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How Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights Work

Plants evolved in the outdoors thriving on nutrients, water, and sunlight. When we bring plants indoors, it becomes our responsibility to see that the plants get the same support indoors as is provided by nature outdoors. The biggest challenge – and the most misunderstood – is giving them the amount and quality of light they need.

Natural sunlight has wavelengths that range from gamma- and X-rays (both blocked by Earth’s atmosphere) and ultraviolet (UV) through the visible spectrum including infrared (IR) and low-frequency radio waves. While plants primarily use the visible part of the spectrum (with UV benefiting some aspects of plant growth such as active compounds, and some IR helping the plant to better use visible light), providing the right quality and quantity of the light a plant requires has been a problem when using artificial light.

Enter LED lighting.

Full Spectrum LED Lights have revolutionized indoor gardening.

High pressure sodium (HPS) and fluorescent grow lights, the type that have been around for a long time, can’t match sunlight’s spectral distribution. LED lights, on the other hand, are made with multiple diodes, each of which is tuned to a specific part of the spectrum. By combining diodes in the right ratio, full spectrum grow lights can be configured to provide the precise wavelengths plants need to thrive in all stages of their growing cycle.

Spectral distribution is important to optimal plant growth because different wavelengths affect different parts of the growing cycle. Blue light stimulates vegetative growth, resulting in leafy plants that can support plenty of budding and flowering. Red light promotes buds and flowers. But too much of a good thing can actually impede optimal growth. Too much blue can cause bushy plants with fewer buds, and too much red can inhibit vegetative growth and result in weak plants. Green light doesn’t have as much effect on plant growth, but it is still important for plants and completes the visible spectrum generating white light that replicates the natural light of the sun. Plus it makes inspecting your plants for diseases and other problems much easier.

Since each diode of an LED array gives off a narrow band of the spectrum, they can be designed to replicate the parts of natural sunlight used for plant growth nearly exactly – something that’s impossible with other forms of artificial lighting. Add to that the fact that LED grow lights consume much less power, last a lot longer, and give off much less heat and you have the ideal light source for indoor gardening.

Aokairuisi full spectrum grow lights have the most consistent coverage, largest footprints, and most reliable and highest quality lights available in the grow light industry. Our products pass both Europe and American standard, we can provide certificates and datasheets to our valued customers&friends. Visit our store: https://ledgrowlight.co/product-category/led-growlights

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