LED Grow Light

Last Updated: October 31, 2018

Definition - What does LED Grow Light mean?

Light Emitting Diode (LED) grow lights are a type of energy efficient lights that are an option for indoor growers. Unlike other types of grow lights, LEDs do not burn a filament, but instead pass light through semiconductors to create their spectrum. LED grow lights can be used as the sole means of lighting in a growing operation, as a supplement to natural light, or paired with other types of grow lights.

Unlike other types of grow lights, light emitted by LEDs can be focused, so that none is dispersed or lost between the bulb and the canopy of the plants. LEDs have long service lives, with bulbs lasting from 50,000 to 100,000 hours of continuous use.

MaximumYield explains LED Grow Light

Some cannabis growers swear by these and others are not convinced of their utility or value for producing quality yields. They are more costly as an initial investment than other types of grow lights, but are cheaper to operate given their high efficiency. They also do not have issues with producing too much heat or burning leaves. The lack of heat production is a negative for some growers who need to add supplemental heat in their growing areas. Higher end models are able to produce wavelengths ranging from the visible spectrum down to Ultraviolet light which is beneficial for resin formation.

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