Commonly used to light large areas, high intensity discharge (HID) light reflectors give off some of the strongest light. While special consideration for ventilation must be addressed, HID reflectors have a host of benefits for large systems. A few things to understand about HID lighting and how HID lighting reflectors work:
- This type of grow light is used commonly for lighting large areas and have a very high light output
- HID lamps give off the strongest light from their sides
- Because of how big the lights often are, they get hot very easily, requiring the hydroponic garden that utilizes this lighting to have proper ventilation
- HID lamps give off the strongest light from their sides, which often results in light energy going off to the sides rather than the plant
Role of Light Reflectors
Since HID grow lights often shine their light at the walls rather than the plants, HID lighting reflectors serve as horizontal shields to ensure lighting is getting back to the plant. Utilizing HID light reflectors ensures that light is trapped and sent back to the plant. However, a downside to this is that the lamps burn out more quickly due to the heat trapped around them. Despite the downside, modern HID lighting reflectors have proven to be effective in open and accessible locations because of how well they trap the light to affect only the plant inside the lighting reflectors.
GTA Hydroponics is committed to providing the best and affordable HID light reflectors to help your hydroponic garden succeed. Call us today with any questions for our expert staff. We are committed to providing you with the best lighting and reflectors for all hydroponic systems. Choose from a wide range of products and cost points to find something perfect for your system.