Why should indoor gardening to be done under UV light? There are many reasons. To begin with, growing any vegetable or plant that does not require full sunlight requires more work and time than if you just put it in a pot. Not only that, but it would be rather futile to attempt to grow anything at all under indirect lighting.
We do not fully understand the effects of UV light on the human body and the development of cancer. However, we do know that cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world today. UV light from the sun definitely affects us.
Indoor plants cannot be protected from UV light by planting them in the shade because they cannot convert UVB rays into visible light. It is estimated, that about 90% of the UVB rays aimed at indoor plants are not absorbed. If this were the case, it would follow that half of all indoor gardening efforts would be a waste. However, the majority of indoor plants are successfully grown under UVA light.
When you are planning your indoor gardening area, take into account what the fixtures will be used for. UVA lights can be a bit tricky to install in some areas of your indoor garden. Make sure that you check with a professional before making any final decisions. Be sure that you have enough power and amateurs should avoid working with too much current.
Indoor gardening can also be easier to do if you choose a specific location. Certain plants require a lot of direct sunlight, while others will do well in filtered light. You should plan the layout of your indoor gardening area very carefully. Remember that once you start indoor gardening, it will usually take a month or two for everything to become established.
There are many different types of lighting that you can use for your indoor gardening needs. One option is to have a plant fixture that will put out a nice spot for your plants. This can be as simple as a low level light bulb over a container. Another option would be to get a high quality grow light with an adjustable thermostat. These lights can be adjusted for just about any type of plant that you have. They can even be programmed to go on automatically at a certain time or when motion is detected.
Another indoor gardening fixture that you can use for your projects is a fluorescent fixture. Fluorescent lights are easier to use and give off less heat than standard incandescent bulbs. If you are going to be growing a lot of seedlings, then a fluorescent light is a good option. However, you can use these lights with any plants that you want to grow. In fact, you can use several different ones for various aspects of your indoor gardening projects.
One last indoor gardening light option that you might consider is a plate lamp. These are like the traditional plate light but instead of being on the surface of the table it is actually mounted underneath a piece of furniture. The way it works is that the bulb that is used will put out a beam of light that hits the bottom of the table. When you put the light in front of your plant and it needs more light, the lamp’s shade the plant from the light and allow it more light to absorb. You can even use these lights with many different types of plants. This is a great option if you want to create different hues of light for your indoor gardening needs.