Does anybody know if Wyze bulbs can be used as grow lights for plants, such as succulents? If so, what settings would they have to be on? “Day light” would make sense, but I think full “Cool white” is equivalent to 6500k.
Any light is better than nothing, but regular LED lights like the Wyze bulb are far from ideal. For plants, red and blue lights are best. Blue is typically for leafy growth and red is for flowering plants. That’s why many grow light combine red and blue. I have a pretty nice and inexpensive clip on plant light I got on Amazon over my indoor orange tree and it does pretty well.
I’m not sure that is true and came here with the same question as CowChow.
This is what I’ve surfaced from very unofficial sources (e.g. amazon growlight product Q&As).
6500K is equivalent to the color of light provided by an overcast, cloudy day, which is slightly (very slightly) bluer than mid-day sun. 5500K is equivalent to mid-day sun color. 3000K will make it look red, 9000K very blue.
Considering that Wyze can go up to 6500K, it seems like a possibility that you can grow even leafy greens with a wyze bulb. I currently have 3 wyze bulbs setup in my inddor gardening setup. I am growing Kale, potatoe leaves, bok choy and water spinach in a hydroponic setup. I’ve also got an eastern and southern facing exposure.
If there is more to it than just the amount of kelvins, I would like to know as I’m looking to ensure my setup is optimal.
UPDATE: This article also seems to support 2500k to 6500k white LED lights (Wyze Bulb) as a viable grow light.
Take a look at the diagram above. Plants grow best when they are exposed to light that is as similar to natural sunlight as possible, which is between 2,700 and 7,000 Kelvin. In the old days, growers would use red- and blue- colored LED’s to give plants this full spectrum of light that they need to grow. The only reason that red and blue LED’s were used, is because white LED’s that provided the necessary spectrum and brightness did not exist yet. However, with new technology it is entirely possible to get the full spectrum and brightness of light that plants need, 2,700 to 6,500 degrees Kelvin, with white LED lights. White LED’s use the least amount of power and last the longest, and grow plants just as well as every other kind of light available today.
Not only is using red and blue lights unnecessary, it can actually disrupt sleep and make some people feel sick. Blue light affects the body’s levels of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin more than any other wavelength, which is why it is recommended to avoid electronic devices before bed.
Again, maybe I’m not considering something here that I ought to be. But based on the above, I decided to give Wyze Bulbs a go.