Why Croplite? What exactly a LED grow light is?


“I have fat budget, and I’m in search of a reliable and durable LED grow light for my indoor growing business, what should I do?”

“There’re tons of thousands of comments about the LED grow light online, which one should I trust?”

“Why the price the LED grow light is so different compared with commercial LED lights? How can people define a cost-effective grow light in horticultural industry?”

“Can LED grow light replace the traditional high pressure sodium horticultural light as we used for a long time?”

You may encounter questions mentioned above in daily search of knowing the LED grow light, you may hold your budget to see the market proof, you may also want to test a sample or two to verify your curiosity.

Yes, please believe that there are a lot of FAKE LED grow lights in the market!  So, what should you really pay attention and how can you receive the best ROI? Here, please let us share something with you.

Please remember: Electricity does not grow!!!

When you see sellers emphasize the wattage of the lamp, 300W, 600W, 800W, 1000W, please pay the greatest attention, plants do not grow due to electric shock!!! Not to mention that many sellers are fake advertise on the wattage of the grow lights. Sigh~

Plants are lives. They are like any creatures on the planet, they are lives!

Lights can imitate the sun to provide photosynthesis for the plants; grow lights for plants are as water for human beings.  

So, what’s the role the LED grow lights playing? What do the plants care about? What do they actually absorb? 

Please remember: Full spectrum is psudo-proposition!!!

Only sun produces full spectrum, any grow lights are imitation!

The radiation that drives photosynthesis is called photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) and is typically defined as total radiation across a range of 400nm to 700nm. PAR is universally quantified as photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD). The acronym PPF is also refers to the photosynthetic photon flux. The acronym PPF and PPFD refer to the same variable.

Therefore, how much photons penetrate through the plants and how much do the plants absorb determine the efficiency of the grow lights.

Why Croplite then?

Based on actual growing experience, we care about not only the PAR(400nm-700nm), we did research beyond the PAR. How UV and IR light influence the plants growth? We did experiment, and we finally decide to add UVa(390nm) and IR(730nm) into our LED grow light. Of course, the ratio is the secret ingredient.  We believe the PFD is the crucial data you should monitor and care for the entire growing stages.

The horticultural LEDs are unlike the commercial LEDs. We selected the most suitable and cost-effective LEDs for you.

PPE of the red: 3.65μmol/J

PPE of the blue: 2.59μmol/J

PPE of the white: 1.82μmol/J

Averagely cultivators can harvest 0.4g/mol, Croplite will help you to achieve this goal and exceed your expectation. Depends on the spectrum you desire and the performance of the LEDs and drivers, the data will surprise you.

Now, the quantum efficacy of the GYE-600 smart LED grow light is 1.94μmol/J, which already meets the DLC horticultural standard. However, besides the standard, we do care about the effect of how you grow.

Below is a glimpse of our understanding of growing cannabis, for your reference:

A fact of using LED to grow hemp

According to scientific statistics, using LED to growing cannabis, the THC content will be promoted to 24% and CBD will be promoted to 19% compared with traditional growing technique.

LED is the only light source technology that can realize adjustable spectrum at present, for a good morphology of the plant and most importantly, the control of the whole growing process.

How’s the performance of a LED lamp in a greenhouse in different height?

Since the greenhouse structure is curtained, the lamp may hang upto 10-15ft high, which requires very good performance of the LED light source. 

We must use a high QE(quantum efficacy) performance lamp to meet the need. The following is the possible PAR map:

PPFD of the lamp with 120°beam angle @5 meters

PPFD of the lamp with 120°beam angle @4 meters
PPFD of the lamp with 120°beam angle @3 meters

What about the spectrum?

Cannabis loves the sun so much; greenhouse offers supplement photosynthetic function to the plants while using LED lamp is so convenient no matter how the weather looks like.

450nm Blue is what the plant loves when they are in vegetative period, while hyper red 660 is what they love in blooming period.

Therefore, we offer you this specific spectrum:

We also believe the white LED plays important role in the LED grow light, as for green light, we’ll talk about it in another blog, one thing we do not ignore is that it protects the root and stimulate the growth of the root.

UVa 390nm and IR730nm can also be added according to your requirement.

How to control the lamps?

For specific project, we offer different methods of controlling the lamps. In your project, we suggest a sophisticated solution, which all the lamps will be controlled by an OS system; you can monitor and control the lights in your hand at anytime.

croplite led grow light control system

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