Category Archives: LED Technology

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. […]

How to protect your LED grow light

Protect Your LED Grow Light and your Plants with a Power Stabilizer   Buying a LED grow light is a capital investment for your indoor growing hobby or business. The investment offsets other capital expenditures by eliminating the need for ballasts, reflectors, heat venting systems and airconditioning in addition to lowering operational costs by dramatically decreasing the […]