Low Light Indoor Plants – LED Grow Lights for the Home

House Plant Grow LightsLED grow lights can be beneficial to almost all indoor houseplants, herbs, fruits, and vegetables, not just the controversial ones we all know about. For these plants, the requirements are more subtle because the yield and medicinal potency are not the main priority.

In truth, some indoor plants have the potential to live decades even centuries so long as they are taken care of properly which is why I consider indoor plants a type of art because whether it’s a living room, window sill, even low light indoor plants in your office space or any other place you can think of, their presence helps provide a beautified atmosphere.

I compiled the following list of small, low power LED grow lights for any/all indoor plants, including low light indoor plants that require the additional light.

What I mean by ‘additional’ light is that most places you purchase your plants provide misinformation on how to care for your new plant. Did you know the average life expectancy of newly bought houseplants is 6 weeks? Why? More sales of course.

If you don’t already know how to properly care for your existing plants, my suggestion is to thoroughly research their requirements. Also, check into the needs of every plant before or right when you buy, it’s easy, Google has all you will ever need to know and then some.

Once you are aware of your plant(s) needs, you can take a gander at my recommendations below to see what you think will be best.

 

TaoTronics 12w LED Grow Light Bulb

TaoTronics 12w LED Grow Light BulbFeatures Include 1w E26 Diodes, 12-Watt Output, 1.5 Year Warranty with 24/7 Customer Support, and 50,000 Hour Lifespan.

 

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My 2 cents: TaoTronics 12w is one of the best for low light indoor plants. The low output prevents burning of the leaves and it is highly unlikely you will have any problems due to the power output. I have used mine for over a year now and have nothing but praise, and I saw results from my small Ficus within one week. The build quality is solid, its lightweight and it’s small and compact. My rating 4.6 outta 5.


TaoTronics 36w LED Grow Light Bulb

TaoTronics 36w LED Grow Light BulbFeatures Include 3w E26 Diodes, 36-Watt Output, 1.5 Year Warranty with 24/7 Customer Support, and 50,000 Hour Lifespan.

 

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My 2 cents: Taotronics 36w model comes with 3w LED’s which are more efficient and the added power once again, gives you a larger growing area for large plants or several med/small ones. I prefer the additional power because it’s more versatile. Have low light indoor plants? Just raise the light higher, it’s that simple. Build quality is solid and again, it’s small in size and lightweight. My rating 4.8 outta 5.


Aokey 10w Full Spectrum LED Grow Light Bulb

Aokey 10w Full Spectrum LED Grow Light BulbFeatures Include 18-1w LED’s, 10-Watt Output, 6 Dimmable Modes, Flexible Neck with Clip Base, 100% Money Back Guarantee, and 50,000 Hour Lifespan.

 

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My 2 cents: Aokey is a great light for single med/small plants and is very versatile. You can put it anywhere you can place the clamp which is perfect for an office environment. The output is the lowest on my list but that doesn’t mean anything because it’s made for one purpose, supporting small low light indoor plants.

I bought one for my small barrel cactus but it’s too soon to see results, but I am optimistic. Build quality is great, its compact, and it’s backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Which was the deciding factor when I bought mine. You can’t go wrong. My rating 4.8 outta 5.


Roleadro Full Spectrum 45w Grow Light

Roleadro Full Spectrum 45w Grow LightFeatures Include 117-1w LED’s, 25.2-Watt Output, 1 Year Warranty, and 50,000 Hour Lifespan.

 

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My 2 cents: Roleadro is more known for their higher power lights but they maintained the high quality and performance they are known for, just in a smaller package. The advantage of this light is its size. The larger size allows more surface area which equals more coverage. More coverage equals larger or more plants.

Depending on how much space you have to hang a light, this may be just what you need. It will support low light indoor plants, and fruits and vegetables. Even thick canopy plants will benefit from its size. Build quality is great, its light weight and all hanging hardware is included. It’s great for supporting low light indoor plants in areas where winter sunlight wanes. My rating 4.6 outta 5.


Shengsite UFO Full Spectrum 50w Grow Light

Shengsite UFO Full Spectrum 50w Grow LightFeatures Include 250-1w LED’s, 50-Watt Output, Hanging Kit Included, 1 Year Warranty, and 50,000 Hour Lifespan.

 

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My 2 cents: Shengsite’s introduction into the smaller light category is a strong contender. 250 1w LED’s running at 20% (50w) capacity proves why these lights have a 50k hour lifespan. It means these LED’s can run at a low level making them last longer. 50w is the highest in the category but that only adds to its versatility.

I like the design of this light because it generally fits the profile of the plant with regards to coverage. Build quality is top notch, it’s a little over a foot in diameter, its lightweight, and all hanging hardware is included. My rating 4.7 outta 5.

 

Conclusion

Wondering what a little itty bitty LED grow light would do for your favorite indoor plant or home-grown herbs, fruits, and veggies? Give any one of these a try and you’ll see why I made this site. They work unbelievably well and the reality is it’s only going to get better.

The bottom line is how much you care about your plants. Some people invest a lot of time and effort into their plants, others are perfectly content with buying plant after dying plant. It’s easier to do, I guess. I myself don’t feel right if a plant dies under my care (I have a weird conscience) so I do whatever I can to provide proper care and the optimum conditions for all my plants.

What is your opinion, is a plant easily replaceable for you or do you take pride in what you are growing? I’d love to hear your opinion, please let me know what you think in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for visiting my site, you’re welcome back anytime.

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  1. I have one of this Tao tronic led light and so far I have used it like a supplement light for my plants in order to increase the reds in flowering, but they help you to stop the stretching in young plants too, so I don’t use it all the time, but I am still experimenting with the possibilities of this grow light, so I think it is a great alternative, when you don’t need to much light power or like a supplement to the light spectrum.
    Tomas

    • Yes, I have one on my Ficus tree and it works great. It is very low wattage for a marijuana plant though. For optimum results, you should use 50 watts or more per plant. If your plants are stretching, it’s a good sign that they need stronger light. That is the main indicator that you need more light because the plant is stretching out trying to find more light. Unless you are growing a Sativa because they are known to grow big! Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

  2. starduzt

    Led Grow Lights! I wanna own one of this! Thanks a lot for this Site, been looking some solution to my Herbs that it doesn’t even survive for a week after the sprouting begin it also begin to whether am really thinking this might be from lack of sunlight – since our space so limited and we don’t have a backyard so, I tried to grow an indoor herbs, I hope this will work to basil, green onion, thyme…? rather than just marijuana …? thanks x

    • Karl Hosch

      LED grow lights will absolutely work. Basil, green onion, and thyme require a lot of light if you want to grow them proper. Which light will work best for you depends on how much of an area you want to grow in. I would recommend a 300w LED’s or two if you are growing multiple plants. I have seen what LED’s can produce and it’s impressive to say the least. If you have any questions on which light to buy, I’d be more than happy to help you. Just let me know what size area you are working with and what’s within your budget. Hopefully I will talk to you soon. Thank you. 

  3. Steve & Kris

    Great post on indoor lighting for plants! I didn’t know that you can get lights so small! That is a nice option if you just have a small plant to illuminate. I think would be very helpful here in Arizona, where it is too hot for many types of plants to be outside. Our neighbors do tons of gardening and would probably love the big rectangle light Roleadro. They start plants by seed in their home and transfer to the garden when the heat dies down. I will share this with them!

    • Karl Hosch

      LED’s work great for seedlings because you can put the light closer for warmth which seedlings need to sprout. Depending on how many seeds they are trying to sprout, you can go with a bigger light, maybe in the 300 watt range for more coverage or area. I have some favorites picked out on my ‘beginner’ page. I have two small lights I use on my house plants and they are growing great. You’d be amazed at the difference they make. Thank you for sharing my site with your neighbors, hopefully I can be of service and help them out. Feel free to come back any time if you have any questions or just want to visit. Thanks again! 

  4. Lacy

    Very informative. I’m afraid where I live, if we bought any lights like that we’d be arrested lol the laws here are ridiculous! I enjoyed reading about it though (one of my favourite subjects hehe) I imagine you will get a good amount of visitors as the information is very helpful. Actually, I’ve bookmarked it as I know someone who’d like to take a look. Nice site.

    • Karl Hosch

      Yes, laws can be strict in some places but that’s what discreet packaging and 10’x10’x6′ grow rooms are for! LOL! Best stay within the limits of the local laws, which may change soon depending on where you live though. Thank you for the bookmark, I appreciate you helping me get the word out there. Feel free to come on back if you change your mind or if you have any questions, I’m here to help, and again, thank you!

  5. jeremy

    Great page and article. When it comes to growing…anything i suppose, light is of utmost importance. Several solid choices here to get an idea of what you will need. I would say more is better. You can do everything else right but if you don’t have the right lighting, it’s going to be for a lost cause. Its rewarding growing your own plants so might as well have good lights.

    • Karl Hosch

      Agreed, light is what makes plants what they are. Lighting is the key element in my opinion and if you have the right amount of it, your plants will thrive. All plants vary on their needs which is what most people fail to understand. Well, that and over/under watering. I know because I learned the hard way. Thank you for your comment and if you have any questions, you are welcome back anytime! 

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