Grow Lights – Artificial Lighting
Growing plants with artificial lighting offers a wide range of possibilities when it comes to indoor gardening. Plants at different growth stages have special requirements of light to bloom indoors, and it is worth understanding what sort of light you would need for them to grow and for you to get the most benefits from your plants.
Vegetable gardening is a good example of an activity that lets you go green while reaping the benefits of the plants you cultivate. Vegetable gardeners living in cold regions of the country know that in order to gain an advantage over the growing season, start seeds indoors about six to eight weeks before the average date of last frost. You can find out the average date of last frost for your area. Sometimes, they are shown on maps. Some seeds require light for germination, while others are better off in the dark. Sometimes, information on this is provided on the back of seed packets or in gardening catalogs. Once the seeds germinate, the interior lighting that is used will make or break its creation. LED (light-emitting diode) grow lights should be kept at more than two to four inches above the plant as it begins to grow, so you need to have a way to raise the lights as the plant begins to grow taller. LED grow lights are the modern way to set up a grow room. They are efficient and very economical to run and produce a great environment for optimum plant growth.
You will need to use a different spectrum of light, depending on where the plants grow. When the new plant is just beginning to grow, it will need a blue light spectrum. When the plant is in flowering stage, it will need a spectrum of light in the shades of red and orange.
You can find LED grow lights with a particular color but sometimes, you can find lights that are part of a spectrum of colors. These LED lights are suitable for plants at any stage of development. You should also be able to control the electrical current flowing to the lamp. A lamp ballast is used with high-intensity lights, also known as HID, as they produce a bright light similar to sunlight. This makes HID (high-intensity discharge) a very good choice for growing plants indoors.
Likewise, fluorescent lamps are used in indoor gardening. They emit light in the blue, green and red spectrum of colors, making them a wise choice for growing plants indoors. Finally, it should be noted that the larger the plant, the more light they will need to produce food and grow. This is what makes the type of lighting very important for the health and vitality of your plants.