what is an LED grow light?
LED grow light is an LED light that the spectrum has been devised to be beneficial for the growth of plants that mimics the sun, according to Raphael Blake, another co-founder of BotaniQ.
“For some of them you can change the spectrum they put off — red blue white,” he said.
When used in a canopy of lights, LEDs have the ability to spread an even amount of light to each plant. And you usually want one LED light per plant. The yield of your plant depends on the power of your light, according to Blake. The more powerful the light, the bigger the bud.
Many professional growers use multiple sources of light. But it is more common for home growers to only use one, Blake said.
LED grow lights have their own set of pros and cons. According to Blake, they work well in small, confined spaces, like an indoor closet, and use less power. But it the start-up cost can be expensive. A 1,000 watt LED grow light on Amazon can cost up to $100.