Blog Entries categorized as "Plant Grow Lights"

CMH Grow Lamps Require Less Electricity

CMHs are more efficient than standard MH lamps.

Why do Plant Leaves Change Color?

Why do Plant Leaves Change Color? They have special pigments that give them different bright colors.

HPS Grow Lamp Light Spectrum

Add addtional lamps to cover teh blue spectrum when using HPS lamps.

Three Categories of Plant Photoperiods

Plants are either long-day, short-day or day-neutral.

Choosing Grow Lights

There are multiple factors to take into consideration when choosing your grow lamps.

Grow Lights: What is Kelvin (K)Temperature?

Kelvin temperature is used to describe the visual color of light that a lamp emits.

Start Seedlings Under Cool Full-Spectrum Lamps

In general, use red light for flowering, and blue light for vegetative growth.

Grow Lights: Use Timers to Control Photoperiod

Simple lamp timers can be used to turn your grow lamps on and off on a set lighting schedule.

Impact of PPFD Light Levels on Cucumber Plants

Higher PPFD increases plant growth.

How Does Photosynthesis Work?

Plant leaves act as light collectors

How Does Blue Light Affect Plant Growth?

Blue light helps control excessive stem elongation

Adjusting Height on Grow Lamps Changes Light Delivery

Use one lamp for varying plants by raising and lowering.

Grow Lights: What are Facultative Long-Day Plants?

Plants that do not require an exact photoperiod before they are triggered to flower are facultative.

CFLs Are Good Grow Lights for Living Spaces

CFL work well

Narrow Grow Light Spectrum With LEDs

LED grow-light technology allows you to narrow the spectrum of light you provide to just one color.

How Light Effects Plant Development

Plants have evolved to employ sensors to use different spectrums of light for different stages of growth and reproduction.​

Lighting Needs Depend on the Type of Plant

Size of plants and growing space change your lighting needs.

LED Zoned Grow Lamps

Multiband fixtures let you turn on only certain colors.

LED Grow Light Tech is Growing

LEDs are gaining popularity as teh technology advances.

HPS Lamps Can Cause Plant Elongation

Adding CMH lamps to HPS lamps with keep plants from elongating.

Measure Light with Quantum Flux Meter

Quantum Flux meters measure PPF and PPFD.

Mixing Light Spectrums and Influencing Plant Growth

You can also mix and match different spectrums of light.​

Estimating Grow Lighting Needs

Calculate your lighting needs based off of lamp wattage.

HO T5 Fluorescents Good for Seedlings

Small fluorescents don't generate a lot of heat.

HPS Grow Lamps Boost Plant Flowering

HPS lamps provide six times the light of incandescent lamps.

Grow Lights: What is a Quantum Flux Meter?

Quantum flux meters help determine which lamps to use on which plants.

Warm Spectrum Light Triggers Plant Flowering

Use red light once you've transplanted to trigger stem elongation and flowering.

CMH Grow Lamps Offer Full-Spectrum Light

CMH lamps are avialable in two Kelvin measurements.

Do Plants use UV Radiation?

UV can cause cellular damage and plant death.

Grow Lights: What is a PAR Meter?

Determine accurate light measurements with a PAR meter.

CFL Grow Lamps

Many CFLs do not require a special ballast.

Fixtures for Fluorescent Grow Lights

Make sure your fixtures fit T5 of HO T5 tubes.

Grow Succulents with LEDs

Growing succulents in a unique LED growing unit.

LED Efficiency Getting Better

LEDs are not an efficient as other types of lamps.

CMH (LEC) Plug and Play Fixture

Some CMH rigs can compete with HID results.

Grow Lights: What are Qualitative and Quantitative Photoperiods?

Plants that require a specific critical daylength to flower are classified as qualitative, or obligate.

Use CFL Grow Lamps in Home Light Fixtures

CLFs have moderate heat output, and can be put close to plants.

Different Sizes of Fluorescent Grow Lights

Fluorescents are labeled T5, T8, and T12.

Red Light Drives Photosynthesis

While red light may deliver less energy, the plant uses much more of it efficiently to fuel photosynthesis and produce sugars.​

Fluorescent Grow Lights Great for Home Gardeners

Fluorescent lamps can last for 20,000 hours of lighting.

UV-A and UV-B light

Some flurescents emit UV light

Light-emitting Plasma LEP Grow Lamps

Light-emitting Plasma, or LEP, grow lamps are emerging grow lighting technology for indoor gardeners.

Growing Indeterminate Tomatoes Indoors

Indeterminate tomatoes grow tall! Choose dwarf tomatoes for indoor growing.

Dual Arc Plant Grow Light

Dual Arc bulbs blend MH and HPS lamps for warm and cool light.

Double-Ended HPS Grow Lamp

Double-Ended HPS lamps are the next-generation eveolution of HPS grow lights.

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