You may be wondering about this question: Can plants really grow with artificial light. The answer is: YES. So we'll show you all the important factors to consider when growing plants indoors using artificial or LED lights.
The role of artificial light in indoor planting.
How good is artificial light for plants?
Do regular led lights good for plant?
Wrong irradiation distance of LED plant lamp.
- The Role of Artificial Light in Indoor Planting
The artificial lights which are used for indoor plantation are known as grow light or plant light. It helps the plants in growth stimulation by adequately replicating the sun’s wavelengths. The emission of these grow lights is appropriate for the photosynthesis.
What all these electric grow lights do to the plants is, it mimics the much-needed light spectrum and heat to the plants. Now there is no need for you to be a slave of sunlight for cultivating plants indoors; with the help of grow lights, now you can encourage the growth of the plants, even in the rooms having no windows or in the winter.
Photons emitted by the sun may not be dissimilar to those emitted by an artificial electric lamp, but they may differ in color and intensity, so that the light used for plant growth can be used for plant cultivation.Grow light can be used where no natural light occurs or where growth needs to be supplemented by light.
Artificial grow light either tries to aid plant growth by emitting spectra similar to those of the sun, or by providing spectra that are more necessary or tailored to the growth of needed plants. Groplanner are focusing on the led grow lgiht for 9 years. The O series are targeted full spectrum that can improve the yield and quality of cannabis.
- How Good Is Artificial Light for Plants?
According to many studies, there is no significant difference between natural and artificial grow light for plants.
Sunlight is undoubtedly the perfect mix of wavelengths needed for plant growth. However, with the evolution of artificial growth light, it is now possible to provide ideal wavelengths that are better suited to plant growth needs.
Another factor to consider is that different plants require different levels of light.
Also, some plants only bloom when the sun is shining. Growth is highly dependent on the amount of light a plant needs to grow.
Sunlight satisfies all the needs of plants.However, full spectrum grow lights can provide the same function for plants
Growing indoors under artificial light allows you to better control different factors and promote faster, healthier growth. The only two significant advantage natural light has over artificial light is free haha.
- Do Regular LED Lights Good for Plant?
If you're new to growing houseplants, chances are you're asking yourself if you really need to grow lights, or if regular LED lights can also be good for plants.
Grow lights, as we know, are designed specifically to help plants grow and have a serious balance of wavelengths and spectra.
However, ordinary household LED lights cannot accurately match these details, so they are not sufficient for plant growth and yield.
If you use typical LED lights on an indoor farm, then you can never be sure of the above factors, which happen to be a required appearance feature.
While different brands can vary, if you want to avoid unnecessary trial and error, choosing a professional LED grow light is the single best choice.
- Wrong irradiation distance of LED grow light
This is probably the most common mistake inexperienced growers make when starting out with LED grow lights.Because HID lamps generate a lot of heat, outside growers will be too careful with LED lamps and put them far away.
Growers who understand the advantages of LEDs may be overconfident and install lamps too close together. If leds are installed too far away, it is likely that plants will proliferate and try to reach the light source.
LED lights installed too close can stress cannabis plants (Click HERE to view our article "Have your cannabis had Light Stress or Heat Stress with lights"), causing discomfort, burning and discoloration of leaves and buds. So, what is the ideal distance between the plant growth lamp and the plant canopy?
Unfortunately, there is no standard for this, as the optimal distance between the plant's vegetative and flowering stages depends on the specific LED lamps used.
Different types of lamps can be slightly different, affecting their distance from the plant.
The first thing you should do is check the manual of the LED fixture you are using for the recommended distances. If you don't have data, check the manufacturer's website.
If the correct data is still not available, If you are using I series 640W, you can kept it at a distance of 30-48 inch from the plant canopy, 48 inch at the vegetative stage, and 30-36 inch at the flowering stage. Or contact us for more suggestions on the distance.
Keep an eye out for anomalies as you adjust the LED installation height for best results.
Leaf dry, curly, yellowish brown or discoloration indicate that the light is too strong, can be LED installation higher point.