For the past few years, traditional indoor jobs have relied on HPS lights to supplement sunlight. However, conventional lamps have low efficiency and are not suitable as a single source of illumination.

Because traditional lamps have high requirements for electricity. There are many other types of indoor grow lights, but light emitting diodes (LEDs) are revolutionizing controlled growth technology.

Advances in LED lighting technology have increased their efficiency at converting electricity into light and are increasingly profitable for indoor farm plants.

LED lights have powerful functions and sufficient cost performance. They have become a popular supplementary light source in greenhouse plant lighting, and can also be the only light source in a greenhouse or indoor farm.

LED Grow Lights have the advantage of being adjustable, allowing you to customize exciting plant light recipes by adjusting settings such as light intensity, duration, wavelength (color), and lighting time.

As a result, modern farmers can take advantage of the new environment to meet their needs for different plants. In addition, growers can alter plant physiology by adjusting the brightness of light (the wavelength range is particularly important), thereby delaying flowering, increasing biomass, accelerating photosynthesis, and many other interesting plant signaling responses.

Light is an important element required for cannabis plants. In the process of photosynthesis, plants can convert light energy into chemical energy, so that plants can thrive, especially cannabis plants, and light can also promote the production of buds.

When growing outdoors, the sun’s energy can be harnessed, while in an indoor environment, growers can simulate sunlight through LED lights, with the aim of showing the same spectrum as the sun.

LED grow lights can precisely control the amount of light that plants receive, ensuring they get the same amount of light day in and day out, and growers don’t have to worry about bad weather or cloudy days in outdoor environments.

More and more professional growers are buying grow lights to increase crop and cannabis production.

LED grow light market sales are expected to grow from USD 1.2 billion in 2021 to USD 4.9 billion in 2026, at a CAGR of 32.2% during the forecast period. The legalization of cannabis cultivation has also increased the demand for LED grow lights from more growers.

While LED grow lights are more expensive than traditional grow lights, they are also more energy efficient, which can save you even more capital costs in the long run. Some lamps are bulky and have many parts, some are light in weight, and some are more suitable for seedlings or mature plants.

There are many different kinds of LED grow lights, so knowing where to start can be daunting.

1. Lamp bead ratio

For most types of cannabis plants, full-spectrum and red-spectrum LED grow lights are a good choice.

The color of a lamp refers to the warmth and color of the light emitted. Our LED grow lights use well-known brand Samsung SMD 3030 chip. The lamp beads of this LED grow light are composed of full-spectrum Samsung white light (3000K+5000K) and 660nm red light, which can help plants from seedling to harvest. For common plants, it saves you the hassle and cost of changing lighting to induce flowering.

During plant growth, cannabis grows best when provided with a cool blue light of about 5,000 Kelvin. In contrast, flowering cannabis performs best in warm red light at 3,000 Kelvin.

2. What are PPFD and PPE?

LED grow lights can replace natural light and power the growth of cannabis plants and their flower buds. IPL is very important for plant production. “Even a healthy cannabis plant won’t produce many buds without enough bright light. As an alternative to traditional grow lights, this LED grow light is very popular with cannabis growers.

What does PPFD mean? PPFD is the photosynthetic photon flux density. When choosing led plant lights, the PPFD values of different plant lighting should be compared. The greater the luminous flux, the better the effect on plant growth.

What is the role of PPE in lighting? PPE refers to Photosynthetic Photon Efficiency. PPE describes the luminous flux that grow light produces from its input power. The metric used to measure PPE is micromoles per watt per second—since watts are joules per second, it is simplified to µmol/J.

Our hot selling model is 800W, LED grow light 2.6umol/j plays a key role in cannabis cultivation.

4. Good heat dissipation

The foldable LED plant light is made of cast aluminum shell, which has good heat dissipation and prolongs the service life. Surface anti-oxidation treatment, high thermal conductivity, ultra-fast heat dissipation and cooling, improve wear resistance. LED grow lights can make your plants grow quickly and happily. It offers growers a quiet growing experience.

5. What wattage are available for our LED grow light fixture?

Since different conditions require different power, all sellers use the power rating to describe the power of the product, because the power rating is constant. When you choose an LED grow light, the power rating of the grow light is a reference. It is important to purchase the appropriate wattage for your needs. Available in 300W, 400W, 600W, 800W, 1000W, 1200W, 1500W. The shape is designed to be foldable and the package is smaller, which can save more shipping costs.

6. The product size of LED plant growth lamp

There are different sizes of watts to choose from. How much light you need depends on the number of plants you want to grow and the size of your growing space. If you want to grow in a closet or small grow tent, where you can choose and buy 600 watt or 800 watt LED grow lights. If you have a large basement, if you have a large basement site, you can install some 600 watt, 800 watt, 1000 watt or 1200 watt grow lights there. Power equals pounds, so if you want high output, you’ll need more watts. The workload of a high-power LED plant light is 2-3 times that of several low-power bulbs.

7. High Waterproof IP67 power supply

The LED grow light is driven by a well-known brand of sosen or meanwell power supply, IP67 waterproof, suitable for wet and humid places. Its appearance is waterproof, and the strict sealing welding process can prevent dust splashing and water splashing, and can be installed in a humid planting environment.

8. Suggested Installation Height

The growth process of each plant is divided into several stages, and the light flux required for each stage is also different.

If you want to know exactly how far your grow lights should be from your plants, you need to consider the different growth stages of your plants.

The power output of the grow light is also important, it is related to the wattage of the light source, which is the main factor in determining the optimal distance from the LED when starting the growing process.

The growth stage of a plant can be divided into three distinct stages – seedling stage, vegetative stage and flowering and fruiting stage. This means that once healthy roots are firmly established, it’s time to increase intensity and reduce light.

Generally speaking, LED plant lights can be maintained at 23-30 inches at the germination stage, 24 inches at the seedling stage, 17-24 inches at the growth stage, and 18 inches at the flowering stage. Hang grow lights a few inches higher if the light is strong, and a few inches lower if the light is not too strong.