For the longest time, scrolling LED sign have taken my breath away. I really thought it was a pretty neat innovation for putting signs and announcements that are more attractive to the consumer’s eyes. I believe it’s one of the best applications of the LED lighting innovation – until I came across grow lights.
Gardening is a very rewarding hobby despite all of the difficulties anyone might face. In my many years of having a love affair with different plants, I have grown attached to them. I often find myself too concerned of the survival rates of the baby plants I set outside. Like any other seasoned gardener, I know for a fact that the environment could be too harsh for seedlings to survive. Too much heat can dehydrate not only people but plants as well. If I had my way, I’d choose to grow my plants indoor first until they are strong enough to survive on their own in the great outdoors.
The moment grow lights came into the picture, I know I had solved my problem. This new method of indoor planting instantly became appealing to me. Wanting to know more about it, I researched and gather the following interesting facts about LED grow lights.
- These are said to be the best artificial lighting source for growing plants indoors.
- Emits only the red and blue wavelengths that are needed during the photosynthesis.
- It provides huge savings as regular LED lighting fixture for the home.
- They generate the right amount of heat – not too much, not too little.
- Provides the right environment for plants to thrive.
- Has a life span of about 50,000 hours.
- Environment friendly lighting fixtures that don’t contain mercury
- LED grow lights can be used with solar or wind energy to help users save even more
- Highly energy efficient
I really like how LED grow lights can provide the right amount of heat and lighting for my plant. This is very important especially in the early stages of plant growth where they are still very sensitive. Also, the targeted production of red and blue wavelengths is impressive. I know that the sun is the best source of light to date but it gives off a range of wavelengths such as orange that are not really needed by plants.
Though I have yet to try indoor gardening, it really seems like a promising method of gardening. I’d love to have fellow gardening enthusiasts to try this innovative way as well.
Are you growing your plants indoors with LED grow lights? Let me know of your experiences or what you think about it by leaving a comment below.