When it comes to grow lights, there are various options out there. For our indoor gardens, we have chosen the best solution - LED (light emitting diode) grow lights. Click & Grow’s collection of self-watering indoor gardens are equipped with an LED lamp and care for plants 24 hours a day.
Here is why Click & Grow opted to use LEDs:
Smart Garden 9
LEDs have a longer lifespan than virtually any other grow light. If used every day, a smart garden’s LED bulbs can last up to 7 years. Not having to change bulbs so frequently makes them a very user friendly choice.
The Smart Garden 3’s LED lamp consumes 8w of power and only uses 3.8 kWh per month. The Smart Garden 9’s LED lamp consumes 13w of power and uses just 6.2 kWh per month.
To put this into perspective, the average US resident consumes 897 kWh per month. The lamps of a Smart Garden 3 and Smart Garden 9 (combined) would contribute to just a little over 1% of that amount.
Smart Garden 3
Due to their energy efficiency, LED bulbs emit less heat than a lot of other light sources. This reduces the risk of plants being burned (providing they have not been allowed to make direct contact with the bulbs!)
LEDs are a great example of solid state lighting (SSL). They are run by a pair of semiconductors and there are no moving parts in the bulb. This means they can be subjected to external shock without the diodes being damaged.
Small and adaptable
LED bulbs are physically small, making them easily adaptable for a range of products. Their miniature size contributes to the sleek, streamlined design of smart garden lamps.
Healthy for plants
Sources of light that emit more UV rays are not always ideal for plants. This is because they can cause plants to become dry faster, meaning they require more water to stay alive.
LED bulbs emit less heat and less UV rays, meaning energy and water can be used to grow plants that thrive rather than just survive.
For further reading, check out our quick beginner’s guide to grow lights.
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