Many people have heard of LED full spectrum grow lights, but they don’t know what exactly LED full spectrum grow lights mean, and the main purpose of its invention. Now, Let’s scroll down and have a look.
What is LED Full Spectrum Grow Lights
LED full spectrum grow lights are a kind of lighting source which is developed to simulate the solar spectrum and is conducive to the growth of plants. The proportion of visible light in the spectrum is reasonable from 380nm blue part to 780nm red part, and the light wave curve imitates the shape of the solar spectrum. Besides, The full spectrum of LED full spectrum grow lights refers to the spectrum curve of ultraviolet, visible and infrared light in the spectrum, and the proportion of red, green and blue in the visible part is similar to that of sunlight, and the color rendering index is close to 100. The spectrum of sunlight can be called the full spectrum. In the artificial light source, the content of mercury should be increased appropriately in the arc tube of the arc discharge light, so as to increase the light energy of the ultraviolet part, and the ratio of metal halide should be adjusted. The combination of wavelengths in each band is close to the solar spectrum, and the infrared light with a wavelength greater than 780nm has a continuous spectrum that can last up to a wavelength of 1000nm. The color temperature of sunlight changes with seasons and time, so the spectrum of LED full spectrum grow lights should be changed the color temperature successively with time. The light color of LED full spectrum grow lights, such as the sunlight color around 10:00 am, has strong color rendering, small color temperature drift, high luminous efficiency and large luminous flux. Therefore, LED full spectrum grow lights simulate the natural light environment, which can be more in line with the natural growth law of organisms.
How to Use LED Full Spectrum Grow Lights
Do not over-water
When using HID lights, it generates a lot of heat, so many growers will find that the soil of their plants dries quickly when planting, so they need frequent watering. However, LED full spectrum grow light is a kind of cold light source, its heat production is relatively low, and it can even make the plant lamp closer to the plant, so there is no need to worry about the damage to the plant. If you water frequently when using LED full spectrum grow lights, there will be many diseases and insects on your plants.
Do a proper light schedule
Auto-flowering strains are relatively easy to grow, especially under light conditions. If you use LED full spectrum grow lights from sowing to harvest, you only need to maintain 18-24 hours of light a day for them, and they will automatically bloom after a few weeks of growth. Also, feminized strains, on the other hand, are typically grown under 18–24 hours of light in the vegetative stage, then under 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness to start and sustain flowering. Therefore, lots of growers will buy LED full spectrum grow lights with a timer, it's very convenient for them. Such as WEEGrow WG-1000, has 3 timing patterns, which allows it to automatically turn off (2h/ 8h/ 12h) according to your settings. And you are able to overlay each other, so you can also customize the most suitable light time for your plants: (Timed=2h+8h+...12h). Importantly, WEEGrow WG-1000 has a 2.4G remote control, you can turn on/off the light, set the timing and adjust the 5 brightness levels (20%-40%-60%-80%-100%) via it.
At the proper distance
For inexperienced growers, the control of distance should be their common mistake. Because HID lights emit a lot of heat, growers are also too cautious about using LED full spectrum grow lights and put them far away. If you hang them too far, your plants are likely to overstretch. But, if you place them too close to the “WEE” plants, it will put pressure on the plants and cause the leaves to fade. So, what is the ideal distance between your LED full spectrum grow lights and plants? Unfortunately, there is no standard. For example, the optimal distance of the nutrition and flowering stages of “WEE” plants depends on your LED full spectrum grow lights. Because each type of LED full spectrum grow lights produce a different amount of light, which affects their final distance from the plants. If you're a beginner, you can keep the LED full spectrum grow lights somewhere between 30-45 cm from your plants (about 45 cm during vegetable sowing), and then bring it a little closer when your plants bloom. Adjust the height between your plants and LED full spectrum grow lights to get the best growth light energy.
Benefits of LED Full Spectrum Grow Lights
Take care of your eyes
The blue light in traditional grow light is too high. Under long-term use, the blue light can penetrate the lens of human eyes to the retina, and cause optical damage to your eyes. Nowadays, human eyes have gradually adapted to the sunlight. The more similar the spectrum of artificial light is to that of natural light, the more comfortable the human eye is. The LED full spectrum grow lights reduce the blue light component from the problem of the light source and the damage to the eyes. At the same time, the spectrum curve of LED full spectrum grow lights is similar to the sunlight spectrum curve, which can effectively improve the user's eye comfort. In addition, LED full spectrum grow lights can also reduce short-term disturbances in retinal micro-circulation, as well as alleviate the dryness and fatigue of eyes caused by blood supply disorders.
Adjust your rest
Under normal circumstances, the human brain will begin to secrete melatonin at 9:00 or 10:00 in the evening. As the human brain secretes more melatonin, our body will gradually realize that we need to rest. Melatonin is closely related to the light that people are exposed to. The human body is sensitive to some light for grow lights used indoors. Especially sensitive to blue light. Blue light can inhibit the melatonin produced by the human brain. And long-term exposure to blue light will cause sleep disorders. The emergence of LED full spectrum grow lights can provide better light, and a reasonable light environment can promote people's sleep quality and improve people's mood. If you use LED full spectrum grow lights indoors, it can not only supply light energy for your plants, but also provide you with more realistic and comfortable natural light. For example, LED full spectrum grow lights of WEEGrow CS-100, its 4 heads allow you to choose one, two, three or four lamps on, and can provide 10 brightness levels from 10% to 100% by press plus button or minus button. This LED full spectrum grow lights will automatically turn on the timer on the next day at the same time you set the timer, no worry about your plants will wither when nobody at home. What’s more, you can use it anywhere your plants are located, such as bedroom, living room, study, private garden, and so on. It is very convenient and practical.
With the increasing development and maturity of LED full spectrum grow lights, they bring us a more comfortable light environment. If you have any questions, welcome to comment below and discuss with us.