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LED Grow Lights


LED Grow Lights

LED marijuana growing lights are relatively new on the market. They busted onto the scene with promises of electricity savings, lessened amounts of heat and powerfully high yields at harvest time. So are they working? Professional cannabis growers are still not quite sure, but the general consensus is to stick with traditional High Intensity Discharge lighting systems; at least until the technologies are honed further. You need to be aware of hype and gimmicks in advertising. Don't believe everything you read about LED grow lights until you've experimented with them yourself.

Experiments have been conducted using 1000 W HID lamps in conjunction with LED grow lights in meticulously controlled environments. Here's the bottom line: with all other variables maintained constantly, LED lights do not perform quite as well as traditional HID lights do. They do perform very well though. You have to do the math for your particular growing situation. In other words, is a slight sacrifice in bud quality feasible? That's what you'll have to deal with if you want to reduce the heat generated and electricity burned from your grow room setup.

Fast facts about using LED lights in your medical cannabis grow room:

  • You will save somewhere between 40% and 75% on your electricity costs by using LED grow lights instead of HID lights including high pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH) lights.
  • Less heat given off by your grow lights means less probability for burning the tips of your buds, dehydration and other heat-based cultivation issues.
  • LED lights are quite expensive. However, you should realize that there's no need for traditional lighting system accessories including reflectors, vented hoods, ballasts, ducting and more.
  • LED cannabis grow lights feature average lifespans in excess of 50,000 hours. Traditional HID lamps need to be replaced about every 5000 hours. You have to think about these things.

The best advice currently about LED grow lights for producing medical grade marijuana is to hold off. Let the market advance. Let the technologies be honed through other people's experimentation. In short time now, medicinal cannabis growers all over the planet will be publishing their own findings concerning LEDs. For now, stick with what you know works best unless top quality buds are not a primary concern of yours.


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bigron22 | Sep 9, 2013

I HAVE RAD ALL OF THESES BLOGS i am going to invest in some quality led lights thanks guy for all your info.

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Guest | Sep 5, 2013

Well I don't know exactly when this was written, but it was poorly written at that. No details on what leds your talking about (wattage)or comparing them to. I have purchased leds myself because of the technology and simplicity.well I'm here to

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Guest | Jun 19, 2013

LED grow lights is the best that you can use in your indoor gardening. If you want to buy one then you can shop online at http://growblu.com/

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Guest | May 2, 2013

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Guest | Apr 10, 2013

velly happy to serve ay, rip off more like it. LED is an expensive initial outlay and the market flooded with cheap stuff from chinese manufacturers (andrew),so really do your homework and stick to reliable manufacturers. Be prepared to pay for it, but

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andrew | Mar 7, 2013

We are professional LED grow light and LED aquarium light manufacture!We can supply you with high quality product with competitive price.If you are interest,pls email to :cidly71@htomail.com or talk on skype:cidly71.I will be glad to serve for you an

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Savage TDK | Mar 5, 2013

I use Light House Hydro BlackStar lights for full growth i can say theres some brands out there that suck but if research and find LEDs that have 2,3 or 5 watt led chips then they work way better also use the flowering versions not the veg one they hav

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Guest | Feb 10, 2013

These are what I've got http://www.fuseled.com/LED-Grow-Lights-s/106.htm & I got and extra 25% off with coupon code fb25off

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Guest | Jan 29, 2013

Very bad spelling here, either too much dank or ya'll morons. Love this post tho'- Leads me to try LED on 1 plant to test it. Experience is best advice.

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campocultivator | Jan 17, 2013

I love this post, it reminds me a bit of one I wrote on led grow lights for www.growersguidetocannabis.com. Many of us there have trialled several types of LEDs now and if you still have doubts about them, come on over and have a see! :)

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Guest | Jan 5, 2013

I also owned a Budmaster from Paul great light,also have the Budzilla 288 now,well from using hps then to led,i will say you have to change the way you grow,watch the amount of nute's you use,basically your learning again,

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Guest | Jan 5, 2013

I sourced my Budzilla 288 from the same company ( www.greenlights-ledgrowlights.co.uk ). Paul the owner has invested a lot of time and money purchasing and evaluating different LED grow lights and really understands the different pro's and con's betwee

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Guest | Apr 26, 2012

Honestly, IMO they completely SUCK, I have 6 (buy 2 get 1 free, hahah now I know why) Ed Rosenthal does have a very nice LED that works....price tag....100K....so ask yourself, if Ed thought he needed to spend 100,000$ to get a working LED light, ho

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Guest | Apr 26, 2012

LED Grow Lights do work very well now. Im getting more with my budmaster lights now than I was with my 600w hps. They have 2 differnet blues, two different reds, two whites, and infrared and are brilliant. Got mine from www.greenlights-ledgrow

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Guest | Apr 16, 2012

the little reserach I have done , I have to say blue and red wave lengths seem to work the best, the top growers I have seen are useing inrared as well, seems well worth the money up front for the bulbs because of the pwer bill hits hard with the HID ,

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Guest | Apr 16, 2012

the little reserach I have done , I have to say blue and red wave lengths seem to work the best, the top growers I have seen are useing inrared as well, seems well worth the money up front for the bulbs because of the pwer bill hits hard with the HID ,

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cannabislighting | Mar 16, 2012

i would like to see which spectrum is most helpful to the plant

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Guest | Feb 14, 2012

I would love to see what brand and spectrum these LED's they tested were. Also, how many of them were there, how were they wired and what was driving them. With LED's that plays a big role. At this point in the game if you want to use LED's to grow

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Spacy | Feb 3, 2012

I like the amount of saving, and if your doing a small grow opp, I don't see why not give it a shot. I do however find my led flash light shows the crystals and brings out the buds color's. Sometime's due to purple, it'll look like a different bud!

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Guest | Jan 19, 2012

i use led panels they work maybe not the biggest yield, but very dense, crystals and pistals everywhere... headband, and apollo 13.

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Guest | Dec 31, 2011

Hi If you are growing under LED , add 1 or 2 250w CFL Red Spect. last week of Bloom ...I have a UFO 180w LED Jumbo Illuminator( www.prosourceworldwide.com ) and it´s working fine.......

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Guest | Nov 12, 2011

good show

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Guest | Oct 15, 2011

This company from china who is selling the Apollo line of lights stay away from them. The company name is Cidly optoelectronics they are scamers they will rip you off. They advertise low prices but when your delivery comes, if it comes, will not be a q

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davemedinis | Sep 23, 2011

I am looking for Apollo LED grow light,can you offer and send it to the US please?

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Guest | Aug 17, 2011

They work, and to those who say they aren't as good as HID's, need I remind you that the world wasn't flat after all. The key is to buy the right lights. You buy that cheap Chinese crap and you'll get crappy yields. The funny thing is you can look at g

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Guest | Aug 14, 2011

what kind of light should i use to flower my plants and not leave me broke

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singlee118 | Aug 3, 2011

So great,

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Guest | Jul 22, 2011

it seems like no one here knows how to spell properly.

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dwillard | Jul 13, 2011

That was a highly informative video guest, thanks for that. Now I know that if I ever decide to go the LED route to use that company's lights and not the cheap ones. Those were definitely some monstrous buds and plants that he had going. Thanks agai

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Guest | Jul 10, 2011

I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH (GOOD) LED GROW LITES BUT THE INFO INDICATES THAT FULL SPECTRIM THAT HAS BEEN TAILORED TO THE PLANTS ABSORBTION RATIO AND 11 OR MORE BANDS OF EMITTERS MAY BE THE THE ANSWER DONT GIVE UP THE QUEST BECAUSE YOU WHERE BURNED BY T

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Guest | Jun 21, 2011

There are several types of LED lights out there. Do not get the 1 watt bulb. Make sure it's a 2 or 3 watt bulb in the light fixture. There are cheap LED lights out there and not worth the money. Make sure the lights do not run under DIP technology. H

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Guest | Jun 16, 2011

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxPvN9ke2Xg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxPvN9ke2Xg[/url]

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Guest | Jun 16, 2011

To anyone who's said LED's can't flower or do large scale commercial grows: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxPvN9ke2Xg[/youtube]

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spenny | Jun 12, 2011

looks like a good idea to me.. think i will stick to my cfl's at the minute as im getting good results with 7000 lumen's

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Guest | Jun 11, 2011

Thats the funniest shit I've read in a long time. "My cousin gets like 20 pounds using one of those key chain leds." " He drives an Escalade if you don't believe me." LOL. Your funny!! As for those interested in learning more about growing under LED li

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Guest | Jun 4, 2011

300 watt LED light produce 10,000 lumen. 600 watt MH HPS bulb produce 88,000 to 90,000 lumen. 1000 watt MP HPS bulb produce even more.

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Guest | Jun 4, 2011

300 watts LED light produce 10,000 lumen. 600 watt MH or HPS light bulb produce 88,000 to 90,000 lumen. 1000 watt MH HPS bulb produce even more.

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dwillard | May 23, 2011

I'd be interested to see how he gets 20 pounds from a key chain LED. I'm not saying I don't believe you, but it sounds highly unlikely.

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Guest | May 9, 2011

My cousin gets like 20 pounds using one of those key chain leds. He just has to replace the battery every 2 days but he found those at a dollar store for like 10 for a buck. He drives an Escalade if you don't believe me. lol

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Guest | May 5, 2011

I"ve got a 120 watt tri-band led grow light and it does wonders. Obviously not for commercial like stated above, but it does produce some good buds. For $250, it wasn't a bad deal.

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Guest | Apr 25, 2011

LED lights can suck my dick!! I believe the sun is the best light of all mankind

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SkillitHits247 | Apr 17, 2011

I also hear good and bad things about the led grow lights, so I started my garden with T5 light fixtures (2- 4bulb, and 4- singles)then added a 150w HPS and 400w HPS light to increase the red light; and lately I have read a few articles that added a co

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Bud Selektor | Apr 12, 2011

I really like the idea of less electricity and a high intensity light for the plants. This will be a little more expensive initially, but probably worth it in the long run.

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lindzzz | Apr 11, 2011

From what I understand these LED setups are good for personal use or first-timers. I think that as long as you are growing for yourself and not a collective of patients it is a good method to try because it is still cheaper than the HID. Also it may be

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smokestack | Mar 25, 2011

Only go with LED if you have heating issues that prevent you from using HID. Its better than the CFL's tho

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dwillard | Mar 20, 2011

I've heard both good and not so good, so I suppose the only thing to do is try it for myself, which is what I'm going to do on my next grow.

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gbennett1 | Mar 19, 2011

I have never tried this system. But i will probably try it out inn the fututre due to its popularity anfd growing rep.

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Jewryan420 | Mar 17, 2011

i havent personaly grown with led lighting but from what ive seen i dont like it because it sometimes compltely changes the color of the plant and buds. if your growing a dank purple you dont want it to have a wired color mixed in with it. you want tha

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CannabisGirl | Mar 13, 2011

I love the LED Grow Lights for starters. It puts just the right amount of heat off and uses way less power. So you can save a ton on your light bill.

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818king | Mar 7, 2011

these leds kinda suck, they can be used for little grows but nothing big at all do save money tho still hid is a classic for a reason it works best!

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