UV Bulbs for Plants

by:DGT Lighting     2020-05-01
According to the design, plants need different levels of light to survive.Outdoors, the sun provides an accurate combination of the time, intensity and quality required for germination, growth and flowering.However, indoor plants may need the help of artificial lighting.Several types of UV or UV light bulbs can help you maintain the health and productivity of your indoor plants.One of the key aspects of indoor plant lighting is the quality of the light bulb, which is based on the color emitted.Artificial light is white in the eyes of the human eye;However, it combines all the colors of the rainbow together at different wavelengths, measured in nanometers.Plants need blue light of 450 nm, 650 nm or red light, 730 nm farPhotosynthesis and red light of flowering.Fluorescent bulb with a wide variety of weights and shapes including straight, square, U-shapedAccording to the University of Missouri, shapes and circles provide the best lighting for indoor plants.Updated fluorescent bulbs designed for indoor plant growth, including compact fluorescent and fullSpectral tubes and bulbs have better color output, less heat output, and higher energy efficiency compared to standard fluorescent bulbs.Since fluorescent bulbs emit very little heat, they can be placed closer to the seedlings and plants without causing damage.High-intensity discharge bulbs including metal halogen lamps (MH) and high-pressure sodium lamps (hp) are more energy efficient than standard fluorescent bulbs, but the color output is less balanced and generates a lot of heat.Depending on the wattage, these bulbs should be placed at least 2 to 6 feet above the plant.MH bulbs emit a lot of blue light, while hp bulbs emit most of the red light.HID bulbs are best used in combination with other types of UV bulbs, or in well-lit rooms.LEDs (LED) bulbs are fairly new for indoor plant scenarios, offering higher energy efficiency and less heat output than HID bulbs.However, the price of LED lights is significantly higher for typical indoor plant chambers than for other types of UV bulbs.The ACF greenhouse also notes that LED lights are not the first choice when lighting plants for display purposes, as the emitted light cannot provide true color.Incandescent lamps ranked last in the UV bulb competition.They send out a lot of red and redHowever, the life of the red light is shorter, the energy used is higher, and the heat generated is more.With so much heat output, these bulbs must be placed further away from the plant, which means less light will reach the plant.These bulbs work best with other bulbs or as secondary lighting in a naturally lit room.The University of Missouri Extension section recommends combining incandescent and fluorescent lamps at a speed of 30 watts of incandescent lamps into fluorescent lighting at every 100 watts in order to achieve the best balance when growing plants indoors.
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