How to Choose LED Growth Lights HERE ARE THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A LED LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR YOUR INDOOR GROW SPACE. We all know the LED lights are the best type of lights for indoor growing. But not all LEDs are the same, and there’s a wide range of models available in the market. You should be able to pick ones that are perfect for your grow space. Otherwise, you won’t be ge�ng the results you are hoping for. Another thing is to be on the lookout for low quality or “fake” LEDs so you won’t be was�ng an investment. If you’re ready to go shopping for LED growth lights, here’s a checklist that might help you pick the lights for your needs.
CHECK FOR THE MATERIALS USED AND THE BRAND. The materials used to make the LED lights should be high-quality. High-quality materials make these lights last up to 10 years. Check if they are US-made and abide by the highest industry standards. As for the brand, you have to pick one that is used by most growers and have a good reputa�on in the market. Pick brands that have spent �me on research and development for innova�ng their products.
WHAT PLANTS ARE YOU GROWING? The lights you are about to get should be suitable for the kind of plants you are growing. Generally, all types of LED lights, to some extent, would do, but some units are made for speciﬁc plant needs. This is in par�cular with the growth stages of the plant. There are some made speciﬁcally for the vegeta�ve stage, and there are also units created for both vegeta�ve and ﬂowering stage. Cannabis is a plant that needs both, so if you are a medical marijuana grower go with lights that have an op�mal spectrum of lights for both growth stages.
HOW BIG IS YOUR GROW AREA? One important factor to consider is the size of your grow space. This determines the number of units you’ll need, as well as the size. Measure the exact size of the area then compare to the ligh�ng area size of the units you want to but. Generally, you’ll need 32 wa�s per square foot for plants
that need high light, while plants that need low light need about
11 and 18 wa�s per square foot.
CHECK IF THE UNIT CAN DELIVER A FULL SPECTRUM OF LIGHTS. Photosynthesis requires diďŹ€erent wavelengths of light, meaning it needs a full spectrum of lights. To be more speciďŹ c, your plants need light in the blue and red spectrums, as well as ultraviolet and infrared. Most LED lights have many individual spectra, allowing plants to photosynthesize perfectly. However, do note that some units only have limited spectra and are only used for a certain growth stage.
CHECK FOR WARRANTY AND RETURN POLICY. Always check if the units have a warranty and a return policy. This is helpful in cases when a grower decides that they are not happy with the product, or have bought the wrong kind of unit. Most known brands provide this too, and if you see a unit that doesnâ€™t have these, they are most probably made of substandard quality materials or are fake LED lights.
DISCLAIMER MARIJUANA REMAINS ILLEGAL UNDER FEDERAL LAW. CHAMPION LED IS MERELY ADVISING ON GROWING MARIJUANA, AND THE USE OF LED LIGHTS FOR GROWERS LOCATED IN STATES WHERE GROWING IS LEGAL. CHAMPION LED ALSO DOES NOT PROMOTE ILLEGAL SALES OR USE OF MARIJUANA IN ANY WAY.
Here are things you should consider when buying a led lighting system for your indoor grow space.