What do you need to know when buying a reflector for your growroom? Well firstly you should know you need one. Light spraying indiscriminately over your ceiling and walls is a waste of electricity, and worse – your plants are being denied a chance to grow to their full potential.
The purpose of a reflector is to channel as much light as possible from your lamps in the direction of your crop. Attempting to grow hydroponically without reflectors is akin to driving a herd of sheep without a sheep dog; or trying to impregnate the wife from ten paces. All theoretically possible but thoroughly improvident and ill-advised.
The ideal reflector will not just redirect light but will uniformly distribute it. It will allow your plants to be sufficiently close to your lamp so as to gain maximum benefit from the light, but will also prevent shadow patterns, hotspots – and a raging bushfire in your growroom. Newcomers to hydroponics might release a disheartened sigh when confronted with the plethora of different reflectors and options available, but fear not – let Uncle HYDROMAG step in to take you by the hand, bounce you on his knee, and tell you that it’s all going to be alright (we have been CRB checked, we promise).