When growing outdoors you can harness the power of the sun, but in an indoor environment, sunlight is mimicked through the use of grow light bulbs, which aim to display the same spectrum of light as the sun.
Factors to consider before buying a grow light
HIDs have been the standard in indoor weed growing for decades, but LEDs are quickly catching up to them.
HID lights for growing marijuana
Power equals poundage, so if you want big yields you’ll need more wattage. Professional LEDs can start at as little as 200 watts, and go up from there. A high-watt light can double the work of several low-watt bulbs.
● You need to replace the bulbs regularly.
● Incredibly energy efficient, which means a lower energy bill.
The Best Indoor Cannabis Grow Lights: What Types Are There?
● Every bulb needs a socket.
It is best to calculate how much cannabis you need each year. MMJ patients and regular recreational users are best served making a one-off investment in decent standard lights. Also, the more harvests you intend to have, the quicker you ‘pay off’ the cost of lights. If you only plan to grow cannabis occasionally, HIDs may fit the bill because of their cheaper initial cost.
There are various light types, with different pros and cons depending on what you’re looking for. We offer a rundown of the most common options below. Are you stuck for time? Check out the pros and cons of each at a glance.