Blog Entries categorized as "Indoor Growing Gear"
January 11, 2019
Incandescent Lamps are not effiective as they produce high amounts of heat.
January 10, 2019
LEDs are a long lasting, and efficent lighting choice.
January 7, 2019
Incandescent bulbs also function well as reading lamps.
January 5, 2019
When plants stretch or grow toward the sun, also known as tropism, they are reaching for more blue light.
January 4, 2019
I use a 250 watt CFL in a small space on a variety of plants.
December 30, 2018
Fluorescent fixtures are small and easy to mount.
December 29, 2018
Fluorescent lamps are avaiable in all spectrums.
December 28, 2018
The length of time you leave your lights on is just as important as the type and intensity of light you provide.
December 24, 2018
Haworthia Succlents Tolerate Low Light
December 23, 2018
Move small fixtures up as plants grow larger to aviod heat stress.
December 18, 2018
Having the right spectrum of light is not enough to grow healthy plants.
December 15, 2018
Plants grown only under red light may not transpire properly
December 14, 2018
CMHs are more efficient than standard MH lamps.
December 11, 2018
Why do Plant Leaves Change Color? They have special pigments that give them different bright colors.
December 7, 2018
Add addtional lamps to cover teh blue spectrum when using HPS lamps.
December 5, 2018
Plants are either long-day, short-day or day-neutral.
December 3, 2018
There are multiple factors to take into consideration when choosing your grow lamps.
November 30, 2018
Kelvin temperature is used to describe the visual color of light that a lamp emits.
November 26, 2018
In general, use red light for flowering, and blue light for vegetative growth.
November 23, 2018
Simple lamp timers can be used to turn your grow lamps on and off on a set lighting schedule.
November 22, 2018
Higher PPFD increases plant growth.
November 12, 2018
Plant leaves act as light collectors
November 3, 2018
Blue light helps control excessive stem elongation
October 29, 2018
Use one lamp for varying plants by raising and lowering.
October 25, 2018
Plants that do not require an exact photoperiod before they are triggered to flower are facultative.
October 23, 2018
CFL work well
October 22, 2018
LED grow-light technology allows you to narrow the spectrum of light you provide to just one color.
October 16, 2018
Plants have evolved to employ sensors to use different spectrums of light for different stages of growth and reproduction.
October 14, 2018
Size of plants and growing space change your lighting needs.
October 12, 2018
Multiband fixtures let you turn on only certain colors.
October 5, 2018
LEDs are gaining popularity as teh technology advances.
September 30, 2018
Adding CMH lamps to HPS lamps with keep plants from elongating.
September 27, 2018
Quantum Flux meters measure PPF and PPFD.
September 25, 2018
You can also mix and match different spectrums of light.
September 18, 2018
Calculate your lighting needs based off of lamp wattage.
September 17, 2018
Small fluorescents don't generate a lot of heat.
September 16, 2018
HPS lamps provide six times the light of incandescent lamps.
September 14, 2018
Quantum flux meters help determine which lamps to use on which plants.
September 13, 2018
Use red light once you've transplanted to trigger stem elongation and flowering.
September 12, 2018
CMH lamps are avialable in two Kelvin measurements.
September 8, 2018
UV can cause cellular damage and plant death.
September 6, 2018
Determine accurate light measurements with a PAR meter.
August 31, 2018
Many CFLs do not require a special ballast.
August 28, 2018
Make sure your fixtures fit T5 of HO T5 tubes.
August 1, 2018
Growing succulents in a unique LED growing unit.
July 30, 2018
LEDs are not an efficient as other types of lamps.
July 27, 2018
Some CMH rigs can compete with HID results.
July 26, 2018
Plants that require a specific critical daylength to flower are classified as qualitative, or obligate.
July 21, 2018
CLFs have moderate heat output, and can be put close to plants.
July 14, 2018
Duel band LEDs produce pink to purple light.
July 10, 2018
Fluorescents are labeled T5, T8, and T12.
July 9, 2018
While red light may deliver less energy, the plant uses much more of it efficiently to fuel photosynthesis and produce sugars.
July 6, 2018
Fluorescent lamps can last for 20,000 hours of lighting.
July 3, 2018
Some flurescents emit UV light
July 2, 2018
Light-emitting Plasma, or LEP, grow lamps are emerging grow lighting technology for indoor gardeners.
June 10, 2018
Dual Arc bulbs blend MH and HPS lamps for warm and cool light.
June 8, 2018
Double-Ended HPS lamps are the next-generation eveolution of HPS grow lights.