Our complete grow kits include everything you need to go from seed to your very own supply of high grade medical cannabis.
What is the difference between a grow light and a regular light?
The Apollo metal halide grow light is rated 400Watts and has 4,200 kelvins. This makes this the perfect light for the vegetative growth stage of photoperiod plants (but not relevant for growers of autoflowers). This light is best suited for those growing a larger number of plants. This is because it is a bit demanding to install and use since it doesn’t come with the standard E26 base. It uses an E39 stand instead, so, you’ll need to install a separate ballast.
4. Sunblaster CFL Grow Light
Whether you are new to growing marijuana indoors, or a certified expert, you will certainly agree that the Roleadro LED panel is an excellent option because of its versatility. Depending on the configuration of your indoor grow space, the Roleadro LED panel can be used on its own or in combination with other lights. This light emits both blue spectrum light and red spectrum light, meaning your photoperiod plants will have all the light they need.
How do you maintain such a powerful light? Small inbuilt fans keep the lights cool and therefore eliminate the need for additional ventilation. Your plants will not suffer from light burn even though they are receiving plenty of light.
10. California Lightworks Solarstorm LED Grow Light
As a general rule, however, CFLs produce the least amount of light, so these lights are best used for germinating or producing clones.
The good news, however, is that this light has plenty of options. If you purchase and install a dimmable ballast, you can dim the light as needed. That makes the Apollo MH Light suitable for photoperiod cannabis plants at various stages in their growth process.
Pros and Cons of HID Grow Lights
3 Main Classes of Marijuana Grow Lights
Some types of induction lights are well suited to stadium lighting but honestly they just aren’t that great for growing cannabis and they come with huge price tags. Even a lot of LEDs are cheaper and you’ll get better results with them. You can learn more about induction grow lights here.
3.) LED Grow Lights
“LEC” and “CMH” both refer to Ceramic Metal Halide grow lights, which is a type of HID light that is a bit more efficient than a regular Metal Halide light
That being said, when it comes to the flowering/budding stage, if you can fit a bigger light you will get significantly better yields/watt by using an HID or LED grow light!
T5 grow lights are one of the most easily available types of grow lights and are used to grow many different types of plants. As a result, they’re available in many garden and home improvement stores.
There are lots of options for grow lights that work well for growing cannabis indoors but in the end they boil down to 3 major types:
Fluorescents are a great choice for clones, young plants, supplemental lighting and can save you money on electricity in the vegetative stage compared to using high power lights when plants are too young to use it all anyway. They can also be used to flower plants in spaces that are shorter than what’s possible with other grow lights (aka ‘stealth growing’).
● Only useful for small grows.
● They run extremely hot and consume a lot of power.
Metal Halide Grow Lights
● You can use them in a small grow space.
For the early vegetative stage, the blue glow from the metal halide lights is best.
HID Grow Lights – The Traditional, Energy Hungry Choice
● Creates less heat compared to other lights.