Return Policies

So you've done your research based on what the vendor says and decide to buy a light. But what happens if you finally get it and you realize after a few weeks that it isn't living up to their claims? Most LED grow light vendors offer some sort of return policy on their lights so you can see the light for yourself and even grow with it for a bit to test their claims. After all, these are expensive items and you don't want to get stuck with a light that doesn't live up to the claims. I wouldn't be comfortable buying a light if the seller won't take it back at least a month after you get it, and a few months would be much better.

In the table above, companies with 90-day return policies are in "The Good" column; companies with a shorter return policy or whose return policies are unclear are in the "Must Decide Quickly or Returns Unclear" column, and companies with no stated return policy, which explicitly don't allow returns on at least some lights, or which lie about return terms on at least some lights are in the "No Returns" column.

You can see all of the return policy data for each model light in the table at the bottom of this page.

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Some Details

Advanced LED assures customers on their main products page that Remember we offer a 90 Day No Risk Trial on all our Diamond Series LEDs. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, simply send it back and we will provide you with a full refund, no questions asked (bolding is theirs, not mine). On the top of their Terms & Conditions" page, they state Try our exclusive LED grow lights for 12 weeks and if you are unhappy for any reason, just send it back for a 100% refund of your purchase price. No questions asked. No restocking fees no surprise shipping charges or any other hidden fees! However, further down on the same Terms & Conditions page, they have this:


90 Day Risk Free Trial Policies

Damaged, broken or altered lights will void this offer and not be accepted. Only "as new" products with all accessories and in original packaging will be accepted for a full refund. Large orders exceeding $1,500.00 or combinations of orders exceeding $1,500.00 in aggregate or any non-stock products will be charged a twenty percent restocking fee.

The following products are considered stock items: DS100, DS200, DS300, DS400, XML150, XML350, DS XTE 100, DS XTE 200, DS XTE 300, DS XTE 400.

All other products sold at AdvancedLEDLights.com are considered non-stock items and are not offered as part of the 90 Day Risk Free Trial. Large orders exceeding $5,000.00 or combinations of orders exceeding $5,000.00 in aggregate does not fall under our 90 Day Risk Free Trial.


The DS600, DS800, DS EX-VEG 200, DS EX-VEG300 and XML650 are not listed among the stock items, so by this policy, these lights are not offered as part of the 90 Day Risk Free Trial, under which all of the terms for returns are listed. This would seem to imply that the 20% restocking fee given under the "90 Day Risk Free Trial Policies" does not apply to these lights, and leaves it entirely unclear whether these lights can be returned at all. Perhaps they meant to have the statements about 20% restocking fees apply to the lights excluded from the stock items, but it is not clearly worded this way. If it is interpreted in such a way that "non-stock items" excluded from the 90 Day Risk Free Trial can be returned with a 20% restocking fee, then the last statement that Large orders exceeding $5,000.00 or combinations of orders exceeding $5,000.00 in aggregate does not fall under our 90 Day Risk Free Trial would also mean that orders over $5,000, since they are not part of the "90 Day Risk Free Trial" just as the "non-stock items", would be returnable with a 20% restocking fee.

Since the terms as stated are self-inconsistent and can be interpreted multiple ways, it is entirely unclear what would happen if you were to return one of their "non-stock& quot; lights. Regardless, the mention of restocking fees in the terms directly contradicts the assurances on their products pages that there are no restocking fees or that they will provide you with a full refund.

Area 51 shortened their 60-day return policy to 45 days recently.

Heliospectra, LumiGrow, Pro Max Grow, Spectrum King and Truth Lighting all restrict returns to 30 days. At least these companies have return policies and let you grow with the light for a few weeks before you have to make up your mind.

Build My LED (BML) explicitly forbids returns on any of their lights, saying Since all lighting systems depreciate with use (including the sun), we do not accept returns or exchanges on any lighting products. If you buy their lights and they don't live up to your expectations, you're SOL.

It would seem that if you purchase a light from Apache Tech, Apollo Horticulture, California Lightworks, Illumitex, Kessil or Lighthouse Hydro you are also out of luck if it doesn't meet your expectations, as none of these companies has a stated return policy.

Mars Hydro changed their policy from no returns allowed, to allowing returns within 7 days- and only if the light isn't used. You can't try out the light to see how well it grows and still return it to them.

Be Aware

Many of the companies which have return policies charge shipping or restocking fees, as noted, or limit the return to 1 light. While some of the fees seem a bit excessive, I can understand that companies cannot afford to send lights out to people for up to 3 months if everyone just returned the light; people could cheat and end up not paying to use the lights at all. Just be careful you understand what you might lose if you purchase a light and choose to return it because it doesn't live up to your expectations.

Return Policy Data for All Lights

The data table is very large- you may need to scroll side-to-side as well as up and down to see the whole thing. Larger screens help! If you're only looking for one company or light model, enter the name in the search to only show those results.

CompanyConclusion RankingProductMSRPReturn PolicyRestocking Fee
Diamond Series DS 100 - Extreme 3w
$349
90 days
20% for orders over $1500
Diamond Series DS 200 - Extreme 3w
$545
90 days
20% for orders over $1500
Diamond Series DS 300 - Extreme 3w
$795
90 days
20% for orders over $1500
Diamond Series DS 400 - Extreme 3w
$995
90 days
20% for orders over $1500
Diamond Series DS 600 - Extreme 3w
$1,395
Unclear
Unclear
Diamond Series DS 800 - Extreme 3w
$1,995
Unclear
Unclear
XTE Series DS XTE 100 - 5W LEDs
$399
90 days
20% for orders over $1500
XTE Series DS XTE 200 - 5W LEDs
$599
90 days
20% for orders over $1500
XTE Series DS XTE 300 - 5W LEDs
$849
90 days
20% for orders over $1500
XTE Series DS XTE 400 - 5W LEDs
$1,195
90 days
20% for orders over $1500
Diamond Series EX-Veg DS200
$499
Unclear
Unclear
Diamond Series EX-Veg DS300
$795
Unclear
Unclear
Diamond Series XML DS XML 150
$595
90 days
20% for orders over $1500
Diamond Series XML DS XML 350
$997
90 days
20% for orders over $1500
Diamond Series XML DS XML 650
$1,595
Unclear
Unclear
AT-120WB (White and Blue LEDs)
$859
None on site
None on site
AT120RB (Red and Blue LEDs)
$859
None on site
None on site
AT120W (All white LEDs)
$859
None on site
None on site
AT120WR (White and Red LEDs)
$859
None on site
None on site
AT-600-WR2 (White and Red)
$2,499
None on site
None on site
GL100LED Full Spectrum 300W LED
$330
None on site
None on site
GL80x5LED Full Spectrum 400W LED
$360
None on site
None on site
Full Spectrum 600 Watt LED
$450
None on site
None on site
GL140x5LED Full Spectrum 700W LED
$550
None on site
None on site
Full Spectrum 900 Watt LED
$650
None on site
None on site
Full Spectrum 1200 Watt LED
$800
None on site
None on site
GL25LED Full Spectrum 75W LED
$125
None on site
None on site
GL25LED Full Spectrum 135W LED
$160
None on site
None on site
GL25LED Full Spectrum 180W LED
$200
None on site
None on site
W90-3000K
$295
45 days
20% ($59)
W90-4000K
$295
45 days
20% ($59)
W90-5000K
$295
45 days
20% ($59)
PhytoMAX 200
$699
90 days
10% ($70)
PhytoMAX 400
$1,349
90 days
10% ($135)
PhytoMAX 600
$1,999
90 days
10% ($200)
PhytoMAX 800
$2,599
90 days
10% ($260)
PhytoMAX 1000
$3,099
90 days
10% ($310)
SPYDR 600 START-MAX Spectrum
$1,499
No returns allowed
No returns allowed
SPYDR 600 GROW-MAX Spectrum
$1,499
No returns allowed
No returns allowed
SPYDR 1000 GROW-MAX Spectrum
$2,499
No returns allowed
No returns allowed
SPYDR 1200 GROW-MAX Spectrum
$2,999
No returns allowed
No returns allowed
Solar Storm 880W
$2,099
None on site
None on site
Solar Storm 440W
$1,049
None on site
None on site
Solar Flare 220W LED VegMaster
$519
None on site
None on site
Solar Flare 220W LED BloomBooster
$519
None on site
None on site
Solar Flare 220W LED FullCycle
$519
None on site
None on site
Solar Flare 110W LED VegMaster
$329
None on site
None on site
Solar Flare 110W LED BloomBooster
$329
None on site
None on site
90 Watt LED All RED G8 Flowering BOOST
$160
90 days
None on site
240 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED BLOOM only
$310
90 days
None on site
450 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED BLOOM only
$600
90 days
None on site
240 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED Grow Light
$310
90 days
None on site
450 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED Grow Light
$600
90 days
None on site
600 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED Grow Light
$900
90 days
None on site
900 Watt Full Spectrum G8LED Grow Light
$1,100
90 days
None on site
E60
$999
30 days
None on site
RX30
$2,799
30 days
None on site
L4A Series 10 (refurbished)
$4,359
30 days
None on site
LX601 C-plate
$1,999
30 days
None on site
LX601 G-plate
$1,999
30 days
None on site
LX602
$1,999
30 days
None on site
21X-PRO 36W
$299
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($60), $110 if it has shipped.
84X-PRO 120W
$599
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($120), $195 if it has shipped.
126X-PRO 200W
$899
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($180), $275 if it has shipped.
168X-PRO 270W
$1,249
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($250), $375 if it has shipped.
189X-PRO 290W
$1,299
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($260), $380 if it has shipped.
336X-PRO 500W
$1,999
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($400), $570 if it has shipped.
420X-PRO 600W
$2,999
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($600), $820 if it has shipped.
Sol 1 (45 Watt Configuration)
$299
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($60), $125 if it has shipped
Sol 1 (85 Watt Configuration)
$349
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($70), $135 if it has shipped
Sol 2 (45 Watt Configuration)
$399
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($80), $145 if it has shipped
Sol 2 (85 Watt Configuration)
$499
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($100), $165 if it has shipped
Sol 4 (45 Watt Configuration)
$649
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($130), $205 if it has shipped
Sol 4 (85 Watt Configuration)
$849
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($170), $245 if it has shipped
Sol 6 (45 Watt Configuration)
$899
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($180), $275 if it has shipped
Sol 6 (85 Watt Configuration)
$1,199
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($240), $335 if it has shipped
Sol 9 (45 Watt Configuration)
$1,299
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($260), $380 if it has shipped
Sol 9 (85 Watt Configuration)
$1,699
90 days
20% if not shipped yet ($340), $460 if it has shipped
NeoSol DS
$2,750
None on site
None on site
NeoSol NS
$1,400
None on site
None on site
NeoSol LS
$350
None on site
None on site
H380
$350
None on site
None on site
H350 (Magenta or Purple models)
$389
None on site
None on site
H150 (Magenta or Purple models)
$160
None on site
None on site
H150 Blue
$220
None on site
None on site
H150 Red
$220
None on site
None on site
K3 - L300
$660
90 days
None on site
K3 - L450
$825
90 days
None on site
K3 - L600
$990
90 days
None on site
K3 VEG L600
$990
90 days
None on site
K5 - XL750
$1,395
90 days
None on site
K5 - XL1000
$1,895
90 days
None on site
90 watt LED Grow Light UV
$245
90 watt LED Grow Light HO (Vegetative Model)
$252
BlackStar 480 watt LED Grow Light HO V2.0
$820
BlackStar 480 watt LED Grow Light UV V2.0
$780
BlackStar 180 watt LED Grow Light HO V2.0
$305
BlackStar 180 watt LED Grow Light UV V2.0
$288
BlackStar 240 watt LED Grow Light HO V2.0
$410
BlackStar 240 watt LED Grow Light UV V2.0
$387
Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 426w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
$750
Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 1546w FSF LED Grow Light with UVB
$2,500
BlackStar Chrome 180w LED Grow Light FSF
$400
BlackStar Chrome 270w LED Grow Light FSF
$550
BlackStar Chrome 405w LED Grow Light FSF
$800
BlackStar Chrome 720w LED Grow Light FSF
$1,300
BlackStar 600 watt LED Grow Light UV
$900
BlackStar 900 watt Commercial Grade LED Grow Light UV
$1,300
LumiGrow Pro 650
$1,899
30 days
25% ($475)
LumiGrow Pro 325
$1,499
30 days
25% ($375)
DOMINATOR
$1,169
90 days
15% ($210)
DOMINATOR XL
$1,669
90 days
15% ($303)
DOMINATOR 2X
$1,189
90 days
15% ($210)
DOMINATOR 2X XL
$1,699
90 days
15% ($303)
Luminator
$579
90 days
15% ($103)
Luminator 2X
$589
90 days
15% ($103)
Vegetator
$910
90 days
15% ($163)
Vegetator 2X
$925
90 days
15% ($163)
Herbalvador
$579
90 days
15% ($103)
Herbalvador 2X
$589
90 days
15% ($103)
Mars II 400w LED Grow Light
$229
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
Mars II 700w LED Grow Light
$350
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
Mars II 900w LED Grow Light
$420
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
Mars II 1200w LED Grow Light
$524
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
Mars II 1600w LED Grow Light
$769
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
Reflector-48
$129
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
Reflector-96
$209
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
Reflector-144
$315
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
Reflector-192
$386
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
MarsPro 160LED Epistar-160
$576
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
MarsPro 320LED Epistar-320
$1,040
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
MarsPro Cree-128
$774
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
MarsPro Cree-256
$1,493
7 days (if unused)
Up to 70%
P150
$229
90 days
20% ($46)
P300
$369
90 days
20% ($74)
P450
$539
90 days
20% ($108)
P600
$659
90 days
20% ($132)
P900
$949
90 days
20% ($190)
P1200
$1,299
90 days
20% ($260)
P4-XML2
$499
90 days
20% ($100)
P9-XML2
$999
90 days
20% ($200)
MAX-600
$1,159
30 days, no details
None on site
MAX-1200
$1,899
30 days, no details
None on site
Illuminator 100W
$299
90 days, no details
None on site
Illuminator Jumbo 200W
$499
90 days, no details
None on site
Illuminator Commercial 400W
$999
None on site
None on site
Mother Keeper 100W
$299
90 days, no details
None on site
300 Series 90° reflector
$1,069
30 days
300 Series 120° reflector
$1,069
30 days
400 Series 60° reflector
$1,179
30 days
400 Series 90° reflector
$1,179
30 days
400 Series 120° reflector
$1,179
30 days
400+ Series 60° reflector
$1,295
30 days
400+ Series 90° reflector
$1,295
30 days
400+ Series 120° reflector
$1,295
30 days
M6
$550
30 days
25% ($137.50)
M9
$800
30 days
25% ($200)
M16
$1,350
30 days
25% ($337.50)

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