Grow lights are extremely impactful on the temperature of small indoor gardens.
Because they produce excessive heat, grow lights are extremely impactful on the temperature of small indoor gardens. Growers have three primary choices in lights that are powerful enough for both vegetative growth and flowering phases: SE HPS lights, DE HPS lights, and LED lights.
Growroom & Grow Tent Environmental Constraints
While commercial growers have come to love double-ended HPS lights, they simply aren’t practical in small indoor spaces. DE HPS lights produce excessive heat while not offering practical options for air cooling. Additionally, DE HPS lights must be positioned 5 feet. above the garden canopy so they simply aren’t practical in small spaces.
Airflow is your best tool for dealing with heat and humidity while growing cannabis in a small space.
Cannabis Cultivation Equipment
As the cannabis species is native to dry and arid climates, plants do best with humidity levels less than 50 percent. The confines of a small space make fluctuations in humidity levels immediately apparent, so your chosen irrigation method will directly influence the ambient humidity in a small space. Unfortunately for cannabis growers, high humidity levels offer the perfect propagation environment for such pathogens as powdery mildew and botrytis (bud rot).
LEDs are probably your best choice in a small space. This tent is only 3 feet (90 cm) tall.
Quick Summary (how to keep plants small without sacrificing yields)
LED grow lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so they can fit almost any setup. LEDs tend to be low on heat and electricity usage, which makes them great for small stealthy gardens. LED yields are excellent, too. On average, LEDs produce about twice the amount of dried flower as fluorescent lights like CFLs and T5s for the same electricity. The newer models of LEDs can yield even more. How to grow with LEDs in a mini tent.
Sea of Green (SoG) – Many small plants