I get lots of questions when it comes to lighting both for uppdrivning and winter storage of chiliplantor. Here are some tips on what you can use and what to consider when choosing light source.
Regular fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps with the correct color code is excellent to use they are cheap and easy to get hold of. Led lighting for plants with white (6500(K)) or blue and white is preferred if you want to make use of Led lighting for plants. In my tests of lighting so you get better results with Led lighting for plants but with a good led lighting so you get the same result as when using Common fluorescent lamps and compact fluorescent lamps with the correct color code. This may be worth bearing in mind when you see all the amazing argument that many suppliers have suffered on their Web pages.
To get the most out of their lighting so should the luminaire as fluorescent lamps or lamp sits in be designed in such a way that the light is directed downwards. By uppdrivning of seedlings is a distance of about 20 cm from the plant top a moderate distance. In winter it is possible to increase the distance from 30 – 80 cm above the top of the plants, depending on the temperature that the plants are kept in and what to have for lighting time.
How long lighting time should I have? By uppdrivning of their plants, it is a lighting time 14 – 16 hours/day preferred. For winter storage of seedlings can be if you have a lower storage temperature of about 16 – 18 ° highlight the plants 10 hours/day at higher temperatures than 18 degrees, you increase the light time to 14 – 16 hours. Thus, there is a relationship between temperature and lighting time, the higher the temperature, the longer the lighting time.
What type of fluorescent and CFLs is fine to use and what to have for power/Watts
Fluorescent lighting with color code 840, 865, 965
CFLs 4000 k, 6400(K), 6500(K)
Led lighting with only white light (6500) or both white and blue light (400-490 NM)
The higher the effect, Watts the more energy to the plants so how many tubes or bulbs you need depends on how much space you want to highlight.
Note: Chiliplantor they can get too much of a good thing. Have not grown lights lit 24 hours a day, then the plants must not be stressed and the rest they need to stick to the recommended lighting times.
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