Yes, Grow Light Kits can be returned within our 90-Day return period.
What are the shipping options for Grow Light Kits?
All Grow Light Kits can be shipped to you at home.
How many hours a day should you use a grow light?
Use your grow light for 12-16 hours at a time. Seeds, seedlings and sprouts need less light, about 12 hours. Bluer shades of light work for these young plants that are concentrating on growing leaves. Flowering plants need closer to 16 hours of sunlight. They prefer red light once they're ready to flower. Full-spectrum light is good for all plant stages because it contains red and blue light. For best results, research your specific plants to find out exactly how much light they'll need.
What is a grow light?
A grow light is a specialty light or bulb. It provides the right light spectrum to grow plants indoors from seeds or seedlings. The most common types of grow lights for plants are fluorescent, incandescent or LED. HID (high-intensity discharge) lights are available too, but they're mostly used by commercial growers. You could choose a red or blue-violet light, depending on where your plants are in the growing cycle. To simplify the process, go with a full-spectrum grow light to give your seedlings all the light they need to be healthy, no matter their stage of growth.
What is the difference between LED vs fluorescent grow light?
Cost is generally the determining factor between the two types of grow lights. LEDs are more expensive but last a long time and use less power. Fluorescents are cheaper up front but use more electricity than LEDs. LED grow lights also run cooler than fluorescents, so you can put them closer to plants for better growth results. Go with fluorescent grow lights for large indoor gardens for an economical choice. Keep in mind that fluorescents contain mercury, so take care not to break the bulbs. Overall, for the strongest indoor plants, choose LEDs when possible.
What is the difference between a grow light and a full spectrum light?
Not all grow lights are full spectrum and not all full-spectrum lights are grow lights. A full-spectrum grow light covers the same colors as sunlight does. A grow light can be full spectrum, blue, red or other color wavelengths. You can have a grow light that is not full spectrum. You could also have a full-spectrum light that's a regular light bulb, not a grow light.
Are the UV and infrared light in grow lights dangerous?
Full-spectrum grow lights contain small amounts of UV light and infrared light, just like sunlight does. They're not strong enough to hurt plants or humans. In fact, some plants thrive with UV or infrared light. They need it to grow strong and healthy. As for humans, avoid looking directly into a grow light or any other light.