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.
What is the difference between a grow light and a regular light?
The G8LED Mega LED Grow Light is perfect for indoor plants since it provides the full spectrum that they need, combined with massive coverage. It covers 18 square feet! For photoperiod plants, you can boost its performance during flowering by installing a few 90W red flower boosters. The buds that form will be huge and dense with cannabinoids.
3. Advanced Platinum Series Grow Light
Regular incandescent bulbs give off more yellow and orange light, starving leafy plants while they burn them.
The good news, however, is that this light has plenty of options. If you purchase and install a dimmable ballast, you can dim the light as needed. That makes the Apollo MH Light suitable for photoperiod cannabis plants at various stages in their growth process.
10. California Lightworks Solarstorm LED Grow Light
If you are looking for a great value, this light should be on your list. It is full-spectrum, and also optimized for marijuana growing because it includes dimmers that help the plants “think” the days are getting shorter. However, if you are growing autoflowers, this isn’t something you’d need to be concerned about.
The downsides of this light are that it is rather noisy and doesn’t include dimming options. However, it still deserves a spot on our top 10 list.
Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) & Light Emitting Ceramic (LEC) Grow Lights
More Light = Bigger Yields!
(up to a point, it is possible to give your plant too much light!)
Cons of Fluorescents
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.
2.) High Intensity Discharge (HID) Grow Lights
HIDs are very well suited to growing cannabis and very easy to use once they’re set up. If your main goal is to get the highest yields possible, then HIDs are the way to go! However, they do require extra setup compared to the other grow lights because chances are you will need a fan to vent out heat from your grow space.
Pros and Cons of HID Grow Lights
Now that you are familiar with all the most common cannabis grow lights I hope your choice is a little easier. I wish I’d had this information when I first started growing indoors Happy growing.