Is LED Grow Light useful or not ?

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The LED grow light is an artificial light source that uses LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as illuminates to meet the illumination conditions required for photosynthesis in plants. According to the type, it belongs to the third generation plant fill light fixture!

In the absence of daylight, such luminaires can act as daylight, making plants to grow normally or better.

This kind of lamp has strong roots, encourages, regulates flowering and flower color, promotes fruit ripening, coloring, and enhances the taste and quality!

When planting plants indoors, light is indeed a problem, especially for plants that have a high demand for light. At this time, it is an ideal way to use grow lights to provide the light energy needed for photosynthesis, but many farmers will doubt a question. Is plant light useful?

There are reasons for problems. On the one hand, traditional plant lamps consume a lot of power, the lighting is inefficient, and the lifespan is relatively short. The LED plant light is an ideal plant fill light source, breaking the limitations that many traditional plant lights cannot break. But the price is relatively high.

LED grow lights have many benefits

According to the latest market research report “Global LED Plant Lighting Market Share, Strategy and Forecast 2015~2021”, LED lamps are cheaper and more energy efficient than other similar products. Therefore, LED lighting is being adopted quickly. Since LED lighting systems can effectively promote plant growth, LED grow lights are also used worldwide.

Compared to high pressure sodium lamps and metal halide lamps, LED grow lamps are more powerful and efficient. They save power and generate less heat. Less heat allows the plant light to be closer to the plant without worrying that the plant will be scorched.

The next generation of LED plant growth lights opens up a dramatic “power saving mode” that delivers unparalleled product reliability. As shown in Shenzhen E.shine Systems  LED plant lighting, LED grow lights are changing. They accurately deliver low-power, high-efficiency uniform light and light distribution at the right wavelength and color ratios that are required for efficient photosynthesis.

LED grow lights are different. Plant growth lamps can be used as artificial light sources for plant growth. The spectrum of the growth lamp is adjusted according to the needs of the plant growth. The desired range of wavelengths for plant growth lamps is from 400nm to 700nm, from blue light to red light. Gardening lights play an important role in the growth and development of plants. Plant growth is one of the functions of photosynthesis.

Plant growth lights work in three different ways:

·Provide all the light needed for plant growth

·Add sunlight when the sunshine time is short in winter

·Increase the duration of the “day” to promote special growth and flowering

LED grow lights control plant growth by regulating light. The ability to consistently grow food locally represents a major breakthrough for humanity. Growing lights allow people to grow food indoors, making full use of the waste space is also a way to produce food efficiently.

Female biological engineer examining organic lettuce in pink LED greenhouse

Removing transportation costs from the food chain is also a major breakthrough. The ability to consistently deliver fresh, wholesome food presents a major shift in people’s lifestyles and quality of life. The grow light increases the density of food production by a factor of ten times. This is of great significance.

In some places, such as Japan, there are still deficiencies in the environment. Plant factories will continue to expand and use LED grow lights as large warehouse entities to provide food for the public and those who need special nutrition.

Susan EustIs, principal of the research team, said: “Solid electronics will bring the same advantages to agriculture, just as it brings benefits to other industries. Growers find that they can quickly achieve a return on investment, using plant growth lights can be substantial reduce energy costs, extend the growing season, eliminate chemical contamination in food supplies, and significantly reduce transportation costs for food production.”

As more and more people become aware of the importance of health and try to avoid the harmful effects of pesticides in food, greenhouse operators will find that the plant growth lamps will have more potential markets. Large plant factories will focus on nursery work.

Whether the plant lamp is useful or not, it is necessary to make the whole process correct.

First of all, when choosing a lamp, we must pay attention to the LED plant lamp for the needs of plants. If it is a hi-light plant, buy a small-power ordinary plant lamp that can not meet the growth needs of plants. If it is a shade-tolerant plant, use it. Plant lights that are too energy-intensive are not cost-effective; in addition, if you choose LED grow lights, you should customize the lamp bead ratio according to the needs of the plants, and let the plants get the best growth conditions in the most energy-efficient way.

Secondly, when using plant lights, need pay attention to, 1. Regularly switch on/off plant lights, such as daylight illumination can meet plant growth needs from 9am to 5pm, fill light time can be 7:00 — 9:00 and 17:00 – 21:00 or so; 2. Set a reasonable distance of light, too far from the plant, the light is not enough, can not achieve the best plant fill light effect, too close to the plant, just partial fill light can cause plants to be unevenly exposed to light, and the growth condition will not reach the expected.

Finally, pay attention to the maintenance of plant lights, install, check, maintain, the light according to the instructions provided by the merchant when purchase of plant lights, short-term significance is not great, but the time is not cleaned, uneasy and correct way to clean up, the damage of the lamps itself is very large.

Is LED grow light useful? Many scientists have studied and many biologists have proved that LED grow lights are very good plant fill light sources.

You should know that red, yellow, green, blue, and purple, the more backward the shorter the wavelength, the longer the wavelength, the more help plant growth. The pink light is long-wave light, which can promote plant growth and achieve a light-filling effect.

In fact, you can use the daylight and night light of incandescent lamps, and it is also long-wave light. On the contrary, the light emitted by fluorescent tubes is short-wave light. Use the two lights together also OK.

But the composition of light is very complicated. Plants have evolved for so long, and they have adapted to every component of light. So the fill light you buy may only add one aspect, and the artificial light is also impossible to completely imitate the effect of natural sunlight on plants. Just like the best perfume maker can’t completely simulate the creation of perfumes with natural orchid fragrance, the best designers and makers are still nature. Moreover, different plants have different needs for light.

Light will inhibit the growth of plant internodes. This effect increases with the increase of light intensity and the increase of illumination time. Therefore, seedlings tend to grow between the low light and the short time. Under strong light and when the illumination time is long, the internodes are shortened. And different light quality will also affect the growth of seedling stems. Under normal circumstances, red orange light is the most effective light for photosynthesis, which can increase the growth rate of seedlings, but the internodes are long and the stems are weak; blue-violet light can make the seedlings grow short and strong, and the ultraviolet light has the strongest effect on inhibiting the growth of the seedlings and promoting the shortness of the seedlings.

So, if you are really interested in plants, or want to make your own plants as long as possible, you don’t have to worry about the “LED plant lights are useful or not”. but know what the plants need and use the lights in correct way !

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