Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by Cameron707, Jun 13, 2018.


    Cameron707 New Member

    Benifits of grow lights that dim out until its dark like the sun does compared to instand shut off lights?
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    Beachwalker Well-Known Member

    I hear they have some with lightning strikes and what have you programmed into them as well now, maybe you should look into those too ? At first when I heard this I didn't really believe it was a thing but apparently it's becoming more common ?
    -good luck!

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    I've never used them, but I imagine it would make foliar spraying much easier. You could start before the lights go out.
    Michael Huntherz

    Michael Huntherz Well-Known Member

    What you seek is knowledge about the Emerson Effect of far-red light that typically happens at sundown. The only empirically known benefit to fade-out type lighting that I am aware of, for plants.

    They look cool on aquariums, the ones with fade effects and lightning storms, but for plants there are minimal to zero benefits...Unless you hit them with that 730nm wavelength at the end of the day to put them into night mode (which should not be confused with sleep).

    I like playing with systems, but you will never catch me doing foliar applications of fertilizer. Maybe for species that are adapted to living that way, orchids and tillandsias and stuff, but it seems like wasted effort on Cannabis. I want to do less work, with better results, whenever possible. Foliar feeding smells like “busy work” to me.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
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    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    If it were only so benign...
    I only bother to foliar feed small, sick plants, fresh clones... A rooted healthy plant shouldn't need a foliar feed.
    But sometimes you have to spray for bugs.
    Michael Huntherz

    Michael Huntherz Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I agree. I did specify “fertilizer” in my post, for the record. :cool: Damn pest bugs!

    Miyagismokes Well-Known Member

    Do you happen to have more info regarding this and cannabis?

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