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5 Best Commercial LED Grow Lights for Cannabis Greenhouse

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LED stands for light-emitting diodes. LED grow lights have rapidly come down in price and home growers everywhere are starting to make the switch to solely using them as their lighting option.

These lighting systems produce extremely low heat, come ready to plug-and-play, and can produce high yields with incredible energy efficiency.

Whereas HIDs require a reflector and ballast for operation, LED lights do not. They can last for decades, whereas HID bulbs will often need to be replaced every couple of years. But, one of the main reasons commercial LED grow lights are regarded as the best is due to the spectrum they produce.

What you need to pay attention to?

1.Must be Powerful enough

In terms of “being powerful’ for LED grow lights, it is not only about wattage, though wattage does indicates partly how powerful an LED grow light can be. But except wattage, we should pay more attention to several parameters as PPF, average PPFD, Efficacy.

PPF decides how much effective photons you can get from one grow light.

PPFD decides how effectively your plants can use the photons, generally speaking, the more averagely distributed, the better.

Efficacy, higher efficacy means you can get more photons with the same cost on electricity bill.

For  commercial growers, average PPFD is better to be above 1000 μmol/m2/s, and all the way even up to 1500 or 2000, since most commercial cannabis facilities have CO2 enrichment system, plants can use much higher level of light for photosynthesis. In a small individual grow tent, higher PPFD above 1000 would be waste of energy, since most individual growers don’t have such complete system of CO2 enrichment, let alone precise control over humidity, temperature, nutrients, etc.

2.Must be built with top-quality parts with long working lifetime

Unlike individual growers, commercial growing facilities basically have to run every day for providing the year-around yield for the cannabis market. In this situation, you must have a very robust design of your LED grow lights.

And we need to understand that LED grow lights consists of several main parts which affect the durability most.

LED chips, top quality chips include brands as Samsung, Osram, Lumileds, Cree,, etc.These top LED chips can last a long life time of more than 50000 hours with 10% light loss.

LED driver, tops drivers include Meanwell, Inventronics, etc. Those best drivers usually offer warranty period up to 7 even 10 years.

Heatsink, this depends on the light manufacturer’s choice, but the larger the collective surface size is, the better the heat conduction is. The operation temperature should be no more than 60 Celsius degree in order to gain a L80 life time more than at least 5 years.

3.Spectrum

There has been no best spectrum for cannabis growing yet, though every manufacturer claims that it has the best. But we can recognize right way those spectra unsuitable for cannabis cultivation, such as too much red light, too much blue light, lack of infrared. Because cannabis requires a more balanced broad-band full spectrum for get the desired growth result.

But then how to choose the best balanced spectrum for your specific strains or specific growth stage requirement.

Try it with a small trial cultivation. There is no better way than to grow your plants with the actual light.

4.Price

Though you may be scammed to get a crappy grow light with high price. But also remember, you cannot get a decent quality LED grow lights with apparently low price.

Because too low price is not even enough to cover the basic raw material and labor cost.

As a LED grow lights factory for 10 years, we can confirm that LED grow light price below 0.5USD per watt is impossible to use high quality material.

So some manufacturers tell you that their 1000 Watt LED grow light cost only 500USD. They either fake the wattage or fake the quality.

5.Warranty

Warranty period should be at least 5 years. If the manufacturer is really confident about their quality, and their products are built with top quality material and workmanship, 5 years is safe for them to claim.

5 Best Commercial LED Grow Lights

ECO Farm 900W Commercial Full Spectrum LED Grow Light Bar MS Series


 Pros

  • Saves energy costs
  • Enables year round production
  • Has an advanced cooling system

Cons

  • Light frequency is a bit lacking
  • Lamp quality needs to improve

LUXX Lighting 645w LED Pro

 Pros

  • Multiple heat sinks
  • Upgraded aluminum radiators
  • Two multiple high-speed mute fans

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • For indoor use only

Fluence SPYDR 2x LED Grow Light


 Pros

  • Excellent PAR output
  • Convenient dimmable feature
  • Optimal Spectrum

Cons

  • Flowering takes time
  • Requires more extension cords

Iluminar iL8x LED   670W 

 Pros

  • Double Switch
  • Metal frame
  • Fireproof PC cover

Cons

  • Not ideal for grow tent
  • No heat sink

Roleadro LED Grow Light, 1000W Galaxyhydro Series


Pros:

Includes a timer to save energy

Ideal for growing all indoor plants even on hydroponics

Operates with a quiet cooling fan with 20-30% speed

Helps boost the plants’ defense mechanism with an expensive IR UV lamp

Perfect for winter with warm white light

Cons:

Not powerful enough to help tomato plants grow tall and healthy

Too bright to be looked at directly without an eye protection

Final thoughts

Quality LED grow lights are the best solution we have today for growing plants indoors. They are more efficient that traditional forms of light, meaning they produce more output, while using less electricity and producing less heat.

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