I have a couple of camera set up in my grow room, and at night ive noticed that although the light is invisible to us, on my second camera i can see the light is completely covering the canopy of my plant, and i was un sure if it is stressful on the plant and if i should just remove the cameras, or if its perfectly fine and i can leave them, it feels like a dumb question because it is technically pitch black in the tent otherwise, but since it is still light i thought id put it up for debate and see what the consensus is
TBH I have never heard that question asked before. I will be listening and learning on this one too. Great question.
I have asked the question all around and have heard it doesn’t have any affect at all. I also have a camera in my room now for the 1st time. Will see how things go.
Interesting keep us posted.
As i will be starting my bloom cycle next week i will continue to post updates on my plant while keeping the IR camera in the tent, unless i end up getting a for sure answer that i could risk herming or otherwise harming my plant in doing so! Heres my girl this morning for tax! She is a Skywalker OG photo female
Depends on wavelengths used in light and intensity at canopy. If within a band that will create plant response and enough light this could cause problems. If either are false I wouldn’t expect to see any issues.
Maybe i will move the camera a bit further away then, it is currently ziptied to my spider farmers, so it is pretty close to the plant, however it has also been there since the plant sprouted, i dont know how sensitive they are to light before bloom stage though
When plants are flowering is the only time this matters. They would veg on 24 hours light no problem.
I looked into it and the most common wavelength security cameras use is 850nm IR.
I’ve got to ask, what is the reason for a camera?
I have one in my grow room for filming time lapse growth. As well as monitoring things when I’m not home. That’s just my personal preference however.
That’s cool. I was just curious. Time lapse would be cool.
I use my cameras for monitoring while not at home/ while lights are out, because i try not to enter the room at all during lights out
Thank you for that. Shouldn’t be any concern for camera IR lights.
BUGBEE for the WIN!
I had this same question. As i hung a camera in my grow to monitor things when im not home. And i have NOT HAD ANY problems with the infrared light interfering with the flower process. And whenever im checking for light leaks or anything like that or lights that are on my equipment. I always reference DR. Bugbee’s lesson of . If its to dark to read or see print. Then its dark enough! Lol
My humidifer, dehumidifer, heater, and ac all have blue LED lights. Ill be installing a camera next. I havent noticed any issues with the blue leds, although they are pointing up and not out.
Im too paranoid i covered all devices leds with black electrical tape, and i have both my humidity amd temp controllers outside of the tent, i dont even EVER turn on the bedroom light, i wont even open the bedroom door at night with the hall light on, it is PITCH BLACK at night, im planning on ordering some green led flashlights because ive heard the green color LED doesnt affect the plant, can anyone confirm or deny this before i buy them?
I just think of it like this. In mother nature, we have the moonlight right? I dont think a little light is going to affect a thing. Ive had this set up since day 1 and have never been disassified with size or yield of bud.