This article will discuss the a few common things you should pay attention to when using LED grow lights so you can grow healthy looking plants and avoid any unnecessary hassle. NFT Hydro collaborate with grow light specilissts to ensure you grow successfully indoors.
- Overheating the Plants – You will know the plant is taking too much heat if the leaves that are closest to the light start turning brownish.
- Providing Insufficient Lighting – It is important to consider the scale of your operations. Think about how many plants you’re growing and how many LED lights you’ll need in order to illuminate them properly. You should also be aware of the luminosity of the lights you’re using.
- Setting the Lamps at an Improper Distance – Overheating or insufficient lighting can result from having too many or not enough lights, but it can also result from placing the lights too close or too far from the plants. There is no universal rule for setting the distance but it’s recommended that LEDs are placed 12 to 18 inches away from the plants.
- Using Inferior Products – Light is among the most vital factors to consider when growing plants because it triggers the photosynthesis process. If you’re using regular incandescent lights, you’re not very likely to grow strong and healthy plants. Therefore, for best results it is recommended that you use full spectrum LED grow lights. They are specifically designed for the purpose and have the feature to deliver light in the exact spectrum the plant needs.
- Selecting the Wrong Light Spectrum– In order to grow efficiently, plants need different types of light for each growth stage. With full-spectrum LED lights this is easily achievable, but if you select the wrong setting, the plant will not develop well. You should also take into consideration the conditions in the room where you’re doing the growing. For example, plants benefit most from light in the blue spectrum when they’re in the vegetative stage of growth. That means that if you set the light to emit light in the red spectrum, you will only be hindering the plant’s growth.
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