Whether you own a greenhouse or are doing your indoor growing right at home, LED lights are the best grow lighting solution for your plants. The electricity usage can be up to 80% less than your traditional methods such as metal halides or high pressure sodium lights. LEDs promote a faster seed to flowering stage and produce larger buds, blooms and flowers than other types of grow lights. Plants can benefit from nearly all of the light given off from LEDs instead of a low percentage. LEDs are warm to the touch and due to their lack of heat there is no need for special ventilation and air conditioning around your plants. The lights are more natural in color (with an exception to the red/blue combination LEDs) and plants/bloom colors appear true-to-life. Take in mind that you may use LED bulbs for lighting your home or business also!
You can finally get rid of those noisy ballasts with modern grow lights that are perfect for hydroponics, aeroponics, or potted soil methods of growing flowers or plants. These lights will save you a fortune in energy and maintenance costs over the years and are eco-friendly. From exotic orchids to delicious tomatoes, LED grow lights will assist you in reaching the maximum indoor growth potential. Read more details below!
One of the most important features of LED grow lighting is energy efficiency. As stated above, LED bulbs use up to 80% less energy than your metal halides, high pressure sodium lights, or standard incandescent bulbs. For example, an LED bulb using only 7 watts (MR-16) is equivalent to the power of an incandescent bulb using 60 watts! Imagine changing all of your grow lights to LED for a combined, massive amount of energy saved, which in return is more money in your pocket.
LED products are extremely long-lasting and provide you with over 30,000 - 50,000 hours of light depending on the model. That is up to 50 times the life of an average incandescent bulb, and 5 times the life of an average CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light). If you were to use LED lights 8 hours per day, it could take you about 17 years until you needed a replacement bulb. That is enough time to have a newborn child and watch him or her grow all the way through their senior year of high school before needing to worry about getting a replacement! This definitely cuts down on your grow light maintenance needs.
Aside from using much less energy and heat than other types of lighting technology, LEDs are also environmentally friendly because they do not contain any toxic chemicals or hazardous substances. LED bulbs are most often mercury-free and leave a small carbon foot print. They also reduce the waste stream by being long-lasting in comparison to throwing out 50 incandescents or 5 CFLs over the course of a single LED bulb.
Consistent, Beautiful Colors
LED lights provide a truly beautiful, consistent light. LEDs give you the vibrant feeling of natural light, so you can rid of the headaches from those dull office fluorescent tubes that give off an annoying flicker near the end of their lifetimes. LED bulbs don't flicker and don't create distracting hot spots or glares either. These lights come in different color choices from the warmer to cooler side of the color spectrum.
LED bulbs do not contain any filaments or tubes making them much more durable than other light bulbs. One of the reasons LED bulbs are more expensive is due to the strong, quality parts that are put together to assemble them. If you were to have an accident, breaking an LED light will not cause a mess of shattered glass.
Cool Operating Temperatures
LED bulbs are warm to the touch and give off a very low amount of heat in comparison to incandescent bulbs which waste 98% of their energy producing heat! Using LED products can help your company save on air conditioning or other cooling techniques used in order to balance the temperature due to the excessive amount of heat from other forms of lighting technology. This means you do not have to worry about your plant suffering any damage due to heat.
Although LED bulbs are more expensive than incandescents or fluorescents, they pay themselves back within a few years and then continue to pay YOU back with the savings in energy and maintenance costs.