LED Grow Lights For The Home Gardener

by admin ~ October 30th, 2013. Filed under: LED Grow Lights.

Some plants need a little extra light to stay healthy and warm. That is why grow lights have become more and more popular with gardeners, especially gardeners who care for plants in greenhouses or in their homes. To get the best out of your grow light, consider getting LED grow lights. LED grow lights have several advantages over regular grow lights.

Increased Lifespan

One of the biggest benefits of using LED lights in your grow lights is the fact that they last much longer than traditional lights. LED lights can last up to 100,000 hours of continuous use. Incandescent bulbs typically last for about 1,000 hours while florescent bulbs last around 10,000 hours. In addition, LED bulbs tend to gradually decrease in brightness to alert users of failing bulbs. Traditional light bulbs may give some indication of failure shortly before failing such as a buzzing noise or flickering, but this usually isn’t enough of a warning to allow the user to get another bulb in time.

Energy Efficient

One of the main problems with traditional light bulbs is that they’re usually energy inefficient. They produce more heat than they do light, which causes them to waste energy. While heat is a good thing for many plants, too much heat can actually damage plants. Since many plants may need light more than heat, this can create a big problem while gardening. LED lights put their focus on creating light while only creating small amounts of heat. This allows your plants to get plenty of light and heat without overheating the plants. This will also allow you to save on your energy bills.

Flexibility

LED grow lights can be used in various forms such as small table grow lamps, ceiling lights, light strips and more to provide the best coverage and control for your indoor plants or greenhouse. Some LED grow lights can also be adjustable in brightness and heat to allow you to have more control over how much light and heat your plants receive.

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