Best Grow Lights For African Violets

Saintpaulia species (wild African violets) flourished in deep shadow in nature. Today’s hybrids can withstand stronger light, but they prefer to grow on a windowsill in natural light. Violets that receive enough light will grow more compactly and bloom more frequently.

When natural light is insufficient or unavailable, an alternate lighting system can be used to replace or supplement it. It’s not easy to pick a lighting system. Modern options differ in terms of energy efficiency, heat output, and how the spectrum of light is exhibited. The products available are always changing and improving.

To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of light systems used by a number of well-known farmers in various parts of the United States.

Best Grow Lights For African Violets

Bestseller No. 1
SANSI Grow Lights for Indoor Plants, Pot Clip LED Plant Light for Growing Full Spectrum, Plant Growing Lamp with 4-Level Dimmable, Auto On Off 3 6 12 Hrs Timer for Small Plants, White 5V 3-Pack
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SANSI Grow Lights for Indoor Plants, Pot Clip LED Plant Light for Growing Full Spectrum, Plant Growing Lamp with 4-Level Dimmable, Auto On Off 3 6 12 Hrs Timer for Small Plants, White 5V 3-Pack
  • SMALLER & STRONGER: SANSI LED pot clip plant light equipped with SANSI unique ceramic technology, provides more efficient power conversion. The indoor plant light provides 5W output power with 35.78 μmol/s/㎡ @6 inches growing power. Compared with the similar 10W plant light, the output power is saved by 50% and the plant growing effect increased by 25%. The LED grow light is suitable for various indoor potted plants, such as succulents, aloe vera, devil's Ivy, calibrachoa, African violet, etc.
  • PROFESSIONAL PLANT SOLUTION FOR HOME GARDEN: SANSI offers a number of core patented technologies that provide more SANSI Grow Lights efficient and stable lighting, effectively helping your beloved plants thrive. 4000K natural light is more suitable for the indoor plant and not an eye sore, the grow light isn’t overly strong as it's clipped onto the pot and supports a variety of usage scenarios: desktop, plant stand, desk, and hanging, which can be flexible placement anywhere your home or office.
  • 360° GOOSENECK & EASY TO INSTALL: SANSI pot plant light for indoor plants is equipped with a flexible gooseneck & clamp, it's very easy to install it on a pot and allows you flexibly adjust the light to the required plant. Furthermore, there’s no additional part to hurt your plants.
  • 3/6/12 HRS AUTO ON/OFF TIMER & 4 DIMMING LEVELS: The LED flower lamp operates from a built-in timer with 3 modes cycle timing function which stays on for 3/6/12 hours and off for 21/18/12 hours. The indoor plant lights for indoor plants full spectrum offer 4 level brightness settings to different plants requirements ranging from 25%, 50%, 75% to 100%.
  • QUALITY GUARANTEES & 2 -YEAR WARRANTY: The input of the led grow lights is 5V low safe voltage, which is energy-saving and can be powered easily via a power bank, laptop, computer, etc. The plant lights for indoor growing is quality and safety verified and SANSI offers a 2-Year warranty for this grow light. We have a professional service team that provides 7x24 online help. Please contact our team on Amazon Message if you met any Problems.
Bestseller No. 2
LBW Grow Lights for Indoor Plants, 72 LEDs Full Spectrum Plant Light, Large Plant Lamp with 4 Dimmible Levels, 4/8/12H Auto On/Off Timer, Height Adjustable, Halo Growing Lamp for Tall Plants,2 Pack
  • 144 LED Grow Light Full Spectrum: The two grow lights for indoor plants contains 144 LEDs, including 68 Cold White LEDs, 48 Warm LEDs, 20 Red LEDs and 8 Blue LEDs, which can accelerate plants growth stage, such as promoting plants germination, blooming, flowering and fruiting. By emitting full-spectrum light, the plant lights provide plants with the light they require for all growth stages.
  • Height Adjustable & 13ft Long Cord: With a height range of 11 to 56 inches, this plant light can accommodate plants of different sizes and growth stages. By telescoping up and down the pole, you can adjust the light to match the height of your plants, ensuring optimal light coverage. The long 13ft cord eliminates the need for additional power cords, making it easy to use for hanging plants or tall plants.
  • 4/8/12H Cycle Timer Everyday: The plant grow light offers three different timer settings: 4H/8H/12H, allowing users to schedule the light to turn on and off at specific times, and return on and off at the same time on the next day. No more replug-in & replug-off! With this convenient timer setting, a regular full-spectrum light bath is given for your tall and large plants, and a free-and -diversed life is for yourself.
  • 4 Dimmible Levels & Bright Light: This growing lamp features with 4 dimmible levels: 25%-50%-75%-100%, which is customized to provide the appropriate lighting according to different plants' needs at varied growth stage. The plant lamp emits uniform and bright light, offering an essential world for your plants.Just press the dimmible button, feel free to adjust the brightness.
  • Wide Application & Service: This plant lamp for indoor plants is suitable for diversed kinds of plants, especially for tall and large plants. It can be placed on the balcony, greenhouse, living room, office and so on. For places in dark, just let the grow light shine the plants. LBW team offers 12 months warranty plus 30 days satisfaction or return guarantee. If you have any problem, please feel free to contact us, and we will make it!
Bestseller No. 3
FOXGARDEN Grow Light Strip for Indoor Plants, Full Spectrum 192 LED Bright Grow Lamp with Auto On/Off Timer 4/8/12H, 10 Dimmable Brightness, 2 Packs
  • Unique & Stylish Design: The pack of 2 plant lights are made of pure aluminum alloy, they can cover a wide illumination area and many plants with better heat dissipation. Equipped with 192 high output LEDs and reflector that helps reduce light loss, our small grow lights are very bright but comfortable to look at (without hurting your eyes), perfect for home decoration and displaying your indoor plants.
  • Full Spectrum Grow Light: It emits all the wavelengths from 380nm to 800nm - just like natural sunlight. With higher PAR output, this plant grow light significantly promotes indoor growth as it accelerates photosynthesis, ideal for all stages of growth and varieties of plants such as herbs, succulents, orchids, etc.
  • Timer Function & Auto On/Off: This LED plant lamp has a circular storage timer function and can be set to 4, 8, 12 hours as the plant needs. After setting the time, it will automatically turn on and off at the same time the next day, no need to unplug/re-plug. It will take good care of your plants while you are at work or on vacation, easy & convenient!
  • 3 Switch Modes & 10 Brightness Settings: Equipped with many new technology diodes (192 LED), our grow light is very bright and efficient. The plant lights have 3 switch modes, you can turn one light on, the other light on, or both on. It also has 10 levels of dimming, to meet each plant's lighting requirements at different stages. Give your plants better care by giving them the proper light intensity they desire!
  • Versatile & Easy to Install: With included double-sided tapes and zip ties, the lights can be easily installed on any surface such as shelves, walls, plant stands, or any other fixtures in the home space. The power cord is 109 inches long in total and 62 inches between the two light bars, which is quite enough for indoor use. Perfect choice for your houseplant lighting!
Bestseller No. 4
LED Grow Light Strips, Grow Lights for Indoor Plants Full Spectrum 3000K, 96 LEDs Plant Light with 3/9/12H Timer, 10 Dimmable Levels for Seedling Succulent, 2 Head 13 Inches
  • 【Upgrade 96 Full Spectrum LEDs】The Grow Light has 96 LEDs and each light bar has 48pcs 3000K LEDs. High quality LEDs help plants grow with high light efficiency, high PPFD, low heat and longer lifespan. Indoor plant light emits all wavelengths from 380nm to 800nm, simulating natural sunlight to more effectively promote the growth of indoor plants.
  • 【Auto On/Off & Timing Function】The plant grow light comes with a cycle memory timer function, which can Auto turn on/off every day according to your settings: 3/9/12 hours, the grow light will Auto turn on and off at the same time the next day, no manual operation is required, it can take care of your plants when you on work or vacation.
  • 【3 Switch Modes & 10 Dimmable Level】LED grow lights has 10 levels of brightness that can meet the needs of your plant when it is at different growth stages. 3 Switch Modes: A Light On, B Light On and Both Light On. Red light promotes flower, fruit, leaf growth. Full-spectrum white light simulates sunlight and promotes plant growth, flowering and fruiting.
  • 【Material Safety & Easy Installation】Aluminum housing, strong corrosion resistance, hard to melt. The grow light pack comes with screws, ties, double-sided tapes and magnets to provide four mounting options. Compact design fits for various fixtures and surfaces. The power cord is 78 inches long f
  • 【Used for Different Plants】Can be used on a variety of flowers, vegetables, fruits and succulents. Helps prolong flowering time, promotes plant germination and flowering, promotes ripeness and sweetness of fruits and vegetables, and promotes healthy and long-term growth of succulents.
-$10.00 SALE OFFBestseller No. 5
FREELICHT 1 Pack 4ft LED Grow Light, 60W (350W Equivalent), Sunlike Full Spectrum Integrated Plant Light for Hydroponic Indoor Plant Seedling Veg and Flower, Plug in with On/Off Switch
  • Top Rated LED Grow Light from Freelicht Lighting
  • Sunlike Spectrum: Simulate natural light, best for all plants seeding, growth and bloom. Add red spectrum to promote photosynthesis.
  • Pay Less Bills: Consuming only 60W but equal 350W HPS grow light. Energy saving up to 70%.
  • New Design: Super slim and light, link up to 4 units. Both hanging or surface mount are available, very easy and fast installation. No extra bulbs needed
  • 2 Way Installations: You can choose either suspending installation or ceiling installation to meet different set-up needs.
Bestseller No. 6
Grow Light for Indoor Plants Abonnyc 96 LEDS Plant Grow Light Strips 10 Inch Warm White Light & Red Light Full Spectrum with Auto On/Off Timer Sunlike Small Grow Lamp for Hydroponics Succulent, 4 Bars
  • Comprehensive and Effective Spectrum - The plant light contains 3 supplemental light modes: 1. 48 leds warm white(3000k), only 3000k high uniform light ,like sunlight improve seeding growth ; 2. 48 leds Red (660nm): promote plant growth , flowering and fruit; 3. Red+ Warm White (380nm-780nm), Provide universal full spectrum which can meet the light conditions your plants need most in different stages
  • The plant light is smart too - Just connect it to our app to unlock custom features. Turn your grow lamp on and off remotely, or set a customized light schedule with its automatic timer. Take the light from bright to dim with its dimming capabilities, or change up the vibe with one of 3 light modes: Mix full-spectrum, white warm, and red .
  • Auto On/ Off & Timing Function: The led grow light strip features with circular memory timer function. It has 3 timing mods, 3H, 6H and 12H, you can choose according to your plants needs. After you set up the hours, keep power on, the light will automatically turn on at the same time the next day, thus you needn’t worry forgetting to turn on the light.
  • Easy to install: comes with 4 pcs zip tips and 4pcs double-sided tape for installation. Compact design fits for various fixtures and surfaces, can stick right onto the shelves perfectly. It is ideal for your growing shelves, plant growing stands, seedling cultivation, hydroponic rooms, greenhouses, plant propagation, germination, indoor garden, etc. With The Smart grow lights for indoor plants, enjoy green life all year round.
  • Wide Application : The grow light is small,a comforting, ambient light for you , no extra space is needed, perfect solution for office desk, plant shelf , living room, dark corner in house, doesn’t take up valuable space, they just fit in with decor.
Bestseller No. 7
Monios-L Grow Lights for Indoor Plants with Timer, Full Spectrum with IR, 4FT 120W(2x60W,300W Equivalent), Hanging Grow Lamp with Reflector for Seedling, Flowering, Fruiting, Plug and Play, 2-Pack
  • 【Higher Yield】Consists of 4 types LEDs! Including blue light 5000k, warm white light 3000k, red light 660nm and IR. By incorporating red light and IR, the Monios-L upgraded grow light is designed with a more optimized full spectrum to provide beneficial wavelengths for various growth stages. Especially can enhance photosynthesis and improve flowering and fruit production.
  • 【Make Planting Easier with Timer】Equipped with a memory timer of 3 modes cycle timing settings, this plant grow light can keep working for 9/12/15 hours,and then off 15/12/9 hours. When staying power, it will automatically turn on and off at the same time the next day according to your setting. A good choice for taking care of your plants while you are at work or on vacation.
  • 【Ceiling or Suspending】Coming with various installation kit, these grow light for indoor plants can be either ceiling mounted or suspended mounted. Perfect combination of indoor greenhouse, plant shelf, stand or glass cabinet,etc.
  • 【Efficient Heat Dissipation& Energy Saving】Designed with U-shaped structure and aluminum housing, speed of heat dissipation can be increased by 20% compared with T5 or T8 grow lights, ensuring a longer service life of led chips. Each 24 inches grow light bar consumes only 35W, and the light efficiency is equivalent to 160W, a good option for high efficiency and energy saving!
  • 【Safe & Easy Installation】Adopt a new design that combines a connector and one end of grow light to fix power input port. No need to worry about safety issues, such as wrong wiring, incorrect contact or overload. Safe and convenient! Plug and Play. Comes with mounting chains and screws to meet different assembly needs. Could connect up to 3 tube lights together. Excellent choice for commercial growers and home gardeners.
-$5.00 SALE OFFBestseller No. 8
TORCHSTAR LED Indoor Herb Garden, CRI 95+, Herb Grower Light with Timer, Indoor Gardening System, Full Spectrum Light, 24V Garden Kit for Plant Grow Novice, White, 4000K, Pots & Plants Not Included
  • 💡Full Spectrum: The full spectrum indoor plant growth lamp closely matches sunlight to better promote plant growt, so this light is perfect for planting flowers, herbs, succulents, peppermint, small tomatoes, catmint, cat grass seeds and other types of plants
  • 💡Automatic Smart Timer: Featuring an automatic 16hrs on, 8hrs off timer, you never have to worry about turning your light on or off. Simulating both sunrise and sunset, this light maximizes the growth rhythm of plants
  • 💡CRI95+: This full spectrum light matches color light visible to the human eye. Provide colorful lighting to bring out the natural color of plants while still promoting growth
  • 💡Sufficient Lighting: Providing the needed light quantum flex density for plant growth, this light provides the lighting needs of 112umol/m²/s PPFD for most plants when 7.9inches away from the plant
  • 💡Trusted Quality: Durable, waterproof, insulated, heat resistant, and anti-static, this light comes with all the needed accessories (plants and flowerpots are not included). Installing this light is easy that does not need screws and the UL-certified power adapter makes it safe to use. Lasting up to 25,000hrs this light comes with a 2-year warranty
-$8.00 SALE OFFBestseller No. 9
FOXGARDEN Grow Light, Full Spectrum Desktop Grow Lamp with Base, Bright LED Plant Light with Auto On/Off Timer 4/8/12H, 4 Dimmable Brightness, Height Adjustable, Ideal for Indoor Plants, 2 Packs
  • Upgraded Multi-Use Grow Light: This plant grow light with the metal base is ideal for indoor plants, especially desk plants. The small plant light features a clean and contemporary design that complements interior decor. Equipped with the multifunction switch, it will elevate your indoor gardening journey and create a great environment for your plants to thrive!
  • 6000K Sunlight Full Spectrum: Our desk grow light covers the full spectrum range required for plant growth. This full-spectrum lighting technology promotes photosynthesis, germination of seedlings, growth, and flowering, ensuring the health and vitality of your plants. 58 long life span beads utilize energy-efficient LED technology offering higher energy efficiency, which not only promotes environmental sustainability but also helps you save on energy costs.
  • User-friendly Multi-function Switch: This grow light for indoor plants is equipped with a built-in timer, so you can effortlessly schedule your plant's lighting cycle. Choose from three preset options of 4/ 8/ 12 hours to suit your plant's specific needs. Dimming function with four adjustable levels (25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%) for customized lighting intensity. Effortlessly create the ideal lighting environment for your plant's growth and development.
  • Durable & Useful Construction: The metal telescopic rod of the grow lamp provides an adjustable height range of 8.5 inches to 24.8 inches, which allows you to easily accommodate plants of varying sizes and growth stages.180-degree lamp panel rotation allows precise lighting direction and uniform coverage. With the anti-slip metal base, you can confidently position the plant light on any flat surface without worrying about stability issues.
  • Thoughtful After-sales Service: Our brand places great importance on customer shopping experience. If you have any problem with this indoor plant light, feel free to reach out to us anytime. We will certainly do our best to resolve any issues you encounter with our products.
Bestseller No. 10
Wiaxulay LED Plant Grow Light Strips, 6000K Full Spectrum Grow Lights for Indoor Plants, Sunlike Growing Lamp with 3/9/12H Timer, 10 Dimmable Levels for Hydroponics Succulent, Plant Shelf, 2 Packs
  • 🌻Full Spectrum 6000K+660NM Grow Light Strips: 2 light strips in 2 packs with two flat adapters(5V/3A). Our grow lights emit all wavelengths from 380nm to 800nm, just like natural sunlight, more effective in promoting indoor growth. suitable for indoor plants all growth stages.
  • 🌻3/9/12Hrs Timer: This LED grow light strip has a cycle memory timer function. It has 3 timing model, 3H, 9H and 12H, you can choose according to your plant needs. After you set up the hours, pls don't turn off the light or cut off the power supply. It will auto turn on everyday to take care of you palnts.
  • 🌻10 Adjustable Brightness Levels: From 10%-100%, can meet each plant’s lighting requirements at different stages. Comes with 240 LEDs, compared with other light strips, our plant lights are brighter and Large irradiation area.
  • 🌻Easy & Flexible Installation: configuration authentication adapters are more stable. Comes with 8 screws, 8 zipper and 12 double-sided tapes. perfect for mounting on shelves, offices, indoors, plant stands, shelves, greenhouses, etc.
  • 🌻365 Days Worry-free Warranty: We offer 365 days warranty. If there are ever any issues about the product, please feel free to contact us and we will give you a free replacement or full re-fund. Safer and more secure.


To verify if African violets are receiving the proper illumination temps from window lighting or grow lights, invest in a light meter. Between 900 and 1100 foot candles is the ideal lighting intensity for African violets. This corresponds to a brightness of 10,000 to 20,000 lux. As your violets become closer to or further away from your source, the intensity of the lighting will rise or decrease, which is why violets sunburn in a southern-facing window in the summer and violets too close to bright grow lights will also sunburn. Grow lights for regular African violets should be mounted 18 to 20 inches from the plants’ crowns.

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