How To Hang Spectrum King LED Grow Lights
Correctly hanging grow lights ensures proper coverage and safety. Fortunately, we make it simple to do. Your standard rope ratchet rated at 40 lbs. will easily hold your lights, which weigh 7 to 26 lbs. depending upon the model and options chosen.
Please note that most rope ratchets have carabiners too small to fit our lights, which is why we recommend using the attached “S” hook as it makes it so much easier to hang the light. The logic behind our lights was quite simple: the sun is the best light source, so why don’t we just model our light after the sun? It can be shocking to many gardeners who are firmly entrenched in the idea that you need metal halide bulbs for veg and high-pressure sodium bulbs for flowers.
Plants have evolved with full spectrum light for millions of years, and it comes down to seasons, location, and available water, rainfall, and nutrients. We know that indoor gardeners have full control over all of those variables, and we now have a better, more energy efficient full spectrum lighting option. Give your plants intense full spectrum light, and they’ll pay you back.
Placement of Lights
Lighting fixtures work best when shared. By placing lights in close proximity to each other, plants that would otherwise be on the periphery receive more light from both lamps, thereby increasing their productivity in what is known as cross illumination. Please review the footprint that works best for your application of light.
One widely used method to determine a lamp’s intensity over time is the Inverse Square Law. As a general rule of thumb, these results can be found in most lighting scenarios and is only being used here as a guideline.
Once your lamp is properly secured to the ceiling, you must determine the appropriate hanging height above your plant canopy. Light intensity diminishes at an exponential rate; therefore, the closer you hang your light, the greater its effect will be. With LEDs, plants can touch the lamp without suffering heat damage to the plant.