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Hi again! Its been a while since we have put out a blog. We've been busy working on the website and adding new lights to our collection. We are excited to see more and more popular LED grow light companies work with us to expand our collection and share this energy-saving and targeted-wavelength technology with the world.

There are many people in the horticulture industry starting to realize the benefits of growing with LEDs. However, this new technology means growers will have to change their grow methods. Growing with LEDs is not like growing with HID lights. How does one learn how to do it right?

There is a lot of information on the internet about how to grow with LED lights, but we want to hear it straight from you! We believe this is the best way to transmit information: grower to grower. Therefore, if you have a few years of experience, or even a few months of experience with LEDs, we would like you share your best tip on growing in the comment section below.

Some questions to ponder:

  • What is different about LED growing? What is the same?
  • How have you adjusted your inputs?
  • How did you increase your yields and/or quality?
  • Are there any secrets that you would like to share with others? 

Again, please leave your top tip in the comments below. 

Thanks for being an awesome community member!

Erik

Related: What you should consider before purchasing an LED grow light

Comments

by Fluorescent grow lights

I think fluorescent grow lights is the best choice in this situation, led maybe good but not better than fluorescent lights

by Jonathan C (Empire Garden Supply)

LED Grow Tip #1 Control Your Climate
Keep air temperature and humidity at optimal levels, to maximize plant growth rates and yields. For instance, if your max temperature is 68F and your max humidity is 90%, when your LEDs are “on”, you will raise the temperature to 82F max, and adjust the humidity to 50% max (Different Plants Require Slightly Different Temperatures and Humidity Levels.)
During dark periods, make sure your air temperature drops 10-15 degrees F (This is what happens when HPS lights go off, or when the Sun goes down)
Tools You Need:
1. Temperature & Humidity Controller (to control AC, Heater, Fans, Humidifier, Dehumidifier, or CO2 Burner)
2. AC and/or Fresh Air Supply (to lower air temperature *especially in Summer months)
3. Heater (to raise air temperature *
especially in Winter months)
4. Humidifier (to raise humidity level *especially when using AC for cooling)
5. Dehumidifier (to lower humidity, *
especially when using fresh humid air for cooling, or when in a sealed environment)
6. CO2 Burner (to raise CO2 concentration ***especially when it is too cold to use fresh air to replenish CO2)

The number one mistake growers make when swithing to LEDs, is ignoring the need for attention to the above details.

by Michael

“LEDs often provide a much broader light spectrum than HID bulbs. A broader spectrum translates into more usable light energy for plants. As a result, you will likely be able to cut down on the amount of nutrients you’ll need. If you do not adjust for the broader spectrum and continue feeding as you would under an HID bulb, you could over fertilization and create a Nutrient Lock situation.

by Aaron K (Truth Lighting)

People often claim that LED’s produce no heat. This isn’t true. LEDs produce heat but nowhere near the levels of an HID bulb. With this in mind you still need to be aware of the temperature in your grow space, but it will allow you to experiment with hanging heights above your plant canopy that you could not otherwise do with an HID bulb.

by Shelbey

Growing with LEDs result in higher yields, the lights runs cooler, and consume less energy.
https://youtu.be/1HuIaONJPvs

by 420 Grower

The most interesting information I have heard or read about the differences of growing with LED was this information on growing at higher temperatures when growing with LED: https://www.blackdogled.com/lst