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PAR Light Quality LEDs & HID: Plant Grow Light Basics

PAR Light Quality

Selecting artificial grow lights can require quite a bit of research and sometimes growers are faced with conflicting information.

How can we select the best lights for our application? Should we rely on weed growing forums for all of the facts? What about university level research?

This is the 1st video of a multi-part series that is intended to explain many basic principles surrounding plant lighting and its application in horticulture. The focus of this video is all about Light Quality.

What effect do different light wavelengths have on plants and their development? Do plants need UV light? How does Far Red light effect plant growth? Do plants use green light or is green light wasted energy? These questions are answered, along with scientific research that you can read more about, depending on your level of interest.

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