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The Story about PPF, PPFD, Lumens and Lux

When you have come across lights in the past, you may have seen tons of different units of light measurements to judge by: PPF, Watts, Lumens, Lux and Colour Temperature. Confused about what light units to work with?
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The (Important) Role of Green Light in Photosynthesis

Green light for a while has been seen as unused light by many people as it is not used by chlorophylls a and b, the main drivers of plant growth. Many LED grow lights avoided the green spectrum entirely and sold only blue and red LEDs in their lights. However, plants have been proven to grow with ONLY green light, how can this be? The truth is more complex.
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Finding a space for your indoor garden

A leading cause of plant death is lack of sunlight, so indoor garden placement is very important if you want a vibrant and strong indoor garden.
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Blue and Red Light in Photosynthesis

Red light is special in that it can deliver high growth to a plant, but without the limiting effect of blue that obscures the chloroplast to protect it from high-blue midday sun. Therefore red is very efficient at producing fast growing tall and strong plants and indeed produces some of the most impressive growth rates of height and stem width in plants.
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LED vs HPS vs Fluorescent vs Plasma

To compare them we look at measures such as PPFD (Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density), spectrum and power consumption.
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5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need a 1000W Grow Light

Choosing a new LED grow light can be a bewildering task. However, if you are not careful you can end up choosing an LED light that delivers insufficient photosynthetically active radiation.
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Merits of Indoor Gardening (Part 3 of 3)

Setting up your garden your own garden, you want to achieve an appropriate harvest. Only with optimal nutrition and care of your plants you will achieve a rewarding experience. What should you consider?
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Merits of Indoor Gardening (Part 2 of 3)

The first steps must be well planned in order to successfully set up and maintain an indoor garden. Read here about the most important topics when it comes to indoor farming.
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Merits of Indoor Gardening (Part 1 of 3)

Why should you start growing your own vegetables, fruits and herbs? It's healthy, promotes your health and tastes much better!
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