How to clean and maintain your lights?More and more growers choose LED grow lights to plant indoors. With incredible lifespans, LED grow lights can illuminate your garden for the next 5, maybe 7, years without components replaced.But it does not mean you need do nothing and waiting for harvest after putting it into the tents. You have to clean and maintain the lights regularly.
Why you should clean your lights regularly?
During planting, from dust to soil to foliar sprays to pesticides, the grow lights may get dirty fast. if it isn’t cleaned, it will face aging, various failures, and finally be scrapped and damage your garden.
What consequences will happen if not maintaining LED lights:
1. Yield will plummet: The same electricity but with insufficient light output
2. Optimal Performance will decrease: the cleaner your lights, the better they perform. The dirt/dust/gunk on the surface of the lights that lack cleaning will prevent the dissipation of heat, they can get too hot, hurting their ability to turn energy into light.
3. LED lights are aging, causing fires.
4. Decrease plant vigor.
How To Clean Your LED Fixture？
One of the best way is to give your LED grow lights a cleaning after each harvest. In order to completely remove dirt/dust/gunk/chemical residue from the surface of the lights.
To clean your LED grow lights, the first thing to do is to read the instructions and operate in strict accordance with the methods in the manual and ensure they are unplugged and the lights have cooled to ambient.
When cleaning the frame of the grow light, you can carefully wipe it with a soft and clean handkerchief, then dry it with a dry cloth. For the light board on the grow lights, You can use a fan to blow off the dust on the surface of the light board. And then you can use a soft cloth to wipe off the remaining dust to keep your LED light clean and shiny.
How To Maintain Your LED Fixture？
Check your LED lights from time to time
Except for mainly the frame, Try not to touch other parts when in operation.
Avoid touching the bulbs, diodes, PCB board, or any other circuit components with your bare hands or any sharp object.
For thinner LED fixtures, refrain from bending them or applying moderate pressure.
When not in use, store your light in a location sealed off from dust and high-temperature humidity, and high-traffic areas.