There are many advantages and benefits of using LED lights with your hydroponic system as opposed to standard lights. Some of the most obvious reasons you might want to switch to LED lighting is that the lights are much cooler and save on electricity. Every LED light operates much cooler and allow you to use as much light as you like without overheating your plants. LED lights also outlast HID or standard bulbs because they rarely burn out. When LED lights first hit the market, they weren’t powerful enough to be used with hydroponic systems, but the technology has been improved over the years and LED lights are clearly the way to go.
Though using LED lights might be more costly than standard lighting, you can cut your costs over time with a lower electricity bill and less ventilation headaches.
There are many light sources out there designed for hydroponic use and some of the most popular are the Digilux Lights. These hydroponic lights are made to be used with digital ballasts for ultimate control of your lighting. These are not LED lights, but they’re high-quality and very popular – probably some of the most popular lights on the market today.
Consider switching to LED lights for your hydroponic system if you’re a person that likes growing indoors and appreciates the benefits of lower electricty, less heat, and long-lasting lighting for your plants.