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The State Of The Lighting Market: What The Numbers Tell Us

Since 2016, the Cannabis Business Times has published a “State of the Lighting Market” report. The study uses a leading third-party research organization, Readex Research, to ask cultivators questions about what matters most to them in a lighting system, as well as details about their set-up and growing practices. As we continue to learn about… Continue reading The State Of The Lighting Market: What The Numbers Tell Us

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Cannabis Trends That Will Dominate in 2021

The cannabis market is changing fast. With legalization on the rise and possible reforms pending, 2021 and 2022 are poised to be game changers for the industry. In 2020, the global legal marijuana market was valued at $9.1 billion. That number is expected to grow fast in the coming years, with experts predicting a compound… Continue reading Cannabis Trends That Will Dominate in 2021

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White Light Theory – Debunking one of Growing’s Biggest Myths

Growing with “white light” is a trend that’s been rising of late, at least in grower-targeted marketing, with proponents insisting that white light grows better crops than a traditional LED set-up, largely balanced between red and blue light. But what exactly is white light? And is there any legitimacy to the theory? The latter’s answer… Continue reading White Light Theory – Debunking one of Growing’s Biggest Myths

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LED Optics: What You Need To Know

Every light source requires an optic to work properly. According to Architecture Magazine, a compact fluorescent lamp can lose up to 70% of light when paired with an inadequate optic. LED fixtures are no different. In order to take advantage of the light’s touted advantages – including increased efficiency – the proper optic is key.… Continue reading LED Optics: What You Need To Know

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Your Guide To Light Plans

Light plans have become an important tool in the LED lighting industry in recent years. When designing your grow space, the correct placement of light fixtures is vital for plant health and yield. Software programs now exist that allow manufacturers to make rough models that map levels of light intensity at different points in a… Continue reading Your Guide To Light Plans

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How To Choose Drivers For Your LEDs

When you are first learning about LED technology, drivers can be among the most confusing aspects of light fixtures. A driver is an electrical device that regulates power in an LED fixture and is a crucial component of an LED’s operating system. An LED’s forward voltage – the amount of volts a diode requires to… Continue reading How To Choose Drivers For Your LEDs

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The Best IP Rating For Your LED Grow Lights

Grow rooms can become dirty and wet easily, which can put your light fixtures at risk of  damage. LED lights are expensive. If you want to protect your investment, a light’s IP rating is  an important factor to consider. A single accident – like water accidentally hitting your lights – can render them damaged beyond… Continue reading The Best IP Rating For Your LED Grow Lights

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What Are The Types Of LED Lights?

The goal for any grow light is to provide adequate light intensity for your plants at each grow stage. When it comes to LED lighting, what can be tricky is the issue of light uniformity. Photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) measures the amount of usable light plants receive under a lamp. Grow light manufacturers list… Continue reading What Are The Types Of LED Lights?

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Your Guide To LED Beam Angles

For new growers especially, an LED light’s beam angle can feel like a complicated concept – especially when parsing through terminology while choosing your lights. Beam angle refers to the angle of light streaming from the LED emitters. Beam angle is measured in degrees, most LED beam angles falling somewhere between 120 and 90 degrees.… Continue reading Your Guide To LED Beam Angles

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