The Benefits of Switching to LED Grow Lights
LED (light emitting diodes) is commonly used in electronic devices. Engineers and technicians in a nuclear plant, depend on the electronic device dotting their sensitive switch boards in green color to ensure that the power station is operating safely. The reliable device will usually flash a color red light when there is an impending danger in the cockpits of the commercial airlines. This lightweight device is not only reliable and dependable; it also consumes less electrical power and thus had made its way into our common daily devices. Mobile phones, laptops and television sets use LED in order to create crisp, sharp and colorful viewing screens.
The LED technology is now available to assist plant growers to maintain healthier and faster growing vegetations. It is used as a light source for the vegetations in nurseries and greenhouses. Unlike other light sources, LED grow light emits only the specific lights that are required by the flora. Red and violet are the common light colors that the plants use as energy to produce their food. The more food the vegetation make, the more food it will be able to consume. The colors of the LED lights can be modified based on the specific requirement of the vegetation. Growers are recommended to select the correct light color. Fruit bearing trees and shrubs requires orange colored grow lights while their flowering counterparts need red lights to help them to bear fruits and flowers. Seeds and seedling grow faster on blue grow lights.
Plants do not sleep, therefore; when the LED growing lights are used to in the night, the production of food required by the trees and shrubs will continue. It will grow faster than those that do not get the proper lighting in the night. Faster growing vegetations are considered a financial gain for the growers as they will a lesser time to produce the crop. Indirectly; the consumers will benefit also as the more produce in the market, the price will be lower. Consequently, the healthier consumers will also be eating more fruits and vegetables.
The temperature produced by the LED grow lights is also much lower compared to those nursery lighting devices that are currently used. Most vegetation will thrive better in a lower temperature environment. Greenhouses in hot and arid countries will be able to grow more plants as do not have to be concerned much in lowering the temperature of their indoor garden. Vegetables will also taste and look fresher as the water contents in their leaves will not evaporate. Excessive heat will also make most vegetables wilt.
The lighting device also consumes less electricity compared to the lighting devices growers have been using. A 75 percent lower electricity consumption bill is expected to some planters who will switch from the new grow light system. The higher price of the LED can be easily recovered in the long run.