It could be a fun and interesting hobby when growing plants indoors. However, it may be quite challenging to find out the best way to grow your plants, and to find places in your house or apartment with suitable light for a successful venture. However all is not lost, growing plants indoor is possible with the use of indoor plant lights from Home Depot. For all growing requirements , there is a variety of plants lights available at Home Depot to choose from.
An orange-red glow is emitted by high pressure sodium lights, also known as HPS. Hormone growth is promoted in plants by this spectrum of light, and it is also good for flowering or budding plants. However, though they are good to use as a supplement to natural sunlight, these bulbs are not recommended as the only source for primary light. These bulbs have a long life, and these plants lights are provided cheaply by Home Depot.
The newest innovation to the indoor plant growing scene is LED lights. LED lights create a large output and run extremely cool compared to other bulbs by taking very little energy. A greater absorption rate of light is produced by LED lights as opposed to HPS bulbs and are much cheaper to run.
Rather than standard HPS bulbs, bluer spectrum light is emitted by advanced HPS bulbs, containing the plant to a specific growing area,and preventing inter-nodular elongation of plants. These bulbs could be used as both primary and secondary sources of light, and this type of plant lights may be purchased at Home Depot.
Metal Halide System
A large blue spectrum is given out by metal halide bulbs, which is especially good for leafy plants by promoting growth. If no sunlight is available in your home, metal halide is a good bulb to use as a primary light source. It is recommended to change the bulb after 8000 hours of running time, due to the fact that metal halide bulbs begin to lose light throwing ability as it ages.
As they were once thought too bulky for their low energy output, fluorescent lights are relatively new to the indoor plant light market. These days, as well as being cheap, fluorescent bulbs are much more practical. T5 and CFL are full spectrum bulbs that generate a large output of energy. But low heat is emitted by these bulbs, also rendering color better, they are great for plant growth by making the light they throw off more easily absorbed by plants.
Though incandescent are cheap plant lights at Home Depot, they are mainly ineffective in the home.
Though the daylight bulbs are giving a red and yellow output to stimulate actual daylight, the blue spectrum is emphasized by this type of plant lights that may be found in Home Depot. However, though you need to use a large amount of energy for their output, these are suitable for primary light sources.