Cleaning your lights is as easy as a piece of cake.
Whether you are a seasoned or a year-round grower, cleaning and maintaining your LED grow lights is a must. If you are the former, cleaning them is only needed before usage. If you are the latter, it’s best to have a bi-monthly or quarterly routine. Doing so will help keep your lights working at maximum efficiency and will allow you to see what needs to be replaced or fixed. Without further ado, here are two ways on how to clean your lights.
Although LED lights do not attract that many bugs compared to a regular incandescent light, it can still attract a few of them. That said, your grow lights are not safe from insects, as well as dust and other particles. All you need an air duster or canned air to remove them. This product allows you to remove all the particles without wetting the lights or going through the hassle of disassembling them. Do remember to turn off and unplug before you start spraying away.
Standard glass cleaners are perfect for cleaning the glass under the LED lights. Spray some the glass cleaner into a soft lint-free cloth and gently wipe the surface. Carefully rub all the dirt away, but do not leave the cleaner on longer than three minutes. Allow it to dry before plugging it back in. As for the light itself, it’s also best to avoid using cleaners with chloroethylene or acetone because these products will cause the LEDs to fade.
Cleaning your LED lights is uncomplicated, right? It’s the same with maintaining it. Here are a few things to remember:
- Regularly check for dust particles and bugs.
- Avoid exposing the lights to water as it may drip on the inside. Even wiping with a damp cloth can lead to leakage.
- Do not use cleaners with harmful chemicals.
- Do not hang decors or any tools in the lamp as it may exceed the carrying capacity.
- Check the bolts and screws. If loose, tighten immediately to avoid the lights from falling off the ceiling.
- Always turn off and unplug before cleaning to prevent electrocution.
Doing all these will further extend the long life of your grow lights.
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