Transition to LED Grow lights can be very pricey due to the capital costs involved, but the result is worth every penny. A new economic study reveals that growers switching to LED lighting will recoup quickly and generate more revenue than those using HPS lights.
The most effective way to increase your income is by reducing your greenhouse, indoor, or hydroponic farm’s energy costs. Energy consumption generally accounts for a total of 20 % to 30% of the cost of crop production.
Since lighting and weather control systems typically use the most energy in indoor farms, you can maximize net profit by using the most efficient techniques. Here are some economic advantages of LED plant lights
Less time monitoring your indoor crops
LED plant light can be put in areas previously off plant limit as the new small lights are available in the form of sticks that can be mounted in the plants instead of in a separate panel hanging above or on the plant’s side. These stick lights could be made to stand right along the plant’s stems to give that specific plant heat and energy. These sticks are highly beneficial for indoor plants as they provide light to one plant at a time.
That means that with the number of plants, the number of lights increases, as each plant will demand its stick of light. Such sticks have detectors in them to switch on automatically when it is dark in the surrounding areas. Consequently, farmers don’t have to monitor the crops to make sure the lights are switched on and off at the right moment.
Cut down your electricity bill with LED lighting.
The significant benefit of LED plant light is that it is directional, unlike fluorescent lights, and helps to give out energy in one direction only and not in any other way. In this way, the plant receives the optimal heat to thrive in the best conditions as the plants receive just a small amount of wavelengths to conduct photosynthesis when the energy spreads in every direction. In this way, money is not lost, and the lights consume less power, lowering the bills to 70 percent by a wide scale of 40 percent.
LED plant light has built-in fans and heat removal systems to reduce heat from damaging the plant and its product. It only gives limited energy as per the plant’s power, and also limits the increase in room temperature, where it is mounted. It can be handled easily without any worry of burning yourself or starting fires to the surrounding items. Again, it only gives heat to the plant and in limited quantities.
Doesn’t need any accessories
These lights prove to be very cost-effective and useful to any user. They do not need any other mandatory accessories such as reflectors, fans, and cooling systems to function correctly. It also lasts over 50,000 working hours, which is a lot longer as most lights only run for 5,000 hours before adjustments.
LED Grow Lights effects on plants
These lights have also been demonstrated to improve the plants’ growth with highly useful characteristics and features. Red lights, for instance, slow the flowering, raise the phytochemical level, and maximizes yield.
Today’s world is highly competitive, so you need to keep up with constantly changing technology and development. While you may need to invest more in innovation in the future, the studies speak for themselves as the cost of producing LEDs decreases annually, and the profit margins rise.
LED lights can also last for up to 19 years, but HPS lights need to be replaced every few years making them more economical. We expect greenhouses, domestic farms, and all other indoors to switch to LEDs and benefit economically over the next decade.