This fluorescent light is very similar to the fluorescent lights you find in people’s homes. However, the Vivavolt T5 also provides the wide spectrum that photoperiod marijuana needs to grow indoors.
Harvest up to a pound
The only drawback of the G8LED is that it is on the pricier end of the lighting options, but what you get makes this high cost pale in comparison.
3. Advanced Platinum Series Grow Light
The system is user-friendly and designed to be used straight out of the box. Simply plug it into an available wall socket, and it is good to go. The GRW also comes with a lens to help concentrate the light downwards to maximize the light source and better benefit your plants.
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6. Lithonia Lighting GRW
Kelvins refer to the warmth and color of the light being emitted. During the vegetative stage, cannabis thrives best when provided cool daytime blue light with approximately 6,400 kelvins. Conversely, flowering cannabis performs best with a warmer red light of 2,700 kelvins.
Another reason why you might need lights for growing weed is when you grow multiple plants. A single plant in a sunny room or discreetly placed on a balcony can grow just fine with sunlight and perhaps a small LED, such as what we sell on A Pot for Pot’s website. However, multiple plants will need more substantial lighting.
These are actually just two names for the same thing. This type of metal halide bulb uses ceramic as part of the lamp just like an HPS. As a result, CMH bulbs are more efficient than regular MH lights (though still not as efficient as HPS bulbs).
Pros and Cons of HID Grow Lights
Cons of Fluorescents
Note 2: Incandescent light bulbs (old fashioned light bulbs) are NOT suitable for growing marijuana!
High Pressure Sodium grow lights are often used during the flowering stage because they are very efficient and their yellow light stimulates bud production. HPS grow lights in the flowering stage get better yields per watt of electricity than any other type of grow light available today, which is a big part of why they are so popular.
Keeping CFLs close results in the best yields and growth
If you get very high-wattage LEDs, you may need to vent out heat to keep the grow space cool
Full tutorial on CMH / LEC grow lights
(LEC stands for “Light Emitting Ceramic” and is a type of Metal Halide bulb that is built with ceramic like an HPS – basically it’s sort of like a blend between MH and HPS bulbs)