Hobbyists on a quest to be able to grow beautiful plants, flowers and vegetables year-round often look for advantages to help them make the goal reality. Indoor plant grow lights can deliver the edge gardeners seek.
Indoor plant grow lights deliver many advantages over straight outdoor growing and even more complicated and expensive systems in a number of cases. For backyard gardeners, these lights deliver such advantages as:
- An affordable entry point – Buying indoor plant grow lights for a couple vegetable plants, for example, is a whole lot more cost effective than purchasing an elaborate indoor growing system. In many cases, highly effective indoor plant grow lights are available for under $70 or so.
- Affordable operation – When these lights are designed using LED bulbs, hobbyists will find their overall operation is also quite affordable. LED indoor plant grow lights draw very little electricity to operate and they also function without creating a lot of heat. That means the outdoor heat sinks and fans so commonly required for hydroponic growing are not required. What’s more, since these lights operate without creating a lot of heat, indoor atmosphere isn’t altered through their use, making a home more comfortable. In addition, LED lights tend to function a whole lot longer without requiring replacement, making them even more cost effective.
- Proven results – Indoor plant grow lights that are designed as bulbs to fit in any socketed lamp do deliver results along with that cost effectiveness. These lights simulate the sun, providing the energy source plants need to complete the process of photosynthesis. The end result is a plant grown indoors that is healthy, strong and thriving.
Indoor plant grow lights don’t require elaborate setups for hobbyists to start growing. All that really is required is a space big enough for the tray or plants and the lamps to hold the LED bulbs. Growers should make sure that indoor plant grow lights are properly spaced above the plant canopy. The recommended spacing will depend on the specific light, so do be sure to read instructions closely.
Once the lights are installed and the plants placed, basic care is all that’s required. Those using indoor plant grow lights should take care to only provide the recommended daily amount of light for the plant in question. It is important to remember to turn the lights off to simulate nighttime and it’s still important to water and feed plants to promote growth.
Indoor plant lights deliver the advantages hobbyists seek. There’s no reason to think this option is off the table due to price. LED bulb designs make it affordable and fun to try growing inside.