The fantastic benefits of the best LED Grow Lights
Our range of hydroponics LED grow lights keeps getting bigger and better. We hand-pick only the very best to offer to you such as products from top manufacturers like Lumatek, Gavita, Maxibright, Grow Northern and Sanlight. We have models which can replace traditional 400w, 600w, and 1000w HPS (High Pressure Sodium) or Metal Halide (MH) grow light systems. We also carry lower output models for propagation lights and the early vegetative lights and those somewhere in-between (like the Lumatek and Maxibright mid range LEDs)
Top 5 LED Grow Lights in the UK
- Maxibright 660w Pro LED - The Maxibright gives amazing performance and bang for your buck; it's our go to full spectrum LED grow light for beginners!
- LUXX 645w LED Pro V2 - Coming straight out of the grow rooms of California, the LUXX gives you top level performance and build quality.
- GN Telos - Made here in the UK, the Telos range give you the best quality LED Grow Lights on the market; grow with Telos today.
- Maxibright Daylight LED 1030W Pro LED - Growing in a 1.5x1.5m area? The 1030W Pro has you covered!
- Omega Luna 630W LED - If you're growing on a budget, the Omega Luna gives you fantastic performance at its price range!
So, why would growers make the switch to LEDs?
LED grow lights offer:
- Greater efficiency than HPS - they give more light per watt of electricity
- Most of them emit a full spectrum of PAR light - ideal for plant health, plant growth, final yields and harvest quality - the perfect grow light.
- The light is focused straight down onto your plants rather than needing a reflector
- They run much cooler than other types of grow light with no infrared - greatly reduced heat problems, even in Summer
- Lighting that lasts for years
- No bulbs to change out regularly unlike other types of grow light.
- They barely deteriorate over their long lifespan - up to 11 years or, sometimes, even longer
- They reduce running costs of your lighting
- Contain no mercury or other environmentally unfriendly substances unlike other lighting
- Completely recyclable unlike older methods of lighting
Originally, NASA came up with the concept of LED Grow Lights so that astronauts could grow their own food in space. Back then, the component LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) were not very efficient and it has taken many years of development to reach the stage where, watt for watt, LED not only match the results of HPS Grow Lights they actually exceed them. Because the higher quality model LED lights create full spectrum light (including white), your plants will be happier and healthier, producing even better crops with LED lights! They are absolutely the future of growing, LED Grow Lights needs to be in your setup.
LED grow lights are nothing like they used to be. They have so many advantages it is no wonder that growers everywhere are switching over to them. HPS used to be the standard grow light of choice because it offered the best yield per watt of electricity used. These days, the huge advances that have been made in LED technology by companies such as Cree and Osram, and the introduction of COB (Chip On Board) components means that they give a lot more light for a given amount of electricity than they did even a few years ago. The net effect is that watt for watt, LED grow lights can beat the yields produced by a similar wattage HPS, all while producing lower temperatures. Even the top double-ended HPS models can't compete with full spectrum LED grow lights.
Energy Efficiency power consumption with LED
The electric that is used by LED lights is converted into a mixture of light and heat. If an LED produces more light for a given amount of electrical power, then it must also create less heat. Watt for watt, LED grow lights give lower temperatures than other types of grow light. The amount of PAR light they produce is measured in µmols / Joule. Some manufacturers state only the efficiency of the LED components themselves. LED grow light fixtures also contain a driver unit to change mains AC electricity into a few volts DC which LEDs run on. The drive units are never 100% efficient, so the efficiency of a fixture will always be lower than that of the LEDs themselves. When comparing LED grow lights, be careful to check whether manufacturers are quoting the efficiency of just the LED components, or the efficiency of the whole unit.
They do not produce lots of infrared light like HPS lights do. Infrared light is a type of radiation that heats up the object it lands on, but without heating up the air in-between. All in all, they help to avoid a lot of temperature problems that causes difficulties growing in the summer months. A great side-effect is that the risk of a fire in your grow room, which usually has disastrous and life-changing results, is reduced. Many LED models have the facility to have fuel daisy-chained to multiple units. If you want to increase your energy efficiency, grow with LED Grow Lights (you'll decrease your energy bill in the process too, saving you money).
Efficient, Long Lifespan with LED lighting
Another great benefit of full spectrum LED grow lights is their lifespan - usually 5 years at least, and many up to 11 years! That means no more changing out lamps on a regular basis. That can save lots of money and hassle over 5-10 years. Also, a high quality LED model uses less power/energy so you'll be saving money on the electricity bill too!
Most growers look for good aftercare with their plant lighting, and you get that with LEDs, for example. Gavita, Maxibright and Lumatek Systems come with a three year warranty for their lights.
Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights
The spectrum output produced by an HPS is very much concentrated just in the orange & red part of the light spectrum. While that is perfectly ok for producing yields, we know that plants much prefer a full spectrum of light which includes blue, cyan, green and yellow as well. There is a myth that plants do not use green light. Although the cells on the top of leaves do reflect green to some extent, green light actually penetrates deeper into the canopy, and helps the plant to create certain compounds. By growing plants using full spectrum LED grow lights, plants are healthier and have a better structure (stay shorter and bushier).
Blue LED Lighting
On top of that, the inclusion of blue light in the LED lighting spectrum means that the final crop quality is vastly superior. Full spectrum LEDs can be used right the way through a grow from start to finish meaning you don't have to change bulbs or grow lights when switching from cutting/seedling to the veg phase or to the flowering/fruiting stage. The Telos is a great example of a light with plenty of blue and red in the output.
What's the benefit of a full spectrum indoor led grow light?
The full spectrum with plenty of blue encourages more resin, essential oil, terpene and flavonoid production. Putting a high quality LED grow light in your grow tent could be the best investment that you will ever make for your garden. LED lighting is the way forward with its excellent PAR rating and excellent growth rates in your indoor garden.
How to compare different models of LED grow light against other lighting
We only carry full spectrum LED grow lights which have passed our testing process, so whichever one you choose, it will be fantastic value for money. There are 3 main ways of comparing them:
- The amount of light that LEDS create for the amount of electrical energy that they use. This is measured in µmols / Joule and is sometimes called the efficiency. (A Joule is basically 1 Watt per second).
- The light spectrum LED lights put out help through the vegetive and flowering cycles, pushing growth further, especially when combined with full control systems.
- The evenness of the light footprint over the area that the LED lights have been designed to cover an area perfectly, giving maximum control.
LED Grow Light Technology
LED Grow Lights have pushed the horticulture/hydroponics industry forward with their efficient fixtures, fantastic price range and ability to put growers in control with full spectrum, highly efficient lighting. The plants that LED Grow Light creates are healthy and high-yielding, making the technology and price tag worth it. Growers over the US and UK are flocking to LED Grow Lights to fuel their grow, and this is down to LED technology pushing forward at a rapid rate.
LED Grow Light - Why make the Switch?
LED Grow Light provides your plants with everything it needs to grow healthy plants which yield high. LED grow light provides your plants with full-spectrum light, helping them to grow more evenly and your plants will be healthier due to the LED grow light. LED grow light also gives off the correct levels of temperature needed to grow all year round. Unlike HPS, LED grow light also allows you to see pests and deficiencies amongst your plants, making it easier to maintain your plants while they're in your grow space.
LED Grow light also provides higher quality plant matter, providing more flowering sites and you'll see larger yields on your plants. Your plants will also love the output of LED grow light as it mimics the sun, giving them grow light which they'd get in the wild as oppose to artificial spectrums.
No need to replace your lamp!
There's no need to replace your lamp when you grow using LED fixtures, most of them output 70,000 hours give or take unlike HPS lights which require you to replace your lamp every few grows. It's a massive step forward in the horticultural industry.
Feature rich fixtures - Pushing the Horticultural industry forward!
The features LEDs give you are amazing; you get features such as controllers, sunrise sunset mode and much more. You get a lot more control and the features they give you comparing to HPS/CDM are fantastic. If you want to get as many features as you can in your grow room, this is the lighting system for you.
Brands you can trust
Brands like Maxibright, Gavita, Lumatek and Sanlight give growers plenty of options and control in the grow room / indoor garden, and their LEDs grow light are some of the best in the hydroponics industry.
Save big money with LEDs and make the switch to LED light.
If you're looking for fast shipping, we carry large stock of all of the fixtures, meaning you get fast delivery when you checkout with us and purchase your LED light! Need help shipping internationally? We ship a massive array of indoor horticultural gear all over the world - see your shipping price at the checkout!