Lesson 1 The Quick Guide to LED Grow Lights Lesson 2 All the light science you need to know to grow a plant Lesson 3 Is an LED light ideal for your situation? (The truth is LED’s aren’t always the best fit) Lesson 4 Qualities of Good
LED Grow Lights General Information Archive
A special thanks to one of my readers for asking this question. We know that traditional high-intensity discharge lights like high-pressure sodium lights lose their light intensity with time (most lose a significant amount of their intensity in 6-12 months if they are used regularly). This means
If you’ve been researching LED lighting long enough, then chances are you have heard someone say that lumens aren’t a good measurement of the amount of power a light is putting out. When people say this they don’t usually offer a better alternative, they simply mention that lumens
Due to the high price of LED lighting, I get asked all the time about whether making a homemade light is worth it. The answer really depends on what you are trying to grow, your mechanical skill level, and the amount of free time you have available.
I recently had an interesting experience with one of my LED grow lights that I thought may benefit my readers and others interested in the technology. Right in the middle of my grow some of my diodes stopped working (see picture below). The two modules on the
LEDs are fascinating lights aren’t they? It’s pretty cool that scientists have found a way to mix semiconductors in a way that will produce light. In the previous section (part 1 of the how LED grow lights work series) we talked about semiconductors, free electrons, and diodes.
Welcome to this series on how LED grow lights work. The idea behind this series is to start from the ground up. If you can understand all the basics of an LED light then you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which grow light you
I’ve mentioned before that having tons of cords running all over the place drives me absolutely bonkers. My wife thinks I have some obsessive compulsive tendencies because I like things to be extremely simple and orderly. She often comes home to find that I have thrown away
Alrighty, my faithful readers it’s time to settle a debate. Lately there seems to be a lot of confusion about 1-watt versus 3-watt LEDs. To make things even more complicated, some companies are offering a 3-watt 3-chip LED. So to clear up the confusion, let’s first take
Does this situation look familiar? Why Watts are Important Watts are important when buying an LED grow light because they help you determine how powerful the light is and how much area the light will cover. For example a 180 watt light will be more powerful and