Each family of grow lights has it's unique advantage for use in your indoor garden or greenhouse. Learn more
Grow Lights in a nutshell
H.I.D. Lighting: An H.I.D. (high intensity discharge) lamp is a bulb that operates in the same way as a fluorescent tube, but is shaped similarly to a incandescent bulb. They do require a separate ballast to operate.
The three categories of H.I.D. lamps include Metal Halide (MH) and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) and Conversion (allows you to switch from MH to HPS and vice versa). They are used for garden lighting because of the intense light output, and the range of spectrum that plants desire.
Compact Fluorescents: Compact Fluorescent bulbs function closely to H.I.D. lamps, but the ballast needed to ignite the light is built into the bulb, rather than as a separate unit. Compact fluorescents are ideal for seedlings, plant cuttings and small plants.
High Output Fluorescents: HO Fluorescent tubes are contained within a fixture that contains the ballast. They include a variety of high output fluorescent tubes. Fluorescent lighting produces very little heat which lets you position them closer to your plants to raise the light levels. Highly recommended for seedlings or plant propagation (cloning). Fluorescent tubes are capable of covering a plant's life from conception to maturity.
Each family of grow lights has it's unique advantage for use in your indoor garden or greenhouse.
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