Plant lights, or grow lights, are artificial light sources that replace the sun’s natural light. They are designed to support growing plants and to be used indoors. Artificial plant lighting is a necessity if you want to produce healthy seedlings indoors because most homes, even those with abundant Southern exposure, cannot capture enough sunlight in the early spring to grow strong seedlings.
Plant lights use special types of light bulbs, usually fluorescent, metal halide, high pressure sodium, or LED, which are different from standard incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulbs. Grow lights are also known as grow lamps.
LED Plant Lights
LED grow lights deliver only the colors of light (wavelengths) plants use most efficiently for healthy growth. This grow light uses very little energy, and still provides all the light your plants need for vigorous growth indoors. LED grow lights are a good choice if you are interested in growing indoors without a lot of hassle.
The main difficulty with horticultural LED lighting is that the quality ones are extremely expensive and very few of the mid-range LEDs are any good. The market is flooded with poorly performing LED fixtures, so you really need to know which brand you can trust. Platinum LED lights are a great choice. Reviews of their Advanced Platinum Series LED grow lights are all extremely positive and they don’t cost too much either.
Traditional grow lights generate a lot of heat and …Read More