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What You Need To Know About LED Grow Light Systems

Updated on May 2, 2015

Why don't we get this part straight because there will be those who swear for hps, cmh and mh lighting style ABOVE AND BEYOND almost any and all led grow lights

Can Led Grow Lighting Out Yield Hps Lamps?

On average a grower is effective at producing .50 to .75 gpw using a hps growing system and that is of course respectable volumes wise BUT many neglect the added costs regarding hps grow lights (electricity, replacement bulbs, a/c, ducting, temperatures in general).When the leds came out they were being shunned FULL FORCE and still to the day that resentment continues BUT can be quite biased by those who aren't familiar WITH led light technology.

What if I were to inform you that it's possible to easily achieve 1gpw OR MORE using a simple led grow light source panel. Would you feel me? Odds are you won't but that's ok, i'll continue before you make it possible for many misconceptions to stop you from making one of the best investments you can make as a grower.

My True Thoughts And Led Grow Review Outcome

I have personally found and documented over A COUPLE various led grows within the passed couple years. I am an owner of a legal medical marijuana card and the good folks who I have documented are too (for those who have to know). While the hps grower normally can yield more we have a huge cost difference between the 2 grow styles.

The Costs Of Managing a Led Grow Light Is approximately 90% Less Than HPS

Let's assume you can apply 1gpw with your hps system BUT allow me to remind you that one of many new led grow lights can produce as much as (if not more) 8gpw. Assume that the hps and led made 1gpw, what do you think the costs is usually to run a high energy hps light with all the accessories, possible a/c, ducting, heating good and the bad, bulb replacements (many will be ninety bucks each).

Anything Producing 1+GPW Is usually Something Worth Testing At the very least Once

The led light system runs very cool, doesn't need a/c, ducting, replacement bulbs (many contributed panels last 10+ years) and don't forget the costs for you to power those VERY VIBRANT yet VERY INEFFICIENT HID lights. Do you think a 600w led a led light would cost ANYWHERE NEAR what 600w hps grow lamp would cost?

HPS Spectrums Are Wrong For Plants And it is Why They Need Numerous Lumens To Compare In order to Leds

Many people also get confused by lumen power with that led light lumen output as compared to hps systems. What these simple but powerful led panels include are practically 100% efficient light that the plants NEED.

If You Can Generate Better With Leds AND ALSO Save On Electricity Why Wouldn't Get Them?

If you haven't tried out a hand and hand comparison then I suggest you choose to do so BEFORE you burn your home down with those very hot hps lights. Imagine being in a position to NOT have to upgrade those hps bulbs every Six months time or sometimes sooner as a result of them burning out (common by using digital ballasts).

Take a review of a few led critiques online and do some research, if you are lazy then check the comment box below and ask your questions or give your input.

Thanks and may your harvests be bountiful!


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      jacob 5 years ago

      I should add that I ususally would grow 9 plants in a 5x5 area/1000 watts but the space could be modified to suit the led's.

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      jacob 5 years ago

      Ok so I'm convinced enough to try them out. How many watts/lights/led's would I need to replace one of my 1000w hps's? Are there certain brands or knockoffs that you recommend phil?

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      Phil The Gain 6 years ago from Planet Earth

      C'mon now Rachel Jenkins, you have got to be kidding me with that one. Send me proof and I will remove the photo or give them credit. If its your website I can promote you on some of my websites that I get great traffic on.

      Now everyone knows the truth. LED's are great!

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      Phil The Gain 7 years ago from Planet Earth

      DrRabbit- First off I have absolutely nothing against HID's and I can understand where you might be coming from but I've seen some pretty large plants (not SoG) with very nice harvests grown under a pretty elaborate LED light set up. The outcome was comparable to anything that I've seen grown by HID lighting and I've seen a lot. Of course the initial costs where more than the high intensity lighting but in the long run it will be cheaper.

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      chspublish 7 years ago from Ireland

      Just got a Led panel of grow lights as agift, so I shall be paying a lot of attention to what you're saying here. Thanks. for the hub.

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      DrRabbit 7 years ago

      LEDs are fine if you want to grow a bunch of tiny plants, as in a SoG, but those of that live with plant count restrictions must grow large. You are correct that LEDs are much more efficient in their electricity use, but when convert that energy into medicine, that's a whole other story. Good luck!

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      Phil The Gain 7 years ago from Planet Earth

      You wont be disappointed...let us know how it turns out for you.

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      Jay 7 years ago

      Just order one the other day and am looking forward to good things with it.

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      Canuck 7 years ago

      LED's are the way to go. You don't have to switch bulbs between veg and flower. I grow autoflowing dwarfs under 2 90w LED's and I get product that I could only have gotten using 1000W HID bulbs. The autoflowering generate buds at 20 hours of light a day, so instead of getting 12 hours of 1000W HPS, they get 20 hours of 180W LED's, and the results are comparable. Love the LED's.