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Proper Distance for Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights

Proper distance between your full spectrum LED grow lights and your plants is important to robust photosynthesis and growth.  G8LED grow lights provide the wavelengths of light your plants need for healthy growth and maximum flowering. Plants will reach for the much coveted light source just like they grow towards the sun in outdoor conditions. As the size and intesnity of the light increases, so should the distance from the plants. This means that LED grow lights of different power ratings will perform best at different distances.

Distance to hang G8LED Grow Lights  from the top of the plant canopy:LED light distance

G8-240: 12-24inches              

G8-450: 16-30inches              

G8-600: 18-36inches              

G8-900: 20-42inches

90W Red Flower Booster - same level as the Veg/Flower lights 

As your plants grow and reach for the light, raise the light to keep the distance between the plants and light fairly constant. If you want the plants to stretch, continue raising the light as the plants grow. The plants will reach for the light source and grow taller. Stop raising the light when you do not want more length or when flowering. For shorter, bushier plants decrease the distance. If you keep the distance fixed, the plants will find an equilibrium height and grow wider and denser. If the light is too close it may be too intense and stunt growth and create discoloration.  Follow the recommended distances and adjust as necessary. The 90 Watt Red Flower Booster is added at the same level as the Veg/Flower lights when the light cycle is changed to 12-12.  During flowering the lights can be left at a constant distance.

Since G8LED grow lights emit 90% less heat than traditional HID lighting such as high pressure sodium or metal  halide  bulbs, your plants will not dry out or burn if you place your LED grow light to close to your  plants. However,  your plants’ growth will be stunted if the light is hanging too low. Within a week you will notice that your plants are not experiencing robust growth and the leaves may become discolored. If you notice this, adjust by increasing the distance between your light and the plants. Follow the recommended hanging distances and your plants will thrive in your grow room. 

 


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