Top Ten LEDs and LED Grow Lights

Recently the LED Grow Lights market has seen a greater interest in using White HB (High Brightness) LEDS to round out and fill in gaps of spectrum that are missing within the heavily weighted red/blue fixtures that are currently available. Here is a blurb on the LED industries latest favorite white LEDs and how they are being used.

Those looking for the best LEDs to use in their lighting devices have been given a helping hand through a list compiled by one expert.

Richard Wilson, editor of ElectronicsWeekly, included brands such as Bridgelux, Cree, Enfis, Philips and Osram in his top ten.

Mr Wilson favoured the Cree LRP-38 LED for its high colour-rendering index of 92, which puts it on a par with incandescent alternatives, and the Osram Parathom Classic, reportedly the first suitable for replacing a 40W bulb.

Philips Lumileds Altilon LED bulb was also recommended for those needing automotive headlights – it is currently used by Audi for high and low beams in its R8 model and reaches more than 850 lumens.

Other mentions went to the Seoul Semiconductor Z1 LED, the Marl 742 series and the Tyco TYC06-09.

Volkswagen exhibited its new L1 concept car at the Frankfurt International Motor Show this week, which is equipped with Osrams Joule JFL2 LEDs for its front headlights.

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Now fire up those trusty soldering irons and build another LED Grow Light prototype for the gipper!