Disclaimer of Use 

Grow Candy does not condone the use of our products for any illegal activities. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Grow Candy and all of its agents, directors, employees, information providers, licensors and licensees, officers,and parent (collectively, "Indemnified Parties"), harmless from and against any use of our products for any illegal, indecent, obscene, or otherwise offensive purposes.

Caution!

Do not stare directly into LEDs, safety glasses advised. Keep out of reach of children.

 

1. Adjust the height of the LED grow light to increase or decrease inter-nodal length.

* Early Vegetative Stage - Position the LED grow light to be approximately 40cm above plants. This ensures the minimum inter-nodal length possible and provides more inter-nodes relevant to the plants height. 

* Vegetative Stage - The light can now be raised to between 30-40cm above the plant, the distance will be in proportion to the canopy density of the plant. Plants with a lot of leaf cover will require the light to be closer to the plants to ensure the LED grow light punches the light down to lower branches, plants with a more open canopy can have the LED grow light raised higher.

- Ultimately it is the grower's choice of whether he or she wants small or larger inter nodal lengths. An important point to remember is your plants light requirements, if your plants require high light levels the light should be positioned approx 30-40cm above the plants.

- If the plants require low light levels then the light will need to be positioned 40-60cm above the plants, maybe higher depending upon the exact amount of light required. Remember watch how your plants grow, they will tell you whether they need the light closer or further away. 

* Flowering, Budding Stage - The light can be maintained again anywhere between 30-50cm above the plant canopy. Generally speaking approximately 25-35cm above the canopy appears to be a favourable height for lights to be hung.  

RememberToo close will stunt growth and possibly cause bleaching. Too far will cause stretching. When raising or lowering the LEDs, make sure to move them a few inches at a time and allow time to transition before moving again. 

 

2. Intensify the light.

 Contain and reflect more light in your grow area by having enough room for light to bounce off reflective walls and back onto the canopy. The reduced heat allows you to control your grow temperature much easier thus making it possible to decrease your grow area size without overheating it. 

Much depends on the surrounding temperature of your setup, be sure to grow in a nice mild temperature setting (20-25°). 

LED grows are usually shorter and bushier and work well with netting to open up the bush and allow more sunlight to hit deeper parts of the canopy.

 3. Supplementary heating compliments the LEDs in winter months.

Heat in the growing area is drastically reduced compared to HPS lighting. This reduces heat stress to the plants however in cold conditions a watchful eye must be kept on the temperature of the growing area. Keep the temperature in the range of 20-30°C.

When Switching from traditional lighting to LED it may be necessary to add room heat or a heat mat under your plants. Plants grow slower with less blooming when their temperature falls below 20 degrees C. 

4. Avoid over watering.

Over watering causes some problems to those starting out with LED growing. Most watering/feeding guides are based on HPS lighting where evaporation occurs and daily watering is required to replace the evaporated water, feed, etc. from the pots (if growing in soil). The evaporation of the water/feed etc is not an issue with LED grow lights however the possibility of over watering is a very real danger.

Water plants once, then let them run low on water. This will establish the water usage rate for your plants under LEDs. Maintain this new watering schedule. 

Less heat from LEDs = Less water loss due to evaporation

Over watering = Slow root development = Slow and stunted growth and nutrient uptake issues


Disclaimer of Use 

Grow Candy does not condone the use of our products for any illegal activities. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Grow Candy and all of its agents, directors, employees, information providers, licensors and licensees, officers,and parent (collectively, "Indemnified Parties"), harmless from and against any use of our products for any illegal, indecent, obscene, or otherwise offensive purposes.

Caution!

Do not stare directly into LEDs, safety glasses advised. Keep out of reach of children.

 

1. Adjust the height of the LED grow light to increase or decrease inter-nodal length.

* Early Vegetative Stage - Position the LED grow light to be approximately 40cm above plants. This ensures the minimum inter-nodal length possible and provides more inter-nodes relevant to the plants height. 

* Vegetative Stage - The light can now be raised to between 30-40cm above the plant, the distance will be in proportion to the canopy density of the plant. Plants with a lot of leaf cover will require the light to be closer to the plants to ensure the LED grow light punches the light down to lower branches, plants with a more open canopy can have the LED grow light raised higher.

- Ultimately it is the grower's choice of whether he or she wants small or larger inter nodal lengths. An important point to remember is your plants light requirements, if your plants require high light levels the light should be positioned approx 30-40cm above the plants.

- If the plants require low light levels then the light will need to be positioned 40-60cm above the plants, maybe higher depending upon the exact amount of light required. Remember watch how your plants grow, they will tell you whether they need the light closer or further away. 

* Flowering, Budding Stage - The light can be maintained again anywhere between 30-50cm above the plant canopy. Generally speaking approximately 25-35cm above the canopy appears to be a favourable height for lights to be hung.  

RememberToo close will stunt growth and possibly cause bleaching. Too far will cause stretching. When raising or lowering the LEDs, make sure to move them a few inches at a time and allow time to transition before moving again. 

 

2. Intensify the light.

 Contain and reflect more light in your grow area by having enough room for light to bounce off reflective walls and back onto the canopy. The reduced heat allows you to control your grow temperature much easier thus making it possible to decrease your grow area size without overheating it. 

Much depends on the surrounding temperature of your setup, be sure to grow in a nice mild temperature setting (20-25°). 

LED grows are usually shorter and bushier and work well with netting to open up the bush and allow more sunlight to hit deeper parts of the canopy.

 3. Supplementary heating compliments the LEDs in winter months.

Heat in the growing area is drastically reduced compared to HPS lighting. This reduces heat stress to the plants however in cold conditions a watchful eye must be kept on the temperature of the growing area. Keep the temperature in the range of 20-30°C.

When Switching from traditional lighting to LED it may be necessary to add room heat or a heat mat under your plants. Plants grow slower with less blooming when their temperature falls below 20 degrees C. 

4. Avoid over watering.

Over watering causes some problems to those starting out with LED growing. Most watering/feeding guides are based on HPS lighting where evaporation occurs and daily watering is required to replace the evaporated water, feed, etc. from the pots (if growing in soil). The evaporation of the water/feed etc is not an issue with LED grow lights however the possibility of over watering is a very real danger.

Water plants once, then let them run low on water. This will establish the water usage rate for your plants under LEDs. Maintain this new watering schedule. 

Less heat from LEDs = Less water loss due to evaporation

Over watering = Slow root development = Slow and stunted growth and nutrient uptake issues