- Model NO.: LP-GL-8M
- IP Rating: IP44
- Input Voltage: 100-240vac
- Life: 30000h
- Trademark: LP, LPILED, LPINTE
- Specification: export carton
- Application: Fruit and Vegetable
- Emitting Color: Red and Blue
- Housing Material: Iron Die Case, Aluminous
- Certification: CE, RoHS, Energy Star, FCC, NOM, PSE, EMC, LVD
- Transport Package: Box
- Origin: China
LPILED Growing plants indoors has it's benefits, control over nutrients, control over humidity, water consumption and even more importantly now with LED grow lights controlled photorespiration and photosynthesis.
Firstly there's many websites on the internet with guides to choosing LED grow lights, however many are not truthful, incomplete or aren't clear.
LPILED guide should help make the information clear to you and help you choose the best LED grow light for your plants. This is general information only. Plants require a specific combination of other things to grow, as such you should speak to your local stores to understand what your plant requires in addition to LED grow lights.
Plant Phases and Light Conditions
What do your plants need? Full sun, or low light? Long or short day periods? Are they seedlings or ready to flower? Choosing a LED grow light for all these conditions can be difficult, especially if the LED grow light isn't dimmable or doesn't have the right wavelengths for the different stages of growing.
LED grow lights which are dimmable will allow the grower to adjust the light intensity depending on the stage of plant growth. Using GrowSmart's LED Spectrum Controller you can adjust the intensity of the light as well as the spectrum blends used for the vegetative stage (blue and UV), growth (blue, red and full range) and flowering phases (red and IR). Dimming LEDs and controlling the spectrums will also allow you to save a much larger portion of energy compared to traditional lights used for growing. Using the controller you're also able to set these intensities by the hour so you can set the day/night periods.
Growing plants indoors, whether growing from seedling to flowering typically requires a full spectrum of light with peaks of red and blue wavelengths which are optimal for plant growth. This full spectrum also includes UV and IR wavelengths. Blue light re-enacts the long days, summer sun and encourages leaf growth. Metal halide and fluorescent light sources typically provide this function. Red light is important as well, taking place of short days, high pressure sodium lamps typically provide a orange/red spectrum used for this spectrum. When both colours wavelength sets are combined a cascade of hormones is created and begins to encourage flowering.
Ultraviolet and Infrared wavelengths of light are also important. UV light can activate plant defence mechanisms, helping plant development, growth, and metabolism. UV wavelengths can also increase the potency of some plants and their fruits. Choose LED grow lights that have LEDs in the range of 350-400nm. Infrared light increases flowering and can speed up stem elongation. LED grow lights that contain 'far red' or infrared diodes that range from 720nm can be used.
LEDs with peak wavelengths also have a rolloff effect on either side of the peak wavelength. This means that LEDs with a 660nm peak are actually 640-680nm.
Some LED grow lights are made with only white LEDs. Quality white LEDs, adjusted for the correct wavelengths and colour temperatures, provide full spectrum white light useful for plant growth and flowering. The colour of the LEDs (in Kelvins) are usually in a mid-temperature range. 2000K to 7000K is common, whilst 4500K is a nicely balanced cool/warm colour that will provide the blues need for growth and the reds required for flowering. The GrowSmart range of LED modules includes white LEDs of 2000K and 6500K, providing the best of both worlds.