Grolys for beginners: An easy introduction

grolys for beginners

If you're new to plants and horticulture, you may have come across the term 'grow light'. But what is grolys and how do you use it correctly to grow plants?
In this article we will give an easy introduction to the concept of grolys, the different types, such as LED grolys, grolys bulbs and grolys fluorescent tubes, and where you can buy them, such as IKEA and Bauhause or online from a specialist such as plantelys.dk.

Grow lights are a type of artificial light source designed to promote plant growth. They work by emitting electromagnetic spectrums suitable for photosynthesis, allowing the plants to grow without natural sunlight.

Grow lights are ideal for growing plants indoors, from succulents to kitchen spices.

Round Grolys lamp

Types of Grolys

LED Grow Light: LED grow lights are one of the most popular types of grow lights due to their efficiency and durability. They use less energy, generate less heat and have a longer lifespan than traditional light sources.

Grolys Bulbs: This is the most common and cheapest type of grow light. They come in different wattages and can be mounted in a standard lamp socket (E27/E14/GU10), which makes them very easy to use.

Grolys Fluorescent tube: Fluorescent tubes are an elongated light source which has the advantage that they can cover a relatively large area without requiring a lot of space, for example they are good as lighting in bookcases. They are good at sprout and growing seedlings as well as making plants such as lettuce and herbs.

Grolys Lamps: These are some of the most energy efficient and durable plant lighting products on the market. Usually come in larger effects from 40Watt to 1000Watt versions, and are the most efficient and cheapest light source you can choose for your plants.

They are suitable for illuminating larger areas with large plants, for example if you have plants that need to be stored for the winter, these usually require a relatively large amount of light to survive the winter. 

TypeGeneral useAdvantageDisadvantages
LED Grow LightHome indoor gardens, commercial greenhousesHigh efficiency, long lifespan, low heat generation, energy saving, customisable to specific plant typesHigher initial cost, requires careful planning for optimal performance
Grolys BulbsSmall indoor plant projects to complement natural lightEasy to install and use, fits in standard lampholders, economicalLess energy efficient than LED, produces more heat
Grolys Fluorescent tubeSeed starting, small indoor gardens, as a supplement to other light sourcesLower cost than LED, good for flat planting areas, relatively low heatLess efficient than LED, requires replacement more often
Grolys LampsVariable, depending on the type of lamp (can include LED, fluorescent, etc.)Specifically designed for plant cultivation, can be highly customisableVaries greatly depending on the type; some can be expensive and less energy efficient

How to choose the right Grolys?

Choosing the right light for your plants depends on the needs of your specific plants. You must consider the type of plant (light requirements), the size of the area to be illuminated, and your budget.

For example, if you have many plants or a large area to illuminate, you will probably get the most out of an LED grolys lamp. If, on the other hand, you only have a few plants, or if you have only just started growing plants indoors, a grolys led bulb or fluorescent lamp can be a more affordable solution.

As a beginner, it can be difficult to keep track of all the products that are available, so you may benefit from contacting a plant specialist such as plantelys.dk.

Grow light for potted plants, Black lamp

Where can you buy Grolys?

There are many places where you can buy grow lights, both in physical stores and online. IKEA, Bauhaus, plantorama, harald nyborg all have a small selection of lights for plants.

Øf you want quality products and professional guidance, you can't go wrong with Plantelys.dk which offers all sorts of different types of grow lights.

Each of those mentioned has their own unique offerings, so it's worth comparing prices and reading product reviews before making your decision.

Growing plants indoors using artificial light can be a rewarding and fun hobby. It also allows you to enjoy fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers all year round, regardless of the weather outside.

Enjoy!

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

The "best" grow light depends on your specific needs, including plant type, growing area and budget. In general, LED grow lights are considered the best choice for most growing environments due to their energy efficiency, long lifespan, and ability to adapt the light spectrum to the plant's growth stages. They offer a balance between cost-effectiveness and optimal plant growth, making them a preferred solution for both hobbyists and professional growers.

Plants grow best in light that mimics the full spectrum of the sun, with a mix of blue and red wavelengths. Blue light promotes leaf and stem growth, while red light helps with flowering and fruiting. LED grow lights are particularly effective as they can be customised to deliver the exact light spectrum plants need for different growth stages, making them ideal for optimising plant growth and health.

The power consumption of grow lights depends on the type and wattage.
LED grow lights are often the most energy efficient, using around 20-50 watts per square metre. Remember, total power usage will increase with the number of lights and hours they are switched on daily.

Place the grow lights close above your plants. Typically between 30 to 60 cm apart. Make sure they are switched on for 12 to 18 hours a day to mimic natural sunlight.
Adjust the height as the plants grow to avoid damage.