How do you know which lighting system is best for your situation? Well, you first need to know what you are looking for, and the best way to do that is by learning some key terms. This article will explain the fascinating features of lights for growing weed and list 10 of the best.
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In terms of coverage, the light from this LED panel can reach 7-8 square feet, so you can easily compute how many you’ll need based on the size of your indoor grow space. The Roleadro LED panel has an estimated service life of 50,000 hours, so they should last for a long time, and, like all other LED lights, this panel emits hardly any heat while working. That means, your plants are unlikely to experience light burn.
Kelvins refer to the warmth and color of the light being emitted. During the vegetative stage, cannabis thrives best when provided cool daytime blue light with approximately 6,400 kelvins. Conversely, flowering cannabis performs best with a warmer red light of 2,700 kelvins.
Which one is best for you, depends on your needs (see the next section).
Do Incandescent Grow Lights Work (i.e. Regular Bulbs)?
Take a look at the following graphic.
How Many Kelvins Should A Bulb Have In The Vegetative Period?
Finally, we come to traditional horticultural grow lights (if you already know you want to go with HID lighting, head here for help in choosing the best bulbs). These are often referred to as HID lights and are further broken down into HPS and MH lights.