Cannabis And LED Panels
The LED bulbs (Light Emitting Diode) are increasingly popular in the world of home growing, they indeed offer similar results in HPS bulbs, but with consumption and heat emission much lower . These lighting systems have improved in recent years, delivering results unthinkable some time ago. Their main disadvantage is the price, which although it is quickly recovered on the monthly electricity bill given the lower consumption, remains too high for many budgets. They generate virtually no heat, so it is not useful to use powerful extractors for the culture room, whether in a cabinet cabinet or in small spaces. It may be necessary to add some heating during the colder months of the year, using thermal mats or heating cables, etc. There are on the market panels of different powers, from 90 to 280W, or even more.
You can read this culture follow-up with LED panels in which we introduce the culture with this lighting system.
UV Lighting and Cannabis Resin
The use of ultraviolet light during the cultivation of cannabis has existed for a long time. According to the most commonly accepted theory, marihuana produces resin or trichomes in particular to protect against high solar intensities and UV rays emitted by the sun.Since indoor lighting does not (or very little) emit UV light, we can assume that combining conventional light bulbs with UV light willincrease resin production (cannabinoids, terpenes , Etc.) and therefore the power of plants. Some farmers also add such an argument maturation of trichomes faster. Even so, since the majority of trials are not carried out with scientific rigor , it is not possible to be affirmative about their benefits during an indoor cannabis culture.
If you wish to experiment with this type of lighting, it will be necessary to take into account that UVB (and not UVA) and low power rays, such as those used for reptiles, will have to be used. These rays can produce skin cancer and severe eye damage, so we recommend extreme caution when using them .
Plasma Lamps For The Cultivation Of Cannabis
The plasma lighting systems or HEP (High Efficiency Plasma) are increasingly talking about them. Although they promise greater luminous efficacy compared to HPS bulbs, they present various problems that explain why they are generally not used for cultivation.Indeed they present illuminating spectra unsuitable for abundant flowering, emit UVC rays (very harmful for health), have a high price and cause interference with the signals wifi. Check travelationary.com for how to save energy.
For lack of research and development, it will be necessary to be satisfied with some cultures realized with this type of lighting (generally in complements of LED), which seemed to offer promising results.
We hope that this article will help you clarify some doubts . Thank you and see you soon !
How Can We Illuminate Our Cannabis Growing Area?
When setting up indoor cannabis cultivation, there are many factors to consider in order to achieve the best possible results. Among these factors, the choice of the type of lighting and the power of the latter are among the most important.
Depending on the type of light used, there are various advantages and disadvantages, which can lead to numerous errors during the cultivation of cannabis . Some types of bulbs have a higher efficiency (lumens x watt), but on the other hand they are a source of heat that can cause problems for many growers, especially those who grow cannabis in small areas or In particularly hot areas .
On the contrary, other types of lighting do not emit almost any heat, but the high price of some of these devices or their low efficiency compared to other lighting systems make them less popular in indoor crops . These types of lighting remain however interesting for people who can only get crops with light bulbs producing little heat .
The choice of lighting for indoor cultivation depends mainly on the condition of the plant . Depending on its life cycle, the plant prefers a particular spectrum and / or power (rooting / seedling, growth and flowering). Of course, the available space also influences this decision, some lightings emit too much heat to be used in reduced culture areas, such as HPS or MH bulbs.