Appropriate lighting promotes photosynthesis and plants respond differently to different light colors. Blue light encourages compact bushy growths while red lights facilitate blooms. In choosing the right grow light, price might not reflect performance and positioning also matters. Incandescent lights are good with specific plants as care should be taken in placing the light at a minimum of 24" from plants, they can be extremely hot, they last for about 1000 hours. Fluorescent lights are energy efficient, last for about 20,000 hours and with light from the 'cool' blue end of the spectrum that can be placed few inches from the plants. Full spectrum fluorescent lights combine both red and blue spectrum making growths even. New T-5 lights are innovations in fluorescent lighting that are very efficient and long-lasting. LED lights; a new grow lighting technology are small in size and with the blue, red light combination provides balance in plants growth.
It's important for plants to have a period of about 6 hours of darkness. Know how much light your plants need and adjustable hangers to give space for plant growth.
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