48-inch Folding Light Set
Compact, Adjustable, and Portable -- The Light System for All Your Growing Needs!

48-inch Folding Light Set

Item # 06809
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Steel frame folds for easy storage and will last a lifetime!

The 2 long flourescent lamps can be placed anywhere from 3 to 15 inches above the growing trays, so you can light almost any size plant!
Item Form Accessories
Additional Characteristics Lighting, Tools
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

How long should grow lights be kept on per day and how close to the plants should the light be kept?

For germination and seedling/plant growth, you want to simulate the natural day-night cycles, and as a general rule, grow lights should be on 8-12 hours per day and off at night. You can vary this timing, as some seeds such as tomato, pepper, petunia, impatiens, and others, benefit from 14-17 hours of light per day (and the remainder of the 24 hour period in darkness). The most common grow lights used are fluorescent; using cool white, warm white, and wide-spectrum fluorescent tubes. These lights work well for germination and for growing plants up to a transplantable size. Fluorescent lights should be kept close though, 3-6 inches above the soil or the growing plants, adjusting the height as the plants grow.