The HPS grow light
is the gold standard in cannabis grow rooms. It has been the lighting of choice for marijuana growers for decades, and the HPS grow light is still popular among growers today. While many marijuana growers swear by HPS, LEDs are gaining popularity as the most efficient and consistent growing light.
HPS grow lights emit a spectrum almost identical to that of natural sunlight. Because of this, they give the plants the proper amount of light, without the excess heat. The only downside is the fact that you'll need a system to exhaust the heat. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to this problem, including ducting, tubing, and an exhaust fan.
HPS grow lights come in two basic styles, single and double-ended. Single-ended HPS bulbs are shaped like Edison-style light bulbs and screw into a single-ended socket, commonly known as a Mogul base. Single-ended HPS bulbs run cooler than double-ended lights and don't add heat to the growing room.
HPS grow lights operate at 5400degF. Most of this heat is infrared, so you don't have to worry about raising the room temperature. But, you should take note that HPS grow lights may increase humidity levels in an enclosed grow room, so you'll need to be sure to choose a grow room with proper ventilation and airflow.
When it comes to growing cannabis, you'll want to choose a grow light that has a long lifespan. High-pressure sodium lights typically have a longer lifespan than metal halides, but their light output will gradually decline over the years. However, be aware that these lights consume more electricity and produce less light as time passes.
You'll also want to consider the distance between your HPS grow light and your plants. Higher wattage HPS lights are best placed at least six to 34 inches away from the plants. Make sure to set up a ventilation system and keep the light off the plants when using a larger HPS grow light.
Generally, HPS grow lights are less expensive than LEDs, but they will cost more to operate. The electricity costs of both grow lights will add up, but you can get a calculator to see how much each will cost you. And keep an eye out for rebates. You can also choose an LED to grow light, which will save you money in the long run.
Another benefit of HPS grow lights is that they produce light at a rate of 140 lumens per watt. They also produce a spectrum that is ideal for flowering plants. In addition to this, HPS grow lights generate a significant amount of heat, so good ventilation is required.
Choosing the right HPS grow light is crucial when growing a variety of plants. Each plant requires different amounts and intensities of light, so you'll need to know which wattage will best suit your needs. Generally, flowering and fruiting plants require a light with 600-800 PPFD. However, you'll also need to consider what wavelength of light your plant will require. Warmer red light is ideal for flowering plants, while blue light is better for veg plants.
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