Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights are the most advanced and energy-efficient lighting systems on the market today. Manufacturers use LEDs in a wide range of products, including traffic lights, signs and top-of-the-line televisions. Many owners also use them to light commercial and residential buildings. With advancements in optical technology, LED lights are now able to produce and appealing softer, more natural light.
Because LEDs produce less heat than other types of bulbs, they are an excellent choice for enclosed fixtures such as sealed dome ceiling fixtures, automobile tail lights and turn signals. Incandescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs, on the other hand, produce a significant amount of heat, fail sooner, and need to be replaced more often.
Since LED lights require less power, they are also ideal for use with alternate energy sources, such as wind turbines and solar panels.
Though LED lights require a slightly larger upfront investment, over time they demonstrate a great return on your investment. LED lights use far less electricity than either incandescent lights or fluorescent lights. Unlike fluorescent tubes, they don’t require ballast, making them even more energy-efficient. LED light bulbs have a much longer lifespan than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs LEDs can last up to 6 years which reduces maintenance costs, as well.
LED lights are an excellent, energy-efficient choice for most lighting needs.
LED grow lights have many advantages over traditional fluorescent grow lights. LED grow lights are calibrated to give off light in only the red and blue wavelengths, which scientists have determined is the exact spectrum necessary for photosynthesis and to stimulate plant growth. Because they don’t emit the full spectrum of light, LED grow lights requires less energy and last up to three times longer than traditional grow lights.
LED grow lights also give off less heat. This helps extend the life of the bulbs and means exhaust fans are not necessary, saving even more energy.
Furthermore, there is no glass to break or sensitive filaments that can be easily damaged while the bulbs are hot.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been experimenting with special LED grow lights for the international space station, where they will be used to grow plants that will provide astronauts with fresh food and remove carbon dioxide from the air. Comparing plants grown under LED lights that emit various red and blue spectrums, with plants grown under fluorescent grow lights, evidence suggests that the plants grown under the LEDs have a higher concentration of some anti-oxidants, which play an important part in maintaining human health.
LED grow lights conserve energy, save money, and increase plant growth and productivity.