LED grow lamps are genius in what they can do. That’s especially true when they are moved on light movers. We all know that LED grow lights are intense, focused indoor grow lights. The variable that makes them take off in our indoor grow system is when each grow lamp is moved along a rail as rail lights. That is when they are brilliant in what they can do for growth rates. Yield numbers, too, along with quality of yield. LED grow lamps together with light movers make for real grow equipment magic.
Here is how that works. Because of the very intense, spot on pattern that LED grow lights emit, the highly focused quality of this grow light setup can be grow light system overkill when stationary. For this indoor growing kit, it can be a spotlight of issues surrounded by shadows. But, when you get that same LED indoor grow light moving on a LightRail light mover, that same intense grow lamp output is now more evenly penetrating to more of the plant surfaces. Instead of a spotlight of extremes, we now have more plant surfaces interacting. It’s now getting the correct amount of grow lamp intensity and at just the right amount of time for the indoor grow system. The scientific name for that is Leaf Area Index (LAI) and it’s worth a Google: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf_area_index .
Light that is intermittent while intense is optimal and is what plants need, and that is also the closest to nature
Leaf Area Index is actually much simpler than a mathematical formula. It basically states that, in our indoor grow setup, intense grow lamps for indoor plants that are shining intermittently while at the same time, they are shining intensely is optimal and is what plants need, and that is also the closest to nature. The photo to the right is from Black Dog LED https://www.blackdogled.com/ . In this photo, each LED indoor grow light is moving on a LightRail light mover. This is part of a University research setup. The photo above shows the Black Dog Platinum XL-U LEDs, also on LightRail light movers.
The sun is not always at noon and our LED grow lights should not be either
Grow light systems that have strong light contacting more of the plants’ surfaces at just the correct amount of time make all the difference for success. The sun is not always at noon and our grow lamps should not be either. Indoor grow systems consisting of intense indoor grow lights that are stationary can be harmful. They are focused on the same select leaves of the same select plants all day long. That’s twelve to eighteen hours in duration without any change. That’s major stress for the plants. Conversely in that same stationary grow lamp setup, plants that are positioned slightly off centered from that stationary grow light overkill zone might never have intense enough indoor grow light interaction.
For both scenarios of this stationary indoor grow equipment, either directly under the grow lamps or slightly off centered from the indoor grow lights, these plants lose. It’s either too much or not enough quality indoor grow system lighting. Neither is natural or healthy or what plants need to thrive. LED grow lights can do better than this.
So let’s have our grow equipment work for us and let’s do this a smarter way
So let’s have our grow equipment work for us and let’s do this a smarter way. Faster growth rates, higher yields and top quality yields do not come by accident or luck. So, let’s do what works. LED grow lights are powerful in what they can do so they are real super stars in what they offer. But, they absolutely need to be paired with a light mover as a rail light to achieve their full potential. Their full ability to impact the indoor growing system results in faster plant growth. And, grow light movers impact with significantly better yields and better quality of yield.
An LED indoor grow light takes off when it is moved on a LightRail light mover. The science is simple enough. The most important thing we can do with our LED grow lamps is to move each one on a light mover to get that intense quality indoor grow light to more of the plant surfaces and at just the right amount of time. That smart grow equipment combination of LED indoor grow lights on LightRail light movers makes all the difference. For further information on LEDs, check out this article from LED Grow Lights 101 for a lot of good information.
Photos courtesy of Black Dog LED