Are you looking to grow some plants like these? Who in their right mind wouldn’t want to have some bud like that?
You can smell the aroma right from through your screen and it may have sparked up the idea to go hit a bowl.
Let’s take a look at how you can produce this kind of quality marijuana just by changing up your lighting!
The technology advancements of LED lighting has been transforming the way we live our lives every day. Just our general lightbulbs that we use around the house are now slowly but surely taking over the light bulb business.
But, why is that?
LED lights produce light that promotes better plant growth than any other form but the biggest sell that this new innovative technology has brought to the table is the amount of energy it saves.
By switching the light bulbs out of your entire home to LED you are saving yourself energy costs and replacements. LED lights not only save energy but they last longer than your normal lightbulbs.
That is why they are so ideal for growing plants, especially when you are growing on a large scale. If you’re still running on the old traditional methods, are looking to improve on your current set-up or are looking for the means to set-up your new grow then you have to check this out!
OLD WAY OF DOING THINGS
To fully understand the true power of LED lighting, we must first look into what indoor cannabis cultivators have been traditionally using. There has typically been a combination of two types of lighting used. During the vegetation growth they have been using metal “Halide Bulbs” that contains the integral blue spectrum energy, crucial to the vegetation process.
Once that has passed than, you would move on to HPS [high-pressure sodium] lighting. These light bulbs put out an orange tint color to the plants which contains the red spectral energy. This enhances the flowering stage of your plants.
This method has been used for years by cannabis cultivators but it is jammed full of inefficiencies and inaccuracies. The number one issue this method has created is pretty well known…
These types of lights suck up as much electricity as they possibly can, not just in lighting your plants either.
These kind of light bulbs also require proper ventilation due to the massive amounts of heat that radiates off of them causing further necessary equipment needed to give you proper ventilation.
Are catching on yet?
Expensive, inefficient, inaccurate.
There has to be a better way…
THE NEW—BETTER WAY OF DOING THINGS
Believe it or not, LED lights have been around for around 53 years. It wasn’t until recently that they emerged as a viable source for indoor gardening. LED lights had always emitted the green and red light spectras needed but they never had the blue light spectra. This is the crucial light required for vegetative growth.
Luckily for us, last year Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura were able to create an LED lighting system that could use blue light diode to create white light.
They even won a Nobel Prize For Physics for doing it!
Now cannabis cultivators have the ability to use LED lighting for their growing operations. Without worrying about any of these old stressors:
- Frequently changing light bulbs
- Purchasing additional ventilation
- Lights losing strength over time
All of these worries are gone with LED lighting. On top of all of that you can save yourself up to 60-80% in overall energy use when you are using LED lights as opposed to HPS.
For you to gain the most out of your plants you are going to need to make the switch to LED lights. But not just that, you will need ones that ACTUALLY work and can penetrate the canopy of your plants.
Take a look at this quick comparison to give yourself a better idea of the advantages of choosing LED lights over HPS…
THE CHOICE IS CLEAR
As you can see, LED lighting clearly has become the only way to go when growing cannabis. It saves you a ton in energy costs and yields a much higher rate of bud.