What you need to know about safety
If you have been shopping for LED grow lights, you have probably run across one (or more) of the many certifications out there. So, what do you really need to know about safety and what these certifications actually mean?
It’s a lot of information to take in at once, but for growers, there are a few simple things to understand.
No matter what you grow, you need to know if the LED grow lights you are investing in are safe, durable and perform like the manufacturer claims.
Safety is important when you are planning – or updating – your grow facility, and one of the organizations that certify the safety of grow lights in the United States: UL.
Underwriters Laboratories (or UL) is nationally recognized testing laboratory and, in a nutshell, make sure that the grow lights they certify are safe to use in a horticultural environment.
So, for commercial growers, UL certification is important if you want to stay compliant with OSHA!
That’s because the certification of this organization reassure growers that the products they purchase meet a certain standard of safety.
After all, grow lights can take a lot of abuse: They operate in a humid, wet and often harsh environment. They need to be able to handle it.
And anytime electricity is involved – especially if it is mixed with a wet or moist environment – safety really comes into play. Growers need to be confident that the LED grow lights they purchase will operate as they should in the environment for which they are intended.
The Key Takeaway
For growers looking to invest in LED grow lights, knowing about the different certifications is important, so you know you are:
- Getting the grow light you paid for and that an independent lab has proven the manufacturer’s claims
- You are using a light that has been rated for safety in a horticultural environment – which is crucial to OHSA compliance
Growers should always check the certifications on their indoor grow lights so they know they are buying technology that’s been tested and approved.
Aokairuisi LED grow lights are UL listed, and they are also approved by CE. We are very concerned about the customer’s use experience and safety, if you’re interested in our grow lights, we are happy to share our UL certificate with you. If you’d like to choose one grow light to test, kindly visit here: Shop