Everyone in the horticulture industry is pretty fired up about the technology behind LED grow lighting systems. In the end, they may prove the ultimate achievement for indoor or hydroponic growing with the technology advancing so quickly and new LED grow light systems are being introduced on regular basis. LED grow light panels are the real deal when it comes to top LED light technology. These are full spectrum grow lights for any hydroponic or indoor growing use.
Panels contain multiple rows of light emitting diodes from a small 20 diode panel on up to 120 or more. LED Grow Lights can produce different light spectrums for various stages of growth based on a mix of 1, 3, 5 or 10 watt diodes in the following colors.
- Blue - (more for vegetative growth)
- Red - (more for flowering)
- White - (can be used during veg and flower)
- Ultraviolet - (can be used during veg and flower
Where can an LED grow light panel be used?
The great thing about the LED grow light panel is that it can serve as a full function lighting system whether it be in a grow tent seedling or cloning situation right up through plant maturity. The LED panel light system is as diverse and flexible as the growers who use them.
LED grow light panels are available in all the most used wattages and voltages
LED grow light panels are available in every possible wattage a grower could be looking for. There are supplemental panels of less than 100 watts up to the 400, 600 and 1,000 watt that is typical of HPS Grow Light. A grower has the same flexibility in mix and match wattage to meet the lighting requirements of any specific grow. They’re great for the beginner with a small operation or available with the full automation that the large commercial grower is looking for.
LED grow light panels are cool and efficient
While LED grow light panels can produce the same light intensity and spectrum of an HPS/MH system they operate at a much cooler temperature and far more efficiency. The higher initial cash outlay for an LED grow light panel will eventually pay for itself through energy savings. They don’t require the venting or fanning of heat producing HPS/MH and will more easily maintain a consistent grow room temperature.
Will LED grow light panels render all other technology obsolete?
While LED grow lights are a huge leap forward in technology the full possibilities or limitations have yet to stand the test of time. LED lights don’t have 60 years of reliable service under their belt like gas charged or the nearly century of fluorescent.
At this point LED grow light panels play an important and greatly improved role in indoor gardening it isn’t likely to completely replace something as time-honored as the fluorescent T-5 or commercial HPS/MH grow lighting in the immediate future. Present LED grow light panels offer yet another exciting option for the hydroponic indoor grower looking to grow premium flowers. The quality of flower that LED’s create is often as high as you can get.