So should I be leaving the purple light on at night or should it be pitch black in the tent
Gonna need way more info than that autoflowers or photos? How old? Flower or veg? Pictures? Id love to help…
Okay just saw your other thread. That’s where you should have put this question. Anyway, if theyre, photos and you flipped them to flower, you want it pitch black at lights off time. Light leaks can cause hermaphrodites.
I agree with both above posts
Are you growing autoflowers?
Sorry they are feminized og kush and skywalker
Pitch black brother.
Inquiring minds want to know…
If light leaks cause herms why doesn’t every outdoor girl herm? The moon gets pretty bright🤔
The moon doesn’t have any measurable light output. Seems bright to our eyes, but plants can’t see it.
I would say it has to be the wavelength needed for conversion, as those are a reflection less likely.
Agree with @BobbyDigital , street light, house LED’s, car lights, etc. each has enough of the frequency spectrum to be absorbed and if left on long enough close enough the plants will convert the energy.
And now I know👍 thank yall
Though if you want light to see get green. Plants can’t absorb it.
Correct. As you stated above, the moon is reflected light. Where most of the light is absorbed by the moon. What’s passed onto us is diffused light that is something plants can’t process.
Probably should mention I can’t speak to green light affecting a plant in flower if left on continuously as there are many measurable wavelengths that plants can absorb. So I just want to say if anyone is planning to use green just keep that in their mind. I use it as an emergency light on a headlamp.
Nasa and Oxford measured plant response with green wavelengths. Study is probably on here in a few places, but has been years since I posted it. I would avoid using if possible, if absolutely necessary as dim as possible and for as short of time as possible.
Diffused, reflected light. Much different than a direct light source.
Yeah I started running that through my peanut last night and felt pretty dumb☹️
I had to go read about it. It seems counter-intuitive.
Do you by chance remember the name of the study, lol. I’ve been searching for a couple days on my scholarly database wanting to add this to my reading list but I am not having a lot of luck.
I have no idea, but I know they are out there. Nasa specifically has a ton of these documents in relation to their work with growing with artificial light. These were first couple of Google hits. I’m sure if you scroll to footnotes there are a bunch of supporting articles too.