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 the heat output, which in turn reduces the HVAC tonnage necessary to keep the grow room in the desired temperature range of 72-88 degrees F.
How much electricity do LED grow lights use?
To calculate the monthly cost of operating a G8LED light, use the actual power draw in wattage. For example, the G8-600 Veg/Flower light has a power draw of 380 Watts. This means the light consumes 0.38 Kilowatts (Kw) per hour.
Multiply this number by the number of hours the light is on per day (ex:18 hours per day during vegetative growth.
0.38kW x 18hours = 6.84kWh (kilowatt hours)
Multiply the total kilowatt hours by your electrical rate. You can find this on your power bill or check the map above. The average price in the USA is 12.83 cents per kilowatt-hour ($0.1283/kWh).
6.84kWh x $0.1283/kWh = $0.8776
This is the daily cost to operate the G8LED 600W Veg/Flower grow light.
Multiply by 30 to get the monthly operating cost.
30 x $0.8776 = $26.33
In addition to the lower power usage of the light, the lower heat output means less HVAC and more savings. Furthermore, G8LED grow lights do not need any ballasts, hoods, or reflectors. G8LED grow lights also require less water to grow plants. G8LED lights are a wise investment for any indoor grow operation to increase your return on investment (ROI).
Our friends at GreenBudGuru have an excellent LED Grow Light Calculator to help calculate the monthly cost of your LED grow light.