One in every of my favorite elements of gardening is the experimentation that goes together with it. It is a continuous strategy of studying and enhancing in your findings. Not too long ago I got here to comprehend I simply haven’t got sufficient window house for all of the crops I wish to begin indoors. answer for me was to make the most of some outdated desk lamps for supplemental mild that may simply pack away for the remainder of the yr. Whereas I began through the use of any mild bulb I had accessible I acquired curious whether or not a develop mild aka full spectrum bulb would supply a further profit to the seedlings. On this video I put them to the check in opposition to one another to see if the additional $$$ for the develop mild is value it. I am going to present you the method and outcomes from begin to end so you understand precisely what to anticipate! 0:00 – Intro 1:21 – Planting 1:51 – Putting seedlings underneath lights 2:41 – Week 2 replace 3:20 – Week 4 replace 3:48 – Week 6 replace 6:10 – Ultimate Ideas

21 Replies to “Full Spectrum Bulb vs. Standard LED – Is a grow light worth it or do your seedlings not care?”

  1. Guys don’t let the term grow light deceive you there are normal house light with the same specifications and just as much efficiency as some of the really budget so called grow lights

    1. This is a good point. Marketers like to complicate things. I have been think about revisiting this looking at more of the ‘regular’ bulbs. But in the mean time the point stands: any old light bulb is probably good enough for starting seeds!

  2. How far apart were each? Or were they close enough that the full spectrum bulb was able to care for both, filling the void of the standard LED bulb?

    1. The lights were about 2 feet away from each other. I felt there was minimal, if any chance of light spillover affecting the other group in this case as typically you want your grow lights as close as possible, and there was only minimal, indirect light coming to the opposite group. Reason I kept them relatively close was so that they would get the same amount of ambient light and not skew results that way.

  3. If you want to use standard bulbs to start you should pick 3500/ 4000K CRI95 bulbs (natural colour and with CRI95 it´s pretty much full spectrum). Otherwise there´re cheap grow LED tubes, nothing special but enough to get the plants started, just be carefull with those cheap ones. They´re daisychainable but an end which hasn´t a wire connect has grid power exposed so if going that route, maybe spent a bit extra on some which can´t accidentially kill you. I´d say the reason the “full spectrum” bulb was doing a bit better, you used a 2700/ 3000K bulb which is lagging in blue wavelenght.

  4. Thanks everyone! As a newer creator here I’ve been really blown away by the interest this video has generated. My goal is to continue putting out great gardening content for everyone to learn from and enjoy. I like to present my projects start to finish, which can take many months before being ready to compile. If you enjoyed this one please consider subscribing as I have a lot of projects in the works, I just can’t guarantee a regular posting schedule for them! Thanks & happy gardening!

  5. Exactly as mentioned here, the grow light is 5000 to 6500K, vs the warm white regular bulb which is much lower around 3000K, considering that it did OK…

  6. You should have sacrificed a plant from each side to check the root growth I hear the blue light supposed to help a lot more with that

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