What kind of LED grow light to choose?
Adequate light is essential for indoor growing. There are so many types of grow lights available in the market, such as LED grow lights, HID, and Fluorescent light, so which one should you choose? This is a headache for many novice growers. For this question, the answer we give is undoubtedly LED grow lights.
Compared with other types of lights, it saves electricity, has good heat dissipation performance and is cost-effective. So let’s take a look at the factors that should be considered when choosing LED grow lights.
What factors need to be considered when choosing LED grow light?
- Light intensity
When choosing a LED grow light, light intensity is one of the first considerations. Different plants and each stage of plant growth require different light intensity levels. When talking about light intensity, it’s not the intensity that the human eye sees, but the number of photons that plants can use to grow and bloom.
The PPF reading can be used to determine the amount of light emitted by the light. PPF stands for Photosynthetic Photon Flux and is the total light output of the light in umol/s. Generally, if the PPF is above around 1100 umol/s, it will cover a 4′ x 4′(120x120cm) area. Most of the current LED grow lights are equipped with dimmable function. You can adjust the light intensity according to the hanging height and the growth stage of your plant, extremely convenient.
In the whole spectrum, each wavelength (color) has a different effect on plant growth. Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights has red and blue light spectrum, as well as infrared and ultraviolet light. Blue and red light are the most conspicuous colors, as blue light promotes the stoutness of the plant during its vegetative stage. Red light helps plants stretch and bloom during flowering stage. This is why you can’t choose a single-spectrum light but choose a full-spectrum LED grow light.
LED grow lights tend to have higher upfront costs, and some accessories need to be purchased in addition to the lights. In the long run, it’s actually a good investment. Because LED grow lights are more energy-efficient than other grow lights, the cost of electricity and cooling is low, but the output is similar to other grow lights. Therefore, when choosing LED grow lights, you should choose those produced by experienced manufacturers with excellent cost performance.
- Coverage area
Each grower grows a different number and size of plants, so it’s important to know the exact dimensions of the space so you can choose light that fully cover the area. Areas for plants usually include 4′ x 4′(120x120cm), 3′ x 3′(90x90cm), and 2′ x 2′(70x70cm) spaces, too much or too little light coverage can adversely affect plant growth, so growers need pay attention to this problem.
- Warranty and certification
When choosing LED grow lights, you must choose a brand with warranty and certification. The quality can be guaranteed, and if there is a problem with the product, you can send it to be repaired for free
Spider Farmer’s products meet all of the above criteria
When you are looking for a suitable LED grow light, I believe that Spider Farmer is your first choice. First of all, it meets all the above conditions. Secondly, Spider Farmer uses high-quality Samsung chips, giving you the perfect using experience.