LED grows lights have become very popular over the past few decades for growing indoor plants as recent technological advances have enabled LED lights to outperform all other types of grow lights in the market. The recent advancements have even enabled LED lights to be manufactured in different shapes and sizes allowing them for regular housing use as well as for technical purposes. LED lights also subsequently save energy usage. Therefore, LED lights lower your carbon footprint and do not heat up as much when compared to incandescent light bulbs.
Traditionally grow lights have been incandescent or fluorescent lamps, but in recent years, great strides have been made in LED (light-emitting diode) lamps. Even for seasoned indoor growers, the benefits and restrictions of using LED grow lights are not always clear - not the least because you have to use them somewhat differently than a standard grow light.
For those who are new to the world of indoor gardening, and even for successful veterans of indoor horticulture, there are a few things to remember when making the switch to LED grow lights to help ensure that balance of factors necessary to maintain a healthy growing environment for indoor plantings. Below are a few tips to take the guesswork out of indoor growing with LED grow lights:
LED grow lights operate at much cooler temperatures than conventional grow light systems so can be positioned much closer to the plants. If replacing conventional lamps with LED's in an existing indoor garden, be sure to slowly reposition the lights closer, over a number of days, to avoid stress-shocking the plantings, and monitor plants regularly for any signs of heat stress.
Make sure to discuss output specifications with an LED grow light supplier
, and ask about lighting coverage designs to get the most out of an LED grow light system.
Always consider planting type, indoor garden size, other lighting sources and budget when planning to purchase LED grow light systems. Any reputable retailer or distributor will be happy to discuss all these parameters, and suggest solutions tailored to each individual situation.
An indoor plant or garden can bring a real breath of fresh air to a room's decor, introducing a little bit of nature into your own personal living space. You can even grow some vegetables indoors, opening up fresh produce even to those stuck in a small city apartment. Caring for those indoor plants, however, has always been a challenge: even in well-lit rooms, many plants are not able to receive sufficient light to grow as fully as they would otherwise. To alleviate this, most indoor growers purchase a grow light.