The Best Mars Hydro Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights

Mars Hydro is an incredibly popular brand when it comes to LED grow lights in South Africa. They make high quality lights which are built for growing cannabis, and the features of these lights indicate exactly that.

Mars Hydro makes high quality lights which are certified through various boards in the USA, Canada and the EU. They have a three year warranty on all lights, with repair centers all around the world, and have a near-24/7 support system for any questions, queries or advice you may need regarding the logistics of your setup.

In this article, we’re going to take a close look at our favourite four lighting options from Mars Hydro. Covering their lighting spectrums, wattage, coverage area, and more handy features that you’ll want to know before you buy. We’ve also made sure to cover a few different options so that you can find one suited to your grow setup, no matter how big or small, hydroponic or soil.

Now, let’s take a closer look.

Mars Hydro Reflector 48 LED Grow Light Review


If you’re buying in South Africa, Mars Hydro would be one of the brands you want to take a look at. If you’re looking for a small and affordable option for a miniature indoor growing space, this might be a good option to consider. The Mars Hydro Reflector 48 is a favourite among first-time growers, since it’s relatively cheap and offers a decent yield for the price.

Each individual diode is surrounded by a reflector that collects and fuses 99% of the light to mix and spread as efficiently as possible. This grow light would be perfect for grow tents or other small, enclosed spaces.

It’s driven by 5W diodes that are highly energy efficient and comes with a switchable mode so you can change the intensity of the light.

Useful Specs of Mars Hydro Reflector 48 LED

  • Actual Watts: 150W
  • Coverage Area: 60cm x 60cm
  • Hanging distance: 60cm-75cm (seedling) | 45cm-60cm (growth) | 30cm-45cm (bloom)

Mars Hydro Reflector 192 LED Grow Light Review


Another affordable product from Mars Hydro – this full spectrum LED grow light incorporates 192 5-watt LED chips. These chips emit white light – a new important feature of full spectrum lights that should be included when growing cannabis indoors.

All Mars Hydro lights includes switches for the different growing stages. These are called “Grow and Bloom” switches. In the vegetative phase, this grow light will work on 250 watts. During the flowering phase, it’s recommended that both switch modes are kept on to get to a total power usage of around 390 watts. We suggest that you use this light in a 1.2m x 1.2m space.

Useful Specs of Mars Hydro Reflector 192 LED

  • Actual Watts: 450W
  • Coverage Area: 122cm x 122cm
  • Hanging distance: 60cm-75cm (seedling) | 45cm-60cm (growth) | 30cm-45cm (bloom)

Mars II 400W Full Spectrum LED Grow Light Review


This competitively priced light is perfect for a 0.7m x 0.7 m space. That is the core coverage for this specific product, but the maximum coverage is 1.3m x 1.3m. It includes full spectrum coverage for all the growing stages.

Although this product doesn’t include reflector cups or CREE chips, it is still a great quality product. Because it doesn’t have UV in the spectrum, it would be helpful to add a bit of UV light yourself to optimize the yields of your harvest.

The light is very bright, and it offers separate bloom and grow switches. For the price, this is an excellent full spectrum grow light for beginner indoor growers.

Useful Specs of Mars II 400 LED

  • Actual Watts: 190-206 watts
  • Coverage Area: 76cm x 76cm
  • Hanging distance: 60cm-75cm (seedling) | 45cm-60cm (growth) | 30cm-45cm (bloom)

Mars II 1600W LED Grow Light Review


If you want to reduce the cost of growing, while still getting the best harvest from your cannabis plants, this grow light can become your new favourite. It uses one third of the power traditional grow lights would normally use, making this an energy-efficient product that will be beneficial to your expenses when growing marijuana.

The remarkable yield you’ll get from using this light will make it worth the initial expense. Mars 1600W LED grow light have 6 different LED wavelengths, making this product ideal for both growth and bloom mode.

This grow light will easily cover a 1.28m x 1.28m grow space. It’s very easy to set up with its plug and play features, meaning that you can easily switch the lights between growth and bloom mode. All in all, this powerful indoor light is one of our favourites.

Useful Specs of Mars II 1600W LED

  • Actual Watts: 735-755 watts
  • Coverage Area: 128cm x 128 cm
  • Hanging distance: 60cm-75cm (seedling) | 45cm-60cm (growth) | 30cm-45cm (bloom)

In Conclusion

As you can see, Mars Hydro has quite a range of high-quality LED grow lights for a variety of growing operations of different sizes – and this range extends far past the four main lighting options we reviewed here. If you’re still undecided, take a look at our guide to the best LED Grow Lights in South Africa.

Happy growing, and may your plants remain well-lit and properly watered!

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