Tips for Buying LED Grow Lights
Indoor gardeners know how important grow lights are in keeping the plants they’re trying to grow healthy and strong. Of all the types of grow lights that are currently on the market today, the most preferred is the LED light. If you are looking to buy LED lights for your indoor garden, these are some things that you should consider to help make sure you buy one that’s right for you.
One of the first, as well as more important, things you need to figure out is your budget. LEDs are generally more expensive as compared to the other types of grow lights so if you want them, you need to make sure that you budget for them when starting your garden. On average LED’s are around 2 to 3 times more expensive than the HPS lights. Even though these types of lights may be more expensive, you will save more in the long run because LED’s can last longer and it will also allow you to save on your electricity bill as it uses less power. Also by having your budget set in the beginning, it will allow you to setup your garden so you can buy the light that will give you optimal results for your indoor plants.
The second consideration is the size of your grow space, which includes the height and foot print light size. LEDs are actually perfect for height-restricted spaces so you surely will be able to find one that fits. For some gardeners they don’t take the size of the area into consideration and end up buying one that doesn’t fit. Another thing to think about is the style of your grow setup, which includes things like SOG, SCROG, LST, bush or tree. For LED’s, there are different types of wattage’s and sizes to consider so you will want to make sure you buy one that is the right fit and is able to produce enough heat for all of your plants. You also need to consider the cooling requirement. It is important that the LED light you pick is the right fit for your plants as some types will need less light than others.
Other things that you should also consider when buying your LED light include the warranty for the lights, replacement procedures for the light as well as the specific details of the LED such as type of chips, wattage and core coverage. For making sure that all of your plants get enough light, the more important specifications to consider is the wattage and core coverage area, as this will allow you to see if it will provide everything you need for your plants.