Grow Light Rules
Grow lights are a vital part to the success of your indoor
gardening success. What many indoor gardeners fail to realize is that
there are rules that must be followed to ensure a successful harvest.
Below are some helpful rules when it comes to using grow lights.
Always be sure to read the instructions that come with your grow lights.
The most important thing to know about grow lights
are which ones to use based on your plant.
staff understands grow lights and the effects certain one will have on
your garden. Come in or call today to discuss you lighting situation
Choose The Right
When choosing a light source the requirements of the
plant you are growing is important. Most vegetables, herbs and flowering
plants require high levels of light, while some tropical plants
including orchids and African violets will thrive at lower light levels.
Have Enough Light -
The biggest mistake people make when
purchasing grow lights is not getting enough light. It is always
possible to reduce the level of light by moving the light farther away,
but its not possible to add light by moving the lamp closer, since the
coverage area decreases.
Maintain the Proper Distance
Fluorescent lights need to be 1 to 4 inches from the plants. High
intensity discharge lights should be 1 to 3 feet from the plant. And
make sure you change your bulbs on a regular basis. Fluorescent and HID
bulbs will last about 15,000 hours, but they lose 25%-35% of their
intensity after 4-6,000 hours. You eyes won't be able to see this loss
of light because they adjust, but your plants can feel it.
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Whether you are involved in hydroponics and indoor
gardening in a small, casual way or on a large production garden level,
we can supply all the grow light products you need to provide the
maximum satisfaction from your efforts.