Monthly Archives: August 2013
LED (light emitting diode) grow lights have recently flooded the market and many growers are now looking at the technology that promises less energy consumption and less heat, in an easy space-saving solution.
Originally they were far too weak to be used for growing purposes, despite the over the top claims made by the Chinese manufacturers. However recent developments in technology have drastically amplified the power of the lights to the point where they can now be used to grow plants.
LED grow lights emit a narrow band of light within the specific frequency range required by plants to produce chlorophyll. They give off considerably less heat (because they use considerably less electricity) and generally have a more compact form factor than HID grow lights
The perceived benefits
With considerably lower energy consumption and less heat when compared with standard HID (high intensity discharge) lights, LED grow light manufacturers p