Can You Replace LED Grow Lamps?

November 8, 2018

Some of the newer, larger LED grow-light fixtures, especially those labeled for commercial production, produce a light that mimics the spectrum output of HPS lamps or HO T5 fluorescents, and they are marketed as low-energy replacements for both.

A high-intensity red LED lamp.
PC: Sunlight Supply, Inc.

One limitation of LED lamps is that you cannot replace the bulb once it stops functioning. When a diode quits working, that lamp is kaput. Some manufacturers, however, claim their LEDs will last for upward of 100,000 hours and that you will never need to change a bulb.

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