There are several factors to consider when buying a grow light for indoor plants. Depending on the size of your plants and the amount of light you need to provide, you should aim for a grow light that offers 20 to 40 watts per square foot. For example, if you’re growing a tomato plant, you need a grow light with an output of 400 watts, and you’re growing an indoor herb plant, you’ll need a light that provides ten watts. The wattage of a grow light will also depend on how many bulbs you’ll be growing.
Another factor to consider is the PPFD of the grow light. Some light bulbs emit a higher amount of light than others, but these bulbs tend to cost more. Plants need twenty to forty moles of light per day. Choose a grow light that matches the amount of light your plants need to thrive. If you’re growing a single plant, you can try a small grow light instead. Try dimming the light to 40 percent.
Fluorescent lights are another option when growing indoor plants. They are great for small plants, but aren’t as effective for flowering plants. Fluorescent bulbs are relatively cheap to buy, but their lifespans are short and you’ll have to buy replacement bulbs frequently. Fluorescents are best suited for vegetative or leafy greens, but are less effective in encouraging flowering. If you want to maximize your crop, choose a grow light that will give your plants the right amount of light to grow well.
When buying a grow light for your plants, make sure to take the time to research the specific requirements of each species. Flowering plants need the most light exposure, while others require as little as 12 hours of light daily. Using an inefficient grow light can result in a high electric bill, which isn’t sustainable in the long run. Luckily, most grow lights available for indoor plants use energy-efficient LED lights.
One of the most popular grow lights on the market is the FEEL SHOW 4-head plant light. It comes with adjustable tripod stand and gooseneck. With high quality super bright LEDs, this indoor grow light is perfect for seed starting and other indoor plants. It offers universal full spectrum light and 10 dimmable levels. It’s energy efficient, too, and can replace a 150W HID or HPS grow light.