

Keeping a lookout for indications of what the plants need is important, but through trial and error, we succeeded with one of our healthier grows. Although a simple veg/bloom switch can be found on standard LED grow lights, the fine-tuning you can do with this LED is by far its greatest asset.

Combine this feature of the kind led k5 xl1000 with one of the best PAR lights meters and you can easily outperform any other similar led row grow light models.

Kind LED Veg and Flower Timer

Also included with the K5 Kind XL1000 is a nifty timer that can be switched through 8 different phases of plant growth cycles. Completely programmable to mimic the arc of the sun from gentle sunrise to fading evening sun. Plants have evolved to grasp this concept and it is about time lighting manufacturers caught up.

Measuring 3 inches by 26 inches by 20 inches this Kind LED holds as many as 320 3watt and 5watt LED light bulbs and a secondary high light intensity optical lens that helps inch its way through plant canopies for maximum grow light exposure, again helping your plants thrive indoors.

Although we stick with our typical UV eyewear protection, this kind led grow light came with its own protective shades which are another nice feature.  Always protect your eyes when using LEDs. We can’t stress this enough.


Kind LED Runs Quieter Cooler

Heat is another indoor growing factor, but with these cool running lights, you won’t need to buy extra fans or worry about scorching your plants. The Kind LED is cooler and more efficiently designed than most LED grow lights. Because of this it will match or outperform other LED lights.

Kind LED grow lights never seem to disappoint. Although they are considered more expensive than other lights, they are made to grow cannabis indoors in a greenhouse, grow tent or hydroponically.

Amazed at how cool the Kind XL1000 is to touch, we could not stop touching them. Not good for the bulb, we soon stopped.

kind led xl1000Weighing in at 36 lbs they were easy to install and easy to operate. On a standard ballast, adjustments of height were simple and easy to maneuver in our grow tent.

Did I mention it comes with a remote? So access to any changes was not required. You can easily adjust your settings while sitting on the couch and watching your favorite show.

In total, we grew 6 plants in our 4-foot tent and although yields were not as much as an equivalent HPS bulb, which is typical, our yields looked to be close to that of a standard HPS grow light.

With its strong blue spectrum, our plants through the veg cycle grew fast and robust but found the mix of blue and red was a bit slow during flowering, but not by much.

This loss vs an HPS was insignificant but could be considered a con in the argument for this grow light. Keep in mind this is the norm and the tradeoff you get with standard LED grow lights such as the XL1000.

Once all was said and done it appears the quality of buds with this grow light still turned out better than that of an HPS bulb. Because this is a quality LED the light spread was much better and our THC levels tested much higher as well due to the ultraviolet wavelengths in this above-average LED.

Being able to have precise control over the grow light spectrum made all the difference as compared with the same quality lights in this category of LED. When the plants need less spectrum and light, make the adjustment. When they need more, crank up the grow light. It is really that simple.

Kind K5 XL1000 Yields

For instance, starting in the seedling cycle we powered down the lights about fifteen percent less in the red spectrum and thirty percent less for the white and blue spectrum.

Seedlings just don’t need that much grow light. As the veg stage inevitably came, we powered up around 50% for red light and 100% for white and blue light spectrum. In the final stage of flowering, we simply set it to 100% power for all spectrum.

In conclusion, we highly recommend the Kind K5 XL1000 LED grow light for indoor gardeners from novice to expert. Simply put, with so much control with this LED you would be foolish not to consider it, though we recommend checking out Kind’s K3 series 2, as well.

One of the biggest issues with cheap and inexpensive grow lights is the lack of control when your plant just needs more of a certain type of light. A simple veg/bloom switch sometimes just does not cut it.


1. Are kind LED lights worth the money?

Kind specializes in the highest grade LED grow lights, but you’ll certainly pay a premium for them. You won’t need to worry about the huge cash outlay if you are a small or hobbyist grower.

2. Is kind LED the best?

On the market today, Kind LEDs are considered the best LED grow lights to maximize yields and potency.  

3. What kind of led for Grow Light?

There are many different types of LED lights that can be used for growing plants. Some of the most popular options include full-spectrum LED lights, COB LED lights, and red/blue LED lights. It is important to choose a light that is specifically designed for growing plants in order to get the best results.

4. Are all LED lights good for plants?

No, not all LED lights are good for plants. Some LED lights emit a lot of blue light, which is not ideal for plant growth. For growing plants, it is best to use LED lights that emit a lot of red and green light.

5. Can normal LED lights grow plants?

LED lights cannot be used as grow lights, even if they emit some of the wavelengths required for plants. LED lights do not produce enough of the wavelengths plants require. Red & blue light are essential for plant growth, which LED grow lights maximize.

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I discovered the benefits of Cannabis at a young age in 2002, with years of trial and error, my knowledge grew just like my plants. As my love for cannabis unfolded I began to teach and learn, trying to gain as much information and practical growing experience.

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