Välj rätt växtbelysning till din hobbyodling!

What is best for plant lighting is not always the most expensive solution. For my own part I am using fluorescent lighting with great success.
Led lighting are all very well but it is not better and not much more effective than T5 fluorescent lamps.

Choose lighting for your needs. Ärndu window grower to fit an LED ramp attached at the top of the Bay window well and provides effective directional light. An LED lamp in a stylish light fixture does well to highlight plants in the living room but select a lamp that does not have that nasty red blue disco light.

The red and blue LED light would be more effective a white LED's anyone reading about over all, but is it really so? No not in my experience a white LED light is at least as good and in some cases better.

Fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs that even it is a fluorescent lamps but in a different form to be effective must sit in a good light fixture so that the light is directed downwards. More fluorescent light fixtures work best in areas where you do not spend time daily.

To save energy by using LED as plant lighting is a tall tale. T5 fluorescent lamps does not draw more power than what today's LED lights do. Many believe that the LED is some kind of miracle lighting where you can insert 5 Watts and find out, for example, 40 Watt energy to the plants but it is of course not. 5 Watts is 5 Watts and nothing more, even if it has a blue and red light.

The higher the effect it has on its lighting, the better the growing plants. For the plants to get off to a good start in life so recommended ca. 100 watts/m2 and it is regardless of the type of lighting there are no short cuts.

Are you going to buy LED lighting for plants, so keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Ask how many micromoles/watts/m2 light gives it to you find out because otherwise you do not know how effective the lamp is. At least 2.0 micromoles/watts/m2 should the lamp deliver.

Good and affordable fluorescent light fixtures for plants and lampshades can be found here. Sneckenströms Eco-Trade

Good and affordable fluorescent light fixtures for plants is also available here. wexthuset.com

Good LED spot and ramps can be found here. Venso ecosolution

Led by fan and LED lamps can be found here. Green Light AB

Cheap LEDs and a small T5 light fixture with reflector can be found here. Pepps Shop

Here you can see a video where I show different lighting options.

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18 Responses to Välj rätt växtbelysning till din hobbyodling!

  1. Pelle says:

    Watt is well just consumption and nothing you can compare how much light is radiated?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi! It depends on the light source where one can use Watts as a benchmark. A light bulb of 60W do not provide much light per watt as most of the energy is spent to create heat. It's the same with fluorescent lighting, LED, HPS and MH lamps but where it gets more light per watt. To know if a light source is effective for crops so you have to know how many micromoles per watt and a light source provides. Photosynthetically Active Radiation (COUPLE) Watts. PAIR refers to the spectrum of light used by plants in photosynthesis, and is measured in micromoles per square meter per second to produce a photosynthetic photon flux density (PPF or PPFD). You can Read more about växtljus here:

  2. Susanna says:

    Hey Stig!
    I was thinking about buying a plant light now to my seedlings I cast up, but is getting mad at all the details everywhere. Can you recommend a few pieces lysrörsaramturer and a pair of LED lights that you think works well? It feels like the only way to ascertain the full 🙂

    Have a nice day!
    Best wishes,
    Susanna

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hello, yes it is a jungle with a lot of different ideas about what is good plant light. To recommend luminaires are difficult as they are in so many different price ranges. I can recommend fluorescent lamps and LED white light and good effect, skip LED with red-blue disco lights. The effect is depending on the area you want to highlight. Approx. 100W m2 (100x100cm) is a good benchmark. To highlight an area of 50×50 cm so 50W good etc. When it comes to the armature so it is important that the light is directed downwards. The bottom line is that ordinary decent cheap fluorescent lighting with good effect works great, hot or cold light, choose the plants care not. If you give me more info on the surface you want to highlight and if it makes any sense how the lighting aesthetic looks, I can recommend you one or several different plant lights available to buy.

      • Susanna says:

        At the moment it is light to illuminate my plants as I pull up from seed. Because they need extra lights for some time, it will most likely be on a surface 1 times 1 FT. Recommendations for areas of 1 × 1 m and 2 × 2 m, I would be grateful to receive! Aesthetically, it doesn't really matter because the plants living on a kitchen table in a Bay window.

        • Stig Häggkvist says:

          Hi. I recommend the fluorescent lamps or CFLs calculate about 100W m2. If there are fixtures for plants or ordinary fluorescent fixtures don't matter. Fluorescent lighting is cheap and good, they are named 840 that is the light color, see where you can buy fluorescent lamps as it is commonly.

      • Olof says:

        If you count on 100w on 100x100cm so surely 50x50cm be 25w? It is the area that counts

  3. Emma F says:

    Hi!
    I've looked a lot on your website and the weakling is grateful that I found here! I want plant lighting for plant breeding to ca 4 M2 and would rather not hang the lights on the ceiling (to avoid damages to the). Thinking of using racks/stands. Already own two regular old fluorescent fittings with two fluorescent lights in each one meter, and a fluorescent luminaire for fluorescent lamps with reflector that is 1,5 FT. In the latter, it says 65 W. It's not very… Tor you that this may be enough for my needs, or do you recommend something else? If I purchase T5 luminaires, How do I know which T5 I should buy? Do you think the little poses to plant lighting that is available on most growing companies can work? Aesthetics is not important for me, but I want to be able to pick off everything when the plants moved out.

    Sincerely, Emma

  4. Keyvan says:

    Hi,

    Had intended to begin growing chilies and have checked around on different lights and landed at T5 light fixture. Thought starters 5 plants, Since ev. expand at a later time.

    If I'm just going to buy a lamp and use it both when the plants are small and after transplanting in larger pot, What size do you think will be good? Would that said able to highlight 5 St. grown plants with an armature.

    Thank!

  5. Hampus says:

    Hi!

    A question. In the winter we take in all the big potted plants we have in trödgården. Olive trees, lemon trees etc. they are then in the garage. The temperature is less than never 8 degrees. However, we have poorly with sunlight. Last winter did not pass out the olive trees as well as I had hoped. Want to Setup ljusamaturer with fluorescent lighting to better keep the plants alive. Do you have any good recommendation on a specific solution? Need cover ca 6 M2. Big thanks!

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi! 2 St. ramps with 4×58 T5 tubes would be perfect. Please let me know if you want to have ramps at a good price I can arrange.

  6. Josefine willaume says:

    Hi!
    I live in a small apartment and my living room has evolved into a jungle after the resurgence of interest in plants. I'd need a little help with what plant lighting that would suit best for for my houseplants. Have googled and read a lot but gets dizzy by all the info.
    I have the most green plants including a whopping zebras shield, Monstera, the nervous call, Silver rank, banana plants, sammetsbalsamin, Rhaphidophora tetra sperm, Philodendron selloum, coconut Orchid, Miscellaneous cacti and sukulenter. Beginning to see signs that several of the plants are more light above all zebras arms which started hanging out and some of the leaves have become yellow. What lighting do you recommend? And how many do you need on a surface of about 2 × 1 m?

    Please / Josefine

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi! There are different lights you can use but because you have your farm in the middle of the room so I must know how you plan to hang your lights. In ceiling or are you having some sort of higher floor lamp. Tell me more then you should get good lights.

  7. Marilyn Krukowski says:

    Hi!

    This is super interesting! To white light on the LED will do just as well.

    I am extremely Green (haha) on this with plant lighting, so can you help me with how to think about regarding LED lighting? I want an LED bulb that works to stop into an E27 standard floor lamp beside the sofa. The plant is under the lamp, next to the couch.

    The effect which you write about will be difficult, the effect printed on LED:one is how much energy the light source itself draws, not how much light energy that comes out of the. How do I know what becomes of W/m2 light energy? Or that it is at all?

    The LED:a lamp i have right now is an ordinary LED from IKEA, 400LM, 2700K that draws 5.3 W. How much the light energy/s it exudes and the spread, I cannot find any info on the, so W/m2 light energy, I do not know.

    I bought a “plant lamp” from Nortlight. An LED with wavelength 450nm 615nm drawing 6.5 W. How much it exudes, I get no info about.

    I get totally dizzy from reading about lumen and candela. With an attempt to convert the lumens/m2>w/m2 for 555nm wavelength on this page translatorscafe.com so should the first PART:a provide a lighting effect on max 0.5 W/m2 if the lamp hanging 1 m above the plant. “Plant lamp” I have no idea what the lights out. It shines in my eyes, however, stronger than the usual LED:en, and if it is only from the red and blue light that people don't look so good, shouldn't that mean that it has a larger lighting effect?

    I think the correct? That it is possible to use one in people's eyes if the dimmer is a blue LED red than if it is in full spectrum to get the same energy/m2 for plant? IE, I can give the plant its light energy without being totally dazzled?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi! It is very good to use white LED as växtljus. only red and blue light, it has recently come to the conclusion that it is not so good, together with the white light is fine but only white light is the simpler and it contains all colors. Växtljus measured in micromoles per second and square meters. A meter that measures in micromoles per second and square meters, µmol/m2/s (formerly known as mikroeinstein) is very expensive so the easiest is to go after effect Watts when different light sources are already measured and has a value. To help you understand this with växtljus, so I recommend that you read this article where Karl-Johan bergstrand, one of Sweden's foremost experts on plant lighting tells us more about how it is. White light is best for plants etc

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