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Are LED Grow Lights The Best Bet For Growing Your Plants Indoors?

Updated on July 7, 2015

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Are LED grow lights the best for growing your plants indoors.

LED lights can be one of the most beneficial tools in your indoor lighting arsenal. LED grow lights have considerably higher quantity of USE-ABLE light per watt than HPS or MH grow lamps plus they last longer – as much as Ten years in fact.

Led lighting fixtures have been all over in recent years and continue to keep getting better with each and every passing season. LED grow lamps generate hardly any heat, and provides a very high light output. LED grow lights have built-in power supplies so there is no need to get a separate ballast like in the case of HID lights, which will need both reflectors and separate ballasts.

LED's precisely target the wavelengths desired by plants to enable them to develop and flower at the ideal level. LED grow lights have several positive aspects over metal halide, high-pressure sodium, or CFL light bulbs. They are created using a specific mixture of blue and red lights, supplying your plants with precisely the right form of light to support them over all phases of growth, which means that there won't be any need to change to a different type of lighting for the period of flowering. With LED Grow Lights , your crops will require a lesser amount of watering.

The utilization of LED Lighting fixtures means that you can take the next step in lessening your eco footprint on this planet. By definition, LED grow lights are high efficiency light emitting diode bulbs which will provide you with the essential amount of lumination for plant development. The truth is, the usage of LED grow lights indoors can help to save growers 40 to 75% on the price of electrical power above CFL. Another fantastic point to make note of about LED products, is that they are incredibly long-lasting when compared with typical growlights. Bulbs built with LED's are proven to keep going for a good ten to fifteen years, while standard fluorescent or HID light bulbs last far less longer.

Trying to purchase hydroponic LED grow lights can be a complicated endeavor for hobby gardeners because you will discover a number of LED models presently on the growing light marketplace. Even though the upfront price of LED grow lights is greater than other kinds of indoor grow lights, their longevity definitely makes the all around cost cheaper if you are planning to continue to keep your indoor garden for many years.

Those who have harvested plants using LED grow lights will confirm to the reality that their crops grew very well after implementing these particular lighting fixtures, and were more healthy as compared with other plants cultivated in different manners. It is indeed my prediction that the belief that LED grow lights won't be able to grow on a commercial stage is going to be proven to be wrong in a big way. Experts at NASA have consequently made use of LED grow lights to really encourage the growth and development of salad crops like lettuce and radishes when in space.

Whether or not you make your mind up to go with LED grow lights or not, hopefully this informative article has at the very least been a starting place for some of the products you'll want to take into consideration before you make the jump. In general, if you're searching to get the best possible lighting option in your hydroponic garden your search is over.


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    • Phil The Gain profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil The Gain 

      6 years ago from Planet Earth

      I agree with you unvrso. Thanks!

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      Jose Juan Gutierrez 

      6 years ago from Mexico City

      I think LED grow lights is a good technique for growing plants indoors, especially for the energy and effectiveness at providing a good source of light with minimum amounts of heat.

      Voted up!

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      6 years ago

      No much experience on using LED light grow plant. What I know is more and more new LED light released..LED grow light become more and more competitive.

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      7 years ago from China

      ed grow lights are the trend now, they economical. save energy and money,friendly environment

    • Phil The Gain profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil The Gain 

      7 years ago from Planet Earth

      90w isn't a lot. 90w HID isn't a lot either. That 1 UFO would only be somewhat adequate in a grow box or cabinet 2-3 inches from the top of the plant. I hope no one is trying to grow a lot of plants with any kind of light that is only 90w.

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      growshop guy 

      7 years ago

      It's a 90w UFO tri-band, very close to the canopy lighting a 2'x 2' space.

    • Phil The Gain profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil The Gain 

      7 years ago from Planet Earth

      Wow! What kind of LED light are you using and how many watts? I agree, T5-HO are really good but I know for a fact that LED's DO grow some excellent plants.

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      growshop guy 

      7 years ago

      I work in a grow shop that has an LED fixture on display. It can barley keep the plants green. And with all the fans running in the LED hood I doubt your saving money on electricity. Stick to HPS for now, even T5-HO are far better than LED. It's possible LED will improve in the future, but for now they are way too expensive and don't deliver.


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