Mars Hydro Review

by Morgan

August 8, 2017

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Looking for the ultimate Mars Hydro reviews? Be sure to read everything this article has to offer about the Mars Hydro Grow lights available on the market. The Led grow lights by Mars Hydro are perfect for beginners in the indoor farming niche. Cost-effective lighting that produces healthy growth with full-spectrum lighting is always a good thing.

Review Mars Hydro LED Grow Lights

Through our expert growing knowledge, working with each and every Mars Hydro review, we always make sure to take things seriously as to give you the best information about each LED in Mars Hydro’s catalog. We have spent a lot of time to bring you the best in all the grow lights that we review. This way you know what to expect in an LED full spectrum grow light set up as well as how to do deal with the pros and cons f each LED.

The Mars Hydro 144 led grow light is sturdy and well built

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One of our very first reviews and favorite Mars Hydro LED is the Mars Hydro 144 led grow light.

After receiving the Mars Hydro we were pleased upon its arrival. A heavy LED grow light suggested a well-built lighting system. We were right. At just over 18 lbs this 720 watt led light can really help you grow.

This is an affordable light and will not only please a beginner but also a knowledgeable grower as well.


Although no instructions come with the product, it does not matter. Set up is easy and includes all you need to start growing minus the seeds, water, and soil.

After you hang it up in your grow tent or space and plug it in you are ready. Everything is well thought out by Mars Hydro, an experienced and reputable grow light manufacturer.  The cord is easily centered at the top of the lighting system and can easily be shored up with a good zip tie.

Other than that everything looked great after setting up from the solid construction to the simplicity of the design.

The flowering phase for the light does run a bit hotter than we would like but a close eye on the process kept things moving along. Don’t get me wrong, this LED will never be as hot as a normal old school incandescent but there will always be some heat given off by an LED. Not much heat, but the possibility of a scorched plant can present itself.

Simple To Use Mars Hydro LED

The  “veg” setting put out far less heat and was self-explanatory. We had set this up in a small grow tent with the lights about 2 feet above the canopy of the plant itself. We used only 1 pant for this grow but 2 would be ideal with proper space for flowering. The internal fan is quiet and kept things cool as well.

The full-spectrum light, although not viable to the naked eye during some frequencies, puts out just 317 watts at a consuming rate of only 110 volts.

Great quality light at an affordable light as you can see. We always recommend using eye protection with these lights so you don’t have to turn off your lights or risk hurting your eyes from ultraviolet lighting. Pro eyewear choice is the Apollo Horticulture UV400 LED Indoor Growing Hydroponics Grow Light Room Glasses

MarsHydro  1720 Watt Specs:

  • 8.4 x 12.8 x 36.5 inches
  • 18.05 shipping weight
  • 720 watts
  • 2-year warranty
  • coverage 2.5 feet by 4.5 feet at about 2 feet above bloom

This energy-saving grow light is sure to be a go-to and I can see why it is so popular. Up there as one of my favorites. It is simple to use and very versatile. My only recommendation is to be sure the dimensions will fit within your grow tent space as it is a rectangular shaped LED.


As far as budget lighting goes, the Mars Hydro is a sleek looking solid unit that has a bit of sci-fi flare. With its green shiny paint and red buttons, it kind of reminded me of a UFO. Once you power up this LED, plugged in and hung sturdily above your flower pots, the purple haze glow will throttle you.

Don’t worry, it is a good thing, granted you are wearing protective sunglasses as to not harm your retinas,  the first thing you notice is that purple spectrum of light has a solid stream downward.

A good height to start out with is the standard 2-foot range. This will put the growing area at optimal lighting in full-spectrum, as well as keep the heat index down.

A plant killer is heat for sure, second to over nutrient-rich soils and overwatering.  Paired with the right grow tent (check out our gorilla grow tent reviews) in which we hung this lighting in our 2′ X 4 ‘ Gorilla Grow Tent which managed to have plenty of room to raise and lower the lighting as our buds and flowers sprouted up using the Mars Hydro as intended.

Because the hanging and pulley system was so well made we were able to produce some tall plants in our tent.  This is, of course, more of an economy light, but mixed with 2 or 3 of these lamps and the rectangular shape of these Mars Hydro LED grow lights you can produce quality buds and flowers that will blow you away.

Our energy bill was no more noticeable than with a typical LED grow light. Energy consumption with the Mars Hydro reflector was minimal.

These lights also come in a variety of sizes and shapes. The manufacturer of the Mars Hydro is well known and reliable. I would highly recommend these for the beginner to the intermediate grower.

Happy Farming! It was a pleasure to be able to review this LED on behalf of Mars Hydro.

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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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