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Active Grow Indoor Hydroponic Rack T5 LED Grow Light Spectrum Test for Basil, Shiso, Sorrel & Edible Flowers

Seattle, WA, November 3, 2021, Active Grow, the sustainable horticultural lighting manufacturer, teams up with Cascadia Greens to find out which Active Grow T5 LED Grow Light spectrums grow the best basil, shiso, sorrel and edible flowers using an indoor hydroponic rack system. Watch the video below to learn about this simple grow setup and see which spectrums are ideal for these plant types.

Objective
Determine which Active Grow T5 HO LED Lamp light spectrum produces the best growth and physical characteristics for different plant varieties grown using an indoor hydroponic vertical rack system.

Experiment
Grow 4 identical trays of different plant varieties under 4 different light spectra for 5 weeks. All trays began with plants at similar growth stages and consist of a combination of seedlings and cuttings. All trays use identical growing medium and nutrient mix and are subject to the same light cycle and environmental conditions.

Active Grow LED Lighting
T5 HO 4FT 4-Lamp Fixture (100W)
4 x 25W T5 HO Ballast Bypass LED Lamps
– Rack 1: Sun White Pro Spectrum
– Rack 2: Spring Sun Spectrum
– Rack 3: Sun White Spectrum
– Rack 4: Red Bloom Pro Spectrum
Hanging Height: 12” Above Trays
Average PPFD at 12”: 200 – 225 µmol/m2/s
Light Cycle: 16 hours/day
Average DLI: 11.5 – 13 mol/m²/day

Growing Equipment
5-Tier Vertical Rack (18”x48”x86”)
Hydroponic Trays (24”x48”)
Net Pots with Coco Coir & Perlite
Standard Hydroponic Nutrients

Plant Varieties
Green Shiso
Cardinal Thai Basil
Genovese Green Basil
Amethyst & Red Rosie Purple Basil
Red Veined Sorrel
Edible Flowers

About Active Grow
Active Grow LLC is a commercial grade horticultural lighting manufacturer based in Seattle, Washington. The company works directly with experienced growers to develop the next generation of horticultural lighting systems that are energy efficient and long-lasting alternatives to HPS, HID and fluorescent grow lamps. Active Grow LED lights feature the latest technological innovations to help growers increase their yields and maximize their production. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the latest company updates and videos.

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