Energy-efficient LED lights have been on the market for several years. Their introduction into the grow light market has taken some time and many initial models failed to provide enough light in the correct frequencies to properly grow an indoor garden, whether flower, vegetable or fruit.
Why garden indoors
Indoor gardening is particularly useful in cooler climates where long, harsh winters effectively stunt the growing season. Generally more efficient and less expensive than importing flowers, fruits or vegetables from warmer climates, indoor gardening provides locally grown produce in even the bitterest conditions.
Problems with indoor gardening
While indoor gardening may seem like the perfect solution at first, the energy required to properly light an indoor garden may be problematic. Incandescent lighting for indoor gardens not only requires great amounts of electricity to operate but also generates quite a lot of heat. As a result plants must be located a measurable distance from the bulbs to avoid burning or scorching. Also the heat from the incandescent bulbs can cause the gardening area to be uncomfortably warm. Florescent lighting, although cooler than incandescent lighting, also burns excessive amounts of energy. In addition, anyone who has used florescent lighting for illuminating a business or home, as well as an indoor garden, knows that the added expense of replacing ballasts in florescent units makes this solution especially costly.
The LED grow light solution
Advanced LED Lights, home of the original 3W Extreme Flower Grow Lights provides an efficient LED grow light solution that not only provides intense, effective lighting for indoor gardening but also lights the garden cooly and efficiently.
Designed to supply only the light plants can use, the design of these LED grow lights incorporates both red and blue LED light to perform well during both flowering and vegetative cycles of plants. These directional lights do not require reflection devices or ballasts that are costly and need frequently to be replaced.
Unlike other grow lights, LED lights emit a minimal amount of heat. While they are slightly warm to the touch, they will not significantly raise the temperature of the growing area. Additionally, plants can be grown closer to the lighting without concern for scorching or burning.
LED grow lights also decrease energy use for the indoor garden. Depending on a variety of variables, replacing older model grow light systems with LED grow lights will decrease energy by anywhere from 50 to 90 percent.
The Advanced LED Lights difference
While many under-powered LED grow lights still don’t provide the necessary light for effective growth in an indoor garden, grow lights from Advanced LED Lights are available only in 120-watt power and above. This, coupled with the partnership we retain with only the top leaders in the industry, backs our product so we can confidently offer our three-year warranty and 90 day guarantee on each of our LED grow light products.
LED Grow Lights Change the Spectrum of Indoors Gardening – celight
It is inevitable that “green” technology will continue to develop as ecological awareness grows within our global culture. All across the world, forward thinkers in the scientific and engineering communities are developing the technologies of tomorrow, which promise to be cleaner and more efficient, while helping to achieve the sustainability necessary for human survival. One area of technology in which these green advances are already revolutionizing human activity is in artificial lighting and indoor horticulture.
Hydroponics, which is a method in high-tech horticulture where plants grow in soil-free nutrient baths, is a perfect example of how science and technology can work together to develop solutions to human problems. Botanists and researchers have used soil-less growing techniques for centuries, although professional and commercial growers didn’t begin using these methods until the first half of the 20th century. The advent of commercial hydroponics allowed for large-scale indoor horticulture where plants could be grown in a controlled environment without regard to the weather or the season.
Since the 1980s, hydroponic gardening has gained widespread popularity with home gardeners interested in setting up year-round indoor growing spaces. This popularity led to the creation of an entire industry that is responsible for supplying products and services in support of the millions of home hydroponics gardeners around the world. While hydroponic indoor growing is not as difficult as one might think, it does require rather specialized equipment and products to be done correctly, such as pumps, plant racks, a growing medium, ventilation equipment and, most importantly, a proper artificial light source.
Growing indoor plants hydroponically requires light with the proper intensity and spectrum in order for photosynthesis and healthy growth to occur. Because most sources of artificial lighting, such as for the home or office, are insufficient for growing, specialized types of high-intensity lights are traditionally used for inside gardening. These types of high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps create the proper spectrum and intensity of light, but have unfortunate drawbacks for the gardening enthusiast looking to start a home garden. HID lamps are extremely energy-inefficient. Not only do they require bulky reflectors and heavy ballasts, making them hard to mount, but they also produce vast amounts of wasted heat, which in turn requires the use of extensive ventilation systems so as to draw the heat out.
Fortunately for the home gardening enthusiast, there is now an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient alternative to these traditional HID lighting systems that makes setting up a hydroponic system much easier. Over the past decade, advances in light-emitting diode (LED) technology have been slowly revolutionizing indoor hydroponic gardening.
Thanks to extensive research by the likes of NASA and the Russian Space Agency, scientists have developed modern LED lighting technology to serve as a viable alternative to traditional HID systems for hydroponic growing. LED grow lights provide both the proper spectrum and intensity for healthy plant growth at a fraction of the energy cost required by HID lamps. Since LEDs do not produce excess heat, there is a reduced need for ventilation systems for the home garden, cutting costs even further. As an added bonus, LED grow lights do not contain the toxic materials associated with traditional lamps. LEDs are not just super efficient, but they are also good for the environment.