Your Guide to Reflectors: Which is Best for Your Grow Room?

Alright, let’s talk grow light reflectors. If you ask 100 growers what their favorite reflector is you’ll get 100 different answers. Some growers love wings because they’re cheap, others like the focus cool hoods give you, some growers love umbrellas, and so on and so on… No two reflectors are made the same, so we’re … Read more

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How to Choose the Right Size Grow Tent

If you’re like me, you’re an indoor gardener, not a carpenter, so it doesn’t make sense to go drilling holes in to your walls and ceiling for light hangers and exhaust vents. So if you’re dying to grow (just like I was) a grow tent would be the best option for you: no drilling, no … Read more

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The Marijuana Grow Checklist: 9 Things to Look for Before You Buy Your Grow Equipment

  Who wouldn’t want to open the door of their very own grow room and see an ocean of frosty nugs surrounded by a sea of green leaves? There’s only one problem: you don’t know how to grow cannabis. Not only that, but you don’t know the first place to to start. Lights? No, nutrients, … Read more

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City Star Brewing Will Tap First Commercial Brew Made From Hydroponically Grown Hops

  When people think ‘Colorado and hydroponics’, they usually imagine a very particular controversial plant. However Colin Clark, founder of the two year old Hydro Hop Farms, has found an inventive way to use hydroponics to grow hops instead of cannabis. Craft beer, Colorado’s other favorite vice, is reinventing itself as City Star Brewing in … Read more

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PRODUCT REVIEW: 1000w DE Yield Lab Pro Series Grow Lights

Last Updated: August 12, 2016 For you newbies, you might be wondering, “What’s a double ended grow light?” Don’t worry, when we first heard about them we thought the exact same thing. Double Ended (DE) grow lights were initially used for commercial applications back in 2005. Philips launched their green powered grow lamps for green … Read more

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5 BEST Digital Ballasts for Grow Light Kits – Test and Review

Are you sure your ballast is the best ballast for your indoor grow?

Of all the operating parts of your grow light system the most important part of it all is the ballast.

Without a ballast, a grow light will not receive any power to turn your lights on, rendering your grow lights virtually useless. While you may not think much of your grow light’s ballast, you’d be surprised to find out that not all ballasts are created the same:

  • Some ballasts put out high radio frequencies that can disrupt wifi signals, while others will not
  • There are ballasts that have the ability to adjust the intensity of your grow light, and others that can even push your bulbs to produce 15% more heat than their maximum strength gets normally (this is known as a Super Lumen feature)
  • Some ballasts are quite heavy and can only be mounted on the ground, and some so slim and light you can mount them anywhere in your grow room

Knowing the features, advantages, and disadvantages of any given ballast is vital to controlling the environment- and eventual harvest- of your grow. Because our growers loved the HPS Grow Bulb Comparison Test so much, we decided to make a video and infographic (below) comparing the performance of the 6 most popular 1000w digital ballasts on the market so you can make the best decision to keep your grow room up and running:

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How Many Grow Lights Do Your Plants Need?

figure out how many lights you need for your grow room

How much light is enough to provide excellent growth from my plants? So you did the research and finished picking your perfect grow tent. Now you need to measure how many grow lights you need to get the biggest and best yield you can grow. No matter if you’re new or you’ve been growing for a … Read more

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5 Easy Steps To Set Up A Yield Lab Grow Light System

How do you know if your grow light system works right?

We took the time to put together this comprehensive guide on setting up and using your grow light system to the fullest. Towards the end of the infographic, we even included videos and links to other useful resources to help you jump start your indoor grow.

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