CMH vs. Double Ended Grow Lights: Which is Better for Your Grow Room?

One question that seems to be coming up over and over is, “Which light is better: a CMH light or a double ended light?” Both lights fall under the category of high intensity discharge (HID) light, but that’s about where the comparisons stop. Each type of light offers different advantages and disadvantages to your grow, … Read more

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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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Grower Q&A: “Can I take my soil plants grown in the ground outside and put them in hydro?”

Jake from California asks, “Can I take my soil plants grown in the ground outside and put them in hydro?” Lots of people get excited when they hear that using hydro can give you better, more controlled growing conditions, especially if nature hasn’t been the kindest to their plants. But unfortunately if you’ve started your … Read more

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Modular LED’s: What You Should Know Before You Buy

When you throw the word “modular” out there, you tend to scare a lot of people away. Growers in particular want things as simple as possible in order to grow efficiently, so most tend to either go the traditional HID route or use non-modular LED’s. But don’t let the name scare you off: modular LED’s … 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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