Optimal distance between plants and LED grow lights
With metal halide (HID) and sodium lamps, a significant amount of heat is generated by the lamp itself, and much of the emitted energy is in the form of infrared.
As a result, placing the plants too close to a light source can result in burns and damage to plant tissue as a result of excessive heat exposure.
LED grow lights, on the other hand, are more efficient and generate virtually no infrared energy. This means that even at close proximity, plants will generally not suffer burns or tissue damage under LED grow lights.
One thing to keep in mind is that even high efficiency LEDs do generate heat. Unlike metal halides and sodium lamps, heat is dissipated through the lamp body, and as a result, plants that come in contact with a warm lamp could suffer some minor burns.
We therefore recommend keeping plants a sufficient distance away from LED grow lights whose outer casing gets very warm, as plants that grow quickly can find themselves tangled with a warm lamp, causing burns.
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A-Series LED Bulbs
Our A19 and A21 lamps fit in standard lamp fixtures and are perfect for floor and desk lamp fixtures.
Candelabra LED Bulbs
Our candelabra LED bulbs offer soft and warm light output in a decorative bulb style that fits E12 lamp fixtures.
BR30 LED Lamps
BR30 lamps are ceiling lamps that fit in residential and commercial fixtures with 4-inch or wider openings.
T8 LED Lamps
Directly replace 4-ft fluorescent lamps with our T8 LED tube lights, compatible both with and without ballasts.
LED Linear Fixtures
Linear lamp fixtures in 2-ft and 4-ft lengths. Plugs into standard wall outlets nd mounts using screws or magnets.
LED Strip Lights
Bright LED emitters mounted on a flexible circuitboard. Can be cut-to-length and installed in a variety of locations.
LED Strip Power Supplies
Power supply units to convert line voltage to low voltage DC needed for LED strip light systems.