HID GROW LIGHTS
The Benefits of HID Indoor Grow Lights. As you set up your indoor growing operation, selecting the right type of lighting is critical to the success of your crop. High Intensity Discharge (HID) grow lights are a popular choice for indoor and hydroponic growing, a go-to option for their ease of set up, affordable pricing, and effectiveness. Read on to learn more about this popular indoor growing light source.
HID grow lights provide a cost-efficient light source for hydroponic farming. While LED lights continue to gain popularity and their technology advances, they can be expensive, with the cost making them out of reach for many growers. On the other hand, HID grow lights are considerably cheaper than LED lights and offer an effective alternative to LED options.
In considering HID indoor grow lights, three system options are available: High Pressure Sodium (HPS), Metal Halide (MH), and Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH). All three options are versatile, but many growers prefer to alternate them throughout the growth cycle to maximize their harvest’s yield. For instance, some growers prefer to use MH and CMH during the vegetative stages, as they offer a balanced spectrum and emit a higher instance of blue wavelengths. On the other hand, HPS grow lights are preferred for the flowering stages because of their emittance of red wavelengths, which are most efficient for flowering and fruit development.
Some growers also use the three types of lights in combination with one another after some experimentation, and some reflectors are designed with switching out bulb types in mind.
Wattage Options to Meet Your Needs
HID indoor grow lights also come in a variety of wattages designed to meet the needs of your crop. They typically range from 150 watts to 1000 watts, and the watt size you choose will be dependent upon a number of factors, including the number of plants you are growing, the size of your grow area, and the amount of vegetative growth required.
Solutions for Success
Whether you are just getting started with indoor growing or are a seasoned grower, purchasing a comprehensive lighting set can be a good option, giving you the reflector, bulb, and ballast in one complete package. No matter what your needs are, whether you are looking for an entire lighting set up or a single bulb, Indoor Growing Canada has a wide selection of HID grow lights to help you find success growing indoors.