Why Use LED Grow Lights is the question often asked by our customers. Are they better than the traditional horticultural lighting?What advantages and disvantages of led grow lights?As the development of the led grow lights, more and more led grow light bulbs are used in our farming, the answer comes to end obviously.
Advantages and Disadvantages of LED Grow Lights
Advantages of LED Grow Lights
There are many biggest pros of using light-emitting diode technology to light your plants.
Improve Harvest Cycle
Led grow lamps can work 24hours with the lower temperature.Because the led grow light bulbs are often designed to work with the constant current and stable voltage drivers so that the working temperature can keep in a some level.
Second, the led plant lights often deploit the chip on board sealing technology, working with high performance heat sink. The ventilation system is very perfect so that the heat can go very fast into the air and change into carbon dioxide.
Carbon dioxide is an essential raw material for photosynthesis. Photosynthesis (Photosynthesis), the synthesis of light energy, is the use of photosynthetic pigments to convert carbon dioxide (or hydrogen sulfide) and water into organic matter under the irradiation of visible light, through light reaction and dark reaction, and certain bacteria. , And release the biochemical process of oxygen (or hydrogen).
Indoor growing greenhouse, the plants can not get the infromation of season from the nature and only can rely on lights we give to behave.
Long Life Span
As a led grow light manufacture, Belecome lighting can customize many different accurate wavelength to meet different requrement of different plants. That’s is the advantage of led plant growth lights different from other traditional growth lights. And we can only design the valuable and accurate wavelength lights to the led plant lights to make them more efficient. Abandon the useless wavelength.
VS traditional grow lights,it contains a lot of green and yellow wavelength in the light which the plants don’t use them too much. Even though the plants need some green lights and yellow lights during growth, but it contains too much more than necessary. It is a big waste.
So the efficiency will be lower than led and need more time for plants. Using led plant lamps, you can only use the right spectrum the plants need and don’t waste of time and money.
Good led grow light often can provide balance and full spectrum wavelength lights to meed the different requirement of different plant growth stages. We also can design and adjust different spectrum for your plants and to avoid the waste of the useless wavelength light. So that you can adapt to the needs of different crops to increase yield.
Customized and ideal full spectrum led grow lights can produce more usefull and acurrate wavelength light to different growth phrase of the plants. That can enhance the growth efficiency to save time and grow perfectly. It is better than the natural lights.
Traditional grow lights generate more UV rays, IR rays and heat are not good for plant growth. That will lead the plants to burn or dry up quickly. And the plants need more water and energy to avoid that.
VS led grow lights, they contains less harmful wavelength, accurate wavelenth and lower heat. Most of water and energy is used to grow and develop so that the plants can grow more healthier.
Self Cooling System
LED Grow Lights often apply self cool system and stable drivers so that they only give off a little heat.And it affects little to the surrounding So you don’t need to install any asssistant cooling system.
VS HID growth lights it can reach 400 or more degree when works long time. There needs some air conditioner or ventilation system to make the enviorment cooling. This cost is very high.
Dimmable and Different Light Intensity
Disadvantages of LED Grow Lights
Even though LED Plant Lights ocupy many advantages and very good for agricultural planting, they also have some limitations and shortcomings that the traditional grow lights are proud of.
Narrow Lighting Irradiation Range
Led light sources have a fixed light-emitting angle. When they are used in plant lighting fixtures, the light emitted by the growth light also has a certain range of limitations. Compared with the traditional plant growth lamp, the irradiation range is much smaller. But this year, with the continuous efforts and improvements of LED experts, many high-quality lamps that can be compared with it have also appeared. For example, the new Belecome quantum Grow light has a relatively large irradiation range, which can be comparable to HID or other previous T5 lamps.
High purchasing cost
Even if raditional HID or Florescent lights are at low purchasing cost at the beginning. But it has the shortcoming of high repairing and replacement cost, also need assistant ventilation system. LED plant lamps are with high purchasing cost firstly.However, in the long term, they have long life span and lower replacement, either no need other ventilation system. Now many manufactures are devoting to produce low-cost, high-quality and efficient plant growth lights. We trust in the future the led grow light kits can replace the traditional ones completely.
A Little Harmful Blue Light
LED Grow Lights can generate a lot of blue light which is harmful to human beings to cause blindess.So when the workers are working in the indoor growth tents, we suggest to wear long sleeves working suits and a pair of sunglasses to avoid the harm.
Sensitive to the temperature of the surroundings
VS traditional plant lights,LED Grow Lights are very sensitive to the temperature of the surroundings. Sometimes, they greatly rely on it and have a high requirement on it. And most of led grow lights need the fast ventilation and cooling system. That’s why most of the high power led grow light bulbs need cooling or fan system to change the high temperature of the enviorment.But this year Quantum Board LED Grow Light Full Spectrum becomes more and more popular because of its self-cooling heat sink and cooling system, no need any assistant cooling system, fans or air-conditioners.