An LED grow light is one of the most popular types of grow lights that are available on the market today. This is due to the many advantages that it offers over other kinds of grow lights that you can get. It is true that the initial cost of getting LED lights can be a little daunting to many people but you have to keep in mind that once you make this investment, the money you spent will make itself back in no time at all. If nothing else, you will not need to replace these lights for the next ten to fifteen years, maybe even more. There are several different powered LED light panels that a person can make a purchase of, according to his requirements which will be dependent on what type of plants he is cultivating. Paneled grow lights are the best way to go when growing plants indoors.
One of the cheapest LED light panels that you can get is the 90 watt powered one. You can get this for around $400 at some retailers. This can be used for plants that are both in either the early stages of life or in the fruiting or flowering stage. It has a tri-band spectrum with the LED colors being 43% blue, 43% red and 14% white. The color wavelengths are 660 nm for red, 460 nm for blue and 2600 to 8000K for white. This LED grow light panel has three high powered in-built fans that work in conjunction with a heat dispersing mechanism.
In general such a LED light panel has a covering area of 12 meters square and has a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours. An average high pressure sodium lamp will last at the most 24000 hours and sometimes only 10,000 hours. The 90 watt LED light panel is extremely cost efficient as well as energy efficient because it will give off the same amount of light as that of 500 watts of light produced by a high pressure sodium lamp.
This basically means that your electricity consumption falls by at least 85% which is no small thing. Energy efficiency is also made possible by the fact that the fans incorporated in the design of the LED light help to maintain the low temperature of each LED bulb and hence encourage a longer life of each diode.
If you are looking for an LED grow light panel that is made especially for plant growth at the vegetative stages, then you should go for the 135 watt LED light panel. It has an actual measured light output of 120 watts with a tri-band spectrum that has 35 blue pieces, five red pieces and five white pieces. It has a covering area of 64 meters square and dimensions of 270x60 mm. This LED grow light will also have a lifespan of around 50,000 hours. You can buy this specific Led plant lights
for around $350, less if you manage to pick them up second hand.