Over the history of America, agriculture has persevered as one of the foremost industries that contribute to our economy. In the past century, agricultural efficiency and total factor output has skyrocketed. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service, “total agricultural output nearly tripled between 1948 and 2015 and U.S. farm output grew by 170 percent between 1948 and 2015—at an average annual rate of 1.48 percent. With total input use rising only 7 percent over the same period, productivity growth accounted for most of total output growth during that period.”
One of the most effective ways to increase agricultural productivity is through technology, from the creation of the wheel, to the invention of plows and tractors, and now to LED Grow Lights! To maintain the industry and continue fostering further growth, it is essential and prudent for farmers to seek out new technologies that produce a higher crop yield and longer production cycles, but still do not break the bank. One of the hottest topics in technological advancements in agriculture are the award-winning LED Grow Lights.
Independence LED, a leading manufacturer in the latest sustainable energy technology, engineers and manufactures the LED Grow Lights series in America with the highest Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) per dollar for Vegetation and Flowering. The award-winning American LED manufacturing is based in Pennsylvania, and offers commercial growers across the country reliable and cost-effective technology-based agricultural solutions. The LED Grow Lights are also sold factory-direct to small scale and residential growers that want to increase their performance and energy savings.
In addition to Vegetation and Flowering fixtures, the Grow Lights can be customized to meet each farmer’s specific needs. The LED Grow Light Fixtures’ modular design and capacity to deliver Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD) at varying wavelengths gives farmers a competitive advantage over other growers. In fact, according to the LED Grow Light Solutions Testing Reports the Grow Lights lead to over 25% increase in plant growth and in energy savings.
The LED Grow Lights offer impressive specs with a yield of over 130 lumens per watt. The fixtures will replace common 400 watt metal halides with under 170 watts and cost under $300. The higher output model will replace 1,000 metal halides with under 330 watts and cost under $600. This ground-breaking new generation of LED Grow Lights fixtures has Made in America quality, a 10 year warranty, category leading efficiency, and price points below the Chinese imports. Indoor farmers are also able to earn utility rebates that reduce the cost even further. For samples of the LED Grow Lights, Independence LED offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee with a full refund on fixtures returned within 90 days. Growers only pay for what they want to keep after seeing the growth results for themselves.
In the past, growers using the LED Grow Lights have boasted
THE INDEPENDENCE LED FIXTURES FOSTERED VIGOROUS AND BROAD PLANT ROOT STRUCTURE, WHICH LED TO SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FROM SEEDBED TRAYS TO LARGER INDIVIDUAL PLANT TRAYS” and “SEVERAL OBSERVATIONS THAT WE HAVE MADE ARE THAT THE TOMATOES ARE READY FOR GRAFTING ABOUT 1 WEEK EARLIER THAN I HAD EXPECTED AND THE NEWLY GRAFTED PLANTS APPEAR TO RECOVER 2-3 DAYS SOONER WHEN THEY UNDERGO THE HEALING PROCESS UNDER THE ‘COOLER’ TEMPERATURE LED GROW LIGHTS.
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Information in this article is drawn from Agricultural Productivity in the U.S. , by Sun Ling Wang, Richard Nehring, and Roberto Mosheim, USDA, Economic Research Service, June 2018