Kind K5 XL1000 LED Grow Light Review- Including Pros and Cons

If you have finally decided to use a full spectrum LED grow light, you’re on the right path. If you are planning to upgrade to a next-gen full spectrum LED grow light, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we’ll look at the Kind K5 XL1000 LED grow light, a tech-savvy LED grow light on the market.

Although, the Kind K5 XL1000 LED grow light is somewhat expensive when compared to other LED grow light brands like the Viparspectra or GalaxyHydro series, it is still worth considering as an element for your grow room.

Let’s dive into the specs and see if this is the right LED light for your needs.

Kind K5 XL1000 LED Grow Light Review- With Pros and Cons


Energy Efficiency

The Kind K5 XL1000 LED grow light can easily replace a 1000 watt HID light. It will deliver the same brightness, but consumes only 630 watts of power, making it a highly efficient grow light.

Kind K5 XL1000 LED Grow Light Spectrum

The Kind K5 XL1000 LED uses a 12 band spectrum of white, blue, red, UV and IR. It does not, however, produce yellow and green light, which could be an added advantage for the proper nourishment of the plants. But, a dense red and blue light is what makes your plants grow fast and produce a good yield in the end.

The Kind K5 XL1000 LED grow light is best for both the veg and flowering states of your plants. The full spectrum lights can handle the growth of your plant from its seedling stage until it grows into its full state.

For seedlings, you should use 15% red and 30% blue and white lights. When the plant is in its vegetation state, the power is increased to 45-60% for the red, and 80-100% for the blue and white. When the plant is flowering, you should run all three lights at 100%. The Kind K5 XL1000 allows you to switch between modes via remote control.

PAR and Coverage Area

Coverage area is one of the crucial factors while buying the best LED grow light for your grow room. The coverage area is the area which your grow light covers your plant and supports its natural growth.

Although, the coverage area stated as 5 x 5 feet, we found it to be reduced to 4 x 4 feet when you are using the grow light for growing plants like marijuana or tomatoes, which have a high light requirement. This is something which was certainly not expected from Kind but it is true. The manufacturer should work on the coverage area of the grow light.


The Kind K5 XL1000 LED comes with a mix of 3W and 5W diodes. The 5W diodes produce high heat and are intense. The heat dissipation is handled well. You would rarely need an exhaust fan for circulating the heat out of your grow room.

Heat Production

You cannot get a grow light that doesn’t emit any heat; it is normal for lighting elements to produce heat. The main concern is whether the heat produced is too much for the room or can be easily handled. The Kind K5 XL1000 LED light produces 2100 BTU of heat. This is less than what HID or HPS lights produce.

This LED has large heat sinks with quiet fans, which helps in circulating the heat in and out of your grow room easily.


A good product always has a unique selling point. Similarly, if we talk about the Kind K5 XL1000 LED grow light, it comes with a unique remote control feature. Using the control panel, you can modulate the intensity of the grow light according to the growing stage of your plant.

Apart from the remote control feature, the Kind K5 XL1000 LED grow light also features an advanced timer, an 8-stage “mother earth” timing function. This feature mimics the lighting scheme of a whole day on Earth, simulating sunrise, daylight, and sunset.

Similarly, the Kind K5 XL1000 LED has a feature which modulates the intensity throughout the day. Including this feature truly makes it one of the biggest unique selling points of the product.

With this feature, you can adjust the length and intensity of the light at all the different growth stages of the plants, allowing them to grow as they would in natural sunlight.

How to Operate the LED?

You need to hang the light 25″ (recommended) above your plant, plug the light into a power outlet, and that’s it!

The Kind K5 XL1000 LED comes with a 110-volt cord which is not sufficient enough to grow your plant from a 240 Volts power supply. In order to properly use the LED, you would need to get a separate cord for its optimized working.

Compact Size

The Kind K5 XL1000 LED grow light is compact in size with the dimensions of 26 x 20 x 3.5 inches. The light weighs around 36 pounds, making it compact and lightweight.

What’s included in the package?

With the Kind LED grow light, you will also get easily pluggable hangers along with a 6-ft power cord. You get a 3-year warranty with the Kind K5 XL1000 LED, but while they cover any defects and shipping costs in the first 90 days, after 90 days you will pay to return the product to them.


The price varies for the products online. While the Kind K5 XL1000 LED is quite expensive when compared to other lines, it will not be a bad buy as the grow light carries a lot of good reviews from the customers on Amazon. In this case, the price may be worth it, given the features it supports.

Pros and Cons

Let’s look at its pros and cons to decide whether it would be a good buying option for you and your grow room goals.

  • A 12 band light spectrum supports the growth of the plant at all growth stages
  • You can modulate the light intensity using remote control
  • You can simulate the light cycle of a natural day
  • You are getting an awesome 90-day money back guarantee.
  • Produces less heat as compared to HID and HPS lights
  • Compact and lightweight
  • It is an expensive product.
  • The power cord is short.
  • The coverage area could be improved.

Kind LED Review- Final Verdict

The Kind K5 XL1000 LED grow light is a reliable and sturdy light that you can easily implement in your grow room. Being a full spectrum light, it does offer 12 different light spectrums that are good for the growth of your plants.

This grow light is expensive as compared to the other brands but, it offers a better build quality and comes with great features. You can easily modulate the light intensity by using the remote control and can simulate the light cycle of an entire natural, outside day. This is a great feature to manage the temperature as well as the intensity of the light inside the grow room.

If you are looking for a long-term product that will stay with you for many growing seasons, this may be the light for you!

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