Gro Series vs. Other Types of Lighting
Having an indoor grow facility has its pros and cons. One of the most difficult decisions to make is choosing the correct type of grow lights. Gone are the days of relying on mother nature to nurture and grow our plants, with the introduction of state of the art greenhouses or indoor grow facilities and innovative lighting systems that mimic sunlight, indoor gardening is next level.
Trying to decide on indoor grow lights can be tough, especially when there are so many different types of lights on the market that have varying characteristics.
We're taking a look at some of these lighting options and pitting them against our Grow Series to identify who stands strong in the world of horticulture.
Various types of lighting
Different types of lighting offer unique various benefits and in some cases, individuals believe that conventional lighting will be effective for indoor grow facilities. In most cases, this is an incorrect statement and can be a costly error in judgement.
But don't take our word for it, let's shed some light on the subject.
Fluorescent lights are an economical and easy choice for indoor growing. They come in tubes or compact bulbs that screw into regular lamp sockets, and they're cool enough to put close to plant foliage. Generic fluorescent tubes and bulbs are higher in blue wavelengths, so be sure to find full-spectrum or include a mix of cool and warm bulbs. When in doubt, buy cool white products, since white light contains the full spectrum of wavelengths. For maximum effect, position fluorescents about 30 cm away from plant foliage.
Until recently, fluorescent grow lights output was too low and they were too big and bulky to be very useful except as a grow light for seeds or seedlings. Generally, fluorescents are a poor choice for flowering and budding plants because of their low lumen (brightness per unit of energy consumed), but they are a great source for herbs and other plants that don't need a lot of light.
Remember that not all LED lights are created equal. Normal LEDs comprise of just a few colour wavelengths (like white and yellow) but plants need light that is as close to natural light as possible.
Some growers might think that a regular LED will work just as well as a grow light. They're the cheaper option so why not use them?
When it comes to LEDs, you want to be careful. Some regular LEDs just aren't suitable as grow lights and can become more of a cost to you than being a penny-saver. Regular LEDs may suffice for smaller houseplants but for bigger grow facilities, you might want to invest in something a little more sustainable. Remember that different lights create different wavelengths of light and some of these wavelengths aren't compatible with specific plants.
There are a vast amount of pros to using professional and quality grow lights.
Grow lights create an artificial light source specific to a light spectrum that helps support the chemical process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the chemical process in which light energy is converted within a plant to energy which a plant can use to grow and produce. Grow lights are found in situations that require certain ranges of heat and light wavelengths to support vegetation both indoors, and out.
Our grow lights are easy to use and can plug into an electrical outlet. You can even choose specific lights that suit your exact uses in relation to plant health and your unique requirements.
Our Gro Series is specifically constructed to aide in various stages of plant growth. Regular lights are made for everyday use, and although many are used for specific purposes, they all are based on human needs and consumption. And, although a regular light may emit the spectral wavelengths needed by plants for their overall health, it is not concentrated enough to provide what is needed for proper vegetative care.
The Gro Light Series
The benefits of our grow lights are endless but let's take a detailed look at the pros and cons of them.
They support photosynthesis and the intricate needs of plants
They have specific light spectrum wavelengths
Use low energy draws/energy efficient
Convenient and trustworthy
Cost-effective in the long-run
Easily maintained and transportable
Can be easily adjusted to meet your requirements
Can be damaging to the eye - use safety measures when operating the lighting systems
Can be costly short-term
The decision to choose grow lights suited to you can be a difficult task but it doesn't have to be, you can simply contact us for any information or insight you may need. We pride ourselves on being fully transparent and offering the best products catered specifically to your requirements.