Since LED lights appeared on the marketing in 1985, LED grow lights are becoming popular day by day. As a grower, it’s the wise choice to use LED grow lights. Today we will share with you the 7 advantages on the most popular and crucial LED grow light over other grow lights.
- Save Energy
LED lights produce the same amount of light as HPS and HID lights with lower watts. This will help growers to save electricity bills. Our Aokairuisi team has tested in the efficiency between the High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps and the LED lighting bulbs. The results showed that LED lights decrease energy consumption up to 50%.
Fewer Heat, More Light
LED lights convert the electricity to light directly. So LED grow lights emit far less heat than the lighting methods of other grow lights. This is very important for the plant grow. As too much heat can be damaging to the plants, and decrease their growth and lifetime.
The higher efficiency and low heat of LED grow lights caters to the plants needs for growing and blossoming.
- long Lifetime
The biggest advantage of LED grow lights for growers is the long lifetime of the LED bulbs. The light emitting diodes have very high efficiency and low energy use. Compared to MH and HPS bulbs, LED lights have approximately around 85 000 more hours of lifespan. This leads them to lasting up to eleven years of continuous lighting or twenty-two hours of half-time operation. Moreover, after used for more that 10 years, LED lights don’t stop working suddenly but slowly decrease in brightness. This give the grower heads up in order to prepare for change.
For an indoor environment where constant lighting is important, it is a big advantage to have long lifetime of LED bulbs. As this ensures less frequent maintenance service time and cost.
- Easy To Install
The LED lights are very easy to installed, especially in smaller grow rooms. The design of LED lights is “all-in-one-package” and requires for the light to be simply plugged in, hung up, and for the grower to assure airflow and stable temperatures. So growers don’t have to worry about hanging reflectors or about the grow space overheating.
Most of LED grow lights include full spectrum, dimming and scheduling control into the product technology.
The dimming controller enables the grower to customize the proportion of wavelengths transmitted to the plants. Most dimmable LED grow lights are dimmable from 1% to 100% intensity. Sometimes full intensity is not required which means that the grower may make a different combination of the lights.
Another available feature of the LED grow lights is the scheduling/timing of the lights. This allows the grower to program the spectrum and dimming schedules. So growers have a manual choice of the spectrum and intensity for each hour of the day.
As we know, HPS and MH bulbs contain mercury and release toxic vapors when break. LED grow lights are considered the safest option among grow lights. They are not entirely metal-free, do not contain mercury and their light diodes are very small, without the risk of breaking.
- High IP rating (Waterproof And Dustproof)
Many LED grow lights offer the features of waterproof and dustproof. The code, expressing that, is called the Ingress-Protection code, or IP. The code IP65 stands for indicating that the product is “dust tight” (6) and can be splashed or sprayed with water. There are different types of water-proof LED lights, some less watertight than others.
- Lower HVAC Costs
As we know, LED lights require less amount of watts to deliver the same amount of light as other grow lights. This means that they will also have lower operating HVAC costs. According to growers, a reduction of 50% of the air conditioning costs has occurred after switching to LED grow lights. Bigger grow rooms will require less air conditioning. And smaller spaces may even consider removing the air conditioning setup entirely. Low heat of LED grow light will lead to obtaining perfect grow temperatures even without the air conditioning system.