Do LED lights work as well as HPS?

LEDs are much the same. Though they’re generally more efficient than HPS (with some clocking 2.8 µmol/joule), some LEDs are less efficient than high-quality HPS fixtures, and they give you less light.

What yields more HPS or LEDs?

Higher Yields A 600w HPS light can produce up to 150 to 300 grams in optimal growing environments, which is 0.5 grams per watt or less. LEDs, however, can produce as high as 1 to 1.5 grams per watt. All the while, LEDs use less energy to produce the equivalent HPS wattage.

Are LED lights better than high pressure sodium?

LED Area Lights They are more efficient and have longer lifespans than High-Pressure Sodium lights. Color Temperature: Variety of color temperature options providing better lighting solutions including cooler lights than High Pressure Sodium counterpart. CRI: Higher CRIs for better color vision at night.

What is the LED equivalent of 1000W HPS?

The LED equivalent to a 1000W Metal Halide bulb is a fixture or retrofit that produces at least 45,000 lumens. The more efficiently you produce those lumens (in terms of watts consumed) the greater the energy savings.

Are LED lights cheaper to run than HPS?

Actually, yes. We did the maths, and found you’ll save up to £463 a year by switching from an HPS to a Telos LED light! You’ll actually save even more in summer – LEDs don’t emit much heat, so extraction costs drop. Just make sure you pick a good LED.

Why do sodium lamps take time to glow?

Commonalities Between LPS & HPS Lights: Sodium vapor lighting typically requires a “warm-up” period in order to evaporate the internal gas into plasma. The lights become less efficient over time because they must use more and more voltage to produce the same lumen output as the light degrades.

How much does a 1000 watt LED yield?

The answer to your question is in the original poster. The yield from a single 1000w lamp is about 2 lbs per harvest. For me, sometimes 1.5 Lbs and sometimes 2.25Lbs max. Each strain has different yields.

How much does it cost to run a 1000w LED light?

So, if we were to run a 1000 watt grow light 18 hours a day with the kWh rate we gave earlier, our formula would be: 1 x $0.1559 x 18 x 30 = $84.186/month.