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What Are the Best Fabric Pots for Growing Plants?

Optimizing crop production involves more than an effective cultivation strategy, it also requires the implementation of the right grow equipment. Choosing the best planting pot for your crop’s root system may seem trivial, but it's also a simple way for growers to optimize their crop's yields.

Contrary to popular belief a crop’s root zone requires just as much care and attention as the canopy. The primarily purpose of roots may be water/nutreint uptake, but air-quality should never be overlooked because it's influence on crop health and physiology is equally as important. Roots without adequate air flow, drainage or a beneficial microbiome can grow irregularly and under severe circumstances, even die-off completely.

 

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Choosing A Grow Light - LEDs vs the Rest of the World

LED grow lights are filling needs for both commercial and hobbyist growers. Because LED fixtures come in many sizes, they are useful on a large scale in big or multiple grow rooms, and at home in a grow tent or other small space. It’s just a matter of choosing the LED that best fits your needs. GrowersHouse offers many solutions in LED grow lights because of the clear benefits LED fixtures deliver: adjustable spectrum on many models; long life, with fixtures often carrying a five-year warranty; low maintenance, with no need for annual bulb replacements and less need to run HVAC systems to dissipate heat; and reduced electric costs.

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Top LED Grow Lights for Small Grow Tents, Small Spaces, Closets

If you’re growing in a small grow tent or closet, your grow light needs will differ from those of a commercial grower with a room or several rooms containing rows of plants. What is the best LED for a small grow tent or closet? Many factors determine the answer.

You may need a light with a smaller form, and you may be able to use a light that draws less current, keeping your electric bill low. To safeguard the health of your plants, it’s best to avoid a grow light that’s too powerful for the space you have, especially if your gro tent is a shorter model and light may end up closer to your plants.

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Avoid These 5 Common LED Light Setup Mistakes!

Standard HID lights are fast becoming a thing of the past as everyone pushes to upgrade their grow room lighting to LED. Without a doubt, the LED revolution has taken hold and won’t be letting go any time soon. The benefits are just too great, such as lower electricity costs, perfect color spectrums to produce an outstanding yield, and long bulb lifespan. However, sometimes you might encounter common LED light setup mistakes that can throw a roadblock in your progress. Let’s explore some common LED light setup mistakes and how to overcome or avoid them.

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California Lightworks SolarXtreme 500 vs. Phlizon CREE COB LED 400w

California Lightworks SolarXtreme 500 vs. Phlizon CREE COB LED 400w

The California Lightworks SolarXtreme 400 and Phlizon CREE COB LED 400w grow lights incorporate higher-quality COB (Chip-on-Board) LED diodes. COB LEDs, which offer many advantages over traditional LEDs, are a more affordable design that works well in smaller grow rooms. Operating efficiency increases in importance with power limits for commercial growers having been lowered by regulators in multiple states.

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Phantom PHOTOBIO MX 680W vs. Iluminar iL8x 670w

Phantom PHOTOBIO MX 680W vs. Iluminar iL8x 670w

Both the PhotoBio MX 680W and Illuminar iL8x 670w are ideally suited for commercial indoor cultivation:

  • Both fixtures can be operated with controllers for automated, large-scale lighting.
  • They are optimally designed to save the grower space by providing high PPFD coverage at lower mounting heights compared with other styles of LEDs.
  • Both incorporate impressive PAR efficiencies, coming in at 2.55 umols/J for the PhotoBio MX 680W and 2.6 umols/J (b/t 380-780 nm) for the Illuminar iL8x 670w.

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How Many LED Lights Do I Need for My Grow Room? How to Calculate Your LED Lighting Needs

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You’re thinking of buying or have an LED grow light, and you need to make sure it’s properly sized for your garden. You’ve come to the right place. We’re the No.1 online retailer of LED grow lights in the U.S. and we partner with laboratories to independently test LEDs for efficiency, marketing accuracy and overall effectiveness. Let’s use that knowledge to help you succeed in your garden, and maybe you’ll even teach your friends a thing or two.

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LED vs. CMH Grow Light Cost Comparison

LED grow lights are a bargain in the long run compared with ceramic metal halide lights and fixtures. That may be shocking when you shop for LED fixtures, which cost considerably more than CMH fixtures to buy.

For the total picture, look at all the costs—not just purchase costs but also electrical costs and bulb replacement costs. Over the long haul, you will have saved money with LEDs as opposed to CMH lights.

 

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