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Is it possible to change the chemical profile of a plant by changing the light spectrum?

A plant’s chemical composition affects everything from the taste to the color to the fragrance. Many growers wonder if there’s a way to manipulate the chemical composition of their own plants to customize their final yield. In recent years, with the increasing popularity of LED lights with variable spectrum control, there has been a lot… Continue reading Is it possible to change the chemical profile of a plant by changing the light spectrum?

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What is the Right Number of Plants for My Grow Setup?

“How many plants can I fit into this particular grow setup?” We hear this question a lot, especially from first-time growers hoping to make the most of their space. It’s an understandable question. You know the plants are going to get bigger, so you can’t cram containers together. But you also don’t want to lose… Continue reading What is the Right Number of Plants for My Grow Setup?

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Does Light Spectrum Shift as LED and HID Grow Lights Age?

Light spectrum shift is an extremely important consideration for any grower weighing their grow light options. Unfortunately, spectral shift is also an overlooked aspect of lighting technology. Most growers understand the importance of light spectrum in cultivation. They also consider rated lamp life, weighing the costs of replacing HID bulbs against the initial purchase price… Continue reading Does Light Spectrum Shift as LED and HID Grow Lights Age?

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How to Minimize Heat in a Grow Tent

There is a science to maintaining consistent heat in a grow tent. If you’re struggling with overheating or fluctuating temperatures, you’re not the first grower to face that challenge. You certainly won’t be the last. Generally, the sweet spot for your plants is a temperature between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the range in which… Continue reading How to Minimize Heat in a Grow Tent

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Soil vs. Hydro: Which is Better for Indoor Growing?

The decision between soil vs. hydro may be one of the most challenging choices you face as an indoor or greenhouse grower. Soil is the more traditional option. It’s also the way your plants would grow in nature. On the other hand, hydroponics are increasingly popular as the technology advances. Hydro now offers a level… Continue reading Soil vs. Hydro: Which is Better for Indoor Growing?

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What Does LED Hour Rating Tell You About Lamp Life?

If you’re in the market for grow lights, you’ve probably come across many manufacturers boasting about their LED hour rating. You may even have heard about the 100,000-hour rated life of California LightWorks fixtures. But what does it mean to have a rated life of 100,000 hours? And is it as great as it sounds?… Continue reading What Does LED Hour Rating Tell You About Lamp Life?

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The Cost of Growing Upward: Multilevel Farming Lighting & More

As a grow light manufacturer, we answer a lot of questions about multilevel farming lighting systems. Many professional growers wonder if it’s time to elevate their operation . . . literally. With tight competition and license restrictions, cultivation pros are forced to do more with less space. Not to mention, the shifting climate has outdoor… Continue reading The Cost of Growing Upward: Multilevel Farming Lighting & More

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6 Essential Greenhouse Electrical Design Considerations

Your greenhouse electrical design should consider not just your immediate needs, but also long-term goals. You need to be equipped for expansion—if that’s your dream. And you want to be ready to take advantage of any energy-saving opportunities. Above all, your greenhouse electrical design must serve your greatest goal: Cultivating a robust crop through well-selected… Continue reading 6 Essential Greenhouse Electrical Design Considerations

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How Do You Maintain Greenhouse Temperature?

An optimized, consistent greenhouse temperature is essential for healthy grows. The wrong temperature can compromise your humidity levels, cause your plants to stretch, or promote mold. Inconsistency causes stress for your crop. Greenhouse temperature even affects your plants’ ability to properly absorb CO₂. This is why you must consider the climate inside your facility when… Continue reading How Do You Maintain Greenhouse Temperature?

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