For small to mid-sized cannabis growers, cultivating indoor gardens and making them successful depends largely on the type of lights you choose. Cannabis industry trends suggest that LED lights are emerging as the “go to” technology for grows of all sizes. Keep reading for an exclusive Ace The Grow breakdown on LED lights:
LED lights were invented in the midst of the ‘semiconductor race’ in the early 1960s. In the fall of 1961, James R. Biard and Gary Pittman ‘discovered’ LED lights while attempting to make an X-band GaAs varactor diode. They realized that through their efforts they were able to create a bright spectrum of light with less heat, which became the modern LED light.
LED Lights Allow for Greater Consistency and Cost Control
LED grow lights are proven to have greater energy efficiency than other lights (HPS, HID etc). While the initial force of other leading types of industry standard light products may be greater than that of the LED, ultimately their costs and energy expenditures outweigh their advantages. Specifically, the VividGro 480 W GroBar will have 60% energy savings (compared to fluorescent and HID), and yield over 75,000 hours of energy all while keeping a low heat index. LED lights offer greater cost control along with a more consistent harvest.
LED Lights Offer Increased Potency and Better-Looking Buds
For optimal flowering conditions and maximum yields, some growers prefer to use an HPS setup; however, the recent development of grow-specific LEDs has created stiff competition. When growers apply LEDs to their maximum levels, they will surely yield more potent and better-looking buds. This is due to the full spectrum of capabilities that developers build into LED lights such as the VividGro GroBar.
LED Lights Require Less Maintenance
LED lights are easy to use and even easier to mount and maintain. While the HPS lights’ heat index means installing a separate exhaust system, LED lights emit much less heat, thus requiring less accessories and less space.
Products such as The VividGro GroBar are ideal for any grow; they are light-weight, flexible, easily movable/removable, and customizable. They are able to be used for various horticultural applications and fit in many different growing environments. Adding LED lights to your indoor garden will reduce your stress levels while making your buds look and taste great!
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