3.) LED Grow Lights
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).
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.
“LEC” and “CMH” both refer to Ceramic Metal Halide grow lights, which is a type of HID light that is a bit more efficient than a regular Metal Halide light
More Light = Bigger Yields!
(up to a point, it is possible to give your plant too much light!)
Metal Halide (MH) Grow Lights
Metal Halide grow lights are generally used for the vegetative stage because they produce a bluish light that vegetative plants love, though this type of light can also be used all the way to harvest.
The light from an HPS appears yellow, and is great for flowering plants because the light spectrum stimulates bud production
These cannabis plants are thriving under T5 grow lights
We highly recommend choosing an LED light with adjustable spectrums so you can customize your grow cycle and ensure you get the most out of every harvest.
The difficulty for anyone looking to grow is choosing between the vast variety of indoor grow lights for cannabis. The endless selection can be daunting – cultivators have never had more choices, whether for home or commercial operations.
Why are grow lights so effective at elevating the harvests of cannabis cultivators? On a basic level, cannabis plants are like any other plants in that they require light energy to carry out photosynthesis.
Why You Should Use LED Lights
Larger cannabis plants require more light over a wider area for optimal growth. Ordinary LED and other types of light are unsuitable for the latter stages of marijuana plant growth. High-power, purpose-built LED grow lights take energy from different areas of the color spectrum to support photosynthesis.
While some plants, such as microgreens, can flourish under a basic desk lamp, cannabis plants are complex and have different needs.
Plus, high-end LED lights, such as the Scynce LED Raging Kush 2.0, offer a greater level of control. Cultivators can now alter the spectrum of their LED lights based on the growth stage of the cannabis plant.
Cannabis Grow Lights: Why You Should Use Them
For most small, vegetative plants grown indoors, LED lights are recommended as the grow light of choice. Bright, white LED lights cover the red-blue areas of the color spectrum.
Photosynthesis converts light energy into chemical energy, enabling plants to grow big and strong. With the marijuana plant, in particular, cutting-edge grow lights support flower growth and bud production.