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cannabis grow light systems

Cannabis grow light systems

This specific crop needs a lot of light: at least 12 hours a day. It’s no surprise that cannabis can endure much light, but it doesn’t like too much heat. Even though all LED grow lights are beneficial for the growth of cannabis plants, Oreon’s cannabis greenhouse light system uses a unique water cooling technology. This ensures that the electronics and LEDs are cooled continuously. This leads to a high quality product and savings on energy costs.

The use of LED grow lights for medical cannabis is not common for everyone in the branche, but the production of medicinal cannabis can perfectly be executed indoors with LED lights.

Consistent optimum level of light

The use of LED lights for growing medicinal cannabis, enables you to create the perfect circumstances for the plants. You can adjust the light output to the plant’s growth phase. The seeds need lighting from the moment they have germinated, but cannabis plants in the vegetation stage need a lower light intensity or different spectrum than plants in a flowering stage. Botrytis causes a soft rot that damages cannabis buds during growth and after harvest. It usually occurs when temperature and humidity levels are high. With a sudden drop in temperature, the humidity from the air condenses and descends like water on the plant. This could occur when lights are turned off. Oreon's LED grow lights do not radiate much heat, keeps the temperature stable and therefore a better controllable RH. Growing cannabis indoors with LED lights empowers you to provide the cannabis plant with the right temperature and amount and intensity of light.

Perfect growth conditions and prevent botrytis

The biggest benefit of the use of cannabis greenhouse LED lighting, is that you can control the light levels the plants receive. The time of day or season will no longer influence your yield. Due to the water cooling, the indoor facility doesn’t heat up and the climate remains stable. This is beneficial because the lighting hours can increase so the plants receive more light and that means more yield!

Cannabis grow light systems

HID grow lights are much more efficient than fluorescent lights and are powered by large, oddly-shaped bulbs. They are usually screwed into a reflector or hood to reflect more light down onto the plants. HIDs are great at growing cannabis, but they also get very hot and are usually hooked up to an exhaust to help vent out heat.

Compare the Pros and Cons of Each Grow Light

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)

Full tutorial on MH & HPS grow lights
(most common grow light combination for cannabis)

3.) LED 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.

Fluorescents are a great choice for clones, young plants, supplemental lighting and can save you money on electricity in the vegetative stage compared to using high power lights when plants are too young to use it all anyway. They can also be used to flower plants in spaces that are shorter than what’s possible with other grow lights (aka ‘stealth growing’).