Is It Time For LED Grow Lights?

hightimes.com
Date:
Monday, Nov 6, 2017

With more and more states legalizing, cannabis cultivators and connoisseurs are turning to LED grow lights in significant numbers for their indoor grows. Is this a fad or is LED technology the future of indoor growing?

As more indoor growers can produce a top-shelf product, the tide has turned in favor of the LEDs. Here we provide some critical considerations so you can choose wisely when investing in LED grow lights.

By now most growers know the benefits of using LEDs for indoor growing—no scorching hot grow bulbs, lower power bills, healthier plants with superb taste and scent. The jury is still out on some other benefits, such as the LEDs’ ability to deter pests and bacteria.

What we do know is that LEDs are an excellent way to substitute away from energy-intensive HPS and metal halide bulbs; that is only if your light can produce enough of a harvest.

The best LED grow lights will give great yields.

For many years LED grow lights were not producing the same yields as their high-pressure sodium counterparts. Grow light technology has advanced considerably and top-shelf LEDs like the G8LED 600W Veg/Flower with UV and IR are able to provide comparable yields to the tried and true 1000W HPS bulbs.

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