The LED Grow Light must be used properly for optimum growth and yield. The most common mistakes with LEDs are not having enough light and not placing the light at the proper distance. If you do not provide enough light, your plants will not grow to their full potential. Similarly, incorrect light placement will also not allow plants to grow to their full potential. Placing a light too close will stunt growth, too far will cause stretching. Follow the recommended coverage areas listed on the Details Page of each light for optimal light penetration and coverage. Keep in mind that there are many variables to indoor growing with lighting being one of the most critical.
Keeping the proper distance between your LED grow lights and your plants is important for robust photosynthesis and growth. The process of using LED grow lights are given here. Follow the steps:
In winter, you need to supply additional heat in the room. It will boost the growth of the plants. Heat in the growing area is much less than that of HPS lighting. So in winter, this may cause some problems, so you should keep an eye on the plants if you are using LED grow lights.
LED grow lights can create a targeted light output. It is possible by using optics. So you can spotlight a particular section of the grow, and thus you can repeat for each section. Plants will be under conservation if you implement multiple sections. It will maximize light distribution, and you can save money. A qualified light company can help you, and if you ask, they will plan everything.
The life cycle is a crucial one for a crop’s biological life. Growers can manipulate it by increasing or decreasing light hours. Greenhouse growers can do this by using blackout curtains and extra lighting. In the vegetative stage, 18 hours of daylight per day is necessary for flowers. Vegetative crops will grow well at 17-18 hours of light per day.
The sufficient light level for flowering is 400 and 700 uMoles/m-2s. The light should be distributed evenly over the canopy. As LED grow lights’ lighting is directional, so keep an eye on it. Light closer than 10” can cause bleaching.
SOG and SCROG techniques will help to develop flowering canopy depth between 12”-16” and light will reach to all the sites. Prune by the end of week two if any flower is lower than this level. By week four, remove all large fan leaves so light can reach. It is crucial to ensure that light access consistent.
78F is the most appreciated optimal temperature for any plant. Then the carbon dioxide level should be 360 PPM. You should monitor the root zone temperature. Air temperature higher than 85F needs cooler dark period air temperature.
As the temperature has become higher, nutrient concentration gets higher in the drier regions. It can create toxic levels in the root zone. So, reduce 25-30% nutrient concentration.