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How To Choose The Best LED Grow Lights

Finding the best LED grow lights is the way to get the most out of your indoor gardening efforts.  But do you know what you should be looking for?  Do you know what makes for the best LED grow lights?  If not, then here are the things you need to know about LED grow lights.
The first thing you need to know about is what color light you need.  Many people when they think of grow lights think any bulb that claims that it mimics sunlight would be best.  And they would be wrong.  Plants use two parts of the spectrum, rather than the whole of it.  To power photosynthesis and create food, they need some of the red-orange part of the spectrum.  And for reproduction, they use blue-violet.

Conventional grow lights produce a full spectrum of light and waste energy doing so.  They also produce a lot of heat.  The heat that they produce tends to dry the plants out that they are helping to grow and require two things as a result.  They need a cooling system, which must be purchased separately, and the plants require more water to counteract the drying from the lights.  Both of these consequences result in additional operating expense.

LED grow lights produce less heat and it is made in the base where it is harmless to the plants.  They come with built in cooling fans, so there is no additional expense.

LED grow lights can now be designed to produce exactly the light frequencies that are best used by plants.  And that’s one of the first things to look for when choosing the best LED grow lights to benefit your indoor garden.  Make sure that they are emitting the right colors as stated above.  Not all of them do, so do your research.

The next important feature to look for is the power or wattage of the lights.  This is critical.  Many grow lights are sold that are so underpowered as ton be useless.  You must look for LED grow lights in which each constituent LED has an output of 1 watt.  There are plenty of cheap LED grow lights on the market with outputs in the area of 0.06 watts from each LED.  These are almost useless and will only result in disappointment.

Choosing the best LED grow lights with the right output in terms of wattage and color of light emitted will give you the results you want from your indoor garden.  Your plants will grow faster and more fully in less time.