LED light switch: how indoor farmers can save energy

2021-11-12 02:46:01 By : Mr. Alex Lei

If you are a farmer or grower struggling with the recent rising energy costs and show no signs of abating, it is time to consider switching to LED lighting as a more cost-effective solution.

Although high pressure sodium (HPS) plant growth lights have always been favored by growers in the past, LED plant growth lights are increasingly taking center stage for other reasons, such as their sustainability, durability and longer service life.

Indeed, the initial pre-order price of LED grow lights is more expensive, which is usually seen as a limiting factor for growers. However, LED grow lights have brought a considerable return on this initial investment because they are more cost-effective to run and more energy efficient. 

Light Science Technology's nurturGro LEDs

Although HPS grow lights are more energy-efficient and cost-effective than other forms of lighting such as metal halide grow lights, incandescent grow lights, or fluorescent grow lights, they still require electricity. The HPS plant growth lamp only converts 30% of the energy into usable light, while the LED plant growth lamp converts about 50% of the electrical energy into light. This is where the LED grow lights really shine. Research on the decomposition of the use of LEDs in different climates and applications has found that LED plant growth lights can save 10-25% of the total greenhouse energy demand. In the long run, these lights are also much better for the environment because they can be safely managed and disposed of compared to HPS grow lights.  

It is understandable that when considering LED plant growth lights, financial expenditure may be the most concerned issue for farmers. This makes sense-optimizing yield, planting space and lighting systems are all in order to get more with less money. As mentioned earlier, when considering investing in LED plant growth lights, this is a factor that does make some growers stop. It is more costly to set them up initially, and if you want a solution that provides the correct results, you cannot bypass this cost. In other words, compared with HPS plant growth lights, LED plant growth lights do consume less electricity, provide better long-term value, and lower maintenance costs. Their service life is also longer. 

The longevity of LED grow lights makes it a sustainable strategic move. Manufacturers of LED lighting systems have found that the average lifespan of LED grow lights (depending on location, use case, and other factors) is about 50,000-70,000 hours, while HPS grow lights are expected to be used for up to 20,000 hours. Light Science Technology’s nurturGROW series uses LED lighting technology. This technology is backed by a 25-year product life cycle to ensure that indoor farmers make the most of every element in a longer life cycle to produce maximum yield and provide them with Save one-third of future costs. It benefits from sustainable, future-oriented design because 90% of its components are recyclable and 85% are also reusable, thus greatly reducing landfill waste and providing recycling solutions.

LED lighting provides growers with more customizable and powerful lighting solutions for simple reasons: a) growers can control heat and light more effectively, b) can manage and reduce costs in the long term, and c) they can Customized solutions that fully meet the needs of farmers, crop types, climate and available planting space.

In order to get the most value from your LED plant growth light installation, please cooperate with a trusted partner who can provide customized services, not only to ensure the correct spectrum and overall lighting efficiency, but also to create the correct formula for your environment With the latest technology and science at your fingertips, experts are ready to help you increase production.

Craig Price, Operations Director of Light Science Technologies commented: "Not only can energy savings be achieved by switching to LEDs—up to 40% energy savings compared to standard HPS lamps—and if lighting solutions are applied, energy savings can be further realized. The environment is correct. However, ignorance and application of any lighting solution may cause the expected savings to be eroded.

"Cooperate with an experienced LED plant growth lamp expert who is customer-centric in design, which means that it understands every variable and can help you design sustainable solutions that suit your unique growth parameters and help you achieve the best The best results, while reducing your CAPEX and OPEX costs."

For more information, please visit: Light Science Technologies claire.brown@lightsciencetech.com www.lightsciencetech.com 

Publication date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 © HortiDaily.com / Contact

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