Today, a large section of people is inclined in growing indoor plants with the help of led grow lights. Well, technology is advancing and LED lights for hydroponic systems have become much more sophisticated. LED lights come with a lot of advantages, as they consume low energy and give out less heat, in comparison to other lights. Besides, they have a longer life.
Here, you will come across certain tips that will help you to optimize the use of LED lights.
Place the lights close enough
Well, you need to place the LED lights close to the hydroponics Systems. As the lights do not emit much heat, you can safely place closer to your systems. This will intensify the amount of light that your plants get, and stimulate their growth. However, take care of maintaining a balance between the coverage area and intensity of the light. Adhere to the recommendations of the manufacturer.
Plants growing under LED lights do not need as much water as required by plants growing under the traditional systems. The room temperature will not be as warm as the exteriors, which will keep the water in the pot cool. As a result, the plants will need reduced water supply, so make sure to provide only the required amount of water to the plants.
Reduction of nutrients
As you provide lesser amounts of water to the plants, you should also reduce the amount of nutrients. When the temperature remains low and water intake is less, the food required by plants also goes down. Therefore, you need to buy fewer nutrients, that will reduce the costs by 30%. Besides, the risk of accumulation of unwanted nutrients is eliminated when you adopt this policy.
These guidelines will enable you to make the best of your LED lights in your hydroponic system.