Can Led Screw In Bulbs Grow Plants?

ponitboss

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Can the led bulbs grow plants? Anyone ever tried? If so what bulb, dimensions of tank and type of plants?
 

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Yes they work fine. With the right DIY setup using them and standard light fixtures you can put out some serious light that no store bought system could come close to.
 

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I mean the led screw bulbs
Yes the screw bulbs that you'd use to light a house or something would work great.

Most people use LED lights on their fish tanks. The "fish tank lights" are just made to fit easily over a tank and some have fancy settings that are nice. The screw in bulbs that you'd put in a lamp or something are the same light, just different shape. As long as the light hits the plants, it'll work great.
 

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LED is fine. They are highly efficient and don't waste a lot of energy as heat.

The color of the light matters, though. The spectrum emitted by LEDs is very narrow compared to sunlight, or even incandescent bulbs, so be aware of what you are buying because two LEDs of the same luminosity can give you very different results based on the spectrum they emit. Bluer lights are better for leafy growth, and if you are trying to get them to flower then the red end of the spectrum is better. Green lighting is the worst.
 
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LED is fine. They are highly efficient and don't waste a lot of energy as heat.

The color of the light matters, though. The spectrum emitted by LEDs is very narrow compared to sunlight, or even incandescent bulbs, so be aware of what you are buying because two LEDs of the same luminosity can give you very different results based on the spectrum they emit. Bluer lights are better for leafy growth, and if you are trying to get them to flower then the red end of the spectrum is better. Green lighting is the worst.
Oh ok so like 6400k r 5000k etc?
 
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