Grow light systems encourage a prolonged plant growth period, by providing vegetation with an indoor alternative to natural light. This allows you to jump-start spring by starting your seedlings months before the last frost.
High pressure sodium (HPS) is the bulb technology of choice for maximizing plant growth. These bulbs emit light in the orange to red spectrum - jump-starting budding in plants, making them well-suited for indoor use. They are an ideal choice during the reproduction, or flowering stage, of plant growth. The average HPS bulb lifetime is double that of metal halides, and they are very efficient, providing up to 140 lumens per watt. A single 1000 watt HPS bulb has the same output as 111 incandescent 100 watt bulbs.
Due to the heat emitted from these fixtures, they should be installed according to size. 100-250 watt systems should be hung about 2 to 3 feet from the top of the plants. 400-600 watt systems should be around 4 feet above the plants, while those with a capacity of 1000 watts and above should be placed at least 4 to 6 feet from the plant tops.
A CO2 system can boost vegetation growth by as much as 20%, quickly paying for itself through increased production. Increasing CO2 levels can dramatically improve plant health, growth rates, and even yields. You’ll see the best results when CO2 is distributed consistently over your plants. The installation of a climate control system makes it easy to monitor and adjust your fans, CO2 injection, and other factors - allowing you to constantly maintain the proper temperature, air movement, humidity, and CO2 levels.
Grow-up control systems allow you to provide vegetation with the light it needs, monitor and maintain proper CO2 levels, and ensure consistent temperatures. The right system - installed by professionals who understand your needs - can make all the difference. Increase your plant health and boost vegetation growth rates with Alba Electrical Services.