Why should you move your lights? Grow lights emulate sunlight for gardens that we move indoors. As the sun moves throughout the day, the grow lights that we install in our indoor gardens should also move. This movement ensures that all parts of the plant receive light, and no part...
Why should you move your lights?
Grow lights emulate sunlight for gardens that we move indoors. As the sun moves throughout the day, the grow lights that we install in our indoor gardens should also move. This movement ensures that all parts of the plant receive light, and no part of the plant gets left out as it would if the light was in a stationary setting.
According to statistics, more than 50% of the light gets wasted in a stationary state. To make up for this issue, growers tend to install more lights, which is not the answer to this problem. The more efficient solution to this issue is the installation of a grow light moving system. Moving lights can increase coverage by 30%, allowing them to penetrate even deeper into the canopy.
What are grow light movers?
Grow light movers, as their name suggests, help in moving grow lights along with the canopy. Their functionality helps in solving the wastage of light and the elimination of shadows and hotspots.
Rail or track light movers are the most common types of grow light movers. These systems are commonly 6' in length. The light on the system starts moving from one end to the other at a slow but steady pace. On the other hand, circular light movers operate similarly to ceiling fans by rotating on arms.
How to choose the right light mover?
Two essential factors to consider are the price and the weight capacity of the light-moving system. A typical moving system's weight capacity ranges between 20 and 100 lbs. You should buy one after you have figured out these two factors.
Light mover rails are equipped with a motor and are an essential part of the light movement system. These rails vary in length but generally come in 3-6â€™ sizes. Grow lights move at a steady pace along these rails, distributing light on the plant canopies beneath them. As the grow light moves to one end of the rail, it reverses back to its initial position.
If you have any further questions regarding grow light movers, speak to one of our expert growers at 866 GRO INDR!