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…

Effects of Dimming on Spectrum

Dimming your household lights is a common practice. Many indoor growers look at dimming their grow lights as the same thing. But, this could not be further from the truth. Many growers dim their lights to reduce the amount of heat inside the grow room during various stages of plant growth. Dimming HID grow lights…

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…

What is Spectrum Degradation?

The human eye might not notice any difference in light intensity or subtle shifts in spectrum over as few as six months. Your plants will. Our research indicates that burning HID grow lamps for 12 or more hours every day diminishes both intensity and spectrum. This happens with all lamp brands, since the chemical reactions…