How far the light should be above you plants

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We've received a lot of messages in recent days asking about how high the lights should be above the plants. In order to use all these benefits to led grow light fullest potential, we need to determine the optimum placement in relation to your canopy. However, there is no set standard, hanging height has a great deal to do with the intensity of the light, the species and grow stage of plant. Different manufacturers construct their LED lights in different ways. There are multiple details to take into consideration, such as the power and angle of individual led diodes within afixtureand the use of lenses to reflect light downwards. The best way to get that perfect distance between the light and your canopy is to consult with the manufacturer.

 

Beyond that, here are a few insights and tips that can help you make the decision.

 
 

Seedling Stage

Plants have lowest demand of light during the seedling stage, so we should put them most distance between the canopy and the lights during this stage. Some people have the instinct to blast these little guys with high-intensity light to promote fast growth. But the truth is, they’re young, vulnerable, and likelier to thrive with a gentler approach.

 
 
 

Vegetative Stage

In the vegetative stage, you can make your lights closer to your plants. Generally speaking, the light intensity need by your plants in veg about half of that they need in bloom. It follows that you could hang the light twice the hanging height that you use in bloom.

 

Flowering Stage Plants really need hight light intensity during the flowering or fruiting stage. It is important to build in a “hardening off” phase as you move from veg to bloom. Slowly increase the intensity or lower the hanging height until you reach the manufacturers recommended height in bloom.

 
 
 

If your plants are getting too much light intensity, they’ll let you know. Here’s how:

 

How to Recognize Light Burn On Your Plants

 

The light burn is easily mistaken for nitrogen deficiency, so many growers wind up misdiagnosing their grow and addressing the wrong problem.

If your plants have light damage, you’ll see symptoms such as:

  • Leaves point upwards.

  • Bleaching, which takes the form of white or yellow discoloration, typically on the leaves closest to the light.

  • Veins remain green even as the rest of the leaves turn yellow.

A nitrogen deficiency has similar characteristics, but there are a few notable differences.

  • A plant with a nitrogen deficiency also develops yellow patches, but the damage starts from the bottom of the plant and works its way up, while light burn begins at the top, closest to the lights.

  • In the case of a nitrogen deficiency, leaves wilt. In the case of a light burn, leaves turn upward and sometimes even become brittle.

  • The leaves of a nitrogen deficient plant fall off on their own. This does not happen to plants suffering from a light burn.

If it sounds like your plant has a light burn, it’s time to reevaluate the placement of your LED lights.

 

About PARFACTWORKS LED Grow Lights

 

1.RA Series led grow light

           Seedling Stage      Vegtative stage      Flowering stage
RA1000        36"                18"-30"               18"
RA2000        36"                18"-30"               18"
 

2. Horus COB Series led grow light

           Seedling Stage      Vegetative stage      Flowering stage
Horus 1     36"(COB lens OFF)  24"(COB lens OFF)     18"(COB lens ON)
Horus 2     36"(COB lens OFF)  24"(COB lens OFF)     24"(COB lens ON)

3.BM series led gorw light

           Seedling Stage      Vegtative stage      Flowering stage
GS 2         40"                  30"-36"              18"-24"
GS 4         40"                  30"-36"              18"-24"
GS 6         40"                  30"-36"              18"-24"

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