The grow light market is growing, and growing fast. With the uptick in demand and competition, better and higher standards of grow lighting systems have increased in efficiency and overall quality. This is why it’s paramount to understand the importance of LED grow technology versus other less efficient and simply outdated grow technologies.
If you’ve been considering an investment in indoor grow lights; don’t get caught up in buying technologies like HPS or metal halide simply because they are initially cheaper. Overtime, you will have wished you invested in indoor LED grow lighting systems for all of the following 4 reasons and benefits they offer. As with anything, cheaping out is seemingly better option initially but overtime you will realize lower margins on your crops and higher expenses and ongoing costs associated with outdated grow technology. The following 4 reasons shouldn’t be ignored and should be looked into and researched more to get a true overview of the best option to go with when it comes to grow lights. Here they are…
1) LED offers longer life span.
Believe it or not the life span of your lighting can make or break your growing venture. Consider this: would you rather spend 1.5 times more but get a fixture that will last twice as long? Or would you rather cheap out and get something that will need replacing far before LED technology would and have to buy new lights more often? The answer is obvious: the first option. Because although it’s cheaper initially to go with outdated products like HPS, it will cost you more when it comes to the end of the life for your lights. You’ll wish you had invested in LED, trust me on that one!
2) Targeted wavelengths for optimal growing conditions.
LED plant lights offer more options for targeted wavelengths that match your need for grow light conditions. Depending on the stage of your plants; this is a highly important option to have available to you as a grower. Full spectrum LED grow lights allow you to target very specific wavelengths which other technologies simply don’t typically offer. As any professional (or even beginners know) this is highly invaluable when it comes to the quality of your crop and grow setup.
3) Less heat generated.
All LED technology produce virtually no heat compared to other heat exhaustive technologies. LED’s can reduce your lighting heat generation by unprecedented numbers. An incandescent grow light could produce 80 BTU’s per hour while the comparable LED grow light would be producing only 2.5 BTU / hour. If heat is an issue (and it typically is for indoor growers), you can greatly and virtually get rid of that issue by buying, switching, or upgrading to grow light LED products.
4) Less watts, same light.
LED lights in all markets are known for their energy saving benefits, and it’s often the biggest reason people make the switch over to them. Grow lighting LEDs can offer you energy reduction by up to 50% or more which can seriously increase your bottom line. Being an indoor grower, you know that energy costs are one of your biggest expenses and a savings in 50% of energy costs can be huge for any grower (small, medium, or large scale in size).
That about wraps it up for the 4 biggest reasons to invest in high end indoor grow lighting systems. The benefits are obvious overall in just about every single aspect when it comes to grow lighting. The only downside is that LEDs are typically a little bit higher in initial investment. But with all these benefits, the higher initial investment will pay back itself and then some. Don’t be put off by the higher initial costs because if you are a serious grower and in it for the long run; a smart decision is to invest in quality grow lighting systems. This isn’t something you want to cheap out on!
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