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The End of LED Grow lights?

Jan 09, 2015 Comments Off on The End of LED Grow lights? by

Not really, just in the way most people today think of LED Grow Lights. New MCOB LEDs are replacing 3 and 5 watt LED Arrays in indoor horticulture cultivation. Watching LED Technology advance is like a long ride on a bullet train, so much is happening it can be hard to keep up with some […]

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Are Medical Marijuana Producers Going LED?

Dec 21, 2014 No Comments by

With the rise of 100% legal  Medical marijuana growers, are many using LED Technology? Absolutely yes. Colorado growers are welcoming LED Growlights that reduce air conditioning bills and operating expenses. Others are mixing in or side lighting for extra yields.   We found a legal grower in Canada who is running some serious tests and […]

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LED Grow lights have sure come a long way in 10 years!

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments by

10 years back, I was briefly “Very Excited” about LED replacing the HPS and Metal Halide in small grow ops for single patient micro cannabis farms. NASA already was growing lettuce in space under red and blue .001 watt LEDs, so growing good greens was close right? unfortunately, it would be many years before I […]

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Growing Trends In LED Grow and Aquarium Lights

Jul 05, 2014 No Comments

Original article submission from SSL Guru: Dennis McCarthy UBM -SSL industry writer A trio of SSL concerns- they make interesting grow lights –     I have had a heightened interest in the grow light segment of LED lighting for many years. I’m a believer that SSL both ILEDs and OLED will be used in […]

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Horticultural Blues and Reds by Dennis McCarthy

Jul 19, 2013 No Comments

 Dennis McCarthy  is an Educator , product analyst , writer and  quality maven in the solid state lighting field- and  has recently  become a SSL  horticultural  product “inventor” who has a  new item under the sun made to enhance photosynthetic flux density output numbers. We’re all witnessing the optimization of an approach with regards to […]

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Why is LED Lighting So Good for Plants?

Apr 15, 2013 5 Comments

Since the mid-1990s, LED lighting has undergone a revolution.  LEDs are increasingly more efficient, allowing for greater and greater savings, while potential use has grown immeasurably, as the fundamentals at the heart of LED technology allow for task-specific manufacture. Because our understanding of LED technology has coincided with that of plant biology, the benefits of […]

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Growing Tips with LED Lighting

Apr 15, 2013 9 Comments

As a photographer’s technical expertise deepens, so his careful balancing of aperture, shutter speed and film sensitivity grows ever more complex.  The principle can be applied to any discipline, and so it is with growing plants, only in the world of horticulture, we seek to understand and manipulate not white balance and depth of field, […]

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LED Grow Lights: Designed for Indoor Horticulture

Apr 13, 2013 6 Comments

LED grow lights are designed for indoor horticulture Metal halide and high-pressure sodium bulbs were not invented with horticulture in mind, HPS (the bright orange bulbs seen across North America)  have a large initial lumen output, but it is predominantly in the orange and yellow spectrum (less beneficial for plant growth) But my plants look […]

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Effects of LEDs on the growth of tomato transplants

Apr 10, 2013 4 Comments

  Effects of LEDs on the growth of tomato transplants Based on agricultural volume 97, number two, 2010, page 89 through 98: Institute of horticulture, Lithuanian research Center for agriculture and forestry The authors of this study chose tomato plants because they are the most widely indoor cultivated plant across the globe. The tomato plant […]

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