Indoor LED grow lights are gaining popularity as the indoor and greenhouse lighting of choice for both commercial and home use. They have proven themselves to be superior to alternative lighting systems for a variety of reasons. Not only are they more effective than other types of lighting, they are more economical as well.
How are LED lights Economical?
LED indoor grow lights save you money in a number of ways. First of all, they use less energy than most other types of lighting. Of course, less kilowatts equals a lower monthly energy bill. LED lights specifically designed for growing plants use less energy because they don't use the entire light spectrum. Normal lights, called "broad spectrum" lights, emit light that is wasted on plants. LED lights are designed to produce only the light frequencies that are beneficial to the plants.
Another way that LED lights save money is because their bulbs far outlast other types of bulbs. An LED light bulb can last up to eighteen years or twelve years at the very least! This is up to ten times longer than normal bulbs! Additionally, LED light bulbs are far stronger than traditional glass bulbs. They are not made of glass and are far less likely to break, even under extraordinary circumstances.
Why else would I Choose LED Indoor Growing Lights?
The biggest reason why people choose LED over conventional lighting is because it is better for the plants. There is no white light glare from these lights. This is advantageous for a number of reasons. Normal lighting causes plants to lose moisture much faster than they do under LED lights. You will need to water the plants less and should you be unable to water them for a few days, they are much more likely to survive the temporary "drought."
Because the LED light is so gentle, but emits the most beneficial light for plants, flowers thrive under LED lights. They keep their rich colors longer and the length of time that blossoms remain often extends far longer than flowers grown under other types of light, including sunlight.
LED lights are more environmentally friendly than other lights. Unlike other types of light bulbs, they contain no lead. Because they are so energy efficient, they also help the environment by helping to reduce greenhouse emissions caused by our overuse of electricity. Not only that, but, if you choose, you can run LED lights off solar power or wind generators and leave no environmental footprint at all!
There are so many advantages to indoor LED grow lights, it's difficult to list them all. Many people who have tried them have been pleasantly surprised to discover how much more versatile and attractive they are than cumbersome conventional lighting, which must be permanently fixed from the ceiling because it is too bulky to be mounted anyplace else. In contrast, lightweight and compact LED's can go wherever you like and the light can be directed towards the plants. If you want your indoor plants to be aesthetically pleasing, then there really is no better option that LED!