Growing plants and flowers is tricky enough outdoors. Maintaining the right amount of water and nutrients while protecting a garden from the elements is a balancing act. Many people turn to indoor gardens to avoid the challenging growing conditions of the winter or harsh environments. This route, however, brings its own set of challenges.

First and foremost, you are going to need some light. Grow lights provide the same energy to indoor plants that the sun brings to the outdoors. Without them, photosynthesis would be impossible and the plants would die.

You should choose the best grow lights for indoor plants.

How to Use LED Grow Lights for Growing Cannabis?

With LED grow lights, you will generally get better results with many smaller LED panels, as opposed to a few big LED panels. For example, you will often get better results with 2 x 125W LEDs (total 250W) than you would with a single LED model that produces 250W. This is because more panels often make it easier for you to spread the light to where it’s needed.

When it comes to growing cannabis, LED models with 3W chipsets (each individual bulb is 3W) seem to get some of the best yields/watt of all LED models without a lot of worry about light-burning your plants.

With LEDs, always look at the “actual power draw” or “actual power consumption” which is the amount of electricity the LED panel actually pulls from the wall. When comparing different LED grow lights, this is the closest you get to a side-by-side comparison.

Generally, your goal with LED panels should be 50-60 watts per square foot of grow space to get the best results. What's more, if you want to buy a commercial led grow light, you should consider more watts!

Are LED lights good grow lights for cannabis?

Especially for indoor growers, LED grow lights are excellent for cannabis at its different growth stages. They are designed based on photosynthetic wavelengths and have the diodes to produce the right kinds of light.

LED grow lights are also typically user-friendly. They can use a wall socket and don’t need a separate ballast. They are also simple to install and compact, easy to configure to any space.

Are LED grow lights worth the money?

The best LED grow lights on the market are definitely worth the money. LED grow lights are certainly the most cost-effective and efficient over time compared to other choices.

Innovative Rugged LED Light Bar System – Large footprint for even canopy coverage

Slim Profile Passive Cooled Design – Only 1.375in thick & no moving parts

Growcraft Yield Max Spectrum – 3rd Gen 2020 technology – maximum results

Linear Power Control – 33W – 330W dimmable range

Light Engine Efficacy – 3.26 μmole/J – 2.9 μmole/J

Full System Efficacy – 3.1 μmole/J – 2.76 μmole/J

Made In The USA – Finest quality materials and workmanship

3 Year Limited Warranty

 

6 Blade Series

The Loriflux 6 blade is the perfect solution for the home Gardner utilizing tents and or smaller environments that do not use Co2 but still require a full cycle solution. In addition 6 blade also becomes very advantageous to the commercial Gardner as a perfect top lighting solution and early stage development light. Ideal for racks, tents and large scale greenhouses 6 blade is versatile enough to meet all levels of growers needs.

 

Features & Benefits

  • Optimized spectrum proven by growers for veg and flowering

  • Scientifically engineered to maximize photosynthesis, growth, and yield

  • Superior delivered PPF and PAR exceeding 600 Watt HPS/Metal Halide

  • Almost 50% energy savings over traditional HID and HPS

 

8 Blade Series

The Loriflux 8 blade is full spectrum top and vertical lighting solution designed and engineered by growers for use in full cycle cultivation. With variable power levels and a rigorously developed and field tested spectrum, our light vastly simplifies the growing process while allowing even the most seasoned veterans the control and power to exceed yields beyond anything they have ever experienced. For optimal results we recommend that this fixture is used in environments with supplemental CO2 at a range of 800-1400PPM due to high concentration of PPFD.

 

Features & Benefits

  • Optimized spectrum engineered and tested by growers

  • Scientifically engineered to maximize photosynthesis, growth, and yield

  • 2.0 gram/watt field produced yield (dried)

  • Superior delivered PPF and PAR exceeding 1000 Watt HPS

  • Almost 50% energy savings over traditional HID and HPS

  • 40% less HVAC usage