Hydroponics depends on the supply of plants with a replacement of the factors measured carefully found randomly. To succeed, hydroponic farmers must ensure that the quality of this substitute is as good as, or better, than available in nature.
Light is one of the important factors. Plants need light for photosynthesis process. The process with which they produce their own food. Hydroponic growing lights such as HID lights (high intensity discharge) – including Halide metals and high pressure sodium lights, fluorescent lights, and LED lights (Light-emitting Diode) are some of the artificial light sources available.
These are some tips to help you get the best of your hydroponic growing lights:
1. In accordance with knowledge. Choose hydroponic growing lights to fit your needs. You can do this by researching various options to find out their ideal applications. For example, while metal halide lamps support robust growth in plants, high pressure sodium will help your plants to produce quality flowers.
2. Plan properly. For the best results, include a lighting plan in the overall layout of your unit. This will allow you to install hydroponic growing lights to your best profit. For example, neon lights, which provide a little heat, can be placed closer to your plants than HID lights. Also ensure security by keeping ballasts, lights and cables away from water.