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Growing At Scale: Greenhouse Vs. Indoor Cultivation

For a long time, many growers – and buyers – operated under the assumption that plants grown indoors had clear-cut advantages. Indoor growth allows more control over factors such as light spectrum, temperature, and humidity and also eliminates the need for pesticides. However, the more we learn about the science behind growing, the more we… Continue reading Growing At Scale: Greenhouse Vs. Indoor Cultivation

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Low, Medium, And High-Powered LEDs: What’s The Difference?

LED lights are classified in myriad ways on the marketplace, including in accordance with how much electricity they consume. You may notice LED lights are sometimes labeled as “high-powered” or “medium-powered.” What exactly do these terms mean? As you likely know, LED stands for “light-emitting diode.” Labels like “high-powered” refer to the type of LED… Continue reading Low, Medium, And High-Powered LEDs: What’s The Difference?

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Spectrum Control vs Fixed Spectrum: Which is Right for Me?

Trying to make the tough decision between spectrum control vs fixed spectrum LED grow lights? For many growers, this decision is not an easy one. At first glance, variable spectrum LEDs seem to offer more power while fixed spectrum fixtures offer more simplicity. To make the decision even more challenging, the technology of spectrum control… Continue reading Spectrum Control vs Fixed Spectrum: Which is Right for Me?

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How Do We Rate the Efficiency of an LED or HID Bulb?

LED or HID fixture? This is a common question among growers, whether a gardener is setting up their first grow room or a seasoned pro is considering a change. There are many differences between the functionality of an LED fixture and that of an HID fixture. And the most famous distinction is efficiency (or sometimes… Continue reading How Do We Rate the Efficiency of an LED or HID Bulb?

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Growing Outdoors vs. Indoors: Optimized Cultivation

The debate over growing outdoors vs. indoors is still going strong. Those growers lucky enough to have a choice often struggle to determine which setup is better. And if you’ve been looking for answers yourself, you probably already know there are strong advocates on both sides.  Admittedly, we at California LightWorks are big fans of… Continue reading Growing Outdoors vs. Indoors: Optimized Cultivation

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Can You Use Any Blue and Red LED Lights to Grow Plants?

You’ve done your research on color spectrum for plant cultivation. You know blue light is essential for growth and development. You know red light promotes flowering. You know LED grow lights are most efficient. Now as you look at your options, you wonder: “Can I just use blue and red LED lights? Do I need… Continue reading Can You Use Any Blue and Red LED Lights to Grow Plants?

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SolarSystem Series Replaces SolarStorm LED Grow Lights

We at California Lightworks are still very proud of our SolarStorm series LEDs. These powerful LED grow lights have helped countless cultivators produce high yields and quality products. Our SolarStorm 880 was even voted #1 LED Grow Light by Ezvid. So it’s not surprising that our growers have a lot of questions about SolarSystem, which… Continue reading SolarSystem Series Replaces SolarStorm LED Grow Lights

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The Ultimate Grow Lights Comparison Guide

Need a reliable grow lights comparison guide? Whether you’re setting up a home grow room or a large scale commercial grow, lighting is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. We understand how intimidating grow light technology can be when you’re first getting set up. To help you feel a little more at home… Continue reading The Ultimate Grow Lights Comparison Guide

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What is the Difference Between White LEDs Vs. Variable Spectrum LEDs?

As LED grow light technology advances, growers have more options than ever. If you’re currently in the process of deciding which LED lights are best for your crop, you may find yourself struggling to weigh the pros and cons of white LEDs versus variable spectrum LEDs. The most basic distinction between the two is that… Continue reading What is the Difference Between White LEDs Vs. Variable Spectrum LEDs?

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[Case Study] Swell Farms HPS vs. LED Grow Lights

Regularly recognized by Leafly as the top dispensary in Arizona, Swell Farmacy is undeniably at the forefront of the cannabis industry. They know what quality looks like, and they know how to achieve it. The products sold at Swell Farmacy locations originate from Swell Farms, an indoor commercial grow operation previously equipped with 1000w DE… Continue reading [Case Study] Swell Farms HPS vs. LED Grow Lights

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