Until fairly recently, law enforcement agencies could deduce the locations of potential “weed” growers by monitoring electricity usage and/or using thermal imaging paraphernalia. The increasing popularity of LED grow lights has rendered those methods less effective, as LED grow lights consume approximately 80% less power and emit significantly less heat than more traditional types of grow light. While most citizens have no need to hide their gardening activities, the power saving capabilities of LED grow lights are beneficial for any indoor gardener.
Wherever you stand on the drug question, there is no reason to leave hydroponic and indoor gardening to cannabis growers. From beautiful flowers to healthful and delicious vegetables, the indoor gardening possibilities are practically endless. Rather than buying imported produce or vegetables grown using chemical pesticides and fertilisers, you could be enjoying the literal fruits of your own labour. Quite aside from any potential health benefits of home-grown vs. store-bought produce, you will find that your own fruits and vegetables are far superior in flavour to those purchased at a supermarket.
Sustainability and environmental responsibility are issues that concern a great many people. Advances in indoor and hydroponic gardening have brought us one step closer the goal of sustainability. You can grow a few flowers, vegetables or culinary herbs in a relatively small space, without soil. Utilising hydroponic methods and LED grow lights, your plants will be sustained by liquid nutrient solutions combined with light in the specific frequencies they need to grow, all without mucking about in the dirt or running up a high power bill. What could be more sustainable than that?
Outdoor gardening enthusiasts can also benefit from the use of LED grow lights. Starting seedlings indoors under an LED grow bulb is a great way to make sure your plants are strong enough to survive out of doors before planting them. Starting your seedlings this way also allows you to get a head start on the growing season. Likewise, the outdoor growing season can be extended by bringing plants inside when the weather starts to turn cool. Thanks to the development of LED grow lights, indoor gardening is now easier and more affordable than ever.