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what type of led lights are best for growing weed

What type of led lights are best for growing weed

They are favored amongst growers that don’t want to hassle with complicated ventilation setups or don’t want to have loud cooling fans in their grow space. Furthermore, fluorescent grow lights are cheap and use less electricity than HID lights.

When it comes to water resistance, there is no mention of it anywhere, but I think it’s safe to presume it’s not very water-resistant. Maybe it can withstand a light water splash, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

It’s All In The Spectrum

The thing that surprised me about this inexpensive little LED bulb is its coverage. It covers around 6 feet of growing area, which means you don’t have to bunch up your ganja plants, so they receive enough light.

#2 TaoTronics Full Spectrum Grow Light

However, after some time spent contemplating over this, I’ve decided that my vote goes to Growstar Reflector Series 600W LED; Out of all the products I’ve reviewed for this article, the Growstar is the only one that offers you the ability of choosing light modes, and it can be daisy-chained.

What type of led lights are best for growing weed

There is a lot of information out there on the internet from various growers and lighting suppliers. You can find a contradiction to almost every point you find! Most growers agree that for young plants through the veg stage of growth you will want to have a light source with a good amount of blue light or even white (full spectrum) lighting. The main reason for this is to reduce internode stretching to produce a stockier, healthier plant.

Lighting and Cannabis Qualities

Most of these “new to horticulture” LED manufacturers are making claims that you should be using a full spectrum LED in flower to truly maximize plant terpenes and THC levels. But is this really true? See the graph below comparing what parts of the light spectrum is used for photosynthesis compared to the full spectrum light from the sun.

For this reason alone, this research should be thrown out.

These claims are not totally bogus however. We are now seeing real results that a bit more blue light in flower or at the very end of the flowering stage does increase terpenes/THC levels. Depending on where you search you will find these amounts vary from minimal 3-5% to unreal amounts of 26-38% as in this article from HortiDaily supplied by an LED manufacturer.