Indoor HPS High Pressure Sodium Grow Light Kits
If you're in the gardening world and want to keep your garden growing throughout the winter, grow lights are an answer. When you decide to have an indoor garden, these lights are going to give you the little bit of help you need as lighting is very important for the growth of your indoor plants. Different lamps have different bulb properties for different stages of plant growth.Are HPS grow lights good to use year round inside?
High-pressure sodium lighting is a great choice to use while growing a garden indoors. Extra lighting is going to be needed so your plants can reach as much of their full potential as possible. High-pressure grow lights emit a large amount of heat, which makes growing plants during the winter much easier. Remember that high-pressure lamps should be kept 12 to 18 inches away from the plants themselves. If you put them much closer, most plants will burn. Also, because of the heat these grow lights emit, fewer may be needed during the summer months, especially in warmer climates.What is the difference between HPS and LPS grow lights?
There are a few differences between LPS and HPS grow lights. Low-pressure lights are slightly more energy-efficient, as their lumens per watt are 60 to 150. High-pressure lights are slightly less efficient with a 50 to 140 lumens per watt efficiency. High-pressure lights have a better color rendition, producing a golden to white light. Low-pressure lights have a more yellow to orange color to them, and because of this, the high-pressure sodium lights are generally more commonly used. High-pressure lights also have a longer life expectancy of 16,000 to 24,000 hours while the low-pressure lights only have a life expectancy of 12,000 to 18,000 hours.Are these types of lamps energy-efficient?
These lamps are energy-efficient. The bulbs emit a large amount of heat that works very well during the winter months while using very little energy. They also have a long life span, so you won't have to worry about them running out, which will help you produce sturdy, healthy plants no matter the weather outside.Are HPS bulbs good to use during the vegetation stage?
There are three main stages your plants go through, and high-pressure grow lights are not suitable during the vegetation stage. They are suitable for the growth and flowering stage. HPS bulbs emit a large amount of red spectrum and a higher-than-average blue spectrum light. The red is more suitable for the flowering stage of your plant while the blue is very helpful during the growth cycle of your garden. Plants get more benefit during their vegetative growth state from the white spectrum.