Induction Grow Lights

Last updated: June 16, 2021

What Does Induction Grow Lights Mean?

Induction grow lights use a light generation technology that combines the basic principles of induction and gas discharge. Void of electrodes, this technology is long-lasting, delivering a lighting spectrum that is similar to natural sunlight.


Maximum Yield Explains Induction Grow Lights

Nikola Tesla was the first to discover induction lighting in the late 1800s. Since those early days, induction lights have changed very little. Induction grows lights are also basically the same as fluorescent lighting, however induction lights last far longer and have no filament. They instantly turn on, unlike other lights.

Induction lights typically consume about 65 per cent less power than other grow lights. They come in a variety of sizes and circular, linear, and bulb shapes. Light generated by induction bulbs is maximized by their unique shapes. They do not emit light from one central point; rather, they generate light throughout the tube, making every surface of the bulb a light source.

Because induction grow lights come in a wide array of sizes and shapes, they are excellent for side lighting or as a supplemental light choice in a grow room or greenhouse. Induction grows lights typically have better canopy penetration than other lighting methods. They also produce a full spectrum color that is close to natural sunlight.

Induction grow lights produce almost no heat, which makes them highly beneficial as grow lights. However, when used for some indoor grow applications, even the induction grow light’s slight heat production is enough to require fans when the lights are utilized.

Induction fluorescents are similar to T5 fluorescents, but their spectral output does not degrade over time. They have been known to last 15 years or more, with some growers getting 100,000 hours out of their systems.

One disadvantage with using induction lighting fixtures is their initial cost, but for serious growers, they are worth considering.


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