The indispensable lighting system for plant growth
Apollo horticulture appreciates the role played by lighting in plant growth and that is precisely why it has designed the Apollo Horticulture GL60LED Full Spectrum 180W LED Grow Light. This is a special LED lighting system which acts as a perfect substitute for natural lighting, particularly in areas where necessary levels of illumination are not available for optimal plant growth. It comes with a host of exciting features that make it easy to install and use. Further, when compared to other types of LED lighting units, the Apollo GL60LED is attractive due to the fact that it emits low heat levels and it doesn’t require ballasts. This enables you to comfortably place it closer to the plant without scorching it.
There are several features that make this product appropriate for plant growth in different settings. Each of these features is aimed at enhancing the growth and flowering process at every stage. Some of the top features include:
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1. Decent temperature endurance and quiet cooling fan
Given the long running hours of typical LED grow lights, it is not surprising that they get quite hot. However, these lights have been specially designed so as to withstand temperatures of up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit.
Furthermore, this type of LED lighting comes with a cooling fan. This cools off the dissipated heat thereby ensuring a cool environment for the plants. It also operates quietly and as such does not disrupt other activities. This cooling system makes ballasts and other complex cooling systems redundant and thus saves the grower a lot of precious money.
2. Stainless steel hanging kit
Made of stainless steel, the hanging kit is well protected against corrosive effects arising from the moisture generated by the plant’s transpiration process. Furthermore, it enables the lights to function in a wide humidity range of 0-95%.
3. Wide area coverage
The Apollo GL60LED has wide area coverage, which makes it appropriate for use for lighting a multitude of plants. For the vegetative stage, its coverage spans 5 Square Feet while for the Flowering stage, its coverage stands at 4 Square Feet. This, coupled with its diameter of10 Feet 5 Inches, makes it a great asset for plant growing. It also enjoys a LED view angle of 120 degrees, which is sufficient for ensuring a wide expanse of lighting for your plants. Last but not least, the lights’ wide area coverage ensures that it can be used in a wide range of situations, including grow tents, H2O systems, in large commercial greenhouses and all other possible varieties of hydroponics based cultivation.
4. Longer Lifespan
The GL60LED has a longer lifespan that stretches to 50,000 hours, thus allowing the grower to enjoy the benefits of this product over an extended period of time
Despite the level of innovation exhibited by the GL60LED, there are a few demerits that are worth looking at.
1. Indoor use only
Whereas most plants are grown in enclosed spaces, there are those that are grown outdoors. This LED light can only work efficiently in indoor environments.
2. Power cord
The LED lighting unit comes with a single power cord. In the event of it malfunctioning, you will have to source a replacement or buy a new unit altogether. The power cord measures 6 inches in length making it relatively shorter when the product is suspended from high structures.
Considering all the features that come with the Apollo Horticulture GL60LED, it can be said that the benefits far outweigh the costs.