Use your grow
lights to bring the sun indoors but choose the right light
spectrum to promote the type of plants you are growing
The grow lights required for growing indoors vary.
It depends on the characteristics of the particular plant being grown.
When growing foliage plants, vegetables,
and herbs your choice in grow lights should be seriously considered,
as well as where the particular plant naturally grows and what its climactic
Most vegetables for instance, grow best in full sunlight
and would require different indoor grow lights than say a foliage
plant that naturally thrives best in the shade.
The various grow lights available for hydroponics
- Radiant grow lights for a consistent spread of intense light
- Metal Halide lights, which emit mostly blue light used by plants for vegetative leaf growth
- High pressure sodium lights, ideal for fruit and flowering plants
- Sodium agro lights that have the same color spectrum as a High Pressure Sodium but with 30% more blue light and reduced levels of infrared
Incandescent lights burn very hot and do not make adequate
grow lights for your hydroponics
plans. Fluorescent lights are excellent for starting seedlings
and for cultivating cool weather basement harvests year round
as long as these "cool" grow lights are kept relatively close
to the plant.
The wattage of your grow lights will be determined
by the size of your growing area combined with the amount of natural
light. To learn more please contact
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