There are so many grow lights on the market, so when we find one we genuinely like, we want to make sure our readers know about it. The 16h Cycle Multi-Purpose LED Grow Light from ORHFS is a simple but effective grow light with customization and timers.
We’ve added more and more grow lights to our home in the last couple of years. We rarely get blue skies during the winter, and our tropical plants want bright indirect light. So we’re always looking for an artificial light that meets our needs.
In this review, we’re looking at the features of this light, so you can decide if it’s right for you.
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How Big Is This Grow Light?
The multi-purpose LED grow light is 14” deep, 10” wide,” and 65” high. Its height allows it to function as a floor lamp as much as a grow light.
It’s also fairly lightweight, weighing slightly more than 5 lbs.
What Can You Grow?
This grow lamp gives you the ability to grow a wide variety of plants, including those that bloom (think: tomatoes). We use ours for houseplants, including Dieffenbachia, Pink Princess Philodendron, Purple Waffle plant, Golden Pothos, and a few different Coleus varieties.
It’s also a great option if you’re trying to grow tomatoes indoors or potatoes indoors. See our section below on the three spectral modes and ten brightness levels.
There are three spectral modes for this grow light, which is a nice touch that I don’t see on a lot of smaller units.
It has a white, full-spectrum “mixed” light, red light (good for blooming plants), and a blue light. I’m a fan of full-spectrum white light for my houseplants, so I normally keep it on this setting. But I’m including some pictures of how the red and blue options look, as well.
The spectral modes and brightness settings are controlled with a small panel along the cord of the unit. It’s very simple and straightforward.
This lighting system has 10 brightness settings, starting at 10% and going all the way up to 100%. You can adjust the lamp to provide your plant with the optimal amount of light. For our needs, I keep mine at 100%.
I know a lot of the plants I mentioned above are considered indirect-light plants, but they do really well with direct LED light, which doesn’t burn them or produce unwanted heat.
My favorite aspect of this lamp is its timer. This system has an auto circular-memory timing function, which is just a fancy way of saying that you can preset the time that it’s on each day.
It has three timing functions: 4 hours, 8 hours, and 12 hours. Once set, your grow light will turn on and off at the same time every day – even if you’re on vacation!
Setting this up is simple and doesn’t require the use of an app.
What Comes With This Grow Light?
When you purchase this model, you can expect the following in the box:
- Four separate grow light tubes
- Telescopic rod – this is a 360-degree adjustable gooseneck, which allows you to point the lights in any direction
- Remote control panel for adjust the light intensity and spectral type
How Bright Is This Grow Lamp?
This product is an energy-efficient LED system with 40-watt lights. This is more than enough for most indoor houseplants.
How Long Does The Light Last?
Since this multi-purpose grow lamp is an LED fixture, it will last much longer than a traditional lighting system. ORHFS says that their light has a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours. If you’re keeping your lights on for eight hours a day, that’s just over 17 years of light life. That’s a massive amount of time for anything to work, especially a grow light.
The 16h Cycle Multi-Purpose LED Grow Light is one of our favorite grow lights of 2022. It’s affordable, simple to use, has some great functionality – and its gooseneck arms are incredibly versatile. Our household is a big fan of this grow light.
Looking for other artificial lighting options? Check out our small grow light guide here.