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How to install horticultural LEDs?

If you want to do indoor cultivation, the question of artificial light will arrive fairly quickly. Indeed, your indoor plants in your indoor garden need brightness. Without it allows plants to achieve their photosynthesis, process by which the plant will create organic matter.

Horticultural Lighting

Selecting the best horticultural lighting for indoor grows, greenhouses and plant research can seem daunting, especially when you’re just starting out. While it’s important to choose the most practical horticultural lighting, there are tonnes of options, and several factors you need to consider, including color temperature, lumens, foot-candles, PAR, and PPFD.  Although all of these [...]

Part 4: Which Wavelengths do Photoreceptors Absorb?

In order to choose the best light for growing your plants, it’s essential to understand which wavelengths of light are required for normal plant growth.  Plants are experts at capturing light energy and converting it into sugars through the process of photosynthesis.  The first step of photosynthesis is the absorption of light by specialized molecules called pigments that are [...]

Part 3: Which Wavelengths do Anthocyanins and Betalains Absorb?

In order to choose the best light for growing your plants, it’s essential to understand which wavelengths of light are required for normal plant growth.  Plants are experts at capturing light energy and converting it into sugars through the process of photosynthesis.  The first step of photosynthesis is the absorption of light by specialized molecules called pigments that are [...]

Part 2: Which Wavelengths do Xanthophylls and Carotenes Absorb?

In order to choose the best light for growing your plants, it’s essential to understand which wavelengths of light are required for normal plant growth.  Plants are experts at capturing light energy and converting it into sugars through the process of photosynthesis.  The first step of photosynthesis is the absorption of light by specialized molecules called pigments that are [...]

Part 1: Which Wavelengths do Chlorophylls Absorb?

In order to choose the best light for growing your plants, it’s essential to understand which wavelengths of light are required for normal plant growth.  Plants are experts at capturing light energy and converting it into sugars through the process of photosynthesis.  The first step of photosynthesis is the absorption of light by specialized molecules called pigments that are [...]

A PAR Apart – the “REAL PAR”

Since its creation, the PAR has created much discussion. The latest developments in specific spectrum lighting create a clear-cut necessity for some explanations.

The PAR (or PPFD) is a system of measurement of energy available to plants, in the form of light.

The creators, at the time, decreed that a chlorophyllous green plant has a need for light of frequencies between 400 nm and 700nm (nanometre). Simply explained: from a light blue through to a deep red. Green, yellow and orange are found between the two.