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  • UV and UVB Lights For Plants: Everything You Need To Know

    There has been some debate over the importance of UV light for plants. Some growers even wonder whether ultraviolet light has a place in plant cultivation of any kind at all. 

    The fact of the matter is that if you are growing plants indoors, you should be supplementing your plants with some form of it. 

    We’ll cover everything you need to know about this wavelength, along with the best ways to add it to your grow room.

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  • Best LED Grow Lights Of 2024

    When you make the decision to invest in your indoor grow, you'll definitely want to learn about the best LED grow lights.

    LEDs are regarded as some of the best indoor grow lights on the market, but there are so many out there that it can be tough to weed out the cheap, unreliable brands and models from the legitimate ones. And with the price of some of these grow lights, it's crucial that you do your research before purchasing.

    Before you buy an LED, you should make sure its the right light for your grow. We have an entire post on choosing your grow light that can help you compare the different lighting technologies so you can arrive at the right conclusion. Before we get started with our list of the best LED grow lights, we need to cover some basic information on this technology.

  • Grow Light Coverage Calculator - How Many Lights Do I Need?

    Determining how many grow lights you need is one of the first steps to setting up your grow room, and its important you get it right the first time so you don't waste time, energy, and money. 

    A grow light coverage calculator can make a seemingly complex topic simple. 

    Once you know how much light your plants need and what type of grow lights you are going to use, it's just a matter of choosing a grow light setup that works for you.

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  • How To Measure Grow Light With A PAR Meter

    Are you aware of just how effective your grow light is? If you are growing indoors, you need to understand how to measure your light with a PAR meter.

    Light is one of the most prominent factors in how your plants grow, and so it is important to constantly be testing your light output.

    There are other ways to measure light, such as lumens and lux meters, but these won’t give you the same useful information, and have sort of become outdated.

    We're going to tell you everything you need to know about measuring your grow light, including how to actually use a PAR meter, and some limitations these may have.

    Then, we will give you some tips on how to increase your lights effectiveness. First, let’s cover why lumens and lux don’t cut it these days.

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  • Grow Room Electricity Calculator - What Will It Cost To Run My Lights?

    A grow room electricity calculator will help you develop realistic expectations for the costs of running your lights. 

     On top of the initial setup costs of your grow tent, lights, ventilation equipment, CO2, and more, you need to consider the monthly cost of running these components.

    The bulk of your monthly energy bill is going to come from running your grow lights, so our grow room electricity calculator will put a dollar figure to what you can expect to pay.

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