In this article we are going to talk about the best grow lights for a greenhouse, and why using LED grow lights is so great. I live in Australia and have set up 5 indoor greenhouses, and have used almost every type of grow light available. In this article I will compare LED grow lights to HPS, compact fluorescent, metal halide, and Low voltage lighting.
The first thing you should look at when trying to decide which type of lighting is best for your greenhouse is what sort of plants you have growing. If you only have a few plants then you can get by with a low voltage light and fluorescent lighting. If you have hundreds of different species of plants then you might need to spend more money on better quality lights to get the required light for each species.
Now let’s take a look at some of the different types of grow lights for a greenhouse that are available. You can get the standard incandescent bulb or a Metal Halide. Both these types of bulbs are brilliant during the daytime, but when it comes to dark hours they don’t give as much light as the HPS or the compact fluorescents do. This is because both of these lights use very little natural sunlight to heat them up, and so only use the light given off of the sun to heat up the bulb. So the plants will only get the best quality of light from the sunlight, which is why you will need a reflector.
Now the best HPS indoor plant grow lights are definitely the High Pressure Sodium ones. They give off far more light than even the best LED grow lights, and at the same time the heat given off from the bulb is excellent. They also come in a variety of different shapes and sizes to suit the needs of any grower or the type of plant that you have. There is even a remote control option for those times when you cannot get a hold of the power cord.
One of the best compact fluorescent are known as Metal Halide. They give off light similar to daylight, but only a fraction of the amount. This means that they can produce great quality photosynthesis, and therefore are best used for the best greenhouses.
If you want to grow vegetables indoors then you should really think about getting a Metal Halide or HPS led grow light. They give off light similar to natural sunlight, but are a lot more efficient and therefore cost a fraction of what an incandescent or fluorescent light would. Also you can get these lights customised to give off just the right amount of light for your plant. For example you can get a ten watt Metal Halide, but if you want a hundred watt Metal Halide then you can add a ten or twenty watt fixture onto it. The higher watts correspond to a greater amount of energy that the plant will use. This means that over time you will save money on power and also be getting the best quality photosynthesis possible for your plants.
Some of the best grow lights for greenhouse also have another feature added in which is called a reflector. A reflector is like a diffuser, but instead of spreading the heat out from the bottom of the unit to bounce back up onto the plant, the reflector uses its own special reflectors to soak up the heat. This way the heat is dispersed evenly, making sure that no single area of the unit is scorched from the heat.
No matter which type of grow light you choose, whether a Metal Halide or HPS you want to make sure that your plant gets the best nutrients possible. This can be best achieved by making sure you buy your plant food from a reputable retailer, such as grow labs. These companies will stock a wide range of different products including Indoor gardening supplies, including everything from seeds and starters, all the way up to specialist nutrients for flowering plants and bulbs. They will also be able to help you choose the best grow lights for greenhouse, providing advice on which products might best suit your needs and which you should avoid. You can find out more about indoor gardening supplies on the website.