Lately, there are a lot of interests from gardeners on growing lamps for indoor plants topics and one of the reasons why you are here is to know more about this type of lamps before you make any decision to have it at your house for the gardening purposes.
As its name growing lamps or lights are going to be used to give supplemental or even a sole provider of lights to your plants.
This is even more crucial if you are planting your plants indoor such as in your house or garage where the sunlight is very limited.
As we all have learned, light is an essential element for the growth of the plants.
Light is used by the plants in the photosynthesis process in order to make their own food.
The food processed from the photosynthesis process will then be divided into all the plant’s parts for its growth such as the stems, roots, flowers, and fruits.
The quality of lights provided by the growing lamps for indoor plants is almost the as the natural sunlight.
The lights provided will enable plants to run the photosynthesis naturally.
This will give you advantages of having any seasonal flowers or vegetables that you preferred all year round.
With the new technologies coming up rapidly, there are now many types of growing lamps for indoor plants being sold in the market.
In order to get the best product, you need to do a little bit of research on which type of lamp is suitable to be used at your home.
Before making any decision on buying the growing lamps or lights, it is good for you to know that every plant needs at least 6-8 hours under darkness for optimum growth. This can be said that you do not need a lamp that can be operated 24 hours a day.
In general, there are a few types of growing lamps for indoor plants and they are:
c) High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamp
d) Metal Halide
e) High-Pressure Sodium
It must be a little bit overwhelmed for you to read all those fancy names and terms.
Please do not be afraid as even though their name is complicated but their function is almost the same with each other with only slightly differences.
The only thing you need to consider before choosing any one of them is the operational cost.
To know the cost is very simple. You just need to divide all the combined wattage of your lights with 1000 to know the kilowatts used. Then, just multiply the result with the charges per kilowatt per hour by your electricity provider and this will give you the operating cost per hour.
With the information you have, you can now estimate the cost for one month based on your expected duration of the uses of the lamp.
There are a lot of growing lights models and brands for home use out there in the market.
It is all depending on your plants, budget, and spaces where you want it to be fitted. Some of the famous growing lamps selling at Amazon.com are:
1.Galaxyhydro LED Grow Plant Light 300w Greenhouse Indoor Hydroponic Grow Lighting 9 Band
This growing light or lamps is one of the best-selling growing lamps at Amazon.com. One the best features of this growing lamps compare to others in the market is it is equipped with UV and Infrared LEDs.
This features will help you in preventing plants diseases from bacteria or viruses.
In return, you are then do not have to apply the plants with pesticides extensively.
You can use this lights for a wide range of plants either flowers or vegetables.
Another good features of this growing lamp according to one of the previous user is it does not produce excessive heat that can damage your plants or change the surrounding temperature that can affect your plant’s growth.
With all the good features that come with this product, it is being sold a little bit expensive compared to other growing lamps. If you have a little bit extra budget you can definitely go for this growing lamps.
2.Erligpowht 45W LED Red Blue Indoor Garden Plant Grow Light Hanging Lights
This is another best selling growing lamp at Amazon.com.
Compare to the previous described growing lamp, the downside of this lamp is that it does not have any UV or infrared lights build in the system.
However instead of lacking the UV and infrared features, this lamp still getting good reviews from it buyers. It seems that this growing lamp works well for them.
According to the manufacturer, this lamp is suitable to be used for bananas, flowers, seaweeds and much more.
The good thing is this growing lamp is selling much cheaper than the above-said growing lamp. For those of you who are on a tight budget, you may opt to buy this model of growing lamps.
3. OxyLED Hydroponic LED Plant Grow Lights, 12W, 12 LEDs, 3 Blue/9 Red
This is another best selling LED growing lamp or light at Amazon.com. This is the cheapest lamp in this articles.
Compare to the other two lamps above, this growing lamps has a very significant difference in terms of the shape. The two above is somewhat in a square or rectangular shape but this model is designed with a round shape.
You can clearly see it in the picture given above. You need to decide for yourself whether it is suitable or not for your circumstances.
80% of the customers really satisfied with the performance of this products even though it is cheap.
This lamp is very user-friendly where you can use this lamp to a normal E26 socket at your home whether you want it outdoor or indoor.
That is all about the growing lamps for indoor plants for now. I will keep update this post whenever I have a chance based on the current information. It is really hoped that this article helps you in understanding the growing lamps or lights.
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