LED Grow Light
People often think that grow lights are expensive while regular LED lights are not, so it could be a great way to save money if regular bulbs work for growing plants.
Regular Led Lights are inexpensive so you can buy tons of bulbs, and they are long-lasting, like actual LED grow lights. Moreover, they are energy efficient(only when used sparingly).
So actually yes, you can use any LED lights to grow plants, but that doesn't mean your plants will grow healthy or efficiently. Plants need enough light for the physiological process of photosynthesis. And, to facilitate this process, it is important to provide a well-defined light spectrum. The fact is that many general LED lights are not as effective for plants as specialized ones due to the lack of power and the potential for a less-than-ideal spectrum. You need to ensure your plants are receiving light from a full spectrum LED light and that only comes from the best LED grow lights.
Specifically designed LED grow lights contain specific light spectrum wavelengths, and support all stages of growth, especially photosynthesis. Meanwhile, they use low energy but produce great power. Therefore, LED grow lights definitely work better than regular LED lights.
What are the best LED grow lights?
With so many types of grow lights and systems available, it can be overwhelming to figure out which one will best suit your needs.
If you would like to grow from seedling to flower, then a full-cycle LED grow light is recommended. A full-cycle grow light will provide your plants with the blue and red wavelengths that are needed for optimal growth. Blue light mimics the long day, summer sun and encourages vegetative leaf growth (MH, or Metal Halide, lamps also provide this function).
When choosing an LED grow light ensure the unit includes blue lights in the range of 440-470nm. Red light is also important in plant growth and is a primary driver for photosynthesis. Red light takes the place of the short day, autumn sun. (HPS, or High Pressure Sodium, lamps provide a red-leaning spectrum). When combined with blue light, a hormone cascade is created and the red wavelengths begin to encourage flowering. Look for lights that have red light in the 640-660 range.
Many LED grow lights are full-spectrum grow lights and contain blue, green, red (which creates a white light or reddish light depending on the amount of green) and sometimes infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV). Green light, IR, and UV have been shown to increase plant growth (green light and IR) and flower quality (UV).
Let’s say Groplanner O series, this series of lights has the full spectrum (400~700nm, 660nm and IR 760nm) which can optimize and complete plant development for all growth stages from seed to flower, and the flexible modular lighting system could maximize the grow space for higher crop yields and better quality.
Why should we choose LED grow lights?
In recent years, advancements in the color and intensity of light created by LEDs have allowed for the creation of powerful full-spectrum LED grow lighting that can match or exceed the yields of traditional lights. This has led to the rapid adoption of LED technology for indoor grow lights as cultivators recognized their unique advantages over traditional lighting technologies. If you are planning to run a full-fledged indoor garden, LED grow lights are the most efficient and cost-effective. Although this latest tech in grow lights has a higher initial investment, it will clearly make up for that when it comes to your electricity bill and it’s lifespan.
LED grow lights are available with full-spectrum (mimic sunlight) color or the vital red-blue colors. These lights can certainly support a large indoor grow house when utilized correctly, and actually they are pretty easy to install, most fixtures basically plugin and play.
Specifically designed LED grow lights don’t contain any mercury content which is bad for the environment, and LED promotes better growth, resin output and produces high yields when used correctly, let alone you will have lower operating costs in terms of electricity and lifespan.