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Horticulture Lighting/Grow Lights 

One of the benefits of LED technology is that it provides low-cost, high-power lighting. This makes it particularly effective for applications that require specific intensities of light. Some examples of great LED applications include commercial grow operations and indoor home gardens, as well as simply keeping your indoor plants healthy and vibrant during the winter months.

Since most people also need to keep costs down to make their grow operations viable, the decision to buy LED grow lights seems almost like a no-brainer. It is for these reasons and more that LED technology is a great choice for grow lights. Growing plants and keeping them healthy indoors requires very specific lighting power while also keeping costs down, both of which LED grow lights can provide.

Grow lights help your plants complete photosynthesis, a process that is critical for the growth and life cycle of any plant. In this process, plants are able to convert the energy they receive from light into sugars that feed and sustain them. As a result, plants give off oxygen, which is essential to human respiration.

If you’re wondering just how you can use grow lights for your home or business you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ve listed some of the most common applications in which you can use LED grow lights.

Use grow lights for your indoor garden

There is no better way to cultivate and grow an indoor garden than with LED grow lights. Whether you’re a home grower just looking to raise a few vegetables in the safety of your own home, or you’re a new or established business looking to make your name as a grow operation, LED grow lights can help you keep your plants healthy and vibrant.

LED grow lights are known for their long lifespans and can save quite a bit of money on energy when compared to incandescent and fluorescents. Plus, most LEDs emit almost no heat, which means you won’t have to worry about overheating your plants. If you find you need a little more heat, you can pair your grow lights with heat mats to get your plants to the right temperature.

Keep your plants healthy during the winter

If you’ve got quite a few decorative plants in your home or office, you might consider buying grow lights to keep them healthy over the winter. It can be difficult to get your indoor lights just the right light that they need for optimal health, especially when the days get shorter.

This is especially true for tropical plants, which often suffer during the winter months, when they are lacking for light energy and warmth. You might try keeping them near a windowsill, but find that warm-climate plants often suffer there due to the increased cold drafts in those spaces.

This makes LED grow lights the ideal option for keeping all your plants healthy during the winter. If you want to make a long-term investment in the health of your plants, then buying an LED grow light is the way you should go. Quality LED grow lights can often last up to 10 years, helping you cultivate an indoor arboretum in the time being.

Start your summer garden indoors 

Even if you don’t want to invest in an indoor garden setup, you can use LED grow lights to get a jumpstart on the summer growing season. For plants like tomatoes, this can be the only way of enjoying their harvest in the summertime months. 

To set up your grow system, you can invest in a tiered shelving unit to house your seedlings, or in some cases a special enclosed garden unit that can help you simulate just the right temperature and lighting conditions to grow your seedlings. That way, when summer finally comes, you’ll have your plants at just the right maturity to plant outdoors.

For different plants, the amount of light they need to survive and grow can be quite different. To make sure you’re providing the right amount of light for the types of plants you’re growing, it’s important to make sure you buy the right intensity of grow lights and place your plants in a good position to receive that light. Shine Retrofits carries a wide variety of LED grow lights as part of our extensive catalog, which you can start looking through to see what kind of lights you’ll need for your project.

If you have any additional questions about grow lights or any other light product, we’d love to help. Our team of lighting experts at Shine Retrofits can walk you through the process of buying new grow lights, LED fixtures, or retrofits for your project, and can help you pick out the right product for you. Please call our customer service team at 1-800-983-1315 anytime Monday through Friday, 6am to 6pm, Mountain Standard Time. We can’t wait to hear from you!