What is a small LED grow light? Why might I need one?
Just as all experienced plant parents know, it is critical to create an environment in your home that imitates a plant’s natural climate in order to sustain them. One core element in creating a plant friendly environment is ensuring a sufficient light source. However, this can be extremely difficult, especially if you have high light plants in a small, windowless apartment or if you’d like to incorporate some nature into your dark corners. Though natural lighting from windows can be sufficient for some plants, many plant parents will find that they need a supplemental light source to keep their plants happy.
Thankfully, small LED grow lights are an easy solution to this problem. They use targeted spectrums to mimic the growing power of the sun! It is a common misconception that all grow lights are visually unappealing and made for commercial purposes, not the home. Though this may be true for most grow lights, sleek grow lights that are compact in size and that complement beautiful interiors do exist!
Small LED grow light ideas
As plant lovers who take pride in our homes, we wanted to create small LED grow light options that are both powerful enough to sustain any plant, but also comfortably complements a range of interior design styles. After endless research on plant and light science, and countless testing and prototyping, we created two lights that are loved by plant parents all over the world.
- If you’re looking for a modern-looking, ready-to-use option, consider the Aspect™! The Aspect™ is unique to all other grow lights on the market. This is because we designed it with interior design applications in mind. The Aspect has a small-sized option that is ideal for lighting up small-to-medium-sized plants.
- Should you want a little more flexibility in customizing the look of your home, try the Vita™! The Vita is a grow bulb that is easily paired with your favorite lighting fixture. It is ideal for those who want a grow light in a desk lamp or a standing lamp, but you can also get creative with hanging fixtures!
As the world’s first luxury plant light products, all of our lights boast a high precision photosynthetic spectrum that comes in a warm and comforting white hue. With a color rendering index (CRI) of 97, both the Aspect™ and the Vita™ will bring you and your plants a supreme lighting quality that is traditionally reserved for museums and galleries. These elegant designs come in black or white, giving you the flexibility to greenfit your home to your specific needs.
Introduction to the technology behind the Aspect and the Vita
Plants are able to absorb nearly all wavelengths of light, but the process is very inefficient and a waste of electricity. It was discovered that only a narrow range of blue wavelengths, between 440nm – 460nm, and red wavelengths, between 630nm – 680nm, are easily absorbed by chlorophyll and effectively used for photosynthesis. The result of this discovery led to highly efficient red/blue LED lighting to take command of the grow light industry.
This is great news for commercial growers, but nothing was created for residential use until now. We created the Aspect™ to produce wavelengths that correspond with photosynthesis yet function as interior lighting.
The Aspect™ is unique because it creates light using a balance of blue, green and red. We focused on a 1:4 ratio of blue to red light for healthy root and stem development. This ratio is critical because blue light supports root development and dense plant growth, while red light supports plant growth and flowering. An unbalanced spectrum will cause deformation, elongation, or a weak root system. We also provided enough far-red light (680+ nm) to enhance the photosynthetic efficiency of other wavelengths using a process called the Emerson effect.
How to style our small LED grow lights
The Vita is compatible with any standard lighting fixture. You can choose your own, or view our blog post about Vita fixture recommendations for some inspiration.