If you’ve ever seen grow glasses advertised online and wondered what they’re all about, this blog is perfect for you. That’s because we’ll not just be answering the question of how LED safety glasses work, but also going into the types of lights that they’re designed to protect against.
However, before we start, let’s quickly explain the concept of indoor growing to provide some context for those new to the subject.
So, What Is a Grow Room?
Essentially, a grow room is an indoor space – of any size – in which a variety of different plants are grown under tightly-controlled light and heat conditions. The reasons why someone might create a grow room are varied, with the main ones being that they either don’t have any other option or that the plants being grown aren’t able to be grown outside in the climate the grower lives in.
When talking about LED safety glasses, what we’re actually talking about is protection against the most damaging parts of these very specific light frequencies..
So, let’s take a look at some of the main types of grow lights…
- Full Spectrum LED Lights – As their name would suggest, these lights emit the full spectrum of visible light frequencies using low-powered LED technology.
- Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) Lights – Giving out high levels of infrared and ultraviolet light, Ceramic Metal Halide lights provide a balanced spectrum of frequencies.
- Blurple LED Lights – The interestingly named Blurple lights are, perhaps unsurprisingly, known for emitting a blend of red and blue lights (Blue + Purple = Blurple).
- Metal Halide (MH) Lamps – Giving off bluish-purple light frequencies, they’re great for every step of the veg-growth cycle.
So, What Happens If I Don’t Wear LED Safety Glasses?
Each type of grow light needs a specific type of protection, with LED glasses obviously being meant for use with most types of LED grow lights. Our eyes simply aren’t meant to be exposed to these light frequencies.
The temporary side effects might include…
- Mild eye discomfort
- Mild loss of vision
- Mild loss of color perception
The thing to remember here is that you don’t necessarily have to be looking directly into the grow lamp bulbs in order for your eyes to become damaged in a grow room. Even indirect light can cause the issues listed above when you’re exposed for long enough.
Protective glasses help to keep your eyes safe in these harsh environments by filtering out these light frequencies and allowing your eyes to relax. This means no damage to your sight, no eye fatigue and an ability to see accurate colors.
LED Safety Glasses Are a Must In the Grow Room
At the end of the day, if you go into a grow room for long periods without the right high-quality protective eyewear on, your eye health is going to suffer. As well as being a tragic outcome – as sight is perhaps the most important of all our senses – it’s going to impact your ability to spot plant disease early and your plants will suffer – so it’s a lose-lose.
When you’re paying out hundreds of dollars for your lights, what’s a few extra bucks to make sure your eyes aren’t damaged? To put this at risk for any reason just doesn’t bear thinking about.