Hey guys, just checking to see if anyone has used an infrared heater in their grow tent or room. I’m curious if the infrared put out by the heated crystals is enough to disturb the dark period or if it would be safe to use in a tent.
I have a blue flame propane wall heater and was wondering the same thing?
@Jared a propane heater won’t interfere. They don’t usually put out enough light. The moon has higher luminance than most propane heaters.
Just what I was hoping to hear. Thanks.
I use ceramic bulbs, 150 & 250w as heat supplement
black bulb has no light, heat only
Hello MDBuds. I have great success with mercury vapor lights, must use ceramic housing. The lights are usually used for lizards. I only add one lamp per tent in conjunction with the lighting system. But never used infrared lamps. Would like to know your outcome. Happy Growing!
@Mrb53004 I’ll have to check those out. If this IR heater doesn’t work I’ll try those next. I wanted to try the ir heater because it heats the air and maintains humidity and it’s fanless. Only 250 watts on low and that’s 1/3 the power consumption of a normal heater on low.
some reading material for you
@Mrb53004 mine isn’t heated gas. It’s radiant quartz crystal. The quartz crystal is heated with an IR element and the quartz then radiates the heat from the IR but it still puts off a low IR glow.
Low-intensity infrared heaters emit energy with wavelengths ranging from about 2,000 nm to 10,000 nm. The part of the light spectrum that plants respond to for photosynthesis is referred to as photosynthetic active radiation (PAR). PAR has a wavelength range of about 380 – 740 nm — shorter than the 2,000 nm – 10,000 nm range for low-intensity infrared). Electromagnetic energy in the 380 nm to 740 nm range makes up the visible light spectrum.