You can grow plants all year long, thanks to indoor grow lights. After all, if you live in the UK, you know how you can miss gardening in the winter time. However, when you use a grow light, you can savour tomatoes or other veggies in the dead of winter. Grow lights for indoor plant growth make cultivation possible in any climate, and during any time of the year.
By following a few basic tips, anyone can develop a “green thumb” indoors. In order to find out how grow lights can enhance the growth of your plants, you need to begin with the following activities.
Establish an Indoor Garden
First, you need to establish an indoor gardening plot. Whether you choose an entire room or a shelf, consider the amount of space you have available. You will have to add plants according to their type and the space that is at your disposal. Make sure your trays or pots permit easy access for pruning and watering.
Purchase the Grow Lights
You should purchase grow lights that will illuminate your total plantings area. You may also need more than one light source to fully cover the growing space. Whilst a violet-blue light encourages plant growth, a red light supports budding. LED grow lights contain both types of lights.
You should buy grow lights that supply the proper light spectrums foBy followr photosynthesis, the major source of plant growth. Violet-blue light supplies illumination in the 400 to 520 nanometre range, promoting chlorophyll absorption and growth. Red light in the 610 to 720 nanometre spectrum encourages flowering.
Make Sure the Lights Are CE-certified
A number of grow lights are available, each with their own attributes. However, all grow lights at Grow and Harvest are BS approved and bear CE certifications. CE certifications enable you to buy grow lights with confidence as the endorsements support product safety.
Indeed, choosing the proper grow light for an indoor garden or grow room will undoubtedly impact the quality and quantity of your harvest. Making the wrong decision can lead to poorly-performing plants that offer an insufficient yield and a less-than-satisfactory taste.
Make a Grow Light Selection
Propagation lighting often is offered in the form of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or fluorescent lighting, such as T5. You can also support plant growth with low heat technology in the form of LEP (light emitting plasma) and LED (light emitting diode) lights. High-pressure sodium (HPS) or metal halide (MH) lights feature maximum intensity, which leads to larger yields and bigger and tasty fruits.
Choose the Lighting Accessories
HPS or MH types of grow lighting work best with a separate timer for single lights. You can also purchase commercial-type contactors for a multi-light grow room, enabling you to control as many as 28 lights and a large 16,800W of power.
You also want to buy the proper lighting aids to place your lights including hooks, rope ratchets, and clips. Light intensity metres, heat shields, and replacement lamps are available as well.
Place the Grow Lights
Place all the grow lights directly over your plantings to replicate natural sunlight. Also, remember that the level of lighting and the characteristics of a plant need to be considered. You may need various light sets at varying heights for specific plants or planting areas.