About our LED grow lights:
Brand of LEDs: Epistar / Bridgelux / Mars Hydro
Spectrum of Light:
430~440nm, 450~475nm 620~630nm, 650~660nm and white.
Real IR spectrum: 730nm
LED Output Power:
180w = 60pcs*3watt
240w = 48pcsx5Watt led
300w = 100pcs*3watt
600w = 120*5watt
180w = 60 x 60cm (1ft from Canopy)
300w = 91 x 76cm (1ft from Canopy)
600w = 134cm x 134cm (1ft from Canopy)
Lifespan: 50000-100000 hours
View Angle of leds: 90/120°Mixed
Worldwide Voltage: AC85~265
Pictures of our LED Grow Lights
What are the benefits of an LED grow light?
Quality LED Grow Lights
Are you an aspiring horticulturalist who’s looking to grow with LEDs? Without delving too much into the science of it all and GEEKING out completely I’ll try to explain why LED’s are the perfect light source for indoor gardening.
A standard light source will emit a wide range of wavelengths, some useless some perfect, your plants will absorb the stuff they need and discard the rest. LED’s only emit a very narrow range of wavelengths so by combining different types of LEDs we can precisely configure the grow light to target the wavelengths that your plants need throughout their growth cycles.
Grow room - be hot no more!
Another advantage of LED grow lights has to do with the heat they emit. The increased electrical efficiency of LEDs means they don’t waste as much energy producing heat. With LED grow lighting far less heat is produced which gives you even more advantages:
- Plants can be placed closer to the light source thereby using the available light much more efficiently
- Less heat means less plant “sweat” and evaporation which means they need less water
- They don’t require ballasts
LED Grow Lighting vs Other Systems
It’s true, LEDs are a fairly new innovation in the hydroponics world whilst CFLs and HPS have been around for much longer. Here we will compare the advantages of each.
We are comparing a 250w hps setup, 250w dual spectrum CFL & 180w LED
The cheapest option of the 3 is the CFL, coming in at just a shave under £80 followed by the HPS setup at £79.99 and the LED at £105. Clearly the LED grow light is the most expensive option but in the long run it works out cheaper as they last longer & use less energy.
Winner : LED
HPS lights can easily bring the temperature in your tent up to 100 degrees plus, this isn’t healthy for your plants, there is additional equipment you can buy but this adds to the cost. CFL’s produce very little heat but there is some, the same goes for LED’s.
Winner: Tie between CFL & LED
This is a tough one as there are so many factors to consider when comparing growth. The tried and test HPS have been growing plants for decades, CFL’s produce comparable results & so do LED’s.
Winner: Tie, all 3 work well, there is no winner.
Cost of running:
This is where LED lights pay there money. HPS lights can cost upwards of £40 a month in electricity and it reccomended you change your bulb every year for optimum results. CFL’s are just like giant light bulbs so they don’t use much electricity but they do tend to lose some of their vigour after 5-6 months. LED’s will work like when you bought them for at least 5 years and our 180w light uses as little as £5 of electricity per month.
Winner: LED grow lights by a mile
A lot of the energy used by HPS lights is actually used to produce heat this results in a very inefficient light. CFL’s are efficient but you will require different bulbs for different periods of growth also they exclude the much needed white light. LED lights offer a full spectrum of light and almost 98% of it is absorbed by your plants.
Winner: LED lights are more efficient.
All pictures of products are examples only. Delivered products may differ in appearance to those shown in the images due to updates from the manufacturer.
Mars Hydro have discontinued their classic lights so a suitable alternative will be sent