LED vs HPS, MH (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 of an HPS or MH bulb. G8LED grow light reduce electricity by 40-50%. 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. HID systems release excess heat and require large venting and air conditioning systems.

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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 responsible way to Grow Green! It is the most efficient way to grow indoors. With all the benefits that come with LEDs, the industry has shifted to LED grow lights. G8LED lights do not need ballasts and are plugged 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.

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