Making Sense of Grow Lighting PAR Metrics

October 4, 2016

Growers have more lighting options today than ever for cultivating plants and while there are seemingly hundreds of different grow lighting vendors on the market, it seems as if each of them have different terminologies for their PAR metrics.  Some vendors aren’t even consistent with their own product material.   It is truly the Wild West in todays grow lighting market, and because of the wide variety of ways grow lighting vendors present these metrics, its very easy to get mislead and confused.   In today’s entry, we're going to discuss the various ways in which PAR metrics are presented and what those metrics actually mean for you. 

 

Are white LEDs used in LED grow lights better for growing?

September 25, 2016

Welcome to Platinum LED’ s new blog.  We plan on discussing a variety of key topics on grow lighting, grow tips, and general industry information.  For our first entry we will discuss white light LEDs and how they can be used most effectively for growing plants.

 

Is the spectrum generated by white light ideal for growing?  This is not a simple yes or no answer.