How To Choose Grow Lights For Your Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Some medical marijuana growers use UV lights to enhance the potency but not as the main grow light to grow the plant. Other growers use multi-spectrum lights which include UV light like the Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 FSF LED Grow Light.
Here are the basic categories of grow lights used for medical marijuana with LED becoming more and more popular because the best HID lights are heavy, needing good structural support to install and require more frequent bulb changing.
Fluorescent Grow Lights
If you are interested in fluorescent grow lights for medical marijuana, you’ll want T5 fluorescent lights because they are fine for all the different growing stages.
Traditional fluorescent, the T8 & T12 bulbs, are not a good choice if you are growing organic marijuana because they only produce enough light for shade-loving plants.
However, they can be useful for clones which do want shade in order to focus on producing roots. The T5-HO is a high output grow light powerful enough for the vegetating and flowering stages.
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Grow Lights
There are three basic HID grow lights. The Metal Halide lights, High-Pressure Sodium, and Ceramic Metal Halide lights are much more efficient than fluorescent lights for growing medical marijuana.
Since they are powerful and do get very hot, they should be hooked up to an exhaust vent to remove the heat or it can affect the plants. They are heavy, so there needs to be a strong structure to install them on.
LED Grow Lights
LED grow lights are quickly becoming very popular for many reasons. Some LED grow lights use for medical marijuana are highly effective because they are multi-spectrum lights and are energy efficient.
For instance, the Lighthouse Hydro ION 8 FSF LED grow light. A light that produces a true, realistic spectrum is much better because they are able to help plants grow healthy and quick.
Plants need exposure to UV light in order to produce quality THC levels. Even high-quality medical marijuana is genetically designed to produce high levels of THC, it will need UV light if you want to produce the highest quality product possible.
The GalaxyHydro 600 LED grow lights are more efficient but just as effective as HID grow lights.
Electrical Panel Upgrades To Handle Lighting
Growing medical marijuana takes a lot of extra power, so it’s highly possible that the electrical panel will need an upgrade. As a dispensary who handles the cultivation, you’ll be raising a lot of plants which need sufficient indoor grow lights. Call America’s Best Mechanical & Electrical for more information today!