Using a 1000-watt grow light is the best way to get the most out of your tropical plants.  When you are growing things such as pineapple and citrus fruit, using a grow light with high wattage allows your plants to get the amount of light they need to produce the most fruit.

This grow light also allows you to grow plants that are normally used to a desert type of environment.  Grow lights with high watts offer the best type of artificial light, because it comes closer to reproducing actual sunlight.  They are also ideal for plants that require high heat, because they give off more heat that other types of lights.

The only time you should avoid lights with high wattage is when you are growing plants that thrive in climates that are more temperate, or ones that prefer partial to full shade.  Only use these types of lights indoors or in areas where they will not be exposed to high levels of moisture, unless they are in a baffle that is specific to high humidity environments.

My Plants Died When I Used a 1000 Watt Grow Light

If your plants die when they are exposed to a 1000-watt grow light, they may be the type of plant that needs to have partial shade.  Most vegetables also need a lower level of light, and they should be grown under lights that are 500 to 750 watts, depending on the type of plant you are trying to grow.  Plants such as tomatoes and carrots do better under higher light conditions, while melons and other vines seem to thrive best under lower light.  We offer a complete range of grow light wattages, and you should consult the growing instructions for your plant before you purchase your light.

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