You can choose growing plants with a desk lamp based on the intensity of light in two ways: by the brightness and the distance between the bulb and the leaf of the plant. You can choose LED lamps that emit less heat, use less electricity, emit 5 times longer than fluorescent bulbs, and do not contain any mercury rays.
Secondly, can an LED desk lamp grow plants?
LEDs are a good choice for a grow light bulb because you can get them in almost any color. Good quality LED has a complete spectrum, and doesn’t produce much heat and waste energy. It has a super long life of 50,000 hours; therefore, it is ideal for growing plants.
Similarly one may ask, what lamp is best for growing plants?
Best Overall: Roleadro LED Full Spectrum Grow Light
The best overall option is the Roleadro LED Grow Light. Thanks to the brand’s proprietary spectrum with 460 to 465 nm, 620 to 740 nm, and a 6,000 to 6,500 K waveband, it provides indoor plants with a diverse range of light.
Can I leave my grow light on 24 hours?
A: In general, you should not leave grow lights on 24/7. Plants need a light-dark cycle to develop properly. It’s believed that they truly do “rest” during periods of darkness, and probably use this time to move nutrients into their extremities while taking a break from growing.
At a high enough intensity, any type of light, regardless of the source has the potential to harm the eyes or skin through prolonged thermal exposure or photochemical effects of ultraviolet, blue light &/or infrared emissions.
What’s the difference between LED lights and LED grow lights? Standard LED lights only provide illumination while LED grow lights have a wider spectrum of both blue and red light that promote vegetative growth and flowering, respectively.
Plants do best with a light that has a lot of red and blue and smaller amounts of green and yellow. White light is not important for plants – having the right amount of each wavelength is important.
And when it comes to light, you can’t do better than LED. Plants love the light LEDs give off. This is because LEDs can provide the optimum light wavelength for their current phase in life. Use Blue when plants are vegetating and use Red for when plants are fruiting.
Most common houseplants can grow well with 12 to 14 hours of artificial light if they aren’t receiving any sunlight. Medium-light plants require about six hours of daily sunlight, so they benefit from a higher light intensity and do best when set no more than 1 foot away from the lights.
Duration of Light
Most houseplants do well with 12-16 hours of artificial fluorescent light each day. Too little light will result in elongated, spindly growth and too much light will cause a plant to wilt, color to fade, soil to become excessively dry and foliage to burn.
Grow lights don’t use as much electricity as you may think. … However, since most grow lights are so energy efficient, you are getting huge amounts of light (and growing power) for your money! Make sure your grow room’s power circuit can handle the power draw.