Active Grow, the sustainable horticultural lighting manufacturer was recently featured by Ancient Energy Orchids. A’na S’atara, the owner of Ancient Energy Orchids’ website is dedicated to educating growers on how to improve orchid growing conditions based on her many years of experience with the plant. Recently A’na has been using the Active Grow T5 HO LED Horticultural Lamps and the Active Grow 40W Propagation Luminaires for growing Paphiopedilums, Phalaenopsis and Dendrobiums orchids.
A’na details her experience working with Active Grow LEDs and others in her article, A new lighting option for indoor orchid growing: T5 HO LED replacements for fluorescent bulbs. A’na shares a summary of her results as such, “I am a serious orchid grower, and have created several indoor growing areas using LED lights. Right now, I am using LED grow lights from six manufacturers … and Active Grow is my favorite for seedlings, Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, and other lower light orchids. I do have some medium light Dendrobiums starting to flower under the Active Grow lights as well.”
Here is what A’na said about working with Active Grow T5 LED Lamps, “I’m taking the time to write a review, which I rarely do, because the Active Grow T5 LEDs are the best full spectrum grow lighting that I’ve found so far for orchid seedlings, and blooming size Paphiopedilums and Phalaenopsis. I particularly note the robust year-round root growth on the Paphs, including multi-floral and higher light species. The lights in a nutshell: better light quality, much less energy, and much less heat. I have replaced all of the bulbs in my Hydrofarm Agrobrite T5 fixtures with the Active Grow T5 LED conversion tubes.”
Here is what A’na said about working with Active Grow Propagation 40W LED Luminaires, “I had hoped to replace my T5 HO fluorescent bulbs in the fixtures over my Paphiopedilum seedlings with conversion LED bulbs like my others from Active Grow. However, the conversion bulbs didn’t work in those ballasts. Since I had such great results with the light spectrum from the Active Grow LEDs with my blooming size Paphs, I decided to simply replace three of my 108W T5 fixtures with the 40W Luminaire product. Very, very pleased with the decision. Everything has been an upgrade with these LED lights for the orchids — I can’t think of any downsides. The orchids are happier, and therefore, so are we!”
To learn more about the type of light orchids need check out another very helpful article by A’na S’atara on her website titled, Going beyond footcandles and lux: new ways to think about indoor orchid growing with LED lights.
About Active Grow
Active Grow LLC is a commercial grade horticultural lighting manufacturer based in Seattle, Washington. The company works directly with experienced growers to develop the next-generation of horticultural lighting systems that are energy efficient and long-lasting alternatives to HPS, HID and fluorescent grow lamps. Active Grow LED lights feature the latest technological innovations to help growers increase their yields and maximize their production. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube for the latest company updates and videos.
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