Kind LED Grow Lights are Some of the Most Powerful LED Lights in the Industry
Due to this intense light concentration, the hanging height above the canopy needs to be taken in to consideration when finding the light's ‘sweet spot’.***
When first introducing LED lights to new plants and clones, it is recommended that the intensity be turned down to 50% (on the K5 series) or that the light be hung 48” or more for the first 3-4 days. After this initial break in period, we then suggest lowering the light 4-6” every couple of days until the desired height is achieved.
The signs that you have exceeded the minimum distance to your plants will usually manifest in the form of slight curling of the youngest leaves on the plant and/or overall slower growth. If either of these are experienced, simply raise the light back up 4-6” and wait a few days. The results in backing the light off should be immediate, and you should see the plant return to robust, lush growth within a day or so. If it seems like the plant is still being overwhelmed, back the light off to the top end of the recommended height and allow the plant some time to acclimate, before trying to lower the light back down.
***With the K3 series, all diodes utilize 3 watt chips, and the ‘sweet spot’ for this series of lights is 12”-24” above the canopy. With the K5 series lights, a mix of 3 and 5 watt chips are used and thus have a recommended hanging height of 30" to 36” above the canopy. This will ensure the right intensity of light is being received and that the maximum footprint is being taken advantage of.