Create Your Own Space Garden with an LED Grow Light

by admin ~ September 21st, 2011. Filed under: LED Grow Lights.

NASA astronauts proved that LED growing lights were effective for growing plants in places where there was little, if any, natural light. As part of the experiments on the space station, tiny gardens were bathed in the precise combination of blue and red light necessary for plants to grow. The results were an assortment of healthy plants, including some vegetables for the table. Since there are different varieties, perhaps these LED grow light reviews will give you an idea of what is on the market.

First on the list is the Lighthouse Hydro BlackStar 240W LED Grow Light, suitable for small spaces of about four square feet. It pulls about 135 watts and at usually less than $300, is one of the least expensive on the market and in these LED grow light reviews. Manufactured by Lighthouse Hydro and available through Gotham Hydroponics in New York and/or via Amazon, this LED light has an adjustable beam angle to accommodate different sized plants.

For the second of the LED grow light reviews we’ll look at the Sunshine Systems UFO Led Grow Light. This is the perfect starter light for beginners and covers between six and eight square feet while only pulling 90 watts. Shaped like a flying saucer, hence the name, the light emits little heat, comes with a hanging kit and is another reasonably priced alternative at around $300.

Our last of the LED grow light reviews is the LED MotherShip -540W Enhanced Spectrum LED. Larger than the Sunshine Systems UFO model, this light is also six times brighter. It emits a constant stream of red light, which helps increase the rate of plant growth. The blue light is adjustable. Covering a seven square foot growing space, this model is intended for the more serious gardener and usually prices in the $1,500 to $2,000 range.

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