The only drawback of the G8LED is that it is on the pricier end of the lighting options, but what you get makes this high cost pale in comparison.
Our complete grow kits include everything you need to go from seed to your very own supply of high grade medical cannabis.
Regular incandescent bulbs give off more yellow and orange light, starving leafy plants while they burn them.
Like plants growing outdoors in the sunlight, indoor plants grow best under full-spectrum bulbs
7. The Vivavolt T5 Fluorescent Grow Light
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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Vivavolt T5 lights also cost less than LEDs, but LEDs last significantly longer.
3. Advanced Platinum Series Grow Light
With all these variables in mind, you can then consider your options. Here are some of our favorite cannabis grow lights:
The only possible downside of these lights for growing weed is their sound. Some people may find the fans a little noisy (when compared to less powerful lights).
The first thing to consider before buying a grow light is how much money you want to spend. With more states coming online with adult-use legalization, homegrowing is becoming more popular and growing technology is getting better and more efficient all the time.
How many grow lights do I need to grow weed?
How big a light you need will depend on the number of plants you plan on growing, but also on the size of your space. If you’re growing in a closet or a small grow tent, you’ll only be able to fit one small light in there. If you have a wide open basement, you could invest in a bigger light as opposed to two smaller ones.
You can find lights for under $100, but they may be low quality and not produce the right spectrum of light, and you can also easily spend as much as $2,000 for a large, state-of-the-art LED.
T5s are much bigger/wider than CFLs and usually come as part of a panel, but they can still be kept mere inches away from your plants without worrying about burning them.
Cannabis plants under a T5 grow light – when plants are trained (like these ones in a Scrog setup) you can get pretty decent yields from fluorescents.
There is a larger size MH/HPS grow light available (1000W), but at that size it starts going outside the scope of a “hobbyist” grower as far as ease and yields. In addition to needing a lot of extra cooling which costs electricity, a 1000W HPS grow light is less efficient compared to a 600W grow light (as far as how much light is put out for electricity used). I think most hobbyist growers would be happier with a 600W, or even two 600W lights, over a 1000W
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.
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