Narrow & Wide Beam
Finding the right distance between the Vita grow light and your plant can be a challenge. Pictured to the left are the hanging heights and coverage areas for both the narrow & wide beam angle Vita grow lights.
The hanging height will depend on your specific plants light needs. For example, if your plant needs high light (bright indirect light) and you have a 36º Narrow Beam Angle Vita, we strongly recomened hanging your light 24" to 36" above your plant(s).
For hanging height recommendations for your specific plant, check out our plant guide!
Watch how easy it is to install the Vita from start to finish.
Learn your plants light cycles
Light cycles are used to simulate day and night conditions for indoor plants. For houseplants, light cycles are typically less important. Generally, it is recommended that grow lights be on for 12-16 hours a day to ensure optimal growth. However, specific plants may require specific light cycles.
To determine what light cycle is best for your plant, you can think of the plants native environment and when those plants typically grow or bloom.
There are three types of plant responses to light cycles: short-day, long-day, and day-neutral. Short-day and long-day plants have a critical light and dark period associated with them that determines when the plant switches from the vegetative stage to the flowering stage. Day-neutral plants are generally unaffected by light cycles and flower when the plant is mature.
So, if you want your plant to focus on producing flowers/fruit, you will need to change the light cycle into the critical light period.
Open the bag containing the swag hook, two fairleads and three white hooks. The three white hooks can be used in place of the other accessories for an easier install or to keep the cord tidy along the floor.
Using the Hanging Heights section above to determine the distance the Aspect should be hung above the canopy of your plant.
Install the fairleads on the wall. Install one fairlead along the top of the wall near the ceiling and one fairlead near the floor. The fairleads are designed to tighten down on the wire, keeping the Aspect in place and the cord taut along the wall.
Program the included 24-hour outlet timer to give your plants a constant light cycle. Do not exceed 18 hours of light for any plant! See the Light Cycles portion below for recommendations.
Determine the best location to hang the Aspect and mark the ceiling.
CAUTION: Never attempt to use sticky hooks on the ceiling.
CAUTION: Do not install on a radiant heated ceilings or walls.
Install the swag hook. For wood ceilings, do not use an anchor. For drywall ceilings, use a 3/16” drill bit to pre-drill the hole for the anchor. For plaster or cement ceilings, please use the appropriate anchors found at your hardware store. Place the screw inside of the swag hook, then use a #2 Philips screwdriver to tighten the screw.
Plug the light in! Make sure the plug is not loose fitting in the outlet. If the outlet is loose, have a qualified electrician replace your outlet. If you have pets in the home, make sure you read the section on the Safety Instructions for Pets.
To install the Aspect through drop ceiling tiles, walls or other permanent structures, contact a qualified electrician. By opening the power supply box or cutting the wire, you are voiding the warranty of the Aspect. Follow all local laws and codes, including the National Electrical Code and National Fire Codes.
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