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Any plant (like every living being on our planet) needs two essential things to grow and survive:
With indoor cultivation, many times we think it is enough to place them near a window where the sunlight comes through, but unfortunately, it is not enough. Plants in nature grow outside, not at home and for this reason they need direct artificial light 12 -14 hours a day. We can use neon, halogen spotlights or we can take advantage of the new LED technology.
LED has countless advantages compared to traditional lighting:
Save up to 80% of energy
They do not heat up and therefore do not burn the leaves
They have an average duration of 15,000 hours
Zero emissions of the UV rays that can be harmful to living beings.
It costs less, it makes more light.
They do not pollute the environment and are almost 100%
Like classic lighting systems, LED was a huge step forward. On the market there are classic LED bulbs, LED spotlights (non-halogen), LED lights (non-halogen) and LED panels, which we will analyze in detail:
These LED panels are nothing more than a plate with all "special" LEDs that illuminate areas up to 2 square meters, are composed of 225 LEDs, 60 blue LEDs with a wavelength of 465 nm and 165 red LEDs with a wavelength of 650 nm, specially created to offer plants only the spectrum of light needed for photosynthesis without waste.
They consume a lot compared to LED, a traditional lamp of 100w is equivalent to a LED lamp of about 20w.
They get very hot, increasing the risk of fire and short-circuiting.
They emit harmful UV rays.
The traditional filament lamps have a duration of about 1000 hours, halogen ones about 4000 hours, those with LEDs about 15,000 hours.
They pollute the environment and are 30-40% recyclable.
15W hydroponic LED lamp
Invest in the new LED technology, not only as lighting for plants but for your entire home. There's nothing to lose, only to gain!