Category Archives for Grow Light Advice

Advantages and Disadvantages of LED Grow Lights

LED grow light diodes

When it comes to farming indoors, LED lighting technology has been gaining in popularity day by day and is slowly replacing traditional lighting systems. LED lights are seen as the technology of the future and they have a number of huge advantages over other types of horticultural lighting. That said, they also have several disadvantages.   […]

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February 12, 2017

Can You Use Regular Light Bulbs As Grow Lights?

a grow light bulb

Who doesn’t love indoor plants? They bring the outdoors inside. But in the majority of houses, there isn’t enough natural light to grow more than a few basic house plants. People often assume you need expensive grow lights to make up for the lack of natural light, but you can actually use regular light bulbs to […]

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February 9, 2017

The Difference Between PAR and Lumen

different wavelengths of light

Indoor agriculture is on an upward growth trajectory, with investment in indoor agri-technology solutions estimated at $52 million in the US alone for the period from 2011 to 2014 [1]. The use of grow lights is a vital component of indoor agriculture, either to supplement natural light, to lengthen daylight or as a substitute for […]

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February 5, 2017

The Advantages of Fluorescent Grow Lights Over Other Plant Lights

fluorescent grow light bulb

When gardening indoors, the type of light can make all the difference in plant health and productivity. There are a lot of lighting options to choose from, but most gardeners start with fluorescent grow lights, like the Agrobrite series from Hydrofarm. They begin with fluorescents for a reason: they have a number of advantages over other types […]

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February 1, 2017

The Effect Of UV Light On Plants

ultraviolet light and plants

Plants, like humans, are living organisms; and just like us they require nutrients and the right conditions to flourish. While plants obviously need water to survive, it is light that is their main source of energy. The natural light we enjoy here on earth comes from the sun, a blazing mass of fire that produces enough […]

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January 30, 2017

The Science Behind LED Grow Lights


Cultivating and growing plants indoors is not much different from doing so outdoors. If you know how to grow outside, you can grow indoors as well. They main difference is that you have to provide the plants with the required light and nourishment. The best way to provide the light is with an LED grow light, like […]

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November 16, 2016

LED Grow Lights VS. HPS: Which One Do You Need?


Finding the right grow light setup for your indoor garden might seem like an easy task, but finding a good one can actually be a bit complicated. There are so many different lights on the market and so many different customers with unique needs. Farmers, horticulturists, gardeners and medical marijuana growers all need different features and […]

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November 16, 2016