LED grow lights are becoming a hot trend in the farming area due to the multiple benefits delivered by LED lighting technology. LED lights are used for lighting different areas including offices, streets, airport and other latest technologies such as TV, smartphones and computers and now LED technology has also delivered great results in greenhouse settings. Over the last few years research conducted on LED grow lights has emphasized on enhancing the use of LED grow lights in farming. This has lead to the introduction of grow light kits which are easy to install and use. When it comes to the farming sector, plants grow well in a greenhouse setting. It is important to ensure accurate temperature and brightness to facilitate the process of photosynthesis, and LED's have become increasingly adept at doing just that.
Following are some of the benefits delivered by LED grow lights
- Long-term use due to long lifetime: In comparison with other illumination technologies, LED grow lights have a long lifetime. LED's have high efficiency and because they use low energy they can work up to 100,000 hours. LED grow lights also don’t stop working all of a sudden. They gradually emit less brightness, just before the end of their long lifetime, giving a signal to the users in advance. This helps the users make arrangements of new grow light kits.
- Targeted Wavelengths: The conditions inside the greenhouse atmosphere must be carefully regulated. The growth of plants must take place under the right temperature and light so that the photosynthesis process can occur naturally. There are particular wavelengths of light under which some plants are the most sensitive. LED grow lights use specific spectra to match those peak absorption ranges. Plant growth can be enhanced by targeted wavelength as it ensures that the least amount of energy is lost during the process of plant growth. LED lights can be installed at the two wavelengths that are closest to the ideal values.
- More light and less heat: LED lights, installed using grow light kits, emanate less heat than other lighting methods. This is of crucial importance because too much heat might damage the plants and may decrease growth that leads to decreased lifetime. LED technology ensures that less heat is emitted and the efficiency of light remains high. This ensures that the plants have the right atmosphere to grow.
From the listed benefits, we can conclude that LED grow lights are much more beneficial than their HID counterparts. Apart from the above benefits they also help in huge energy savings, LED grow light kits offer different designs and styles to fit your growing needs. Thus, LED grow lights can illuminate the future of sustainable small-scale urban farming and large-scale urban agricultural projects.