What is an LED grow light?

High-quality LED fixtures ensure your plants will thrive and your electricity bill will not climb. Indoor growers can find energy-efficient LED fixtures that consume 50% less power than older indoor lighting technologies like high pressure sodium (HPS).

Do LED grow lights work?

LEDs can create an ideal blend of illumination for photosynthesis. LED lighting manufacturers make high-quality grow lights that can produce the same yield as traditional lighting options using half the energy.

Save money with LEDs

  • They save energy. LEDs use about half the electricity of typical HPS grow lights.
  • They last longer. Qualifying LEDs have a 5-year warranty and rated lifetime of at least 50,000 hours.
  • They are smaller than other grow lights. LED lights are only a few inches in height, so they’re easier to stack.
  • They run cooler than HPS lights. If you’re currently growing with HPS and your space gets hot, LEDs may be a good option to reduce your energy consumption.

Plus, they're great for your plants. Some LED grow lights can be calibrated, dimmed, or tuned specifically for your plant type.

Tips for saving even more

Grow outside

Growing outside for part of the year will reduce your energy usage.

Use timers or controls

Set up your lights and other growing equipment on timers and you’ll save energy when your equipment is automatically turned off.