Kind LED K5 XL1000 Review

by Morgan

January 9, 2018

Viparspectra 300w LED Grow Light Review

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 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 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 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-intensity optical lens that helps inch its way through plant canopies for maximum light exposure, again helping your plants thrive indoors.

Although we stick with our typical UV eyewear protection, this Kind XL1000 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 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 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 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 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 white and blue spectrum.

Seedlings just don’t need that much 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.

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.

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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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    1. It is going to depend on a few factors. Are you asking about a 5 x 5 grow tent? How many plants do you plan on growing? A decent light the Viparspectra 1200 watt is ample light for a tent that large Check out this 1200 watt grow light You really don’t need to spend that kind of $$ on an LED

  1. Would 4 of those kind led xl1000 be enough for a 9×9 grow tent foot print of 4×4 each light woukd that be eough to cover the whole tent ?

    1. The Kind XL1000 LED is best (we have found) for a max 4×4 area. So yes, 4 of those LED grow lights will certainly be enough power for a 9×9 area. Don’t overcrowd your plants though! That is tons of power for a 9×9 grow space. Let us know how it turns out for you!

  2. Beware the KIND LED’s…the light works great but their customer service SUCKS! My light stopped displaying the lamp temperature after 1 month. I contacted them in FEBRUARY and they said no problem we will back our product. Covid struck and everything got delayed. I reached out again in May (they said no problem with delayed return from FEBRUARY due to Covid)…and I have been back and forth with them since. They want me to kill off my plants so they can look at my light…the offer of replacing it with a loaner disappeared and I am on the verge of hiring an attorney for a LEMON PRODUCT! MICHAEL THOMAS OF GROWSTRONG INDUSTRIES IS A HORRIBLE LITTLE WEASLE…THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT THE LIGHT…IF IT FAILS THEY WILL LEAVE YOU IN THE DARK!

    1. Thanks for sharing. I am surprised as I have not had an issue like that. Regardless, we want to make sure that people are aware of issues, so thanks for sharing and good luck with your grow!

      1. So I guess the share was worthwhile…Kind reached out and changed their position. They shipped out a replacement and will pay for return shipping. KIND makes good in the end.

          1. LOL…right now a new grow spot….tree crushed mine in March and all of this has dragged on since! Hopefully taking a shot at DP Glueberry Auto in the very near future. The tree ruined my Wedding Cake plans!

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