What are the benefits when using LEC lighting?
One new discovery made was that plants grow stronger and healthier if grown under lights that have blue and red tones, as these colors are much easier for plants to absorb. This kind of lighting LEC lighting, was designed based on the idea of taking the new information learnt about how plants feed off of light and putting into grow lamps – thus, creating a sort of half-way light much cheaper than LED lights that also guarantees more yield per watt than HPS lights.
Discover our LEC ligthing kits
Sunburst CHM 315 by Hydrofarm Lighting is the pacesetter for these new LEC lights – it has a reflector with an internal ballast, making for a comfortable device that has all of its parts in one singular piece. It has a robust structure made out of aluminum alloy, guaranteeing a long-lasting device. It also includes a Philips 315w CMH light with a color spectrum between 3100k and 4200k – both mixed.
The LEC Solux lighting kits are perfect for any grower, as you can use them from 315w to 630w, depending on your needs. Both power setting kits include an adjustable electro-magnetic ballast with which you can save power by reducing it during the vegetative stage and then turn it all the way up during flowering. It also comes with a classic stucco reflector plus the corresponding LEC socket so you can easily adapt this product to your grow needs. There are various different light spectrums to choose from (3000k, 3100k, 4200k, 10000k etc.) as well as some of the best bulbs from the best lighting brands out there such as Solux or Philips.
The complete LEC grow kit includes a lighting kit from which you have to choose either 315w or 630w, as well as everything you need to set up your indoor grow – this makes for quite a discount as it includes the grow tent, the extractor and intractor, the filter, the pipes, the fan and all of the other components that you need to grow indoors.
The 360 Magnetic LEC lighting kit is slightly more affordable, and it’s the perfect option for you to simply try out this lighting method. It contains a Philips 360w LEC with a classic screw and a reflector to choose from between a classic stucco or a stucco reflector with cooltube, and it also includes a 400w special LEC ballast.
Difference between LED and LEC
Both LEC and LED equipment offer excellent results when growing marijuana, so today the choice of one or the other of these lighting systems, is conditioned by the investment you want to make and the environmental conditions of the grow, because if we talk about production, consumption and quality that can be obtained, they have nothing to envy the one of the other.
The use and installation of LEC bulbs or LEC equipment is practically the same as that of sodium equipment, so they are perfect for beginners or for those who want to change the type of lighting without stressing out. However, compared to these, LEC offers better light quality, a wider PAR range more usable by the plant, generate less heat and produce a higher percentage of g/w. The price of LEC bulbs is usually quite affordable and allow us to maintain ideal temperatures without the need for heating equipment during the winter. In the case of wanting to grow with them in summer, it is necessary to use air conditioners.
The use and installation of LED lights or LED equipment is a little more complicated, since depending on the system purchased and its functionality, it may cost us a couple of crops to take full advantage of the benefits it offers. This is because most of them install a program to manage the light spectrum through an APP or button system to be able to modify it according to the state of the plant, although there are also those with fixed characteristics without the possibility of any modification. In this sense, LED and LEC equipment offer similar features, however with LED equipment we can grow during the hottest months, but we will need support for the coldest months.
LEC indoor lamp complements
With the LEC bulb socket you’ll be able to attach your LEC light to your old reflector without needing to buy a new one. On one side it has a screw that simulates classic bulbs, which means that all you need to do is screw it into your ballast and then connect the bulb!
Adjustable LEC Solux ballasts are perfect if you’re looking for a safe, guaranteed-to-work product – their LEC bulbs are some of the most successful bulbs on the market. You can find then in two different formats, 315w and 630w – both come with dimmers so that you can find the perfect setting.
You can also count on our replacement LEC bulbs, knowing that you’ll always find the perfect spare or replacement here – all you have to do is pick the brand and color!