Photosynthesis can only perform up to the efficiency of its weakest link. This is why fueling your plants with the correct type of energy is so important. Notice all of the activity in the blue region of this graph. Blue photon contains more energy over all the other colors. This is why chlorophyll A & B both absorb blue photons over red photons at a ratio of 2:1.
Most people are led to believe that plants are using yellow, orange or red over blue. This is because there are more red and orange colors coming through the atmosphere during the fall. We discovered that plants need for blue does not decrease even though the environment changes. Efforts made by other lighting companies to fully utilize these highly energetic blue photons were futile.
Not understanding how plants transfer energy only creates a bottleneck of stored electrons and causes stress. When other companies gave up and quit, Lush Lighting turned to science and nature to learn more. Engineering a real grow light is not easy. There are still cheap LEDs out there. Hundreds of companies have produced thousands of products that all failed in the field. Not Lush. Our lights are converting long time HPS growers to LED!
Light is the fuel and your media is the engine that aids in the performance of your plant’s ability in performing photosynthesis. Almost every fuel and engine will perform differently, only one is the best. Which one are you using? Use a high porosity, enriched and living growing media or hydroponics, along with Lush Lighting, to get the most out of each square foot in your garden! If you want the best looking plants in your circle, it will require both. Everyone who uses a Lush Lighting LED understands that it’s cheaper to buy a real LED than it is to just operate a HID. Lush LEDs’ savings in electricity continues to pay for their investments long after the lights paid for themselves. Times have changed and you can trust that Lush Lighting will continue to invest into ways of providing plants with more energy to grow bigger, better and healthier.
Watch Your Light Cycles
Do not grow plants under 24 hours of light. Plants store energy during the day and use it during the night. This allows them to heal and rest. Upgrade media, nutrients and use quality lighting to speed up growth.