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