Experienced growers know just how important having the right grow lights are, to maintaining healthy plants, and harvesting the highest yield. For beginners though, all the grow light options will seem confusing. Here we will take a look at the different types of lights available, and the pros and cons for each one!
CFL (Fluorescent Grow Lights)
CFL stands for compact fluorescent light. They can be found in many stores including home improvement stores & grocery stores. Many first-time growers start with these types of lights.
HID Grow Lights
High Intensity Grow (HID) lights are used by experienced growers, as many of them consider HIDs to be the best for growing and obtaining the highest yield. There are two main types of HIDs, Metal Halide & High-Pressure Sodium. Metal Halide lights have a blueish hue good for the vegetative stage. High pressure sodium lights have a more reddish hue, making them great for the flowering phase.
LED Grow Lights
Before, LEDs were only used for seedlings and clones, but technology has developed them in recent years. Now, LEDs are able to produce enough light intensity for the most demanding grows. The right LEDs can compete with or beat other types of grow lights.
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