The Fluorescent Grow Lights
To grow or not to grow, this is the question. To grow! And grow indoors, is hopefully the answer! However, another good question is what do I need in the way of lighting and what will grow the most beautiful produce and greenery in town? Hopefully we can help to answer these questions quickly and efficiently. Fluorescent grow lights are a clear leader in the home gardening arena.
If you would like your plants to bloom practically all year long, even in winter; and not spend an arm and a leg doing it, all fluorescent grow lights are a great option. Due to photosynthesis, which is a process used by the plant to turn light energy into chemical energy ( namely sugar). Some plants grow better when given more of a specific color of light, such as red or blue, which is what natural light provides, and what fluorescent grow lights can easily and inexpensively provide as well!
There are many grow lights that will aid in indoor growth and blooming such as metal halide (MH), incandescent, high-pressure sodium (HPS), LED systems. Though these are all viable options, we will be discussing the details of fluorescent grow lights specifically. Namely the compact fluorescent grow light, and the T5 grow light. Both are an excellent choice when it come to price, space, and use. The fluorescent grow lights mentioned are very good at mimicking natural light, and are so efficient at producing it that they only need a fraction of the energy that other bulbs require. They have superior temperature control, and can greatly reduce the space needed to yield a magnificent harvest.
They are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, with or without reflective hoods to maximize efficiency. The natural light spectrum produced is the real advantage. From seedlings to starters to mature plants, the fluorescent bulbs have it covered. There are many ways to mount them and their slight build makes them light weight and easy to manage. Sky is the limit never made more sense. The operating life well surpasses other options, and makes for a very cost effective purchase, whether you buy 1 or 10 in a set. There is no infrared or ultraviolet radiation to worry about here.
Let's talk versitile, they can also be used in aquariums. So if you are growing coral in volume, float grass, so that your fish have a nutritious snack, or you are simply trying to keep your tank's algae in balance to have the most beautiful tank in town. Either way they are a growers best option!
There are several pros and cons to consider always, but we hope to give you a quick knowledge base of the most beneficial fluorescents designs so that you can make an informed descision about which is best for you and/or your purpose. Growing indoors can be a real challenge, but hopefully choosing a bulb won't have to be! With many types of plants, and produce to consider, at Fluorescent Grow Lights, the question isn't, "What lighting option is right?" Rather it is simply which fluorescent light do I choose, and how many do I need to suit my needs.