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What's the 'Sweet Spot' for your Growlights?


Not all growers have heard about the term ‘sweet spot’ as it’s used in hydro, but it's an idea that's really taking off within the industry. It's a very simple term, but one that has some bearing on the ways that growers plan for healthy development and great results in maturity.

Essentially, the sweet spot is simply the spot of light where grow lights are most focused, creating a brighter environment with more potential for growth. Why is this important? It has to do with the delicate processes in photosynthesis. Plants work on the fundamental interplay of light, water and nutrients, and the better those elements are balanced, the better plants are going to turn out.

Grow Light Design

For growers, there's a lot of emphasis on grow light design and how to get vibrant lighting for plants. Growers choose from like lighting types such as high pressure sodium, metal halite and LEDs. They choose specific luminosity and wattage that will effectively deliver light to plants.


Another major part of modern hydroponic grow box design is the installation of reflective materials. These reflective materials help to distribute light better. Instead of concentrating light in a single point, interior reflective materials bounce the light around and spread it around to different plants.

This is a common way to enlarge or enhance a lighting setup. Boxes that have reflective interior resources can ensure that plants at the borders or at the margins of the grow space are not left out. This helps boost yields, not just for a few plants in the inner circle, but for an entire crop. That's why those who are knowledgeable about lighting are looking how to maximize it with things like foil, glass or other reflective surfaces.

Other techniques for maximizing light include canopy setups for plants. Creating dense canopies of green can help deliver light to more plants and help growers get more product.

Hydroponic lighting is an important part of the equation, but it's not the only part. Growers have to also look at how to get the right chemical mixture to plants that will make up for the types of resources naturally found in soils. They have to figure out how irrigate plant roots the right way. All of this takes specific know-how and tools.

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