Types of bulbs in indoor growing of marijuana

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When growing cannabis at home or in any space other than outdoor, lighting is very important to get the plant throughout its period of growth and flowering.

If you have opted for the indoor growing of marijuana must take into account the type of light used. Depending on the type of bulb used may have a higher or lower yield of our crop. We must also consider what time of growing the plant is, thus in the process of growing, marijuana needs blue light and during the flowering needs red light.

Blue light to the process of growth and red for flowering

Blue light to the process of growth and red for flowering

From blue to red

At the time immediately after planting cannabis, adequate light is emitted by low consumption lamps or CFLs emitting blue light. In the process of growth and before flowering, it is appropriate to use higher wattage bulbs or MH called (metal halide lamps).

From Piensa En Verde we suggest using the bulb Agrolite 100W Dark Night as it is a high power halogen with a specially filter designed to eliminate all wavelengths, so can work in greenhouses and indoor growing during the hours of darkness, allowing human vision and maximum respect for the life cycle of plants.

bulb Agrolite 100W Dark Night

bulb Agrolite 100W Dark Night

For the growth phase can also opt for fluorescent lights with low power consumption and a more than considerable electricity bill savings. A good example is the compact fluorescent Agrolite growth, with a service life of 8,000 hours. The saving is guaranteed and also produces heat just so becomes a very safe light source.

compact fluorescent Agrolite growth

compact fluorescent Agrolite growth

When the flowering process begins, use lights with a red spectrum. Why? The answer is because the red light mimics daylight autumn is the time when marijuana flowers outdoor. You can choose, for example, the bulb Sunmaster 400W HPS bloom Luxe, it is a bulb that offers 10% more light than conventional HPS lamps, the same that are energetically efficient. This bulb to bloom, has a red primary spectrum, although it highlighted in orange, red and yellow that produce positive effects on plants as production abundant and good density of flowers. A light of this kind will ensure abundant harvests with lots of resin.

bulb Sunmaster 400W HPS bloom Luxe

bulb Sunmaster 400W HPS bloom Luxe

Another aspect to consider is that the bulbs must be kept at a minimum distance of plants, more or less, about 40 centimeters if the bulbs are 400 watts and 60 centimeters for 600 watts.

Keep a minimum distance of plants

Keep a minimum distance of plants

How long light is the right?

Manage well the periods of light.

Manage well the periods of light.

Having planting indoors, administer well light periods, so they can mimic the natural light that the plant would receive if it were outdoor. In the period of growth, the right light time is estimated at about 18 hours a day, ie, 6 hours of darkness per day. In the pre-flowering process, is recommended 12 hours of light and 12 of darkness. During the flowering stage, it would be appropriate 14 hours of light, and in the final phase of maturation of the plant, the ideal would be 10 hours of daylight.

Last but not least, you should bear in mind that the use of lamps that produce less heat reduces the risk of fire (which may seem an exaggeration but sometimes has at all). With these lamps, it also reduces the damage that may occur to the plant and also with a lamp that produces less heat, we will avoid the use of fans, so we will be saving twice.

The use of lamps that produce less heat reduces the risk of fire.

The use of lamps that produce less heat reduces the risk of fire.

And do not forget to change your bulbs every 4 crops since the bulbs deteriorate with use and after 4 cycles diminish its ability to stimulate plants.

By Noelia Jimenez Team Piensa En Verde

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