As a gardening enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for tips and tricks to help my plants thrive. When the winter season rolls in, I sometimes have to move our patio plants indoors to ensure they aren’t killed by the frost and cold. However, moving them indoors often robs them of the opportunity to get sufficient sunlight. Enter the dimmable UFO high bay light to save the day!
There is a lot of discussion in gardening circles about whether or not LED lights are a good option to use as a grow light. With opinions being a dime a dozen, there are so many viewpoints on this topic that it is rather easy to get caught up in all the different opinions on the internet and get confused about if they should or should not use LED lights to grow plants.
High bay LEDs provide the highest spectrum of light artificially and because of their heavy-duty performance nature, all the best LED light manufacturers and indoor gardening experts recommend high bay lights as one of the best options to be used for the indoor growth of plants. A cool feature of 150w dimmable LED UFO high bay light is that in addition to being an almost entirely full spectrum, the fact that they are dimmable allows them to mimic the varying strengths of sunlight a plant will receive in natural outdoors. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind when planning to use LEDs as grow lights.
In order for plants to be able to carry out photosynthesis indoors, they need to be exposed to enough light so they can absorb sufficient energy. Providing the requisite amount and quality of light needed by the plants can be challenging. Different plants have different light requirements and proper illumination is necessary for plant health. It is important to note here that not all LED lights provide the same light spectrum.
This means that conventional LED lights cannot give you what your plants need. High bay lights, especially the yellow ones, have wavelengths as close to natural light as possible, so they are far better as grow lights. Many LED manufacturers manipulate their spectrums to best emulate the sunlight spectrum and produce light that is as close to real natural sunlight as possible.
Colour Spectrum Basics
If you want to promote vegetation, it is best to use High Bay Lights with a blue spectrum. The blue spectrum is ideal for plants undergoing vegetation as it helps them to grow appropriately and produces the required purple effects for plant growth.
Similarly, if you want to promote flowering in your plants, you should go for lights on the red color spectrum. You should add blue light in the form of strips as the red-blue combo delivers a double whammy which facilitates the production of heavyweight flowers.
There are no hard and fast protocols or criteria when it comes to select grow lights as long as you keep the type of plants and the space where they will be placed under consideration. Basically, any type of high bay light can be used for plants.