What makes LED grow lights more effective than traditional lighting for indoor growing?
- EFFICIENCY – LED grow lights can achieve the same results as traditional HID grow lighting while using around a quarter of the power. This has numerous advantages, the main one being a much smaller power bill at the end of the month!
- HEAT (the lack of) – Because LEDs produce very little heat, there’s less requirement to cool the grow area. Additionally LED grow lights can be placed much closer to the plants than HPS/MH bulbs without ‘plant burn’ taking place.
- SIZE & WEIGHT – Because LED grow units do not require a separate ballast and reflector. The size and weight of your lighting is greatly reduced, making LED grow lights the practical solution for growers with small or large indoor setups.
What’s the main difference between the UFO, E27, Penetrator & Switchable Series?
While all our LED lights will do very much the same thing (grow big juicy plants!). There are some distinct advantages and differences between the various ranges.
UFO – Most common led grow light on the market. Into it’s fourth generation of models. Full spectrum. 3watt leds.
COBRA – Latest commercial led grow technology using ‘COB’ leds. New fan technology, reducing noise even further. Full spectrum.
SWITCHUP – Able to be switched between ‘grow’ & ‘bloom’ spectrums (or both together). Individually reflected 5watt LEDs.
E27 – Bulb style grow lights that fit in standard ‘screw in’ light sockets. Using 3watt LEDs and 1-2 spectrums.
What is the ideal spectrum for growing lush plants?
For plants in the growth or ‘vegetation’ stage; blue (440-460nm) spectrums is considered the ideal spectrum. Plant still respond well to the red spectrum during this period. For plants in the bloom / flowering / ‘budding’ stage; red (630-660nm) is considered the ideal spectrum. Plants also respond well to additional colors being added, as we try to replicate the sun which has a nearly infinite number of light spectrums.
What can I grow with LEDs?
You can grow just about anything that grow indoors in your environment. This includes flowers to fruits, vegetables & herbs. The LEDs only serve to promote a more realistic lighting spectrum for your plants then the existing lighting technologies. So if MH/HPS/CFL lights can grow it, LEDs can!
How high above the plants should I have the light?
It is recommend to have your led grow lights no lower than 30cm from your plants. Depending on your grow area, you should generally place lights at a height that is half the width of the grow area (eg, for a 1metre wide grow space, place lights 50cm above plant canopy)
Can I use my LED grow lights for cloning or seed starting?
Absolutely. Naturally, clones, cuttings and babies prefer to be under a weaker light source than their bigger, older friends. So if you are looking for a specific light for the early stages, the E27 range offers a good power of light. Alternatively you can use the bigger units fine, providing you keep ample distance between light & plants, or by keeping clones and seedlings under the canopy of the larger plants to reduce to light intensity.
How do I order my lights?
Simply choose the light/s of your choice and click ‘add to cart’ on the product page or listing page. You can review your order on the cart page before proceeding to the checkout where you enter your postal details and then choose your payment type.
What forms of payment do you accept?
You can pay by credit/debit card via our secure Paypal sytem (confirmation is instant) or you can choose to pay by bank deposit into our account either through internet banking or a manual deposit at any Westpac branch. If you choose bank payment, you will be given our banking details and we will confirm with you via email when the payment has cleared (usually 1-3 working days)
Do you allow pickups?
At this stage we don’t allow pickups, although we have reduced our postage rates throughout Australia. We aim to get most orders away the same day, and more than 90% of orders arrive within 2-3 working days of confirmed payment More info on postage and payments here.
Do you ship internationally?
Contact us, and we can look to arrange international orders as per your request.