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The 11 best small grow light for a 2 x 2 or 0.6m x 0.6m grow tent 2024

Comparing grow lights suitable for a 2 x 2 grow area ranging from 100 watts to 150 watts

I have tested 11 of the best grow lights for a 2ft x 2ft or 0.6m x 0.6m grow tent. LED grow lights to suit this size of grow space are in the range from about 100 watts to 150 watts. All the lights have been tested on the MIGRO Youtube channel and are compared for PAR output, efficiency and value for money.

The 2ft x 2ft or 0.6m x 0.6m grow area is the smallest standard grow tent size available but will deliver a sufficient yield for personal use in a compact grow space.

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21 best grow lights for a 5 x 5 grow space (1.5m x 1.5m)

How many grow light watts for a 2x2?

To maximise the potential yield from the space you need LED grow light wattage of about 100 to 150 watts of high efficiency LED lighting.

Ideally the light fixture will be suitably sized to cover the area evenly i.e. the fixture is rectangular and close to the physical size of the grow tent. The PAR chart is shown below for each model so you can judge the best solution for your grow space.

Comparison of grow light Spectrum

All of the lights have a mixture of mid temperature white LEDs with 660nm reds to improve their electrical and photosynthetic efficiency. Therefore all of the grow lights tested are full spectrum and suitable for growing from seed to harvest.

MIGRO ARAY LED grow light spectrum

Grow light comparison method

The comparison chart uses the results from Shanes PAR output and efficiency tests to calculate and compare the total cost of each fixture to deliver an average PAR of 800µmols/m²/second over a 2x2 grow area over a 3 year period. The 3 year costing includes the cost of the fixture and adds the electricity costs at 16.8c/KW hour over 12 hours per day average.

List of the best 11 grow lights for a 2 x 2 grow tent

Best value LED grow light 2024

2x2 grow space | 100 - 150 watts

Make Model Grow area Watts USD $ Price Usable PPF*/
Watt
3 year** elect. cost Total cost
3 years
Viparspectra XS1500 Pro 2x2 155 $110.00 2.23 $285.10 $376.75
MIGRO ARAY 2 2x2 125 $150.00 2.38 $267.13 $412.34
Sincere 100W 2x2 110 $60.00 1.88 $338.17 $421.73
Groplanner O Series 2x2 148 $130.00 2.01 $316.30 $442.16
Growealth G1500 2x2 142 $149.00 2.04 $311.65 $459.79
Atreum Lighting Hydra 1000 2x2 116 $139.00 2.08 $305.66 $471.57
MARS Hydro TS 1000 2x2 149 $129.00 1.81 $351.25 $489.01
Vivosun Aerolight 100W 2x2 106 $110.00 1.82 $349.32 $513.53
AC Infinity Iongrid T22 2x2 135.8 $179.00 1.91 $332.86 $531.61
Senelux SE-1000 2x2 103 $152.00 1.99 $319.48 $533.05
Bestva Pro 1000 2x2 105.9 $129.00 1.84 $345.52 $536.19
* Usable PPF is the amount of PAR light reaching the plant canopy in a system test with reflective walls
** 3 year electricity cost to deliver average 800 µmols/m²/sec usable PPF for 12 hours per day at US national average of 16.8c per Kw hour
*** 3 year elecricity cost + fixture cost to deliver average 800 µmols/m²/sec

MIGRO ARAY 2

The MIGRO ARAY 2 is a high efficiency LED bar light with Samsung white and Osram 660nm red LEDs.

ARAY 2 150W best grow light for a 2x2 grow tent or 0.6m x 0.6m grow area 

The MIGRO ARAY 2 is a 125 Watt 2 led bar light for a 2ft x 2ft (0.6m x 0.6m) grow area with the following features:

  • On board dimming from 20% to 100% output
  • High efficiency LED driver can be located outside the tent to minimise heat input in the grow tent.
  • Full spectrum output to grow from seed to harvest
  • LEDs are acrylic coated to protest from dirt and moisture
  • Low hanging height for small spaces

ARAY 2 125W best grow light for a 2x2 grow tent

The MIGRO ARAY 2 is an LED bar type light which is unusual for a small grow light for a 2 x 2. The relatively wide spread of the LEDs allows a low hanging height, very useful for small grows paces.

The 6" or 16cm hanging height for the MIGRO ARAY 2 delivers an even spread with system efficiency of 2.38 usable PPF per watt.

ARAY 2 LED grow light PAR chart for a 2x2 or 0.6m x 0.6m grow space

The MIGRO ARAY 2 is excellent build quality and is also a modular system and can be upgraded to larger grow sizes by simply adding on additional fixtures.

Buy the ARAY 2 here

Viparspectra XS1500 Pro

The Viparspectra XS 1500 pro is an excellent grow light for a 2x2 or 0.6m x 0.6m grow space. Viparspectra have produced many great grow lights and this is one of the best I've seen. A blend of innovation, excellent quality and performance at a great price.

Viparspectra XS1500 pro LED grow light review

The PAR map it produces is best in class. The LEDs are protected and the light is distributed by acrylic lenses which do an amazing job of delivering almost perfect uniformity over a small area at a low hanging height.

Viparspectra XS1500 Pro PAR chart for a 2ft x 2ft  or 0.6m x 0.6m grow space

This format is very innovative and very well executed. An excellent and very good value for money solution for a 2ft x 2ft grow tent.

 

IMV Sincere 

The IMV Sincere BC100W LED grow light is a lot of grow light for the money. The $69 price for actual 110 Watts of LED grow light with Samsung LEDs and dimmable LED driver is exceptional.

IMV Sincere 100W LED grow light review

 

Tested in a 2 x 2 or 60cm x 60cm space at 25cm or 10" hanging height it delivers 1.88 umols/watt usable PPF to the grow canopy and 578 umols average in a 2x2. A very good result for a very cheap light like this.

IMV sincere LED grow liht review

 

Groplanner O Series

The O series of LED grow lights by Groplanner are good quality and a very good efficiency LED grow light (for the price) with a few unique features including wifi control and an acrylic cover over the LEDs.

Groplanner O Series 150w LED grow light review

 I suspected the cover over the LEDs would reduce PAR output. However this light delivers a very good system efficiency of 2.01 µmols/watt (usable PPF/watt) at 16" or 40cm hanging height in a 2x2 (60cm x 60cm) grow area and an average PAR intensity of 824µmols/m²/sec which is a high performance level.

Groplanner O series 150 watt PAR chart Good build quality and a solid heatsink as well as full spectrum light output for growing from seed to harvest. I am happy to highly recommend this 'O' series of LED grow lights from Groplanner

Growealth G1500 LED grow light with UVA & IR

The Growealth G1500 is an excellent value for money grow light. The G1500 is 150 watts of White and Red LEDs with added Far Red and UVA LEDs.

Growealth G1500 LED grow light

 

It is designed for a 2ft x 2t or 60cm x 60cm grow area and delivers a high PAR intensity and good spread.

Growealth G1500 PAR chart

It has all the features you would want including:

Good Efficiency with Samsung LM301b LEDs Full spectrum (grow from seed to harvest) Added UVA and IR Diodes Silicone coated LEDs for protection Can connect the grow light with controller or APP On board dimming from 20% to 100% output

Atreum Lighting Hydra 1000 Pro

The new HYDRA 1000 PRO by Atreum Lighting is a good quality and good value light suitable for a 2 x 2 or 60cm x 60cm grow space.

Atreum Lighting Hydra 1000 PRO

It is a 'quantum board' style light, LEDs mounted on a square aluminium plate, but with the LEDs cleverly distributed towards the edges so that there is more even light spread than the competition. The Hydra PRO includes a high quality Meanwell driver and clever (linkable) dimmer control mounted on the back of the light.

 

Atreum Hydra 1000 PRO PAR chart

 

MARS HYDRO TS1000

MARS Hydro TS1000 LED grow light review

The latest version of the MARS HYDRO TS1000 LED grow light for a 2.5ft x 2.5ft or 80cm x 80cm grow space.

The light draws 149 Watts from the wall and at 40cm or 16" hanging height delivers an average PAR of 753 µmols/m²/second which is a good level. The system efficiency is 1.81 µmols/watt (usable PPF/watt)

MARS Hydro TS1000 led grow light PAR map

Vivosun Aerolight 100W

The Vivosun grow light kit is very innovative with lots of cool features. The Aerolight LED grow light has adjustable spectrum, can be daisy chained to other lights and has a circulatory fan built in.

Vivosun Aerolight 100W LED grow light review

The controller can be linked to the networked lights and control the dimmer, circulatory fan speed and Aerozesh extract fan using inputs from its temperature and humidity sensors. The controller can also work with AC Infinity, MARS Hydro, Spider Farmer and other brands with 0-10V DC control.

 

Vivosun Aerolight LED grow light review PAR chart

It is a full spectrum light output of 3600K and an efficiency of 1.82 PAR output per watt to the grow area.

AC Infinity Iongrid T22

AC Infinity are a well known brand to most indoor grower for producing high quality extract fans and now they are making sophisticated LED grow lights.

AC Infinity Iongrid T22 LED Grow Ligh

The new IONGRID T22 Grow light is beautifully designed and packed with features including: On board controller for dimming, timer scheduling and connecting to other light fixtures, fans etc. Samsung LM301B LEDs with silicone coating for protection from dirt and moisture. Full spectrum output for growing from seed to harvest

I found the optimum hanging height in a 2ft x 2ft (60cm x 60cm) test area to be 30cm or 12" from the underside of the light to the top of the simulated plant canopy. The Average PAR intensity delivered was 721 µmols/m²/second and a system efficiency of 1.91 µmols/watt (usable PPF/watt)

Iongrid T22 PAR chart

 

Senelux SE1000

This is a very good looking grow light by Senelux. The SE-1000 is specified for a 2ft x 2ft (60cm x 60cm) grow area and has a lot of nice features like: On board dimming Full spectrum light output LEDs coated with silicone to protect from dust and moisture.

Senelux SE1000

I found the optimum hanging height at 10 inches or 25cm in the test setup with silver mylar walls. The Senelux SE-1000 delivers an average PAR intensity of 570 µmols/m²/second across the test plane. The light consumed 103.3 watts at the wall and a resultant system efficiency of 1.99 µmols/watt (usable ppf/watt) which is a good result for a fixture of this quality and value for money.

Senelux SE-1000 PAR chart

 

Bestva Pro Series 100W

The BESTVA pro series LE grow light is now available on Amazon.

Bestva PRO 100W

The build quality is very good and it has nice features such as on board dimming, silicone coating on the LEDs and specified with a Meanwell driver and Samsung LEDs. However it is not efficient as the components suggest.

 

Bestva pro 100W PAR chart

This 100W version is sold to flower up to 2.5ft x 2.5ft or 75cm x 75cm but, as tested, I would recommend for a 2ft x 2ft or 60cm x 60cm space. The efficiency and PAR output is a little below the competition at 1.84µmols/watt or usable PPF per watt (I would expect over 2 for the components specified).

Not your size? try here:

7 best grow lights for a 3 x 3 grow space (1m x 1m)

10 best grow lights for a 4 x 2 grow space (1.2m x .6m)

16 best grow lights for a 4 x 4 grow space (1.2m x 1.2m)

21 best grow lights for a 5 x 5 grow space (1.5m x 1.5m)

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9 thoughts on “The 11 best small grow light for a 2 x 2 or 0.6m x 0.6m grow tent 2024

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Patrick Garrett

The ViparSpectra XS1500Pro in a 32×32×70. Paid $84.99 Amazon lightning deal…It is a beast, I run two (2) Fems topped twice on a 13/11 cycle in flower, packs the tent. I do hang a pair of Mars Hydro VG40R Adlites which gives it another 40W. I’m more than happy with the VP. I will get a backup. Cool, quiet, low heat, inexpensive, can’t beat it.

May 28, 2024 at 10:00am
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September 15, 2023 at 15:15pm
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Timothy

i think the ac infinity t22 uses lm301h? or did they update it since this?

September 12, 2023 at 15:55pm
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Tony

Interesting read, I currently run a sf1000 with dimmer on the meanwell driver in 2×2, but interested in the migro array 2 pro but can’t see it in store.
If I decide to upgrade my tent, could I add extra light panel to the array. To make a 3??

August 31, 2023 at 14:22pm
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Hydroponic South Africa

Hi, thank you for such a brilliant post. I have been reading some blogs that give me more knowledge about the best small grow light for a 2 × 2 or 0.6m x 0.6m grow tent; I must say this is one of the best among them. You have done great research I feel, thanks for sharing. You must also check out Thegrobro.co.za it has some great insights too.

June 13, 2023 at 12:59pm

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