Dimmable LED grow lights are not that common. I admit, I thought there were far more of them. But when I started researching, I mainly found the ones I already knew about and few others. And most of those "others" are not great. Two of them, on the other hand, are quite impressive. They are both included below. The only problem: both are fairly new, so they do not have … [Read more...] about Dimmable LED Grow Lights (The Best Fixtures Reviewed And Compared)
Quantum boards are all the rage. It started with HLG, but now several budget brands have started offering quantum boards with Samsung chips and Meanwell drivers. One of the best is Spider Farmer and their SF line of lights. They basically give you what HLG gives you, but at a fraction of the cost. Of course, they are a Chinese brand (HLG are an American brand, but … [Read more...] about Spider Farmer SF Dimmable Quantum LED Grow Light Review
Only LED grow lights are purple. And only some. Why are they purple? Well, technically they aren't. The light appears purple due to the differently colored diodes in use: mainly blue and red. This pinkish/purplish glow has also been dubbed "blurple", a term that is often used in a somewhat derogatory way these days. Why is that? Because many of the earliest LED … [Read more...] about Why Are Grow Lights Purple? (And Are “Blurple” LEDs Effective?)
Everyone has heard of quantum boards by now. You can't visit any forum on growing without seeing HLG LED grow lights mentioned, and usually in glowing terms. But how much of the hype is real? And how much is just good marketing? Here's the truth: the reason you keep hearing and reading about them is mostly down to marketing. When they first came out, HLG made sure … [Read more...] about HLG Quantum Board LED Grow Light Review
Waiting for your clones to root can be frustrating. But if you knew how to make your clones root faster, you could eliminate that frustration. Then you are left with only the benefits of cloning. And those are great. Cloning eliminates all of the guesswork. No more wondering if your seed is male or female. Wondering what kind of bud it will produce and how much of … [Read more...] about How To Make Clones Root Faster (In Only 7 To 10 Days)
Mars Hydro finally jumped on the quantum board bandwagon and released several full-spectrum white LED grow lights. In fact, they released two lines of lights: the SP series and the TS series. They are very similar, but they do have a few key differences, which I'll cover below. The important thing is that both use mostly full-spectrum white LED diodes, with a mix of cool … [Read more...] about Mars Hydro TS & SP Series White LED Grow Light Review
Determining what size grow light you need can get a bit complicated. It depends on so many different factors: the type of lighting you want, the plant(s) you are growing, the size of your grow area, etc. In this article, I break the issue down and make it as simple as possible. There are three things you need to know before beginning: the light requirement of your … [Read more...] about What Size Grow Light Do I Need? (The Simplest Way To Figure It Out)
Let's clear up a big misconception right away. Blue LED grow lights are not the best choice for vegging. Plants in the vegetative stage love blue light, that is true. But they don't want only blue light. They do much better if they are also getting light in every other color, especially red. They want: mostly blue, a good amount of red, and some of every other … [Read more...] about Blue LED Grow Lights: Best Fixtures For Seeding And Vegging?
Yes, you can grow weed on your windowsill. But you may not want to. It's probably the simplest way to start growing marijuana. But it won't get you the best results. You may get a couple of decent buds, but you'll get nowhere near the yields you could get under better growing circumstances. You'll have to decide for yourself whether the ease and simplicity is worth … [Read more...] about Can I Grow Weed On My Windowsill?
There are two reasons you might find yourself here. One: you have questions about metal halide grow lights. If that is the case, read on. Everything will be answered. Two: you are looking to buy metal halide grow lights. If that is the case, you won't find help in this article. But you will find it elsewhere on this site, namely: If you are interested in a full … [Read more...] about Metal Halide Grow Lights (Everything You Need To Know)