Aquaponic Indoor Grow Lighting
Grow lights are a critical component of any indoor aquaponics system. We have searched for, and found, the best lighting solutions available for aquaponics! Below is the first in a 5-part series of videos as we explain the differences between your grow light options and how to think about them.
Low cost options for small growing spaces (1 - 2 sq ft). The smallest bulbs (26w and 32w) can work with standard household lamps, while the bigger bulbs (125w and 200w) require special fixtures.
These long, thin bulbs come in both 2 ft and 4 ft lengths, typically in a daylight spectrum. Because of their thin width many bulbs can be lined up side-by side in a single fixture that produces very little heat. Fixtures come in 2 bulb through 12 bulb widths, and are terrific for lighting rectangular beds, such as in our SpaceSaver
system. They can also be hung sideways for side-lighting of tall plants.
This is the standard-bearer in the indoor growing industry. They are appreciated for their ability to light deeply into the canopy of tall plants through all the various stages of growth. The components for HID fixtures (ballast, reflector, bulbs, cord and socket set) are typically purchased individually. This can be both a benefit if you want to mix and match across brands and quality levels, but it can also be confusing. If you would rather just purchase the best possible value HID setup for aquaponics we can do that too with our AquaLight HID Kits
We've always been a bit skeptical about LED lighting....until we discovered Black Dog LED right in our own backyard! Because of the quality of their U.S. based construction, the power of their 5 watt diodes, their commitment to research, and the results of side-by-side comparison tests we are 100% convinced that these are the best LED fixtures on the market today. Includes a limited life-time warranty.
We turned to Inda-Gro for our induction lighting offering, and have been thrilled with how the plants in our show room have responded to this fascinating technology. Originally invented in 1891 by Nikola Tesla, induction lamps have always been prized for their high lumens per watt, low operating temperatures, and long lamp life. Inda-Gro's lamps have affordably combined the proven benefits of this technology with the unique spectral requirements so essential for robust plant development.
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