Four Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights

by Krystal Zheng

With the rapid development of grow lights, many growers have transferred outdoor planting to indoor planting. In the park, we may see many beautiful flowers, and even some off-season flowers can always keep bright. Not surprisingly, this is because they grow with LED lights. The LED full spectrum grow lights are to simulate the light needed for photosynthesis through special light sources. They can promote the growth of plants in a limited room without sunlight and windows. The growth of plants is inseparable from photosynthesis, and all kinds of spectrum in nature are helpful to the growth of plants. For example, the ultraviolet spectrum can help plants kill bacteria and promote photosynthesis, so as to help plants grow. Although the use of LED full spectrum grow lights can solve the problem of weather, if they are used improperly, they will also cause damage to plants.

 

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Using LED Grow Lights

Selecting the Wrong Grow Light

Selecting the Wrong Light Spectrum

Setting the Lights at A Improper Distance

Forget to Adjust the Light

 

Selecting the Wrong Grow Light

How to choose a good grow light has always been a problem for many growers. There are many kinds of grow lights on the market today, such as fluorescent lights, HID lights, LED lights, and so on. As far as the current development trend of grow light is concerned, as a new type of light source, LED has the characteristics of energy-saving, environmental protection, long life, and has advantages in the field of agricultural supplementary light. However, because the functions and parameters of LED lights on the market are different, if you want to use LED full spectrum grow lights to have a good effect, you need to choose suitable LED full spectrum grow lights for your plants. Different plants have different requirements for illumination and light intensity, so pay attention to the spectrum and power of LED full spectrum grow lights. For instance, for the light-loving plants, you should choose high-power LED full spectrum grow lights. I’d like to recommend the WEEGrow Q-1000, this type of LED full spectrum grow lights have the functions of adjusting the flowering period, promoting fruit maturity, and improving taste and quality. Whether growing vegetables or other plants, this LED full spectrum grow light is a good choice.

 

Selecting the Wrong Light Spectrum

We all know that plants need photosynthesis to thrive. However, if you are using LED full spectrum grow lights, which can not only bring enough light to your plants, but also shorten the growth cycle of the plants. If you use a grow light with only one spectrum, it will bring a lot of inconvenience to your planting life. Because in different periods of the plants, you have to change the spectrum according to the needs of them, which is very troublesome. So the LED full spectrum grow lights can ease your growing life. The full spectrum is divided into ultraviolet rays, visible light and infrared rays, and the role of each spectrum is different. Ultraviolet rays can change the structure of organisms, and it is destructive. Visible light can provide illumination and promote the growth of plants. And infrared rays have a bactericidal effect, and the wavelength is greater than 1000 nm will generate heat. For example, WEEGrow WG-1000 is a type of LED full spectrum grow lights. It is close to natural light for all plants in all stages growing, and helps to achieve greater yield and crop quality.

LED full spectrum grow lights

Setting the Lights at A Improper Distance

Maybe you will keep your LED full spectrum grow lights and plants at a close distance, in order to allow your plants to absorb more light. It is wrong. Because too much heat can cause the leaves to turn yellow. If some of your plant's leaves start to curl, it's also a sign that the plant is too close to the grow light. Therefore, if you find this problem in time, you can avoid further damage to your plants. However, there is no standard to control the distance between the plants and the LED full spectrum grow lights. Normally, it is recommended to place the LED full spectrum grow lights 12-18 inches away from the plants.

 

Forget to Adjust the Light

If you grow with LED lights and want your plants to receive light energy at a specific time, it doesn't sound difficult. However, in reality, you will forget to turn on or turn off the LED full spectrum grow lights because you are busy. In this way, it is easy to mess up the schedule of plant growth, and even small changes may have a negative impact on the growth of plants. Therefore, before planting, you should understand the habits of your plants, and cultivate them according to their requirements. For example, “Weed” plants require about 18-24 hours of light during the vegetative period and 12 hours of light during the flowering period. If the duration of light exceeds this time, it will damage the plants. In this case, I recommend choosing LED full spectrum grow lights with timing function, such as the WEEGrow CS-100, which can be timed from 10 minutes to 24 hours. Besides, you also can adjust the light intensity as your plants need, it is convenient for your growing life.

LED full spectrum grow lights

 

When using LED full spectrum grow lights, you have to avoid these mistakes, so that your plants will grow healthier.


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