NextLight Grow Lights Review

NextLight Grow Lights Review

NextLight is known for its very powerful LED grow lights that match the power of HPS grow lights. With offerings that cover vegetation and full-spectrum lighting, you’re in for a treat with the fixtures of the company.

If you’re in the market to upgrade your grow light setup, then you must look at NextLight and see what they offer. Here are some of the things you need to know.



The NextLight Difference

All NextLight products come with passive cooling systems. As LEDs emit less heat than other lights in the market, there’s no need to have an in-built cooling system to manage the temperatures of the fixture. Its heatsinks are designed well to mitigate heat emissions. Since it’s a passive system, that means one less thing that may break, and one less thing to worry about.

NextLight also meets industry-standard benchmarks, with its PPFD rating that starts at 2.0. It meets the needs of the strict growers who want nothing but the best grow light for their indoor gardens. And even sweetening the deal that NextLight offers are the IP65-rating for water resistance and the five-year warranty on all components.

That’s more than enough to get you thinking. Now, let’s take at the Grow Lights.



NextLight Home Series (150h and 420h) 

The NextLight Home series is the ideal fixture for the home grower who also wants a commercial-grade fixture in his setup. There are two models under this series: the 150H and the 420H.


NextLight 420H
The NextLight 150h and 420h Home Series


The 150H covers a 3 x 3 footprint and only uses 150 watts of power. Designed for full-spectrum coverage, the 150H offers a PAR efficiency of 3.6 umol/J and a light output of 390 umol/S.

As a grow light designed for the home, the light and efficiency you get easily outperform many of the LED grow light brands in the market today. You might even think that the 150H packs commercial-grade power and is adapted to a home setting. That’s why many growers are shifting to these grow lights, given the benefit it brings to your plants.

Next in the series is the 420H, which has a footprint of up to 5 x 5 feet and uses 420 watts of power. The 420H also features the same PAR efficiency and light output as the 150H. It does the same things, only with a bigger footprint. These grow lights are plug-and-play fixtures. You don’t need to do any complicated assembly to get started.



NextLight Pro Series (Veg8 Pro, Core Pro, Plus Pro, and Mega Pro)

If you’re looking for grow lights that are meant for to scale with any size of operation, then the NextLight Pro series is for you. This series has four models to choose from: the Veg8 Pro, Core Pro, Plus Pro, and Mega Pro.


Veg8 Pro



NextLight Veg8 Pro


To start, the NextLight Veg8 Pro is a vegetation stage-tuned grow light that covers a footprint of 2 x 4 feet and consumes 210 watts of power. When it comes to performance, the Veg8 features an output of 365 umol/s, which is ideal for the footprint for the grow light. It features a PAR efficiency of 1.92 umol/j and is one of the most efficient vegetation grow lights available.

The Veg8 also uses Samsung LM561B diodes, which can get you up to 100,000 hours of usage. When compared with a T5 Light, the Veg8 was able to match the performance of the former is growing. Results were similar, but Veg8 gains an edge with its low power draw.


Core Pro



NextLight Core Pro


Next in the lineup is the NextLight Core Pro, which also uses 210 watts of power and was designed to replace 315-watt CMH or 400-watt MH grow lights. Designed for full-spectrum coverage, the Core Pro can cover a footprint of up to 4 x 4 feet.

You can think of this grow light as the entry to full spectrum grow lights from NextLight. Weighing only nine pounds, the Core Pro is a plug-and-play grow light that would be a great addition to medium-scale grow operations. The Core Pro uses 3000K and 5000K Samsung LM561B+ that can last up to 100,000 hours. That should give you 22 years of use at 12/12 flowering cycle, or 15 years at an 18/6 vegetation cycle.

Some might think the Core Pro isn’t efficient. While it does have a PAR efficacy of 1,92 umol/J, a bit short of the industry standard of 2.0, the Core Pro still emits a great amount of light, considering its low wattage. Now, considering that the Core Pro can cover a grow area of 4 x 4 grows feet, the light output is low for its footprint, which is pegged at 380 umol/s.


Plus Pro


NextLigh Plus Pro



The NextLight Plus Pro is more than just a supplemental light. Also capable of providing full-spectrum coverage, the Plus Pro helps you remove any shadows in your grow tent while leaving no stone unturned in light coverage.

Running 320 watts of power, the Plus Pro works best in greenhouses and can work also for home growers to fill gaps in grow tents. While small, it’s not that ideal to use as the main light for smaller grow setups, due to the LED composition.

Now, if there’s anything that should be noted with the Plus Pro is that its driver is located separately. This can be a problem for some, as that would mean allotting additional space to mount the driver. But, for what it can do to your plants, it should not be a non-issue.


Mega Pro


 NextLight Mega Pro

Rounding up the series is the NextLight Mega Pro, a 640-watt full-spectrum grows light that can do the job of 1,000-watt HPS grow lights. The Mega Pro can cover a footprint of 7 x 7 feet for vegetation and. 5 x 5 feet for the flowering stage. For the most part, it’s recommended to hang this grow light 18 inches above your plants for optimal coverage.

The Mega Pro is also a plug-and-play fixture, so you don’t need any fancy assemblies. Weighing only 23 pounds, this grow light would be easy to hang, considering its power.

The Mega Pro features a dimmer that adjusts in increments of 25 percent. But if you’re looking to maximize its potential, you should consider adding the NextLight Control Pro.

When it comes to light quality, the Mega Pro uses over 2,500 LEDs spread across the fixture. The red to blue light ratio is balanced at 1:1 for the ideal mix to stimulate photosynthesis. The green lights also help in pushing photosynthesis and are more than ideal for plants that need a lot of light, such as cannabis.

When it comes to the results, NextLight was confident about this product. Plant quality increased a lot. From the bud density to the terpene productions, using the Mega Pro surely improved plant growth. If you think the previous version of the Mega Pro was already good, then this one will make you ditch the older one.

You’ll be so impressed with the Mega Pro, and it comes as no surprise that others made the switch from their non-NextLight grow lights and switched to the Mega Pro for more efficient large-scale growing.


NextLight ControlPro


NextLight Control Pro


The ControlPro by NextLight lets you maximize the potential of your NextLight Pro. This controller is capable of powering and managing up to 50 NextLight Pro and is the only one you need.

You can use the ControlPro to simulate sunrise and sunset so that your plants grow and develop naturally. To ensure safety, the ControlPro also features a temperature sensor that dims and shuts your grow lights, should they reach a certain level.



Editors Take

You can’t find any deal that gets better than what NextLight offers. If there’s anything that says value for money, it’s got to be these grow lights. Because you’re getting every penny’s worth, plus it pays for itself over time, giving you a faster return on investment. It’s the perfect amalgamation of affordability, power, and after-sales support.