G8LED grow lights emit 60% less heat than traditional HID lights such as high-pressure sodium or metal halide bulbs. G8LEDs will not burn or dry out plants. However, plants will have stunted growth and the leaves may become discolored if the lights are too close. If you notice this, increase the distance between your light and the plants. Follow the recommended hanging distances and the plants will thrive with the G8LED grow lights.
Proper Distance for Full Spectrum LED Grow Lights
The proper distance between your full spectrum LED grow lights and plants is important for robust photosynthesis and growth. G8LED grow lights provide a full spectrum of light, in the correct weighted average ratios for healthier growth and maximum flowering. Plants reach toward the coveted light source just like they grow towards the sun in outdoor conditions. As the intensity of the light increases, so should the distance from the plants.
How Far Should LED Grow Lights Be From Seedlings?
Seedlings are delicate and should be started at the maximum recommended distance away from the LED grow light. A safe distance for all of the G8LED grow lights is 24-36 inches above seedlings to start, depending on the size of the light. Once the seedlings have sprouted and grown a root system for 2-3 weeks, the lights can be placed closer to the plants. G8-240:24inches G8-450:30inches G8-600:36inches G8-900:36inches G8LED Flower Booster: not used with seedlings
What Distance Should LED Grow Lights Be From Clones and Plants?
As your plants grow and reach for the light, raise the light to keep a constant distance. To grow taller plants, continue raising the light as the plants grow. For shorter, bushier plants keep the lights at a fixed height and let the plants grow closer to them. At a fixed height, the plants will grow to an equilibrium distance, then grow wider and denser. If the lights are too close to the plants, the light intensity will be too high and the plants may exhibit stunted growth and discoloring. Follow the recommended distances and adjust as necessary.
What Distance Should LED Grow Lights Be During Flowering?
The G8LED grow lights do not need to be raised during the flowering phase. During flowering, the lights can remain fixed and the plants will grow to a comfortable distance from the lights. The G8LED Flower Boosters can be placed at the same height as the Veg/Flower grow lights.