Having plants and greenery in your work space, and in your home, is important for overall wellness. Plants enrich the air with oxygen, filter out toxins, and give you the benefits of feeling like you’re in the natural world, not in a sterile office. To keep indoor plants healthy and thriving, light is essential, and overhead fluorescents or desk lamps are not usually enough. To grow your indoor jungle, consider using grow lights, like the grow plant series from SANSI.
Why Use Grow Lights?
Plants survive based on exposure to light, usually sunlight. They take the energy from light and use it in the process of photosynthesis to produce food. Without any light, a plant simply cannot grow. Without enough light and of the right quality, a plant may grow but only weakly.
You may be able to grow a potted plant or two in your office or living room without a grow light, but those plants will be limited unless you have a very sunny window. A grow light provides additional light that helps plants thrive, grow large, produce more flowers and foliage, and be healthy.
LED Grow Lights
To grow a healthy plant requires a full spectrum of light, just like sunlight. Both fluorescent and LED bulbs will provide this, but LEDs are more efficient. They use about half the electricity of fluorescent lights and will last at least five times longer. LEDs also give off less heat than other types of bulbs, which means you don’t have to worry about them getting too hot next to your plants or worrying about the possibility of a fire.
Choosing the Right Light
Not all grow lights are the same. You have options in addition to bulb type, such as wattage. Choose between 15-, 30-, and 40-watt bulbs (like the SANSI 40-Watt LED) based on the area you need to cover. These are sizes that are designed for small areas and just a few potted plants, like you might have on your desk or your coffee table. You also need to be sure your bulb will work in the lamp you have or are purchasing.
There are other options too, in addition to wattage. Some bulbs are designed to provide light for the entire life cycle of plant. Others are specifically used for promoting flowering and fruiting on plants. If you want to get more blooms out of a flowering plant, choose this type – because each bulb has an evenly distributed spectrum of blue (19.46%), green (37.70%), red (36.23), and far red (6.61%) with a µmol/s rating of 20, 67, and 98 respectively. In addition, ceramic dissipates heat more efficiently than aluminum because it is non-conducive. This allows LED chips to be mounted directly to ceramic, making each chip free of internal fans, housing, and adhesives. Therefore, they conduct less heat and generate more savings.
Using a grow light isn’t always essential for growing indoor plants, but providing your plants with that extra light will help them grow faster, stronger, bigger, and with more leaves and flowers. You will have healthier and happier plants that look better. Plants are invaluable, and for those of us who have to spend a lot of time inside, being exposed to greenery while working and living is beneficial. Give back to your office and home plants by giving them the best growing conditions and adequate, high-quality light. Adding SANSI LED grow lights is a great place to start.