3 Top LED Grow Lights
1. [Best Overall] Viparspectra 1200 watt LED Grow Light
This is a solid LED made by a reputable manufacturer. A well-made light that is less expensive than its counterparts in this watt range.
2. [Best For The Money] King 1200w LED Grow Light
The King 1200w is a full spectrum light in which 90% of your light emissions will be absorbed by your plants. It also stays cool with built-in high-quality cooling fans.
3. [Best Lumen Output] Advanced Platinum Series P300 300W 12-brand LED Grow Light
It has a unique design that looks nice and is well made. A very solid light. In fact, it comes with a 5-year warranty.
We were recently asked, what is the best grow light for a 4×4 tent, so we got to thinking about the different variables involved with the question.
A 4×4 grow tent is not huge, but it is not small. You want to think about a few factors when considering an LED light in a tent that measures 4 feet by 4 feet. First, consider your wattage. For a 4×4 tent you will want an LED equivalent of at least 500 to 1200 watts (depending on how many plants), and second, consider heat dissipation. LED lights typically don’t output heat like an HPS bulb but can still put out enough heat to damage your crop.
Best LED Lights For a 4×4 Grow Tent
In 2019 LED lights have come along way. One major advantage of an LED is they run cooler than a typical LED grow light. This means that in the confinement of a small space such as a grow tent they won’t overheat your plants. Adding in full-spectrum lighting gives your plants the type of light they need to thrive
1. Viparspectra 1200 watt LED Grow LightCHECK CURRENT PRICE
This grow light makes the cut as one of the best lights for a 4×4 tent as our top pick (see also bigger 10 x 10 tents). The 1200 watt Viparspectra grow light is a solid LED made by a reputable manufacturer. A well-made light that is less expensive than its counterparts in this watt range.
Each of the Viparspectra brand led grow lights is designed with growers in mind:
- To increase growth per square foot and revenue if that is your thing
- Deliver consistent results
- And reduce the operating cost of a typical light setup
The V1200 is comparable to an 800-watt HPS bulb, however without the added trouble of raising the temperature in your grow tent. A perfect choice for a 4-foot by 4-foot tent. If you love this grow light already, feel free to check out our full Viparspectra 1200 watt review.
- Energy efficient
- Full-spectrum LED lighting
- Affordable in class
- Easy to install and setup
- Can burn plants if too close
2. King 1200w LED Grow LightCHECK CURRENT PRICE
The King 1200w is a full spectrum light in which 90% of your LED light emissions will be absorbed by your plants. It also stays cool with built-in high-quality cooling fans. This grow light is perfect for all stages of plant growth, just like the others on this list. Check out our complete King Plus 1200w LED Grow Light Review.
In addition, see our review of the newest Phlizon 1200w model which is a much-improved model over its last iteration.
- Powerful light with great plant growth
- Very affordable
- High-quality manufacturer
- Great customer service
- Fits great in a 4×4 tent
- A bit flimsy compared to other brands, but lower cost
3. Advanced Platinum Series P300 300W 12-brand LED Grow LightCHECK CURRENT PRICE
Perfect light for a 4×4 grow tent. The Advanced Platinum Series P300 has some of the best Lumen output of any LED light in its class. This LED grow light is the equivalent of a 400w HPS bulb but without the crazy heat output. This led light runs very coolly for the most part. You will have to adjust the light properly above the plant at around 24 inches as to not burn your cannabis.
This led grow light has a unique design that looks nice and is well made. A very solid light. In fact, it comes with a 5-year warranty. Read our full review of the Advanced Platinum P300 for more information.
- 5-year warranty
- Great Lumen and PAR output that plants love
- Very energy efficient
- Quiet operation
- A bit pricey
1. What size grow light do I need for a 4X4?
For a 4×4 tent, you will need a LED grow light having a wattage range of 500–600 watts (assuming flowering plants that require a lot of light and are confined in one area. Bougainvillea for medium-light plants require about the same as that).
2. How many plants grow in a 4X4 tent?
A good range of growers selects something between these two extremes, with eight or nine plants in a 4 × 4 grow area. This provides you with approximately 1 square foot per plant. Auto-flower plants are almost always the exact same size, given that they do not have a vegetative phase.
3. Can you have too much light in a grow tent?
If you are growing Cannabis, they like light and an optimally lit greenhouse will provide plants with strong, tall, abundant buds. The led grow light could possibly be hard to control the luminosity, however, and cannabis plants will become too tall as a result.
4. What light is best for Autoflower?
The best LED light for auto-flowering plants is a full-spectrum LED. These led grow lights provide a spectrum of natural light that mimics sunlight and can be used to grow cannabis indoors without any heat or CO2 emissions.
5. Are intake fans necessary grow tent?
Larger grow tents can improve the grow box by using passive intake, but CFM fans will need to be stronger. The intake of the air is just one part of the indoor growing equation. Other factors, such as grow box size, LED grow light variety, and inline fans, facilitate creating the optimum growing environment.