Thanks for the tags @Countryboyjvd1971 @Ron330 @FloridaSon.
Hi Raymond, you can go a lot of different ways with the leds and be successful. The shift has been moving to white leds, but far from what is necessary. If you go with white for full cycle growing, look for color temp of like 3000k-3500k in 80-90 cri. The whites are fairly limited without dropping a few bucks, so make sure you know what you’re getting there. Here’s a pic that should kind of help what you’re looking for. Any of these will be considered a full spectrum light.
If you’re looking at a panel using colored diodes, try to find one where there’s like 1 blue diode for every 4-6 reds. In order for those to be considered full spectrum as @Countryboyjvd1971 suggested, they need to include some whites or a combination of violet, green, yellow, and orange too.
The uv and ir I don’t quite worry as much about. The uv especially when talking leds. Uv is very uncommon and super expensive in leds below 365nm. Most of the scientific data suggesting increases in horticulture from uv are more in the uvb range which is like 320nm. You’re definitely not getting that in a budget led panel from amazon. As long as you get reasonable representation from the blue and some from violet wavelengths without it. The ir is slightly different story. Even with some far reds several have shown slightly faster times to harvest, and it doesn’t even take a lot. I would just suggest to take a look at spectral distribution graphs for each light rather than whatever the manufacturers tell you they have.