Should You Dim LED Grow Lights?

If you want to dim your grow lights, you should say no. The grow lights are not the same as the household lights. To get the full benefit of your bulb’s light spectrum, your plants need to be operating at 100 percent of their capacity.

When should I dim my LED grow lights?

Control your grow light is important to your plant’s health. It’s important to dim the lights when plants are stressed or when pesticides are applied.

What Brightness should grow lights be?

It takes about 2000 to 3000 lm per square foot to grow a vegetable plant. If you’re only growing a single standard tray of seedlings, 3000 lm is enough. Scales up to a brighter light if the math is done correctly.

What happens when you dim an LED?

The dimmer the bulb, the more likely it will be to cause damage to the bulb. The bulb should be kept at full power if you have to do this. Dimmable LEDs are a better investment than regular bulbs.


 

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