The LED Grow Book by Christopher Sloper
After the amazing success of the first two editions, author Christopher Sloper has done it again with the publication of the third edition of The LED Grow Book. He offers his latest tips and tricks for both the hobby and commercial grower.
The LED Grow Book: Third Edition will assist any grower, commercial or hobbyist, in making the proper LED grow light selection for their needs.
Chapter 1: Lighting Defined
Chapter 2: Why LED Grow Lights?
Chapter 3: Plants and Photons
Chapter 4: LED Grow Lights
Chapter 5: Growing with LEDs
Chapter 6: The Grow Space
Chapter 7: Grow Systems
Chapter 8: How to Feed Plants
Chapter 9: What to Feed Plants
Chapter 10: Pest Prevention
The Third Edition also expands on:
Debunking the concept of perfect light spectrum
New thoughts on the Emerson Enhancement Effect
Proper use of UV in the grow room
Defining how high light levels are deployed
A detailed discussion on heat
Understanding the economics of LED grow lights
Using LED grow lights to drive both photosynthesis and photomorphogenesis
About the Author
Christopher Sloper began his gardening career at 10 years old when he moved into a new house that had a suitable space for an outdoor garden. Although barely strong enough to use a shovel, he worked the soil until plants would grow. Sloper’s indoor gardening career began during his undergraduate studies. With a lack of gardening space, but a desire for his own home-grown, he turned to hydroponics.
Ultimately this led to Sloper’s ownership of two hydroponic shops and a cultivation consulting practice through which he has designed and/or operated dozens of grow facilities with a focus on automation and harvest consistency. His main goal is to properly educate growers and cut through the inaccuracies often found within the indoor gardening community.
With a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and an MBA, Sloper is not only an outstanding grower but he can also develop a brand, sell the harvest and most importantly, know how much profit was generated. He understands what is important to the grower, because he is one!