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It's hard to fairly compare the cost of LED grow lights because there are so many variables involved. Looking at the cost per watt is the best way I've come up with, but it still isn't a fair comparison. For example, if a company is making their LED lights cheaply by skimping on quality and heat management, the light may not last very long. Similarly, UV LEDs are the most expensive kind, so lights can be made cheaper by leaving UV out of the spectrum. The old adage of "you generally get what you pay for" probably applies, but at the same time some of these lights cost a lot more per watt than others, even from the same seller and the same series of lights, with supposedly the same technology!

Since cost is dependent on types of materials used and the longevity of an LED grow light, I can't advise you to buy the cheapest light. But at the same time, the most expensive lights most likely aren't the best lights either. Why are they so much more expensive? Is the company just arbitrarily driving up the prices? Considering the average cost per watt over all 158 lights I'm comparing is $3.28, Pro Max Grow would certainly seem to be grossly overcharging for their lights at 2.3 to 3.4 times the average cost!

I'd never recommend buying a light based solely on cost. Likely, you'd end up wasting your money on a cheap piece of crap, or pay much more than you should. But, cost is always a factor when buying an item as expensive as an LED grow light.

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Cost Data for All Lights

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CompanyConclusion RankingProductActual WattageMSRP$/WattCost Per Watt
Diamond Series DS 100 - Extreme 3w
$349
$3.49
Diamond Series DS 200 - Extreme 3w
$545
$2.95
Diamond Series DS 300 - Extreme 3w
$795
$3.06
Diamond Series DS 400 - Extreme 3w
$995
$2.70
Diamond Series DS 600 - Extreme 3w
$1,395
$2.50
Diamond Series DS 800 - Extreme 3w
$1,995
$2.63
XTE Series DS XTE 100 - 5W LEDs
$399
$4.38
XTE Series DS XTE 200 - 5W LEDs
$599
$3.24
XTE Series DS XTE 300 - 5W LEDs
$849
$3.10
XTE Series DS XTE 400 - 5W LEDs
$1,195
$3.25
Diamond Series EX-Veg DS200
$499
$2.61
Diamond Series EX-Veg DS300
$795
$2.81
Diamond Series XML DS XML 150
$595
$4.58
Diamond Series XML DS XML 350
$997
$3.02
Diamond Series XML DS XML 650
$1,595
$2.58
AT-120WB (White and Blue LEDs)
$859
$5.51
AT120RB (Red and Blue LEDs)
$859
$5.51
AT120W (All white LEDs)
$859
$5.37
AT120WR (White and Red LEDs)
$859
$5.02
AT-600-WR2 (White and Red)
$2,499
$3.37
GL100LED Full Spectrum 300W LED
$330
$3.17
GL80x5LED Full Spectrum 400W LED
$360
$2.06
Full Spectrum 600 Watt LED
$450
$1.25
GL140x5LED Full Spectrum 700W LED
$550
$1.69
Full Spectrum 900 Watt LED
$650
$1.60
Full Spectrum 1200 Watt LED
$800
$1.48
GL25LED Full Spectrum 75W LED
$125
$3.29
GL25LED Full Spectrum 135W LED
$160
$2.11
GL25LED Full Spectrum 180W LED
$200
$1.83
W90-3000K
$295
$3.11
W90-4000K
$295
$3.11
W90-5000K
$295
$3.11
PhytoMAX 200
$699
$3.25
PhytoMAX 400
$1,349
$3.17
PhytoMAX 600
$1,999
$3.33
PhytoMAX 800
$2,599
$3.25
PhytoMAX 1000
$3,099
$3.05
SPYDR 600 START-MAX Spectrum
$1,499
$4.33
SPYDR 600 GROW-MAX Spectrum
$1,499
$4.50
SPYDR 1000 GROW-MAX Spectrum
$2,499
$4.81
SPYDR 1200 GROW-MAX Spectrum
$2,999
$4.51
Solar Storm 880W
$2,099
$3.23
Solar Storm 440W
$1,049
$3.28
Solar Flare 220W LED VegMaster
$519
$3.15
Solar Flare 220W LED BloomBooster
$519
$3.15
Solar Flare 220W LED FullCycle
$519
$3.15
Solar Flare 110W LED VegMaster
$329
$3.66
Solar Flare 110W LED BloomBooster
$329
$3.66
90 Watt LED All RED G8 Flowering BOOST
$160
$1.95
240 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED BLOOM only
$310
$2.58
450 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED BLOOM only
$600
$2.14
240 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED Grow Light
$310
$2.21
450 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED Grow Light
$600
$2.14
600 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED Grow Light
$900
$2.31
900 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED Grow Light
$1,100
$2.04
E60
$999
$1.59
RX30
$2,799
$6.66
L4A Series 10 (refurbished)
$4,359
$7.27
LX601 C-plate
$1,999
$3.17
LX601 G-plate
$1,999
$3.17
LX602
$1,999
$3.17
21X-PRO 36W
$299
$8.31
84X-PRO 120W
$599
$4.99
126X-PRO 200W
$899
$4.50
168X-PRO 270W
$1,249
$4.63
189X-PRO 290W
$1,299
$4.48
336X-PRO 500W
$1,999
$4.00
420X-PRO 600W
$2,999
$5.00
Sol 1 (45 Watt Configuration)
$299
$6.64
Sol 1 (85 Watt Configuration)
$349
$4.11
Sol 2 (45 Watt Configuration)
$399
$4.69
Sol 2 (85 Watt Configuration)
$499
$2.85
Sol 4 (45 Watt Configuration)
$649
$3.71
Sol 4 (85 Watt Configuration)
$849
$2.83
Sol 6 (45 Watt Configuration)
$899
$3.39
Sol 6 (85 Watt Configuration)
$1,199
$2.40
Sol 9 (45 Watt Configuration)
$1,299
$3.33
Sol 9 (85 Watt Configuration)
$1,699
$2.27
NeoSol DS
$2,750
$5.29
NeoSol NS
$1,400
$4.67
NeoSol LS
$350
$7.00
H380
$350
$3.89
H350 (Magenta or Purple models)
$389
$5.33
H150 (Magenta or Purple models)
$160
$5.33
H150 Blue
$220
$7.33
H150 Red
$220
$7.33
K3 - L300
$660
$3.00
K3 - L450
$825
$3.06
K3 - L600
$990
$3.09
K3 VEG L600
$990
$3.09
K5 - XL750
$1,395
$3.24
K5 - XL1000
$1,895
$2.92
90 watt LED Grow Light UV
$245
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90 watt LED Grow Light HO (Vegetative Model)
$252
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BlackStar 480 watt LED Grow Light HO V2.0
$820
$3.43
BlackStar 480 watt LED Grow Light UV V2.0
$780
$3.26
BlackStar 180 watt LED Grow Light HO V2.0
$305
$2.44
BlackStar 180 watt LED Grow Light UV V2.0
$288
$2.30
BlackStar 240 watt LED Grow Light HO V2.0
$410
$3.11
BlackStar 240 watt LED Grow Light UV V2.0
$387
$2.93
Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
$750
$4.41
Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 1546w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
$2,500
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BlackStar Chrome 180w LED Grow Light FSF
$400
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BlackStar Chrome 270w LED Grow Light FSF
$550
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BlackStar Chrome 405w LED Grow Light FSF
$800
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BlackStar Chrome 720w LED Grow Light FSF
$1,300
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BlackStar 600 watt LED Grow Light UV
$900
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BlackStar 900 watt Commercial Grade LED Grow Light UV
$1,300
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LumiGrow Pro 650
$1,899
$3.14
LumiGrow Pro 325
$1,499
$4.61
DOMINATOR
$1,169
$2.69
DOMINATOR XL
$1,669
$2.57
DOMINATOR 2X
$1,189
$2.73
DOMINATOR 2X XL
$1,699
$2.61
Luminator
$579
$3.22
Luminator 2X
$589
$3.27
Vegetator
$910
$2.76
Vegetator 2X
$925
$2.80
Herbalvador
$579
$3.22
Herbalvador 2X
$589
$3.27
Mars II 400w LED Grow Light
$229
$1.24
Mars II 700w LED Grow Light
$350
$1.13
Mars II 900w LED Grow Light
$420
$1.04
Mars II 1200w LED Grow Light
$524
$0.97
Mars II 1600w LED Grow Light
$769
$1.07
Reflector-48
$129
$1.36
Reflector-96
$209
$1.05
Reflector-144
$315
$1.02
Reflector-192
$386
$0.99
MarsPro 160LED Epistar-160
$576
$1.60
MarsPro 320LED Epistar-320
$1,040
$1.49
MarsPro Cree-128
$774
$2.38
MarsPro Cree-256
$1,493
$2.30
P150
$229
$2.63
P300
$369
$2.05
P450
$539
$2.11
P600
$659
$1.91
P900
$949
$1.84
P1200
$1,299
$1.88
P4-XML2
$499
$2.15
P9-XML2
$999
$1.80
MAX-600
$1,159
$11.14
MAX-1200
$1,899
$7.60
Illuminator 100W
$299
$2.99
Illuminator Jumbo 200W
$499
$2.59
Illuminator Commercial 400W
$999
$2.55
Mother Keeper 100W
$299
$2.99
300 Series 90° reflector
$1,069
$3.14
300 Series 120° reflector
$1,069
$3.14
400 Series 60° reflector
$1,179
$2.68
400 Series 90° reflector
$1,179
$2.68
400 Series 120° reflector
$1,179
$2.68
400+ Series 60° reflector
$1,295
$2.94
400+ Series 90° reflector
$1,295
$2.94
400+ Series 120° reflector
$1,295
$2.94
M6
$550
$3.67
M9
$800
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M16
$1,350
$1.89

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