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In order to determine the proper lighting for your plants, you should use a LED grow lights finder to get the exact light intensity for your plants. The specific plant needs should also be determined. To arrange optimum LED lighting, you will need to imitate the natural environment of the plant as much as possible. Think about the conditions in the natural world and try to copy that as much as possible with your indoor setup. Of course, the larger the plant gets the more light will be required, so if there is not enough light in your room then your plants will not grow, regardless of any other conditions.

Vegetables and fruits usually grow best in full sunlight, so you should supply as much light as possible when trying to grow vegetables indoors. MH lamps or fluorescent lamps are recommended for this, but a strong LED grow light system can also be used. Foliage plants grow in shaded areas so they will only grow normally with a small level of artificial light. In some cases, foliage plants will need no artificial light if there is partial light in the room from the sun.

In addition, all plants require light and dark periods so lights will need to be timed to switch off and on at specific intervals to simulate daytime and night time. The optimum dark period will depend on the specific variety and species of plant that you have. Some need short nights and long days while others prefer the opposite or somewhere in between.

Light density is one of the most important factors for indoor gardening. Light density measures the amount of light on a surface and can greatly affect the proper growth of a plant. If your lights have too high of a density rate it may cause your garden to quickly dry out.


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