Tony the Limey
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LED for orchid growing

Anyone had any experience with the use of LED's for orchid growing. I have used fluorescent lights for years but this restricts the range of orchids that can be grown? I do not have any sunlight exposure.
LED have high light intensity and are usually sold as Red + Blue mounted in a rectangular or circular assembly. I see advertisements with Red+Blue +Orange. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this range of light?
Are these light distributions OK for orchid growth and flowering?
The sellers claim 50,000hrs minimum. Can this be true?
Heat generated is supposed to be low.

Any experiences you can share would be appreciated.
from the great white north

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bonsaiboy
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I have had no experience with LED lights, but the following web site may be of some use: https://www.bonsaihunk.us/info/LEDvsFluoresc.html
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