The LED Grow Book: Second Edition, authored by the famous indoor gardening consultant Christopher Sloper, is by far the best informative publication you’ll ever encounter regarding LED lights as of today. In this book, Sloper shares his insights that are rooted in several years of research and experience.
In this book, LED grow lights are treated to be the most amazing lighting tech to hit the indoor gardening industry in ten years. It does more than explaining how these lights work; it also teaches readers how to select LEDs, feed plants, control pests, etc.
It’s a must-read book for anyone who’s darn serious about growing plants indoors. Even if you don’t want to use LED grow lights, you’ll still get a lot of info about indoor gardening in this book.
Here are the benefits you’ll get from reading this book:
- You’ll be able to avoid expensive mistakes
- You can design the ideal grow room
- You’ll be enlightened about the myths surrounding indoor gardening
- You’ll have greater yields with less energy
- You can cultivate healthier plants that are pest-resistant
A Sneak Peak
It also speaks of the relationship of LEDs and photosynthesis.
In this section, Sloper elucidates how LED grow lights permit photosynthesis to occur. He even explains light signaling for inducing flowering, how the various light ways influence the photoperiod, the chemistry of photosynthesis, and the growth characteristics.
The book also includes LED Grow Light Designs.
Sloper also thoroughly discusses the four types of LED designs: LED light heads, single-surface LED grow lights, tube-style LED bars, and clusters/rosettes. He even adds the pros and cons of each type, as well as the factors you have to consider when you want to buy a particular design.
It dispelled myths that surround LED grow lights.
In this book, he also busts down the most popular myths about LED grow lights such as the misconception that lumens are proportional to photosynthesis. Sloper also discusses the concept of photosynthetic photo flux density (PPFD) which is the correct method to describes the number of PAR photons hitting a given surface of a plant at any point, anytime.
Aside from this fallacy, he also dispels myths regarding the benefits of LEDs and makes clarifies the arguments around LED lights.
It discusses LED emitters.
Sloper also states that not all LED emitters are equal; they differ because of the manufacturer. According to him, you’ll know if the manufacturer is after cost savings or emitter quality if you pay attention to the BIN codes.