How To Swap Your HPS MH Grow Light For LED Grow Lights

September 18, 2021

Choosing between a traditional lighting system such as High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting and newer Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology can be a complicated decision. Factors such as energy use, ROI, maintenance costs and how they affect the growth of your plants should be considered. Many growers are looking to switch over to LED lighting technology for reasons such as energy savings or fine tuning spectral recipes.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably ready to tap the benefits of LED grow lights — benefits which include increased efficiency, cost savings, higher light intensity, and a level of control over the lighting spectrum that’s impossible with HPS. Even better, LEDs can give you an overall healthier plant. So, let’s take a look at the two technologies to see which is right for you.

Comparing LEDs and HPS Lighting

LEDs have varying efficiency ratings, depending on the product, and that dramatically affects how much light they’re producing. It’s the same with HPS. When we talk about HPS technologies in general, we gloss over important design elements like (1) the wattage of the fixture, (2) whether the lamp is single- or double-ended, and (3) whether the ballast is magnetic or electronic, etc.  

Plants need the right temperature to grow and develop properly. Many research trials over the years have confirmed the relationship between temperature and plant growth.  In applications with HPS lighting, the radiant heat from the lamps heats up the crop hastening development. LEDs, as we mentioned earlier, do not emit heat that is transferable to crop temperature and therefore extra heating is needed in the colder months. And conversely, in spring and fall months, where light levels need to be increased but you don’t want to increase the indoor temperature, LEDs can be turned on instead to increase the DLI and/or photoperiod while keeping temperatures low.

ECO FARM 650W LED GROW LIGHT STRIPS WITH EPISTAR CHIP FULL SPECTRUM EASY SET UP LIGHT

Description:

ECO Farm 650W LED light is a high-performance top-lighting solution for commercial horticulture cultivation. Designed for growers to push the envelope with high-PPFD cultivation practices.

  • Wattage: 650 watts (65W/bar x 10 bars)
  • 650W power, PPF 1755 umol/J
  • IP65 waterproof coating, great for humid environment.
  • LED chips: Epistar 3030 3500K and 6500K + Epistar 660nm
  • Emitting color: 3500K warm white
  • 10 independent working light bars, freely install/uninstall.
  • Small & solid packing, save storage space and reduce shipping damage.
  • Aluminum material, high quality & excellent heat dissipation.
  • HPS Equivalent: 1000w HPS Equivalent
  • Coverage area: 3*3 to 5*5 ft
  • Each light bar has a small switch to control each light bar individually

ECO FARM 400W/640W/800W LED GROW LIGHT STRIP WITH SAMSUNG LM561C/LM301B CHIPS

Description:

1. ECO Farm PL series is a full cycle top light for the the commercial horticulture cultivation, we use 3500k+660nm full spectrum.

2. 15% blue light is enough for the plants veg stage, and 660nm make plants achieve maximum efficiency in photosynthesis, it is perfect use for the plant full cycle growing.

3. We recommend PL series deployed in environments with CO2 supplementation between 800-1400 ppm in reproductive growth stage due to high PPFD level. PL series can be used in the vertical farm, farm, home grow, and indoor grow, grow tent. It is your best choice for your grow light

ECO FARM ECOZ 250W/510W/700W/1000W LED GROW LIGHT STRIPS WITH SAMSUNG 301H CHIPS SEPARATELY UV+IR CONTROL

Description:

  • Save 100%-200% on lighting compared to other brands;
  • Industry top efficacy and light output - 2.9 μmol/j ;
  • Reduce HVAC and electricity costs by 50-60%;
  • Make you get 30% Higher Yield compare the traditional lamps, Increases revenue with better quality flower,s and higher yield(maximize crop yield by growing vertical).
  • Using high efficient and more reliable Samsung LM301H & Osram Chip horticultural LEDs.
  • 3 Channel Dimmers, VEG switch, Bloom switch, UV switch separately controlled, Freely adjust the lamps according to different growing stages; VEG dimmer to control white light 5000K, one Bloom dimmer to control white light +red light ( 3000K+660nm), and UV dimmer to control UV 395nm. 
  • Plug & Play design, horticultural can be easier! 
  • Application: All those products are widely used in grow tents, house gardens, pot culture, hydroponics, greenhouse cultivation, etc.
  • Tailored spectrum can meet all your various application needs, easy for full growth cycle.
  • Perfect heat management, cool to touch.

Horticultural LEDs have steadily increased in efficiency over the years, while simultaneously dropping in price. That’s left many growers waiting and waiting for the right time to switch. But experts say the time is now. Or, rather, years ago.
In 2017, a group of prominent researchers — who include Bruce Bugbee, Ph.D., and Erik Runkle, Ph.D. — reviewed the efficiencies and costs of the lighting products on the market and came to a simple conclusion: it’s time to switch (1). Even as far back as 2017, changing from HPS lamps to LEDs reduced costs by as much as 50 percent and provided a payback time of just two to three years. Since then, LEDs have continued to increase in efficiency while decreasing in price.
If you’re interested in learning more about how LEDs can help your organization become more efficient — while still maintaining high product quality, welcome to visit our official website: ecofarm.ca

Our emails address is: business@ecofarm.ca

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