Monday, 20 October 2014

Hydroponic Enthusiasts Get Started with LED Hydroponic Grow Lights for Sale

Hydroponics is one of the best ways to grow your flowers and vegetables indoors. All that hydroponics enthusiasts need is some trays, the right mix of soil, a watering system and lights.  Till now the accepted method of lighting included use of filament lamps such as halogen and ordinary light bulbs, and gas discharge lamps such as high pressure or low pressure sodium vapor lamps, metal halide and fluorescent tubes. All these lighting systems are inefficient since only a small part of the electrical energy is converted to light with the rest being dissipated as heat. Under ordinary circumstances this would not matter but in enclosed spaces the heat can affect plants and make them wilt especially small seedlings that can die.

LED Hydroponics grow lights for sale offer an affordable way for hydroponics enthusiasts to get started and grow plants that yield plenty of leaves (if they grow herbs) or flowers and fruits. Available in 3 types, 600, 900 and 1200 watts, these panels make use of 3 Watt full spectrum LEDs arranged in a matrix of 200, 300 or 400 LEDs. These panels consume 400, 600 and 1000 watts and output light with lumens equivalent to conventional lamps consuming 1000, 1400 and 2000 watts respectively. In addition, LEDs have a life of 100000 hours and with a sophisticated controller, growers can control intensity as well as light spectrum for optimum growth in the vegetative and flowering stages leading to perfect fruits and vegetables or better quality of leafy vegetables with superior taste. Now, that alone is worth investing in LED lighting for hydroponics.