LED Grow Lights
What are LED Grow Lights?
LED grow lights are specialized LEDs with a full spectrum designed to aid in photosynthesis and allow plants to grow with little or no sunlight.
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Here are the most important factors you need to consider when you are deciding which grow light to buy.
Right now, full-spectrum LED grow lights are expensive. The costs of setting up a system that depends on these lights can be more expensive than standard HPS or HID setups.
However, you will save a lot of money in the long run due to the efficiency of LEDs vs. HID lighting. For example, the average lifespan of an HPS bulb is around 10,000 hours. Compare this to a 50,000-hour lifespan for LEDs and you can see the cost savings you’ll accumulate over time.
You can run a full spectrum LED setup for 15 YEARS before you need to consider replacing it. So, in short: if you can afford the initial setup cost, you’ll thank yourself in the long run.
Most HID or CFL lighting setups are bulky and cumbersome. This isn’t necessarily bad, but if you’re trying to grow in a smaller space it can make it difficult. Full-spectrum fixtures are relatively small and don’t require ballasts or reflectors, freeing up space in your grow tent or grow room.
Light and heat are forever intertwined. The temperature of your grow room is a vital variable, and grow lights are one of the biggest contributors to rising temps. It’s why to grow room ventilation is so important.
Full-spectrum LED lights don’t really have this problem though. Some growers actually have to heat their rooms artificially during colder months due to how low the heat output is from this type of lighting. That means that if you’re growing in a warmer climate, you won’t have to worry about overheating your grow room.
When comparing LEDs to HIDs, you’re really comparing against three different types of lights: high-pressure sodium (HPS), metal halide (MH), and ceramic metal halide (CMH).
If you’re reading this article, chances are good that you’ve already decided to go with a full spectrum LED setup vs. some of the other lighting options out there. However, it’s still valuable to do a quick compare and contrast against the other lighting technologies.
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