ChilLED Tech – Education

Why You Should Include UV-A In LED Grow Lights

Many growers misunderstand ultraviolet light. They think that it will always hurt their plants. Or, they think that only UV-B is helpful in increasing the medicinal quality of plants. Both those statements are untrue. In this article, we’d like to tell you four reasons you should be growing with UV-A. Before that, though, a reminder on what UV is:

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Understanding LED Grow Light Metrics

Trying to find the best grow lights for your application can be an overwhelming process. In fact, researching the topic might leave you with more questions than you started with. After all, not all of us are qualified engineers or plant physiologists, and lighting system specs can get very technical very quickly.

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How LEDs Work

If we are to understand the science of how LED’s produce light, we first have to understand something quite odd about electrons. Electrons can not do something that seems very simple – have “forbidden” quantities of energy.

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Do LED Grow Lights Produce Heat?

They do. And it’s a fact that many LED companies outright lie about and we’re here to set the record straight. You might be surprised to learn that in a closed system (we’ll explain this later), they produce as much heat as high-pressure sodium (HPS), metal halide (MH), the extremely inefficient incandescent, or even a space heater of the same wattage.

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LED Grow Light Buyer’s Guide

There was a time when choosing a grow light was simple – all you needed to know was what brand and wattage you wanted. Things have changed. Drastically. The market has been flooded with grow light options and it can be quite challenging to figure out which light is best for you.

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The Best Light for Plants

Learn how to use the right spectrum of light to get huge growth, abundant flowers, and massive fruit.

Plants are far, far more adaptable than we often give them credit. And, they have to be.

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