(Ultimate Light Bulb test: Incandescent vs. Compact fluorescent vs. LED, Popular Mechanics, November 25, 2012)

 

The Modern Phosphor Breakthrough

Old narrowband LED technology only performs in a small range of red and blue colors. The rest of the spectrum – like green, yellow, and infrared – can’t be produced efficiently. Additionally, this old LED technology is sensitive to heat, requiring large heatsinks and noisy fans.

The phosphor LED is the reason why white replacement LED bulbs for the home have exploded in popularity. The technology has advanced to efficiently produce colors up through far and infra red, creating an amazing opportunity for indoor growers. Phosphor-coated LEDs emit a rainbow of light in a specific shape and range of color.

 

The “GS1” Spectrum for Flowering Plants

Our first spectrum, the Green Sunshine One (GS1) is designed to meet the needs of flowering plants by encouraging large plant development throughout the vegetative and flowering stages of growth.

This spectrum is filled with leaf-penetrating colors.  This means plants will fully develop beneath the canopy and behave as they do in natural sunlight with enhanced green, yellow, and far-red light.

Common Purple or White LED systems emit inefficient colors for plant growth and require 25-100% more light intensity to match the efficiency of the High-Pressure Sodium Spectrum.  Spectra containing similar characteristics as the GS1 spectrum have been scientifically proven to match or exceed the HPS in growth performance.

This means that unlike common purple and white LED systems, the GS1 spectrum can achieve similar results as the HPS at the same light intensity.  White or Purple LED spectrums require higher light output for comparable results.  High light levels cause plant stress and light burn — the opposite of what we want out of a grow light.

Experienced and beginning growers will appreciate a plant’s natural response to the GS1 spectrum.  Grow with the piece of mind that your plants are receiving all of the light they need in the correct ratio for maximum harvests in flower.  Your plants will thrive.

This spectrum is not recommended for tight grow areas and requires a tall space: 5′ minimum and 7′ recommended.

No LED grow light available to consumers offers a purpose-built spectrum with continuous wavelength output through infrared (780nm).  The color ratios contained in the GS1 spectrum are the secret to unlocking massive yields that keep up with and can exceed the efficiency of the High-Pressure Sodium spectrum.

 

Large and healthy leaf development of a young pepper plant seedling under the GS1 spectrum.