HPS, or high-pressure sodium, grow lights are the most powerful lighting technology on the market. This tried and true technology has been many growers go-to for years. Even with the surgence of LED and CMH lights, these powerful HID lights aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Although HPS grow lights aren't the most efficient, they are still a great choice for beginners, or for those who want the most powerful light possible.
An HPS grow tent kit can help you grow huge plants.
While some growers want the newest, most efficient technology, other growers like to stick to what they know. HPS grow lights may not always be "flashy" or "exciting", but simply put - they get the job done. If you are looking to try something new, however, we recommend our LED grow tent kit or CMH grow tent kit.
Ultimately, all that matters is that your light gets you results - and HPS lights do just that. They produce light much more powerful than other technologies, despite only offering one spectrum. With that said, there is no better way to flower your plants than with an HPS grow light.
We’ve made selecting a HPS grow tent kit incredibly easy. No more searching through products to find the right one, questioning whether or not you’ve made the right choice.
Now, you can follow a few easy steps and build your own HPS grow tent kit to fit your needs. Just follow these steps!
Before even considering which light you want to grow with, you need to choose your tent!
This will depend on how much space you have to grow, and how many plants you want at one time.
Our post on grow room design will help you with this step, but as you can see above, we have showed you approximately how many plants you can fit in each.
After you have selected your length and width, you will choose your height.
There are a few options for height, with the most common being 7 feet. If you think you’ll need more head space because you plan on growing really tall plants, you can select the 7’+ option, and you’ll be presented with Gorilla Grow Tent, as they offer an extension option.
On the flip side, if 7’ is too much, we also have a 5’ option - the Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty. This is a great tent for growing in closets, or for growers who want to grow smaller plants.
Note - your original tent selection will determine what options you are presented for tent height and tent brand. If you select a certain length/width, and then don’t see the height option or tent brand you want, it is because it is not available for that size tent. You can try making a different original selection!
After you have chosen a grow tent, you will be presented with a number of HPS grow lights that we have hand picked for your tent.
This takes a lot of the guesswork out of choosing a HPS grow tent kit, as we have chosen the best lights for that specific tent size. So, you know you are getting exactly what you need!
We have broken down these lights into good, better, or best, depending on your goals as a grower and your budget. Whether you want the best HPS grow light possible, or simply a dependable HPS light, we have plenty of options for you.
After you select an HPS grow light, you will choose a ventilation system for your tent. The ventilation system is a crucial component of your grow tent kit, and will help manage temperature/humidity and odors.
At the very least, you will need an exhaust kit to help expel hot, smelly air. If you are serious about your grow, you’ll need an intake kit as well. This will work to bring in fresh air while your exhaust system removes old air.
You also need at least one clip on fan to help circulate air and “make your plants dance”. Depending on the size of your tent, you may want a couple of these. Keeping the air circulating in your tent will strengthen stems, keep temps and odors lower, and help discourage pest and disease development. If you want to learn more, check out our post on grow room atmosphere and ventilation.
Once you’ve selected your ventilation system, you’ll need to make an important decision - your growing method.
You can choose between a complete hydroponic system or traditional soil and pots. If you are a new grower, you are probably better off with a complete grow tent kit for soil. Once you have a few grows under your belt, and feel more confident in your abilities, you can always upgrade to a hydroponic system.
Hydroponics is appealing for a number of reasons, with the main one being decreased time to harvest, less water used, cleaner growing conditions, and more. This style of growing can be really fun, but it is challenging. There is a steep learning curve and lots of moving pieces, so if you aren’t willing to dedicate plenty of time and energy to your grow, stick with the lower maintenance option - soil.
Once you have your tent, light, ventilation system, and growing method, you are essentially done!
While this is really all you need to grow (besides nutrients), you will inevitably need some accessories along the way.
These include scissors for pruning, trellis for training, propagation supplies for starting seeds/clones, and CO2 for boosting growth and yields.
You will need many of these at some point, so why not grab them while you’re here?! If you don't see the accessories you are looking for, don't worry. We have everything you could ever need for your grow tent, so just reach out to us or browse our site for it.
The final step in building your HPS grow tent is adding your harvest supplies. You can grab drying racks, trimming equipment, and even extraction equipment!
Many growers procrastinate on grabbing harvest equipment, because it's so far down the road. But, it makes so much more sense to just grab everything you need right now, and then you don’t have to worry about anything down the line!
Most of what we have presented in this HPS grow tent kit builder is for hand trimming, but there is a good chance you may want a trimming machine, especially for the larger grow tent sizes.
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