Why switch to T5 LED grow lights? Especially when T5 fluorescent lights are so great for seeding, cloning and vegging. Well, that's true, but the LED equivalents are even better. They do everything the fluorescents do: same output and spectra (often even better) and flexibility. But they do it while using half the power or less, emitting less heat and lasting much … [Read more...] about T5 LED Grow Lights: Which Ones Beat Fluorescent Tube Bulbs?
Can't you just hang them from the ceiling? Sure, if you've got a large indoor garden in a dedicated space, hanging your grow lights makes sense. But for a small garden it often doesn't. Even more so if you plan to move your plants to different locations. Then you want a grow light stand. Or a full-on shelf system. Something that allows you to get your grow lights … [Read more...] about Adjustable Grow Light Stand: The Best Indoor Plant Light Racks
Sometimes you simply don't need the biggest, most powerful grow light. And that can make things hard. Maybe you're only growing a plant or two that already gets some daylight and you just want a small grow light to give your plants a little extra fuel. Or maybe you've already got larger overhead grow lights and you're just looking for smaller plant lights to fill in … [Read more...] about Small Grow Lights: Best Compact HPS & LED (Updated Jan 2019)
Let me guess. You're looking for an HPS and/or MH grow light bulb and you've noticed just how many different ones there are. I've been there. It's impossible to know which grow bulb is best. Or even which ones are any good at all—many are pure crap. That's why we've sifted through all the options (at least the reasonably affordable ones) and narrowed it down to the … [Read more...] about Best MH And HPS Grow Light Bulbs (Updated Jan 2019)
Ceramic metal-halide bulbs are the grow lights of the future. At least that's what I keep hearing. Personally, I'm partial to LED technology, but I can't deny CMH's appeal. But before we get to the pros and cons of LEC (Light Emitting Ceramic) lights, I just want to cut to the chase and give you our picks for the best CMH system. I'll also give you our choices for the … [Read more...] about Best Ceramic Metal Halide CMH Grow Light (Updated Jan 2019)
Choosing the best HID grow light kit can be confusing. There are so many options and they all seem similar. They all ARE similar. How do you choose the right one? Here's what we did. We gathered all the lighting kits on the market into a spreadsheet. We dumped the most expensive ones first. There isn't enough, if any, difference between them and lower cost options … [Read more...] about Best HID Grow Light Kits (Updated Jan 2019)
A few years ago, finding a decent LED grow light under $100 would have been impossible. Even $500 or $1000 was hard. Don't get me wrong: there were always tons of lights in this price range. The problem was that none of them were any good. Few would do much of anything and none were able to flower effectively. These days, most lights under a hundred dollars are still … [Read more...] about Best LED Grow Lights Under $100 (Updated Jan 2019)