It’s no secret that LED growing lights are becoming more and more popular among indoor growers. Not only do they use less energy than regular HPS lights, but they also give off less heat, which can be a huge benefit in a hot, humid grow room.
But, like any other kind of grow light, LED lights need to be taken care of properly to keep them working well.
1. Keep them clean
Just like any other type of light, LED growing lights can get dirty over time. The lenses can get dirty, which can block some of the light from reaching your plants. It’s important to clean your lights often if you want them to work at their best. Here are some tips for cleaning your LED grow lights:
i. Use a soft, dry cloth to dust the lenses of your lights.
ii.If the lenses are very dirty, you can clean them with a solution of mild soap and water.
iii. Make sure the lenses are completely dry after you clean them.
iv. If your lights have lenses that can be taken off, you can soak them in a mild vinegar solution to help get rid of dirt and debris that won’t come off easily.
v. After you’ve cleaned the lenses, you can put them back on the lights.
By doing these easy things, you can keep your LED grow lights clean and working at their best.
2. Check the wiring
You can’t go wrong with LED lights if you want a quick and easy way to grow your plants. But there is one thing you should know about LED lights: they give off a lot of heat. Over time, this can cause the wires that connect the lights to wear out. That’s why you should check the wiring in your lights often to make sure it’s in good shape.
If you notice any fraying or other damage, it’s best to replace the wires as soon as possible. If you don’t, you could start a fire with the lights.
LED lights are a great way to grow plants, but you should keep an eye on how the wires are doing. With a little bit of regular upkeep, you can keep your lights working well for many years.
3. Avoid using extension cords
When it comes to LED growing lights, extension cords can add a lot of resistance to the circuit, which can cause the lights to get hot and break. If you need to use an extension cord, make sure it can handle the wattage of the lights you want to use it with.
LED growing lights are a great way to make sure your plants get the light they need to grow, but extension cords can add a lot of resistance to the circuit, which can cause the lights to get hot and break. If you need to use an extension cord, make sure it can handle the wattage of the lights you want to use it with.
4. Get a surge protector
One of the most important things to remember about LED lights is that they can be damaged by power surges. These surges can hurt the lights’ fragile electronics and, in some cases, even cause the lights to catch fire.
Always plug your lights into a surge protector to keep them safe from power surges. Surge protectors will soak up the extra energy from the surge so it doesn’t hurt your lights. Most hardware stores sell surge protectors, and they’re not too expensive.
If you live in a place where power surges happen often, you might want to buy a UPS (uninterruptible power supply). Even when the power goes out, a UPS will keep your lights on with clean, steady power.
Even though power surges are the most common way that LED lights get broken, that’s not to say that nothing else can go wrong. If your lights aren’t working right, check the manufacturer’s website for tips on how to fix them.
5. Don’t touch the bulbs
Everyone knows that LED bulbs are very fragile and easy to break. Because of this, you should be careful when you handle them. Don’t use your fingers or anything else to touch the bulbs. Use gloves or a clean cloth if you need to touch the bulbs.
This is especially important when you use LED lights to grow plants. You don’t want to break the bulbs and have to keep buying new ones.
6. Keep them cool
LED lights make a lot of heat, which is not a secret. Your lights won’t last as long if they get too hot, so it’s important to keep them cool. Here are some suggestions: Make sure that your LED lights are not in the sun. The light from the sun will make the bulbs get too hot and break down faster.
Make sure there is plenty of ventilation around your lights. Good air flow will help keep the air around the lights cool and also help the bulbs last longer.
These are just a few easy things you can do to keep your LED lights cool and make them last longer. If you follow these tips, your LED lights will last for many years.
As LED technology keeps getting better, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest maintenance tips to make sure your grow lights work well. By doing these easy things, you can make your LED lights last longer and keep your plants healthy and growing.