LED vs HID Grow Lights
What is the better choice between LED vs HID grow lights? One of the biggest advantages to growing with LEDs as compared to growing with High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs like High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) and Metal Halide (MH) bulbs is that LEDs consume a fraction of the electricity, as much as 60% less. Another advantage of LEDs is their low heat signature. As a result, LED grow lights give off much less heat than HID bulbs. Less energy consumption and less heat go hand in hand. If you have ever grown with HID systems you have experienced the problem of excess heat which requires large venting and air conditioning systems. LED Grow Lights eliminate this problem completely. After being on for 24 hours, a G8 LED grow light is only slightly warm and cool enough to touch.
LED Grow lights are made up of individual diodes that are focused on specific wavelengths of the light. Therefore, LEDs can enhance plant photosynthesis by maximizing the portions of the light that the plants need the most. Furthermore, LEDs can minimize the portions that are used less. In this way, energy is not wasted and the growth is improved. G8LED grow lights have the correct ratios necessary for enhanced photosynthesis. These wavelengths are mainly the reds, oranges, and blues in the 580-630nm and 420-470nm ranges. G8LED grow lights have gone through several iterations to maximize the photosynthetic action radiation (PAR) necessary for plant growth.
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Growing with LED grow lights is the way to responsibly Grow Green! It is the most efficient method of providing a light source necessary for plant photosynthesis. With all the benefits that come with LEDs, more growers are adding LED grow lights to their grow rooms. Growing with LEDs is more economical than growing with bulbs. With LEDs, there is no need for ballasts as you can plug the growlight directly into the 110V/220V wall outlet. LED grow lights reduce the amount of HVAC needed. Since LEDs last up to 100 times longer than bulbs, there is no need to replace a grow bulb every few grows. LED grow lights will give you tremendous electrical savings and will reduce operational costs, providing savings month after month.
To take care of and protect your LED grow light, connect it to a surge protected power strip. These power strips protect your light against irregular voltage fluctuations which can damage electrical devices. There are regular surge protected power strips and power strips with built-in timers. The built-in timers are a nice touch and will eliminate the need to get a separate timer. If too many high wattage devices are connected to the same circuit there can be voltage fluctuations. These fluctuations can damage the power drivers of the lights. This is especially true for growers who use solar energy since these systems tend to have power spikes and surges.
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