What is a grow light mover motor?
A grow light mover motor works in conjunction with rails to create a system for moving grow lights along the plant canopy. The rail, or track, system is the most common means of moving grow lights in the grow room. Most often, growers will opt for a complete grow light mover systems, but we also carry individual motors and rails.
Why should grow lights be moved around the room?
When lights are stagnant, we run into a number of issues, including:
- Excessive heat build up, leading to hot spots
- Uneven light distribution, leading to shadows
- About 50% wasted light
We need to move lights along a rail or circular system to correct these issues. In an indoor garden or greenhouse, we want to replicate the sun. Since the sun hits plants from different angles, it is important to ensure our grow lights achieve the same effect.
Moving grow lights results in an increase in light efficiency of up to 30%, by hitting parts of the plant that would otherwise miss out on light.
If you want to learn more about how to use grow light movers, check out the full guide in our learning center! If you have any questions, reach out to our experienced growing staff at 888-815-9763.