Best Grow Lights For African Violets

Saintpaulia species (wild African violets) flourished in deep shadow in nature. Today’s hybrids can withstand stronger light, but they prefer to grow on a windowsill in natural light. Violets that receive enough light will grow more compactly and bloom more frequently.

When natural light is insufficient or unavailable, an alternate lighting system can be used to replace or supplement it. It’s not easy to pick a lighting system. Modern options differ in terms of energy efficiency, heat output, and how the spectrum of light is exhibited. The products available are always changing and improving.

To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of light systems used by a number of well-known farmers in various parts of the United States.

Best Grow Lights For African Violets

Bestseller No. 1
Grow Light Bulbs, Briignite LED Grow Light Bulb A19 Bulb, Full Spectrum Grow Light Bulb, Plant Light Bulbs E26 Base, 11W Grow Bulb 100W Equivalent, Grow Light for Indoor Plants, Seed Starting, 2Pack
2,239 Reviews on Amazon
Grow Light Bulbs, Briignite LED Grow Light Bulb A19 Bulb, Full Spectrum Grow Light Bulb, Plant Light Bulbs E26 Base, 11W Grow Bulb 100W Equivalent, Grow Light for Indoor Plants, Seed Starting, 2Pack
  • FULL SPECTRUM & NATURAL LIGHT: A19 full spectrum grow light appears 4000K white to eyes but has a red/blue light spectrum. Same as natural sun shine, perfect for tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens and herbs at all growth stages.
  • HIGH BRIGHTNESS & ENERGY SAVING: A19 LED plant grow light bulbs deliver 180-degree 1000LM bright light output. Use High Lumen LED Chips equivalent to 100w traditional light bulb while consumes only 11 watts, saving 90% of your electricity bill.
  • HIGHER EFFICIENCY: LED grow bulb with high light transmission improves plant absorption more effectively. Balanced lighting of full spectrum wavelength can give your plants more light with a high output PPF of 25 micromoles per second.
  • LONGER LIFESPAN: LED sun light bulbs with low heat generated, suitable temperature for your plants. Use Plastic & Aluminium material to build the cooling system with better heat dissipation. Up to 50,000 lifespan.
  • NATURAL HOME LIGHT COLOR: Unlike those purple or reddish grow bulbs, our indoor 4000K LED grow light bulbs show off your indoor garden without harsh or unsightly lighting, providing a pleasing, natural light, temperature that integrates well with any decorative aesthetic.
-$9.96 SALE OFFBestseller No. 2
GooingTop LED Grow Light,6000K Full Spectrum Clip Plant Growing Lamp with White Red LEDs for Indoor Plants,5-Level Dimmable,Auto On Off Timing 4 8 12Hrs
7,447 Reviews on Amazon
GooingTop LED Grow Light,6000K Full Spectrum Clip Plant Growing Lamp with White Red LEDs for Indoor Plants,5-Level Dimmable,Auto On Off Timing 4 8 12Hrs
  • 【6000K White Light】Equipped with 10 Red + 74 White LEDs, this mini growing light is similar to the full-spectrum sunlight at noon,that is professionally designed for indoor garden plants.Moreover, its color rendering index is as high as 95, the light is soft and flicker-free, which is very suitable for reading lamp
  • 【Timer Function & Multiple Settings】The indoor seedling light offer the circular memory timer function with 3 options-4h/8h/12h. When keeping power, it can automatically turn on and off every day according your settings, no more manual operation for you.【Also You Could Operate One of Them Separately,And Support 5 Levels of Dimming.】
  • 【Easy to Install】with flexible Gooseneck & strong clamp,it allows you to place the LED plant lighting fixture in any direction to provide the best lighting angle for your plants,meet the cover around the plant.Powered by USB or AC Power Plug (adapter included )
  • 【High Efficiency LED Lamp】as for LED power draw this mini succulent lights just comsume about 10watt and is equivalent to a 50w halogen bulb.Estimately monthly cost roughly $2 in electricity (12 hours a day). It is a great gift if you growing some desktop small plants.
  • 【365 Days Worry-free Warranty】We offer 365 days warranty and 24h friendly customer service. If there are ever any issues about the product, please feel free to contact us and we will give you a free replacement or full refund.
-$7.00 SALE OFFBestseller No. 3
Otryad LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants 20 LED, Plant Growing Lights Full Spectrum Auto ON & Off with 3/9/12H Timer, 9 Dimmable Lightness Clip-On Desk Grow Lamp Bulb
695 Reviews on Amazon
Otryad LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants 20 LED, Plant Growing Lights Full Spectrum Auto ON & Off with 3/9/12H Timer, 9 Dimmable Lightness Clip-On Desk Grow Lamp Bulb
  • 【Full Spectrum& 9 Dimmable Lightness:】3 lights options (Red/Blue/ Blue & Red/) and 9 dimmable level to meet photosynthesis needs of plants germination, bloom and fruit bearing at different stages and seasons.
  • 【Timing Function & USB Plug】LED grow lights with an auto timing function and a USB plug for plant growth lamps (No Adapter) . Not only you can set it up for lighting every 3 hours, 9 hours or 12 hours, but also you can adjust the distance between the light and plants, according to plant needs.
  • 【High-Efficiency】 Make your plants grow faster and healthier, effectively promotes photosynthesis, increases growth rate, and satisfies plant germination, growth, flowering, and results entire process of light energy needs!
  • 【Stable Clamp & Felxible Gooseneck】The light has a 360-degree flexible gooseneck made from high quality tubing to keep a fixed position. It is strong enough to hold lamp up well and our clip is stable.
  • 【Wide Applications】 Plant Grow Light can be widely used for indoor plants such as succulents, orchid, tomatoes, peppers, roses, basil, rosemary, parsley, lime tree, potted plants, flowering plants and any other fruits and vegetables.
Bestseller No. 4
TORCHSTAR Grow Led Indoor Garden, CRI 95+ Full Spectrum Light, 24V Plant Grower 4000K, Suitable for Succulent, Vegetable, Basil, Pots & Plants Not Included
510 Reviews on Amazon
TORCHSTAR Grow Led Indoor Garden, CRI 95+ Full Spectrum Light, 24V Plant Grower 4000K, Suitable for Succulent, Vegetable, Basil, Pots & Plants Not Included
  • 💡Full Spectrum: The full spectrum indoor plant growth lamp closely matches sunlight to better promote plant growth. At the same time, it is harmless to the human body and protect your eyes without dazzling
  • 💡Automatic Smart Timer: Featuring an automatic 16hrs on, 8hrs off timer, you never have to worry about turning your light on or off. Simulating both sunrise and sunset, this light maximizes the growth rhythm of plants
  • 💡CRI95+: This full spectrum light matches color light visible to the human eye. Provide colorful lighting to bring out the natural color of plants while still promoting growth
  • 💡Sufficient Lighting: Providing the needed light quantum flex density for plant growth, this light provides the lighting needs of 112umol/m²/s PPFD for most plants when 7.9inches away from the plant
  • 💡Trusted Quality: Durable, waterproof, insulated, heat resistant, and anti-static, this light comes with all the needed accessories (plants and flowerpots are not included). Installing this light is easy that does not need screws and the UL-certified power adapter makes it safe to use. Lasting up to 25,000hrs this light comes with a 2-year warranty
Bestseller No. 5
LED Grow Light, Full Spectrum Grow Light for Indoor Plants, Growing Light with Timer 3H/6H/12H and Adjustable Gooseneck, 5 Dimmable Levels and 3 Switch Modes (White) (White)
2 Reviews on Amazon
LED Grow Light, Full Spectrum Grow Light for Indoor Plants, Growing Light with Timer 3H/6H/12H and Adjustable Gooseneck, 5 Dimmable Levels and 3 Switch Modes (White) (White)
  • This LED grow lights made of 42 high-quality LED in each bar (5 red, 37 sunlight white), provides the plants with full spectrum from 380nm to 800nm, suitable for indoor plant growth cycles. 5 dimming levels and 3 switch-mode designs, you can choose the brightness of the plant lights (20%-100%) and the number of light bars.
  • Auto on/off timer function available, the cycle memory timing function can be set to 3/6/12 hours timer settings, automatically turn on and off the light every day according your time settings.
  • Equipped with the 360 degree flexible gooseneck arms with strong, sturdy clamps at the base to grab and hold tight to surfaces, which can easily adjust the angle and distance between the grow light and indoor plants as your needs.
  • Easy to use, powered by USB or AC power plug, It can be connected to the adapter to supply power to the grow lamp, or it can be directly connected to power sources such as laptops and mobile power supplies.
  • This clip-on grow lights are great for indoor plants that require extra light in the raining, snowing or dark room, suitable for indoor plants, hydroponics, darkroom, greenhouses.
Bestseller No. 6
LED Grow Lights Strips for Indoor Plants, 3 Working Modes & 10 Dimmable Levels Plant Lights with Auto Cycle Timer 3/9/12Hrs, 36W Full Spectrum DIY Growing Lamps for Seedlings Hydroponics, 6 Strips
287 Reviews on Amazon
LED Grow Lights Strips for Indoor Plants, 3 Working Modes & 10 Dimmable Levels Plant Lights with Auto Cycle Timer 3/9/12Hrs, 36W Full Spectrum DIY Growing Lamps for Seedlings Hydroponics, 6 Strips
  • 🌱【Buy with Confidence】 This T5 plant grow lights are safe and healthy for plants growing with CE, ROHS Certified. The adoption of top-quality aluminum back shell and 12V3A US standard adapter, provide high-efficiency heat dissipation, also prevents short circuit and flicker, ideal for indoor plants seedlings, succulents, potted plants, hydroponic, greenhouse vegetables, etc, creates a safe sunlike environment.
  • 🌱【10 Brightness Settings & 3 Lighting Modes】 Our dimmable LED grow lights have 10 adjustable brightness levels that meets various stages of plant growth. Each full spectrum plant light bar equipped with 12 red+6 blue+18 warm white LED chips, combined into 3 lighting modes for you to choose from to match different plant types. More efficient than other's single mode, which perfectly solves the problem of lack of light and slow growth of indoor plants.
  • 🌱【Auto Cycle Timer 3/9/12Hrs】The timer allow you to set the grow lights to 3/9/12Hrs auto-off according to different needs of plant grow stage. After setting, the plant lamp will auto-on/off at the same time the next day and every day, invalid after power off manually. Thereby this grow light kit for indoor plants can also take care of your plants when you are busy, on vacation or away for weekend.
  • 🌱【DIY Flexible Installation】The adoption of two connection heads design allows you install the grow light strip serially or parallelly from 1PC to 6PCs. With included double-sided tapes, clips&screws and cable ties, you could fix the strips on the wall, wooden board, shelves or cabinet at home, office or greenhouse. Four extension power cords makes more flexible to adjust the distance and enlarge the area of the effective lighting.
  • 🌱【High Efficiency & 2-Year Warranty】This grow light lamp for indoor plants consuming only 36W with total of 216 LEDs, over 95% of light energy can be absorbed by plants, perfectly replacing 250W general plant lights. "Buy now" and enjoy a 2-year warranty provided, any questions please feel free to contact us, we will offer you the best professional guidance to make your plant grow better.
-$2.95 SALE OFFBestseller No. 7
GE Grow Light LED Indoor Flood Light Bulb, Balanced Light Spectrum for Seeds and Greens, 9 Watts, Medium Base (Pack of 1)
17,289 Reviews on Amazon
GE Grow Light LED Indoor Flood Light Bulb, Balanced Light Spectrum for Seeds and Greens, 9 Watts, Medium Base (Pack of 1)
  • Grow your plants throughout the year: These LED grow lights for indoor plants (full spectrum) provide the perfect high-quality plant light that will allow your indoor garden to bloom and flourish year round.
  • The perfect plant grow lights for your home: Show off your indoor garden without harsh or unsightly lighting. GE's indoor LED grow light bulbs provide a pleasing, natural light temperature that integrates well with any decorative aesthetic.
  • Long-lasting, low energy and low heat plant light bulb: The GE plant lights for indoor plants (full spectrum) feature advanced LED technology that uses only 9 watts of energy with low heat generation.
  • GE Grow light with balanced light spectrum for seeds and greens: The GE BR30 grow bulbs appears white to the eye but have a red/blue light spectrum that is perfect for tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens and herbs.
  • Grow light bulbs for indoor plants: Now you can grow any variety of plants in your home. The GE Grow lights were carefully designed to give your plants the most light with a high output PPF of 16 micromoles per second.
Bestseller No. 8
Grow Light, LORDEM Full Spectrum LED Plant Light for Indoor Plants, Height Adjustable Growing Lamp with Auto On/Off Timer 4/8/12H , 4 Dimmable Brightness, Ideal for Small Plants, Pack of 2
1,816 Reviews on Amazon
Grow Light, LORDEM Full Spectrum LED Plant Light for Indoor Plants, Height Adjustable Growing Lamp with Auto On/Off Timer 4/8/12H , 4 Dimmable Brightness, Ideal for Small Plants, Pack of 2
  • Unique Artistic Design: The set of 2 plant lights are carefully designed like a halo for your plants to help them grow better and faster. They are not only plant lights, but also a stylish decoration for any home space, The warm natural light makes them very comfortable to see and to place in your home, they perfectly fit in with your home decor.
  • Full Spectrum Grow Light: It emits all the wavelengths from 380nm to 800nm- just like natural sunlight. With the warm white high efficiency LED diodes & higher PAR output, the grow light greatly promotes indoor growth as it accelerates photosynthesis, ideal for all stages of growth and various of plants such as herbs, succulent, orchids, tomatoes, etc. SAVE YOUR DARK INDOOR PLANTS with IT ! (50,000 hours lifetime.)
  • Auto on/off Timer Everyday: This growing light has 3 cycle timing settings (4/8/12H) which will stay on for 4/8/12 hours, then off for 20/16/12 hours and will automatically turn on and off at the same time the next day, no need to unplug/re-plug. It will take good care of your plants while you are at work or on vacation, easy & convenient!
  • Brighter Plant Light with 4 Dimmable Levels: Our grow light has more new technology LED diodes which makes it brighter and more efficient. Also it has 4 brightness settings (25%-50%-75%-100%), to meet each plant's lighting requirements at different stages, without worrying about burning your plant.
  • Easy to Use & Height Adjustable: Just stick it into potted plants, adjust height, then turn it on, quick and easy! The lighting part can be adjusted in height in order to work with different plants and provide the right amount of light intensity for each plant. Also a larger area or more plants will be covered when the telescope is extended longer.
-$10.00 SALE OFFBestseller No. 9
Plant Grow Light,yadoker LED Growing Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants,Height Adjustable, Automatic Timer, 5V Low Safe Voltage,Idea for Large Plant Light
34 Reviews on Amazon
Plant Grow Light,yadoker LED Growing Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants,Height Adjustable, Automatic Timer, 5V Low Safe Voltage,Idea for Large Plant Light
  • 🌻48 LED Grow Light Full Spectrum - Compact grow light with high quality super bright LEDs, offer full spectrum 380nm-800nm, including white5000K/18 LEDS,warm white 3000K/18 LEDS,red/8 LEDS,blue/4 LEDS to effectively promote indoor plant growth any time of year, beneficial to entire growth period.
  • 🌻Height Adjustable Up to 61.1" - The height range is 13.7"-61.1", The pole does telescope up and down as well which is handy it can grow the plant to stay at a reasonable height,also it will cover a pretty larger space to shine light on more plants in close proximity when it is fully extended.
  • 🌻10-level Dimmable - The brightness can be adjusted, 10 brightness settings ranging from 10% to 100%, you can choose the most suitable brightness for your plants growth.
  • 🌻13ft Long Cord - Now you can easily use this grow light for your favourite hanging plants or larger plants,no worry about additional extendable cord.
  • 🌻 Automatic Timer,On/Off Switch - The lamp operates from a built-in timer with 3 modes cycle timing function which stay on for 8/12/16 hour and off for 16/12/8 hours. The timer sets itself when one plugs-in,full control when the light turns on and off, simply by on/off switch as you needed,no need to unplug/re-plug.
-$2.00 SALE OFFBestseller No. 10
Actaday Grow Lights for Indoor Plant, USB Interface Succulent Plant Halo Light, LED Adjustable Annular Light Full Spectrum Plant Growing Lamp, for Garden Potted Plant Seed Growing…
  • 🌞【High-Quality Materials】--- LED lamp beads made of aviation aluminum thermal conductive material, do not flicker, do not melt, and the service life is greatly extended by more than 50,000 hours. It consumes almost no power because it is powered by a 5V USB cable, which means it only costs a few cents a month on electricity.
  • 🌞【Full Spectrum Growing Lights】--- Our grow lights are full spectrum, just like natural sunlight. And there are 3 color lighting options to meet various plant growth lighting needs. Because it can be directly inserted into the soil/flower pot, it is suitable for various occasions (hanging flower pots, small flower pots). It is the best match for plants in low light environment.
  • 🌞【Timing Function And Adjustable Brightness】--- The timing function allows you to choose the growth lamp that is continuously lit for 3/6/12 hours, and the cycle timing is memorized for 24 hours. Our plant growth lights provide 5 adjustable brightness modes (20%-40%-60%-80%-100%), you can adjust the brightness to adapt to different stages of plant growth.
  • 🌞【Highly Adjustable Plant Growth Lamp】--- The angel ring planting light can stretch up and down along the pole, which is very convenient for it to maintain a reasonable height when facing plants of different sizes. When it is fully extended, it will cover quite a lot Space to illuminate more plants nearby.
  • 🌞【Designed For Indoor Plants Growth】--- Suitable for indoor plants, the best illumination requirements for various plant growth stages, such as succulent, flowers, seedlings, basil, rosemary, daffodil, feathers, aloe vera, orchid, cucumber, tomato, pepper. Family is widely used in breeding solutions, gardening, potted plants, especially in rain, snow, indoor darkness, etc.

Conclusion

To verify if African violets are receiving the proper illumination temps from window lighting or grow lights, invest in a light meter. Between 900 and 1100 foot candles is the ideal lighting intensity for African violets. This corresponds to a brightness of 10,000 to 20,000 lux. As your violets become closer to or further away from your source, the intensity of the lighting will rise or decrease, which is why violets sunburn in a southern-facing window in the summer and violets too close to bright grow lights will also sunburn. Grow lights for regular African violets should be mounted 18 to 20 inches from the plants’ crowns.

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Bowden draws from over a decade of home growing experience as well as consulting for small-scale and hobbyist-level growers. He has written hundreds of articles, thought pieces, and tutorials about growing cannabis at home

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