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Why We Can’t Leave Grow Lights on 24 Hours?

  • Categories:Industry News
  • Author:Ways Yi
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  • Time of issue:2021-03-24 17:02
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(Summary description)Many people believe that simply leaving the grow lights on 24-7 is the best way to stimulate massive growth and generate a most yields. Unfortunately, this idea has been proved wrong, and many plants do not grow well after being exposed to unforgiving light.

Why We Can’t Leave Grow Lights on 24 Hours?

(Summary description)Many people believe that simply leaving the grow lights on 24-7 is the best way to stimulate massive growth and generate a most yields. Unfortunately, this idea has been proved wrong, and many plants do not grow well after being exposed to unforgiving light.

  • Categories:Industry News
  • Author:Ways Yi
  • Origin:
  • Time of issue:2021-03-24 17:02
  • Views:
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Many people believe that simply leaving the grow lights on 24-7 is the best way to stimulate massive growth and generate a most yields. Unfortunately, this idea has been proved wrong, and many plants do not grow well after being exposed to unforgiving light.

 

Actually, if the plants are exposed to continuous sunlight during their lifetime, they typically produce less than plants that get a daily break from light.

 

There are biochemical processes that occur in plants that directly relate to growth. Altering these can inhibit a plant’s natural growth pattern.

 

During the day, photosynthesis enables plants to absorb the sunlight and turn it into an unstable energy source. At night, the respiration process turns that unstable energy into carbohydrates which the plant stores for later use.

 

Photosynthesis cannot occur without light exposure. While respiration can occur at any time, darkness will trigger this reaction as this is nature’s way telling a plant to eat, rest, and store enough energy to tap during photosynthesis the next day.

 

When growers expose plants to light 24 hours a day, they prevent normal respiration from happening, which can lead to unhealthy plants. Although it’s not guaranteed, repeated 24 hour grow light cycles may ultimately end up affecting your cannabis yield. Not to mention, your LED grow lights would enjoy a rest too, despite being efficient!

 

At night, plants cease performing photosynthesis, the process that converts sunlight, CO2 and other nutrients into a store of energy in the form of starch.

 

While photosynthesis stops, plants turn their focus to respiration. In the day time, respiration involves drawing in CO2, oxygen, water and other nutrients to supply plant cells with sustenance. At night, the process continues but without the drag of having to immediately use up all those nutrients. Basically, the lack of light allows the plant to reset itself and move those nutrients to where they’ll be used when sunlight arrives the next day.

 

In other words, without a break in sunlight, a plant has a hard time “catching its breath” so that it can properly refuel and redistribute its water and other nutrients. Yes, plants do continue to grow at night, they just aren’t creating fuel via photosynthesis at the same time.

 

Thus, we would like to recommend you adopt the LED grow light which is equipped with intelligent control. You can set up the light time according to the growth characteristics of the plant.

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