Light is the most important environmental factor to consider, whether you are growing indoors or out. Depending on where you live and where you want to garden, the sun will not always be there for you. With the right grow light, you can grow literally any plant, anywhere and at any time, therefore making gardening a year-round hobby.
All LUMii lamps are designed to promote optimum development at each growth stage, with high output and a long lamp life. Both HPS and CFL lamps are available from LUMii.
What is HID lighting?
High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting replaces the filament of a light bulb with a capsule of gas. The light emanates from an arc discharge between two closely spaced electrodes. This discharge is hermetically sealed inside a small quartz glass tubular capsule. HID lights require a ballast, which carefully regulates the voltage supplied to the capsule of gas.
The following types of HID are commonly used:
Metal Halide (MH): Produces light predominantly blue in colour. This is ideal for strong vegetative growth (e.g. larger leaves, thicker stems) and a shorter, dense plant which will utilize light more efficiently.
High Pressure Sodium (HPS): Produces more red light. This promotes flower onset and production and is, therefore, more suited to the flowering/fruiting phase.
Unfortunately, MH and HPS lamps each require a different ballast and lamp holder. Therefore, it is common practice to use a HPS lamp for both vegetative and flowering – especially if plants have a very short vegetative phase. However, using HPS throughout can promote tall and spindly growth in many species.
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