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LED Heat Sinks: What Are They And How Do They Affect Grow Light Performance?

If you are familiar with LED lighting at all, you have likely heard one of their biggest benefits is that they produce little heat. In fact, oftentimes LED advocates will go as far to say LEDs produce “zero heat.” There is some validity to these claims. Due to how LED lights are designed, they are… Continue reading LED Heat Sinks: What Are They And How Do They Affect Grow Light Performance?

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4 Red Flags To Look Out For When Buying LEDS

LED lightning is a huge financial investment. While LEDs energy efficient nature means they save you money in the long run, fixtures can cost thousands of dollars upfront. Suffice to say, the last thing you want to do is invest in shoddy equipment. The best way to ensure you are working with a good supplier… Continue reading 4 Red Flags To Look Out For When Buying LEDS

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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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Your Guide To Low Stress Plant Training

If you have been growing for awhile, you are probably familiar with the concept of plant training. This is a process in which you physically manipulate a plant while it grows to produce more buds and a great final yield. There are two types of plant training: high stress training and low stress training.  When… Continue reading Your Guide To Low Stress Plant Training

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Your Guide To High Stress Training

When you let plants grow naturally, you do not always have as much control over your final yield. Training techniques refer to means of manipulating your plants throughout the grow cycle to create more bud sites and a bigger final yield. There are two types of training: high stress training and low stress training. Low stress… Continue reading Your Guide To High Stress Training

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Eco-Friendly Pesticide: What Are My Options?

Pesticides are often necessary to keep your plants safe from insects and pests, especially for outdoor growers. However, many pesticides contain harsh chemicals that are potentially harmful to people and plants. Even organic products are sometimes loosely labeled, so it can be hard to find a truly natural / eco-friendly pesticide that effectively keeps your… Continue reading Eco-Friendly Pesticide: What Are My Options?

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How Do You Sterilize A Grow Tent?

Like any other area where you grow your plants, a grow tent needs to be deep cleaned regularly. Dust, dirt, debris, and grime build up during the grow cycle. An unsanitary tent is hospitable to germs, disease, viruses, and pests.  Even though indoor grow tents are not as exposed to the elements, they can still… Continue reading How Do You Sterilize A Grow Tent?

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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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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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