HLG 650r vs Scorpion Diablo

Battle of the Grow Lights: HLG 650r vs Scorpion Diablo


HLG 650r

HLG 650r

HLG Scorpion Diablo

Scorpion Diablo

Power Consumption: 630 Watts Power Consumption: 645 Watts
Spectrum: Full-spectrum Spectrum: Full-spectrum
Total PPF Output:1781 µmol/s Total PPF Output: 2130 µmol/s

PAR Efficiency:2.84 µmol/j 

PAR Efficiency: 3.2 µmol/j 
Voltage: 120-277 V Voltage: 120-240 V
Warranty: 5 Year Warranty: 5 Years

HLG 650r Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Best for Beginners
  • Premium diodes by Samsung and other durable components
  • Larger flowering footprint

HLG 650r Cons:

  • Smaller vegetative footprint

HLG Scorpion Diablo Pros:

  • Designed for tight spaces and low headroom
  • Larger vegetative footprint

HLG Scorpion Diablo Cons:

  • Smaller flowering footprint

  • Costly


Lighting is one of the most important aspects of growing plants, and Horticulture Lighting Group (HLG) has been working to revolutionize the way we grow plants for decades. With their high-density modular light engine, HLG has become one of the leading companies in this field.

HLG 650r and  ScorpionDiablo are both LED grow lights from Horticulture Lighting Group. They’re both very high-quality, but they have different features that make them unique.

In terms of coverage area, both HLG 650r and  ScorpionDiablo cover a flowering footprint of 5' x 5'. When it comes to veg footprint,  ScorpionDiablo covers 6' x 6' and HLG 650r only covers 7' x 7'. So when comparing HLG 650r and  ScorpionDiablo, the HLG 650r has a larger vegetative footprint thanScorpion Diablo. However,ScorpionDiablo has a larger flowering footprint than HLG 650r and allows you to get full-spectrum light in only one fixture.

HLG 650r and  ScorpionDiablo are both full-spectrum grow lights, but they use different kinds of LEDs. HLG 650r uses Samsung LM301H and Deep Red LED 600 nm LEDs whereasScorpionDiablo comes with full-spectrum white and 660nm red LEDs. Both are passive cooling, dimmable, and covered with a 5-year warranty.

If you're looking for a grow light that will help you take your growing experience to the next level, then  ScorpionDiablo is the way to go. It's designed with 6x Advanced Design Diablo Quantum Boards® and has a wide area of light with only one fixture, which makes it great for tight spaces and low headroom.

On the other hand, HLG 650r has a low profile design and uses four customized full-spectrum white light quantum boards. You'll get full-spectrum light that's both efficient and highly effective when you choose this grow light. However, it's cheaper thanScorpionDiablo so if you're on a budget and want an excellent performing grow light with also good coverage area, HLG 650r is your best option.

Overall, these two grow lights have similar features and performance. The difference is mainly in their price and design, so it's up to you to decide which one works better for your needs..