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LED Grow Lights V.S. Other Hydroponic Lights

June 02, 2022 1 min read

LED Grow Lights V.S. Other Hydroponic Lights

LED vs other horticultural lights.

There are a range of different types of horticultural lights. Over the last decade the industry has moved toward LED grow lights as they are efficient, low maintenance, can be easily controlled, and have come down in cost dramatically over time. For this reason, all Urban Plant Growers grow lights use LEDs.

LED Grow Lights

  • Convert almost all their energy into light (95%).
  • Highly customizable
  • Easy to control (timers, intensity etc).
  • Long life span
  • Emits little heat

High pressure sodium lights

  • Short lives
  • Decays in intensity over time
  • Expensive
  • High operating costs

Fluorescent lights

  • Narrow wavelength bands
  • Shorter lifespan
  • Higher operating costs
  • Cheap upfront

Metal halide lights

  • Emits light over a wide area
  • Commonly used in commercial
  • Releases a lot of heat and energy
  • Short lives
  • Decays in intensity over time
  • Expensive
  • High operating costs

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