Which SANSI Grow Light is Right for You?
7 Pot Club recently published a YouTube video in which I reviewed the full line of SANSI LED grow lights. The best light for growing plants is of course the sun. So when you’re growing plants indoors, you want the next best thing — an artificial light source that mimics sunlight well enough to grow healthy, happy plants. With their energy efficiency, and their ability to produce light of almost any color, LEDs have quickly become the technology of choice for grow lights.
I mostly use lights to grow seedlings for planting outdoors in spring. Others use lights to grow plants indoors year round. So which LED grow light is right for you? I hope to steer you in the right direction. In my recent video, I compared power consumption, light output and coverage area for 7 different SANSI lights, from 10 watts to 100 watts.
Why SANSI? A company representative invited me to review their 70W grow light a while back, and I really liked its price/performance ratio, the natural color of its light, and its silent operation.
This was in stark contrast to my older grow lights. Most of them cast an unnatural purple grow, they all had noisy fans, and used a lot of electricity.
I reached out to SANSI, and they generously agreed to supply all the lighting to grow my hot pepper seedlings. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review of their complete line of grow lights.
I really like all these SANSI lights. I grew over 400 healthy and happy hot pepper seedlings, with SANSI grow lights as the exclusive light source for all these plants. None have malfunctioned, and as you’ll see in the video, my plants are green and healthy. Now back to the original question. Which SANSI is right for you? It all comes down to how much area you want to light. The 10W and 15W would be a good choice for a single house plant or a small number of seedlings. I’m using them to fill in coverage gaps in the basement. The 24W and 36W can cover a larger area, and I think they would be perfect a larger plant or a couple of trays of seedlings.
The 60, 70 and 100W lights are the workhorses. The 60W and 70W can cover 2 10×20 seedling trays with plenty of light. and for me are doing a better job with much less electricity than my old red/blue lights. If you need to cover more area with just one light, consider the 100W flood light. In the future, maybe SANSI will deliver a grow light version of this model.
If you’re in the market for a grow light, I hope my video and this post have been helpful in selecting the right one for you. If you want to buy a SANSI LED grow light or just learn more, I’ve provided affiliate links below. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
What is your take on shop lights? Do they work just as good as a grow light.
If I have 3-4 trays, what sansi should I get and or how many?
Do you mean with old style flourescent tubes? They are not nearly as bright as LED grow lights and are not color tuned for plants. They will work, but need to be kept very close to the seedlings. If you want to go with the SANSI lights, I would suggest one 60W or 70W to cover 2 trays.
Your video review of the Sansi lights is was spurred my purchase. I now have 5 of the 70W lights, and they have been doing great! I’ll be sure to share some of my progress photos as we get further into the Winter seed start season. Thanks Rob!