The electromagnetic spectrum of LED grow lights is responsible for making a lot of plants grow. You may already know a lot of details on how you can choose the right LED grow lights. You know that you have to think about the durability of the grow lights as well as their design but have you ever stopped to think about how the spectrum actually affect the way that your plants grow?
When it comes to the spectrum that will allow your plants to grow, a full LED spectrum usually contains the following colors:
– Ultra Violet
If you would purchase LED grow lights that have been created a long time ago, it may not carry the full spectrum of light but the new ones will contain all the ones that are mentioned above. There was a time when limited colors were added to grow lights mainly because it was assumed that plants would only need red and blue lights in order to grow. This is not the case at all. Plants usually have various receptors and even if they usually respond to red and blue, they also respond to the colors in between.
The higher the power of the LED grow lights, the better they will be at imitating the type of light emitted by the sun. While there are some grow lights that may have some issues with improper color mixing as well as issues with color spotting, newer LED grow lights now do not have this problem anymore. More and more manufacturers are doing their best in order to stop this from happening.
One benefit of purchasing grow LED lights that contain full spectrum is the fact that they are usually very strong and durable. Unlike other grow lights that can immediately dim after a short while because of too much heat, they are created in such a way that they will cool down considerably even when being used for long periods of time. The fact that they are kept cool can lengthen their lifespan. Some well made LED lights can last for more than 10 years. This will be an ample amount of time to grow various types of plants whether they are flowering plants or fruit bearing plants that would need to be grown indoors.
The mixture of red and blue wavelengths will ensure that plants will grow faster than ever. They may also be good for clone rooting and for transplant development. Plants that are usually exposed to blue wavelengths more will be good for algae cultivation. Red spectrum is more responsible for making plants flower well.
There are still some people who are skeptical as to whether or not plants truly need a full spectrum or not? Admittedly, there may be some wavelengths that are not needed by the plants at all but what if they can also help in making plants grow? When you think about it this way, do you still think that full spectrum LED lights are not useful at all?