Many novice growers will ignore some problems in use after purchasing LED grow lights. If they do not pay attention, it will cause to a result that contribution and result are not directly proportional. In order to make the growers have an easier growing experience with high rate of return, we will point out some common mistakes in the use of LED grow light.
Setting the Light at an Improper Distance
Should the grow light be as close to the plants as possible? If you still have this thought, it is a big mistake. If plants and lights are too close, it is easy to cause the plants to overheat and the leaves to be burned. And if the distance is too far, it is very easy to cause plant malnutrition. It can be seen that how important it is to control the appropriate distance between plants and grow lights.
What should be the right distance between them? Actually there is no exact answer to this question, because it depends on the specific plant type, growth stage of the plant, the type of LED grow light and so on. In addition, you need to Constantly adjust the distance between the light and the plant according to the growth speed and the height of your plant.
If you are using a Spider Farmer LED grow light I recommend checking out this blog where we have recommended hanging heights for you
Using the Wrong Light Spectrum
We all know that light spectrum is as important to plant growth as water is to human beings. The spectral colors that play a decisive role in plant growth are blue light and red light, and the both are indispensable. Blue light is mainly used in the seedling and vegetative stages of plants to promote plant germination, grow strong root system and flourishing branches and leaves. Red light mainly plays a role in the flowering stage of plants, helping plants to perform photosynthesis better. Therefore, the best solution is to choose a full-spectrum light suitable for all stages of plant growth.
Forget to Maintain Your Grow Light
Not maintaining your grow lights for a long time is like not cleaning your bedroom for a long time. If the dust accumulates for a long time or the lights are used for a long time, it will cause the grow lights go age and reduce its service life. All you have to do is to clean your grow lights regularly to maintain it properly.
Ordinary HID lights, metal halide lights, etc. will release a lot of heat, and the soil will become extremely dry, so you need to water frequently, while LED grow lights will not release a lot of heat. If you water too frequently, the plants will risk of root rot.
Use Low-Quality LED Grow Light
Inferior grow lights are like a time bomb, you never know when it will explode. The prerequisite for choosing a grow light must be to choose a full-spectrum grow light with high-quality chips, please pay attention to the screening. It is best to choose a light with quality certificates, which is safe and guaranteed.