Guide to the best LED grow lights for 2021

Published by Cretivity 2021-08-02

Do your indoor plants need LED grow lights? Most indoor plants have a strong ability to adapt to the environment and can thrive in a variety of natural environments. However, insufficient light in the indoor environment will directly affect the growth of plants, and LED plant growth lights can provide very good lighting conditions.

Providing your plants with the light obtained from the LED grow lights can have surprises you can't imagine. If you have never considered using LED grow lights indoors, then in this article, I will explain the working principle of grow lights. Let everyone realize why LED grow lights are the best choice.


How does the LED grow light work?


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What everyone knows is that no matter what kind of plants are inseparable from light, plants can grow normally only with light.

But at present, the light that plants obtain is only the sun's light that most people know. Plants use light in the process of photosynthesis, which enables them to produce the substances and energy needed for growth.

When the plant does not get enough light, the growth of the plant will be inhibited. LED growth lights can make plants get enough light so that plants can grow normally in any environment without sunlight.

LED plant growth lights emit specific light waves in the solar spectrum required for plant growth. To make up for the light needed for plants to grow in an environment with insufficient or no light.


Why use grow lights?


There are many reasons why your indoor plants can benefit from LED grow lights. The following are some common questions that you may or may not have thought about. This is also the knowledge you must know about indoor planting.


Insufficient indoor lighting:

When you find that your indoor plant is not growing or growing very badly, it may be because it lacks sunlight.

Although our indoor planting environment may look bright in our eyes, it may still lack the light required for the healthy growth of plants, and it may not reach the light intensity required for plant growth!

Generally speaking, all the indoor plants we grow should be placed close to the windows, so that the plants can get enough light.

But it is impossible for all plants to be placed next to the window. After all, this will affect the indoor lighting, and if there are many plants planted, small windows are definitely not enough. Then the LED plant growth light will play the biggest role. With it, your plants can be placed in any place indoors, because the LED plant growth light can provide the best light required by your plants.


Seasonal effects of insufficient light:

In some places in winter, due to some reasons, the sun's light level will drop a lot.

The daylight hours are also reduced; and due to different geographical locations, there is less direct sunlight; due to changes in the weather, there will be less sunlight.

Plants grown indoors may wither due to these reasons, especially some plants need strong light to grow. This is the time when the LED grow light you bought comes in handy.


Your plant is not growing:


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If your houseplants look healthy but don't seem to have any new growth, it may be a lack of light. The growth and flowering and fruiting of plants require more than just nutrients and fertilizers. More light will drive the results of the photosynthesis of plants. Without sufficient energy from sunlight, plants may not be able to grow new shoots. LED plant growth lights can help indoor plants increase light and supplement light.


Why use LED plant growth lights?


Fluorescent and incandescent lamps can also provide light, but both fluorescent and incandescent lamps emit a lot of heat. This may directly ignite the plant. LED lights emit almost no heat, making them a safer choice.


In order to allow plants to grow better, the plant grow light needs to be turned on for 10-16 hours a day, which makes the LED grow light more efficient and energy-saving than other plant light options.


Compared with fluorescent lamps and incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps have better energy consumption and less heat output. However, they still cannot compare with the efficiency, low heat, longevity and technology of LED plant growth lights. (Understand the characteristics of LED plant growth lights)


Using the latest technology, LEDs can combine the spectrum of different wavelengths (LED plant growth light spectrum) to maximize the specific growth of plants. This may be dedicated to photosynthesis, planting seedlings or fruiting and flowering.


Can I use ordinary lights or LED grow lights?


Ordinary household lights are used to illuminate our homes, while plant lights are specially designed for plants to obtain light waves suitable for growth from the spectrum. Full-spectrum grows lights are suitable for general plant growth, such as indoor plants, and certain colors of grow lights help different stages of plant growth. For example, seedlings benefit from blue light, while for fruiting and flowering, red light is best.


LED plant growth lights can also protect plants from burning when the bulbs remain normal. Ordinary light bulbs usually heat up and affect plant growth. LED plant growth lights can be customized with different spectra according to different plants, and will not be wasted or insufficient due to too much or too little spectrum.

How to use grow lights


Any growth lamp you buy should be accompanied by specific instructions for use. Generally speaking, the growth light should be placed above the plants, which is also the future imitating sunlight. Because plants are phototropic, it is best to place them directly above the plants, so that the plants will get the most uniform light and will not grow toward abnormal shapes.


Since the heat output of LED plant grow lights are low, they can be placed closer to the plants, but it should also be noted that different light heights are required in different periods of plant growth. The top of the plant should be at least 6 inches from the light source. If you have a large area, you may need to use multiple grow lights to completely cover the area.


Remember, plants still need darkness to grow, just like us, plants also need to "rest". Although plants photosynthesize during the day, they need at least 8 hours of darkness to continue a process called respiration, where they further break down this energy. The goal is to let your plants rest for at least 8 hours without turning on the lights at night so that the plants can fully consume the energy they have acquired.



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The best-LED plant light:


The best LED grow light for your plant depends in part on how you want the plant to use light. Are you thinking of planting seeds, planting flowers, or just planting green leafy growing plants? If you are not sure and want an all-around LED to grow light, it is best to use a full-spectrum LED grow light. They are good for the growth of all types of plants.


If your plant growth light is to be placed in a well-used area of ​​your home, you may also need to choose a full-spectrum white LED plant growth light. They will give you bright white light, the blue light will hurt your eyes, and the red light will make your eyes tired if you look at it for a long time, so a full-spectrum white light is a very good choice. It depends on the situation that suits you.




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