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Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:28 am
by EnigmaViruz
Hi all,

Just wondering if it is ok to substitute Fluorescent lamp with LED lights? LED is more energy saving and pretty bright as well.

Anyone tried this method?

Thanks

Re: Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:33 am
by Grey
LEDs can certainly be used instead of fluorescent lighting. There are various discussions about them across the forums and Steve started up a topic regarding them here that may contain some awesome info for you:

led-grow-lights-t8359.html

Re: Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:37 am
by EnigmaViruz
Oops, sorry, I was looking in the wrong forum therefore posting in the wrong place. Thanks for pointing me out.

Re: Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:10 pm
by Dionae
I use a LED with one of my cephs with no problem. Only downside to LEDs is light penetration. You have to have plants very close to the LEDs.

Re: Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:56 pm
by SnapSnapIOM
You can keep LED's just has high as any grow light it all depends on the watt your putting out

In fact i have read that LED's grow lights around the 300watt range can go to 3ft-6ft from your plants and cover 10sq foot

Re: Can LED light substitute the fluorescent lamp

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:06 am
by jht-union
I have the LED grow panel 45, i didn't have flouresent lights before, but led lights are starting to turn my plants red :D. The cost of one individual light is some 140, but definitely buy the 45 led panels. :)