Category Archives: LED Technology

How much will it cost to run LED grow lights?

One of the main advantages of growing with LED grow lights is their lower power usage. G8LED grow lights are very efficient at growing healthier indoor plants with increased potency while reducing the operating expense of an indoor grow at any scale. G8LED lights reduce the amount of electricity needed to grow plants and minimize […]

Are White LED grow lights better for growing plants indoors?

The LED Grow Light market has many different brands utilizing various technologies and color spectra to create an indoor grow light. A common question for growers is “Will a white LED grow light grow better than full spectrum grow lights with a targeted spectrum?” The answer is No, and it is easy to understand why. […]

The Benefits of UV light for Indoor Growing

Sunlight is electromagnetic radiation, which includes the visible light spectrum, infrared and ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet (UV) light has a shorter wavelength of less than 400nm compared to visible light. The surface of a plant has photoreceptors that can feel the quantity and quality of light they are being exposed to.  When the hotoreceptors sense the […]

NASA tests LED grow lights for indoor plants to grow food in space

Why did NASA use LED grow lights to grow food in space? For the same reason that Indoor Growers use hydroponic LED grow lights to grow on Earth – because of the numerous advantages of LED grow lights over traditional systems such as metal halide, high pressure sodium and T5 bulbs. LED grow lights use […]

Optimal Diode Wavelength Ratio For Indoor Hydroponic LED Grow Lights

What is the Optimal Diode Wavelength ratio for indoor hydroponic LED grow lights? It really depends on what you are trying to achieve with a given LED light. The optimal ratio will be different for a LED only for vegetative growth from a LED for flowering from a LED for both vegetative growth AND flowering. So how […]

How many bands of light are best for LED indoor grow lights?

 How many bands of light are best for LED indoor grow lights? There are grow lights that are 5-band, 7-band, 8-band, 10-band, 12-band, 15-band, etc…Which one is the best for indoor medical growing? The quick answer is 6-8 bands of wavelengths. Anything more than six and you are missing essential wavelengths necessary for efficient photosynthesis. […]