LED Grow Lights: Cost Savings Comparison
Cost Effective Growing
Cost savings are important to everybody and LED grow lights provide many areas in which to save you precious dollars. Let’s talk about energy savings. Due to the fact that watt for watt LED's run at about 30% less electricity than HIDs, the savings on electricity, especially on tiered plans, can be huge!
Efficiency for Growers
Secondly, in the absence of all of the heat that HIDs produce, there is no need for extra inline fans, ducting, or AC units. Just one HID light can require up to $500.00 extra dollars in setup cost! These additional costs can be completely avoided using KIND LED lights. Cost aside, another great benefit of this is that hot climates that would normally create struggles for HID growers can now become quite comfortable with LED, thus producing amazing results. Small spaces that would become ovens with HID lights can now be used and filled with cool running LED lights and produce beautiful high yielding plants.
Finally, the lifetime of LED lights is about 50,000 hours, as compared to only 7,000-10,000 of an HID bulb. That means that over time, much more money will be spent on HIDs, not to mention all of the burnt bulbs full of mercury that will need to be disposed of properly.
LED is a friend to Mother Earth
LED grow lights are not only the wave of the future, but just might help save the future for our younger generations to enjoy.
Kind LED grow lights use roughly 40% percent less power than their HPS counterparts, and this is just in power consumption of the light! Take into account all the extra cooling devices needed for HPS or DE setups and the energy savings become massive. Imagine if the whole planet could instantly start saving 40% or more of it daily electrical needs! It would be touted as nothing short of a miracle, and LED Kind LED grow lights are a miracle indeed.
LED’s also contribute less to our earth’s landfills because of their long life span. With a 50,000 hour life span, Kind LED’s will outlast all forms of grow room lighting many times over and that means less HID bulbs in landfills. Sodium Bulbs are extremely inefficient and also posed a great danger when being disposed of. The sodium in these lamps is an extremely volatile substance and the sodium itself can have extreme reactions if exposed to air. There have been reported cases of HPS bulbs starting fires after they were disposed of in garbage cans. They also contain an extremely toxic metal, Mercury, and can be extremely harmful to the environment when disposed of in landfills. Most growers improperly dispose of bulbs in this way in fear of facing the sigma that some will surely face if they bring their bulbs to the proper recycling centers. This causes a huge problem for landfills leaching toxic Mercury into our watersheds.