As hydroponics growers or gardeners we all know and understand the importance of hydroponics grow lights or hydroponics lighting systems and that if we don’t use hydroponics lighting, our plants simply will not grow. It won’t matter how much loving attention we pay to our hydroponics plants or how many nutrients we use. Without adequate hydroponics lighting, our plants simply will not grow. Hydroponics plants with the right type of light flourish and produce the crops we expect.
With autumn in our midst, any sources of natural lighting are diminishing and our plants require additional lighting. Not just any old light will do either. Our healthy hydroponically grown plants require that we provide them with lighting that imitates the sun or natural lighting. The light sources that are required are generally not available at the local hardware or home improvement store either. And, if they are available from these sources, it is still generally a wise idea to check with your hydroponics supplier to compare these lights to the lighting systems or lighting supplies offered that only your hydroponic supply stores offer.
It is also a wise idea to buy hydroponics lighting accessories such as light meters to check your light levels and assure that your hydroponics plants are truly receiving the amount and type of lighting they need.
We’ve gone over the importance of light for our hydroponics gardening, but, we think that that our hydroponics lighting has additional benefits.
Have you ever noticed that hydroponics growers tend to be happier than many other people especially during the shorter daylight hours of autumn and winter. Could it be that part of what keeps our plants happy and thriving has an effect on our moods and happiness too? Most of us have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. SAD is generally associated to the fall and winter months when natural daylight is least plentiful. People that suffer from SAD are more easily depressed or moody during these months than at any other time of the year. It is believed that seasonal affective disorder is the result of lack of exposure to natural light for longer periods of time. Since hydroponic lighting or hydroponics lighting systems are designed to emulate the sun by providing full spectrum light, many people that suffer seasonal affective disorder could greatly benefit from the use of hydroponics lighting.
If you or someone you know and care about suffers from seasonal affective disorder, why not try making use of our full spectrum, sun emulating hydroponics grow lights or hydroponics grow lighting systems to help brighten those long periods of darkness and help to eliminate the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. You will be happy in knowing that you can make a difference in yours or someone else’s life with the simple addition of hydroponics grow lights.