Unlike HID and fluorescent bulbs that require around three minutes or more to achieve the optimum light output, LED lights can provide full brightness the second you switch them on. There’s also no restrike delay. How brilliant!
Other lights tend to have shorter lifespans when they’re regularly turned on and off. With LEDs, however, you won’t have to deal with this issue. LED grow lights are unaffected by rapid succession, making them ideal for use with daylight sensors.
LED grow lights are almost 100% immune to breaking and vibrations because they have no glass enclosures and filaments. LEDs don’t use glass—they are instead mounted on a circuit board and linked with soldered leads.
This is the most-appreciated benefit of LED lights. Growers love the fact that LEDs use around 50% less energy than traditional fluorescent, incandescent, and halogen lights, making LEDs the best option. These lights save electricity costs. Since they target light in a specific area, they release light hemispherically unlike other bulbs that emit light and heat in all directions. Thanks to this directional lighting power of LEDs, they don’t waste energy and light.
Cool Temperature Operation
LEDs work well even when the temperature drops, unlike fluorescent lamps that require a higher voltage to start. This makes LEDs best for refrigerated display freezers, cases, and cold storage spaces.
No Infrared or Ultraviolet Emissions
Most of the power utilized by incandescent lights are converted to infrared (IR) or radiated heat, and only less than 10% is converted to visible light. Take note that too much heat and ultraviolet (UV) radiation poses (literally) burning threats to people, plants, and materials. LEDs, however, don’t discharge IR or UV.
LEDs don’t burn out; they just dim over time. But the good news is they can last for up to 30,000-50,000 hours or even longer! Compared to a standard incandescent bulb which lasts only around 1,000 hours and to a compact fluorescent which lasts 8,000-10,000 hours, LED grow lights are clearly the perfect option.
What are you waiting for? Tweak your growing setup by using LED grow lights now!