How to choose led grow light for your indoor plants？
If you are new of LED grow lights, you might feel difficult to find suitable led grow light for your plants. LED grow lighting is very different from a metal halide or a high-pressure sodium setup in that LED fixtures vary drastically in shape, spectrum, heat load, and power. But fear not, this article will assist your LED to grow light search — saving you time, and money, and assuring you the highest quality crop.
1, What you are growing?
Before buying led grow lights, you must know what you need the light do for your plants.
Personal home growers need cost-effective led grow light, With Spider Farmer, you can consider our SF1000, SF2000, SF4000, SE3000, SE5000 led grow light. Design with Samsung diodes, high efficacy with a longer lifespan. Full spectrum with IR led, suit for all grows cycle of the plants.
Commercial growers require LED grow lights that can bring high benefits. SF4000, SE5000, SE7000 led grow light would be your good choice. Led bar design offer uniform PPFD distribution, offer better yields of the whole plants. Dimming daisy chain function makes it easy to control all led grow lights( Can connect up to 30 lights) Save labor cost.
Vertical farmers need to consider heat dissipation and spectral penetration. Led bar will be the best choice, led bar design is good for heat dissipation. With Spider Farmer, SE3000, SE5000, SE7000 is the best choice. Can hang close to the plants without burning.
For Vegetables and flowers, our SF300, SF600, SF1000 are cost-effective led grow lights.
2, Know the size of your growing room.
A good rule-of-thumb for LED grow lights is 32W of actual wattage per square foot of growing space for flowering medical or other large flowering plants. Vegetative growth for high-light plants needs about half this wattage.)
|Growing Size||Wattage||Spider LED|
|4 sq ft (2×2)=70x70cm||~120||SF1000 100W LED|
|8 sq ft (2×4)=70x140cm||~260||SF2000 200W LED|
|9 sq ft (3×3)=90x90cm||~300||SE3000 300W LED|
|16 sq ft (4×4)=120x120cm||~500||SF4000 450W LED|
|25 sq ft (5×5)=150x150cm||~800||SF7000 650W LED|
3, Consider the Spectrum and Par
Full spectrum led grow light can satisfy all growth cycles of plants, also need to consider IR & UV.
Photosynthetically Active Radiation or PAR is the light that is beneficial to the plants. It is the alternative to sunlight that plants use so they can photosynthesize. LED grow lights can have different PAR values depending on the manufacturer. With that said, a higher PAR value does not necessarily mean the bulb is better. The PAR should be evenly distributed among the plants.
All Spider Farmer Led Grow Light is full spectrum designs with IR. The new upgraded version improves the spectrum ratio, high effective,ness and better PPFD distribution.
4, Cooling System
The LED grow light can overheat, especially if you use it for at least 12 hours a day for sufficient light for the plants. As mentioned, excessive heat can be harmful to your plants and the unit itself. So, your LED grow lights should have an efficient cooling system. That’s why more growers replace the HPS/HID/MH
With Spider Farmer: SF series with aluminum thick board design, SE series with led bar design. All good for heat dissipation. ( We suggest growers use a cooling system when the led light works over 8 hours a day)
Except for these main factors, also pay attention to the safety certificate, quality, and warranty service.
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