Are you planning to start indoor cultivation and you are not sure which LED lighting you would choose? Grow Shop Canada will give you some of the best tips to consider when it comes to finding the most suitable lights for indoor cultivation of cannabis, and of course other plants.
To begin with, it is important to emphasize that no form of illumination can replace nature – the sun. But if you grow it indoors, plants need light from artificial sources to be able to achieve photosynthesis. For this purpose, LED lighting is used as the most economical and today the most modern solution.
There are many reasons why this form of lighting is at the forefront of plant cultivation. The main advantages of LED lighting are:
Reduced energy consumption by up to 90% compared to conventional light bulbs
Longer shelf life
Minimal heat and UV radiation
They are not as fragile as classic light bulbs
A wide range of colors: from completely yellow to blue
Even light scattering and long-term money savings
LED light emitting diodes have only been used intensively in the last ten years in various areas of everyday life, from home use in various devices as light indicators, to mobile and electronic devices, traffic, and all the way to various lighting.
The only downside of LED lighting, as a relatively new technology, is its relatively high price.
Below we have selected for you our selection of the 4 best LED lamps on our market, of different price ranges, for indoor plant growing.
Black Dog Led – PHYTOMAX-2 600
Comes in 5 different versions:
Black Dog – PHYTOMAX-2 can be proud of its honest fulfillment of guaranteed voltage and excellent coverage. One of the most powerful LED lamps that penetrates through the dense canopy of vegetation, feeding even the lowest flowers and leaves.
Designed to deliver maximized yields, the PHYTOMAX-2 lamp sets new standards of power and efficiency.
The high quality and cost-effectiveness of these LED lamps, of course, brings with it a high price, which will not create too much of an obstacle for serious and concerned “botanists”.
Recreational breeders could bypass this model and look for some at more affordable prices.
PAR value: Full spectrum // 961µMol / s
Power: 630 W
Input voltage: AC 100V ~ 277V
Amperage: 5.3A ~ 2.6A (@ 120 / 240v)
Vegetative coverage: 198.12 x 198.2 cm
Flower coverage: 152.4 x 152.4 cm
Dimensions of the light: 48 x 48 x 11 cm
Net weight: 14.5 kg
Gross weight: 17.5 kg
Noise level: 65.5 dB
Frequency: 50-60 Hz
Expected lifespan: 70 000h
* PAR value – Photosynthetic Active Radiation is the amount of light that plants can use
VIPARSPECTRA LED V300
The most popular brand among small and medium growers, known for its affordable prices. These LED lamps have been scientifically designed to maintain a balance between the light spectrum in which plants begin photosynthesis and the lumens output and coverage.
With its full spectrum, it enables plants in the vegetative and flowering phase to get everything that the sun gives them.
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