Over the last few months, I have been doing some research on LED Grow Lights. I finally bit the bullet and bought one. I made a quick video for anyone who might be interested in these type of lights. There doesn't seem to be much information out there about this type of lighting, unless you want to cruise the marijuana growing forums!
Mostly I was interesting in getting the most bang for my buck. I wanted a lot of light output, that the plants could use (chlorophyll can't use a whole lot of the spectrum), with reduction of UV rays (think of the plants in a tanning bed) and reduction of heat output and energy costs. The initial financial layout is a bit more steep than buying a regular florescent bulbs, but I think the overall costs will be less. No replacement bulbs, lower energy costs.
After only two days, I think I can already tell that the seedlings are happier. The foliage has stopped growing "up" towards the light, and is now starting to arch, like daylily leaves should. I think they are getting fatter leaves too! I can't wait to see what they will look like in a few weeks.
This is my very first video, so be gentle!!
1 year ago