Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
LED Grow Lights have had a bad name since their emergence to the market in the mid 2000's, however despite numerous advancements that have been made within this industry the opinion that "LED Grow Lights simply can't flower" is still widely spread between hydro store owner and customer. When taking a closer look at what LED Grow Lights are being offered by these stores however, it is evident that politics may be to blame for the majority of LED's negative image.
In the United States there are two major retailers of hydroponic supplies and horticultural lighting, Sunlight Supply and Hydrofarm. Combined these two companies supply nearly every hydro store in America with their growing supplies, including LED Grow Lights. Presently Sunlight Supply is distributing LED Grow Lights from Stealth Grow, while Hydrofarm is distributing two different LED brands, Kessil and Lumigrow.
Upon reviewing over 20 different LED Grow Light companies via Google's search engine it became clear that there was only one company in the entire industry that has made substantial improvements to LED Grow Lights over the past 4 years, and they are known as Hydro Grow. Hydro Grow was the only company to feature a detailed product development history showing the progression from their first prototype in 2008 to their latest X2 platform in 2012. At one point you could look at a Hydro Grow light compared to Lumigrow or Stealth Grow and say "I don't really see what makes it that different", however since 2011 these lights have become starkly different from every other product on the market.
Companies like Lumigrow and Stealth Grow use 90 degree to 120 degree lensing placed over the LED chip to protect it from the environment and help direct light from it. Two years ago Hydro Grow sold lights such as these with 60 degree lenses for increased light penetration; however this became obsolete after the creation of their X-Lens technology. The new X2 lens provides a 569% output increase over the standard 90 degree lenses still in use by companies like Stealth Grow and Lumigrow, and yet you won't find Hydro Grow LED Grow Lights in a major distributor's catalog.
Known to many, Sunlight Supply and Hydrofarm are both manufacturers of HID lighting systems such as High Pressure Sodium (HPS) and Metal Halide (MH), which are to become obsolete "when LED Grow Lights are able to flower". The only secret these two companies are trying to keep from the general public is that "LED Grow Lights can flower", and in fact Hydro Grow LED Grow Lights recently set two new world records for the highest yielding single autoflower plant which was previously held by HPS. Second to this are real-time PAR (photosynthetically active radiation) output charts on the Hydro Grow website showing the 336X-PRO LED at 520W having higher intensity and better penetration than a 1000W HPS consuming 1150W!
One can only conclude that companies like Hydro Grow are being withheld from distribution because they mark the end of HID Grow Lights. This is likely a scary thought for those whose majority business is derived from HID sales, and perhaps why companies like Stealth Grow and Lumigrow who haven't advanced since their release are still being offered in stores to perpetuate the negative image that "LED Grow Lights simply can't flower". It would seem that so long as outdated LED Grow Lights continue to be offered to customers via their hydro store owners through channels like Sunlight Supply and Hydrofarm, the negative image towards LED Grow Lights will continue to perpetuate.
About Hydro Grow:
Hydro Grow is the leading developer of LED Grow Lights, with research and development offices in the US and China. Hydro Grow offers upgradeable technology built with the highest quality internal components, backed by a full 3-year warranty.
To learn more about LED Grow Lights visit: hydrogrowled.com