Grow Light Reflectors

Marijuana lighting reflectors

 

Your lights – will also require a reflector to ensure that all light is concentrated on the plants and not wasted shining upwards or hitting dark walls. Reflectors either come as an integral part of the lamp or will need to be purchased separately. It is also fairly simple to construct your own reflectors, but you are unlikely to achieve the high tech efficiency of shop-bought ones.

Your walls – will also need to reflect light back from the walls or surroundings of the grow room. The best and most popular way to do this is by using Mylar sheeting. This material is reasonably inexpensive and reflects 95% to 98% of light. If you can’t use Mylar then the best solution is to paint the walls matt white. Don’t be tempted by silver foil, which is inefficient and creates hot spots, or mirrors which actually absorb light.

Your lights should be hung securely from chains, enabling you to raise and lower them to fit the height of your plants. HID lamps run very hot. Unless you are using a lamp with a built in cooler system you will need to leave some space above your plants. Get them as close to the tops as you can without burning the leaves.

9 responses to “Grow Light Reflectors

  1. I’ll try the white matt paint see what happens, thx PIAV

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  2. I am a new grower i order some seedes from the uk they won’t me 2 go 2 the mail office 2 pick up .is that normal 4 seed pick up? When the seed company told they will send seed 2 my house

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  3. has any one heard of or tried the doomsday effect
    if not it is said(i have yet to try it) for the last 3 days of budding you turn the light off and the plant will think its the end of the world and start budding like crazy to get there dna out so they can survive i was told this and my cousin (witch i trust completly that it works

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  4. Hi dada, many people use silver foil and it will work ok. However it is the least efficient way of reflecting light and you need to be careful of hotspots which may scorch your babies.
    The best and easiest way to refelct light is to give the whole room a quick coat of matt white paint. This ensures an even light reflection and is cheap and easy to do.

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  5. Is it okay if am using foil paper as a reflecter for my walls and light

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  6. I wanted to know if its okay the fact that am using foil paper as reflecter on my walls

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  7. That’s righjt John. 12/12 from flowering right through to the end.

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  8. Newly indoor grower. Do u keep same amount of light 12on thru flowering into budding?thanx

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  9. perfect touch to my plants!

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