How Do Plants See Light?

Plants can sense light by way of photons using the plant’s photoreceptors; the organisms or proteins of the plant that perceive light. The photoreceptors signal various biological changes from each wavelength of light affecting things like structure, growth, biomass, color, taste, aroma and so forth. The photoperiod is the amount of time a plant is…

What is Far-Red and What Does It Do for Plants?

Far-red light is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 700-800nm and it falls between the red and infrared regions of the spectrum. The inclusion of far-red energy in a grow light has been shown to provide benefits within the flowering stage of plant growth and boost photosynthesis when combined with other wavelengths of light. Additionally, plants…

Sections of a Spectrum and What They Do for Plants

The spectral range includes ultraviolet, violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and far-red light energy. Below are the specific nanometer ranges for each section and their benefits to plant growth. UV = 280-400nm Gives the plant a solid base and creates protection for the plant. Enhances the color, taste, and aroma of the plant. Blue…

What is UV and What Does It Do for Plants?

Ultra Violet (UV) light plays a significant role in all aspects of plant growth. Plants, in their natural environments, are exposed to natural sunlight which includes UVA and UVB light. Many of the lights used for indoor plant growth produce very small amounts of UV and some produce none at all. EYE HORTILUX Daylight BLUE…

Light Affects all Aspects of Plant Growth

The intensity of light, the quality of the spectrum and the amount of time the lights are on can affect different aspects of plant growth. Intensity mainly affects the overall yield of your crop. Spectrum mainly affects the quality of the plants’ structure, tastes and/or smells. Photoperiod mainly affects when the plants begin their stages…