Five Myths About LED Grow Lights

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It would challenging to find any industry, that doesn’t come with its own sets of myths. Myths are prevalent, they are everywhere, so much, that we even have a show called, Myth-Busters. However, certain myths can damage a reputation, a product’s integrity, and serious financial ruins can come from it. That’s why it’s always good to address claims and accusations. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some myths circulating on the net about LED grow lights. Some of the best LED grow light brands can be found by clicking on the link I created.

Myth 1: You don’t save that much over time

This claim can’t be substantiated at all, which is good indicator that it is a myth. As one expert says, electric efficiency and productivity have long been established. By these facts, on average LED’s, will save the consumer as much as 30,000 to 50,000 hours of bulb time. You have approximately 10 years or better before you need to replace LED grow lights.

Two, LED’s continue to produce, as the technology and innovation gets better. LED’s can generate three times the yield power than that of a HPS bulb.

Myth 2: LED’s can’t hurt plants, LED’s are bad for plants

So, a rumor per group. One for the grow light enthusiast, and a rumor for detractors. First, LED’s can hurt plants, but that’s typically because of beginner’s luck or neglect. When the light is too close to the plant, your chances of harming the plant due to heat are great. It isn’t uncommon for that to happen either. Also, if your plants maintain too much heat, this can be bad for it as well. The name of this is called, Photoinhibition. Photoinhibition is not good for plants because it bleaches the tips and tops of it white.

LED’s aren’t bad for plants if you know what on earth you are doing. As a matter of fact, LED’s are great for plant growth.

Myth 3: LED’s produce little heat

This can’t be true, scientifically, according to experts, one watt of electricity produces 3.41 BTU’s of heat. As we know, LED grow lights have much more than one wall, therefore, there’s much more heat being generated.

Also, refer to above, heat can be harmful, if the light is too close to the plant.


As the LED grow light industry continues to get bigger and better with technology and product innovation, well, so what the haters, or the myth-artists. Some people want to live in their old ways, but the problem is, they don’t like to see other people or different ideas flourishing. That’s fine, but for every one person that spreads a myth, there’ll be another debunking it.