Pros and Cons of LED Lights

The benefits of LED grow lights

  1. Smallest, most light weight, least space occupying type of grow light
  2. Easy to install, just plug-and-play – no need for ballasts, special outlets, breakers, or electricians
  3. Mercury-free, thus eco-friendly
  4. Most lumens of light per watt – thus most energy efficient, cheap on the electric bill
  5. Least heat producing – non-damaging to plant
  6. Longest lifespan – 50,000 – 100,000 + hours (that’s as much as 15 years)
  7. The ability to mix LEDs emitting various wave lengths of light on the same panel – no need to switch lights for growth and flowering stages
  8. Cheapest on monthly electric bills

Shortcomings of LED grow lights

  • Most expensive type of grow light – the purchasing cost of LED lights is significantly higher than other types. However, you’ll save all that in the long run because LED bulbs are the most energy efficient and therefore cheapest on the monthly utility bills

3 Categories of LED Grow Lights

  1. Full Spectrum – For both Flowering and Growth Phases
  2. Predominantly Blue – For Growth/Vegetative Stage
  3. Predominantly Red – For Flowering Stage

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