LED Bulbs for Grow Lights
You can use any LED bulb to grow plants if they are emitting enough light. Plants often also look for warmth to come from the light source and we know LED bulbs do not provide much of that.
Similarly, how do you make a homemade LED grow light?
Likewise, what makes a light a grow light?
Light is made up of various wavelengths that make up the light spectrum. … Grow lights are made to emit light on the same wavelengths of the sun.
What color LED is best for plants?
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.
What Color Light is Best for Plant Growth?
- Violet-blue light in the 400 – 520 nanometer range encourages chlorophyll absorption, photosynthesis, and growth.
- Red light in the 610 – 720 spectrum range promotes flowering and budding.
Making your own LED grow light is a cheaper alternative to buying a new one. Also, this way, you can choose the light spectrum range.
Halogen bulbs are a type of incandescent that gives a close approximation of natural daylight, known as “white light.” Colors appear sharper under halogen light and the bulbs can be dimmed. They’re a little more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, but they’re more expensive and burn at a higher temperature.
Hang your lights from the top and middle shelves using the chains and s-hooks. Plug the lights into the power strip timer and plug the timer into the outlet. Place your plastic gardening trays on the shelves, set your timer, and start growing seedling, herbs, and edibles indoors.
If you’re new to this, stick to the basics and keep things simple.
- Find a suitable setup space (spare room, garage, etc)
- Make your space light-tight.
- Choose how to configure your space (e.g. tent, entire room or cupboard within a room)
- Get good light coverage in your setup.
- Set up suitable air exchange.