Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How the LED Grow Light Has Changed Indoor Grow Lighting

How the LED Grow Light Has Changed Indoor Grow Lighting

All plants need three things to grow and thrive, and they are light, food and water. Light is extremely important, because without appropriate light, the plant will not be able to perform photosynthesis and will not be able to create chemical energy, otherwise known as food, which it uses for growth. With this in mind, bright light is crucial for indoor gardening at all levels, whether for an avid home gardener or a commercial greenhouse grower. Indoor gardeners are enthusiastic about the new grow light called the  LED for many reasons.

The  LED grow lights will provide your plants with all of the light they need for excellent growth. Plants need more light from certain spectrums depending on their stage of growth. Plant grow lights come in different color temperatures, ranging from blues at one end of the spectrum and reds on the opposite end. Young plants need light in the blue spectrum for good growth, while mature plants that you want to produce fruit or flowers will thrive with light in the red and orange spectrum.

The  LED is unique in that you can control the red and blue light color temperature spectrums independently. This means that you can have a light that produces more red spectrum when needed, and more blue spectrum as you choose, and all from the same lighting unit. The grow light also offers six custom enhanced spectrums of LED light. This is unique in the world of LED grow lights.

The  LED grow lights is also highly cost efficient. The  LED, which are 270-watt LED grow lights, run on a fraction of the electricity needed to run 1,000-watt high intensity discharge grow lamps. The amazing  LED, however, produces three times the brightness of ordinary LED lights. This is a powerful phenomenon that results in luxuriant growth in plants grown with these types of LED grow lights.

Another convenient aspect of the  LED grow light is the wide coverage this grow light can achieve. Plants in a five foot square growing space will receive ample light from the  LED. Seven circuit boards within these lights offer the capability of light projection at several different angles to achieve this result.

Many gardeners find that ordinary grow lights tend to run hot. This means you have to purchase products to cool them so that they do not overheat. This is not the case with the  LED grow light. The  LED comes with built-in fans, keeping the unit cool while at the same time saving you the ordinary expense of air-cooled reflectors and ducting.

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