Fanless Water Resistant LED Grow Lights Are Set to Revolutionize the Growing Industry
The LED grow lights are continuously disturbing the growing and even the entire agriculture industry. Recently, two new features of the ARC 2.0 Series LED Grow Lights made a massive breakthrough: the lack of fan and the water resistance. These improvements among the original series are revolutionary and set the scene for the development of the entire industry in the next couple of years.
The Best LED Grow Lights are Now Fanless
Fans have been an immutable part of the LED grow lights for years since they entered the growing industry. Now, however, their weaknesses caused people to look for alternatives.
The Disadvantages of the Old LED Grow Lights with Fans
In the LED grow light industry, fans are used as an efficient active cooling method. They are simple and easy to attach to the LED lights. The results are expected, and the design remains unchanged. However, there are certain disadvantages to this technology. First of all, the fan itself is a separate device made up of a lot of components. When it is assembled with the light, the size of the final product is much bigger. This means that if you are buying a LED grow light with a fan, you will need much more space. Additionally, the fan itself works with electricity. Therefore, this light with a fan will consume much more energy and the monthly costs of having the light will be higher. Unfortunately, the fans usually accumulate a lot of dust and dirt. Thus, they require much more care and time for maintenance. If not cleaned in a timely manner, the dirt could hinder the operations of the lamp. Pretty logically, a LED grow light made of two components has a higher chance of breakdowns, simply because there are more elements that can stop working. Last but not least, the fans are famous for the noise they generate. And if you keep the grow lights at home, it may be irritating to keep up with the continuous noise.
A Revolution in the Industry: Fanless LED Grow Lights
Faced with these disadvantages, manufacturers have been trying to get rid of the fan for quite a while. The alternative of this type of active cooling would be passive cooling. This could be achieved through a modification of the design of the LED grow light and not through addition of another element.
Passive Cooling through Heat Sinks and Bigger Surface Area
The fanless ARC 2.0 Series have been on the market for a few months now and is a real revolution. It copes with the cooling problem with an efficient heat sink which is designed to absorb the excessive heat and keep it away from the diodes so that they can be safe and work properly.
The Most Recent Breakthrough: High Intensity, but Water Resistant LED Grow Lights
Another issue which has been keeping LED grow light manufacturers busy is the relation with water. Only after a recent breakthrough did water resistant LED grow lights appear.
The IP65 Waterproof Classification
There are many different classifications of protection of an object against water and other particles like dust, sand, etc., but the IP (Ingress Protection) is one of the most famous, mainly because it is common among many different products. According to this classification, LED grow lights that have been IP65 certified are able to protect against water jets and are dust tight, which means that dust ingress is no longer an issue. The certification is given only after a test of at least 15 minutes in 12.5 liters of water per minute. Do keep in mind that the lights are water resistant, but not waterproof.
A Revolution in the Industry: Water Resistant LED Grow Lights
One of the most prominent features of the ARC 2.0 Series is surely its water resistance. Combined with the passive cooling through heat sinks, it makes this class of LED grow lights a true breakthrough in the industry. And the best news is that the water resistance of the product is proven by the IP65 certification it received recently.
The Advantages of the New Technology
A logical question is why we need a LED grow light to be water resistant and how does this make it revolutionary. Starting with the fact that plants cannot grow without water and LED grow lights cannot work without electricity, we have an indoor environment where both water and electricity would interact. If not well designed and made out of high quality materials, LED grow lights may be susceptible to water and a danger of short circuit may occur; this risk could be further strengthened by high humidity. Either because of the weather conditions or because of the plant growing indoors, a humid environment may not be the best for all types of LED grow lights. In addition, LED grow lights that are water resistant are much easier to maintain and use. Without risking any breakdowns, you can water your plants more often, which will undoubtedly lead to higher yields and better productivity. When you need to clean the entire indoor growing space, being able to wash the LED grow lights with water will come in handy.