Today, thousands of commercial cannabis operations and home growers grow millions of dollars in product under the same kind of HID lights. Until recently, LED lights failed cannabis cultivators due to low output and poor canopy penetration. New technology has since put LED lights back on the cultivation map. Operators who transition to the right LED lighting systems will see a higher yield, financial savings, superior output, and unrivaled efficiency.
When comparing HID and LEDs, there are a few stark differences. HID lights produce infrared heat spikes that increase the room’s ambient temperature and make lights hot to the touch. LEDs don’t have this infrared heat spike, so they operate much cooler than HID systems due to heat sink technology. When the diodes are kept cool, energy is used more efficiently. HID lights have limited spectral options, but LED lights can be programmed to emit different spectrums of light by season. A flower room would benefit from having an end-of-summer and fall light spectrum while vegetative plants do well in spring or summer time light spectrums as this is what naturally occurs outdoors where cannabis originally existed.
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Fohse, The Future of Horticultural Science & Engineering, is the leading manufacturer of high-performance LED grow lights designed for cannabis cultivation. Fohse’s sole focus and abiding passion are to create lighting solutions and fixtures that enable previously unobtainable and unthinkable results, increasing productivity from 30-60%. Our unwavering commitment to advancing technology and finding more efficient and sustainable solutions has made us a game changer for thousands of commercial and home growers. At Fohse, we prize the ability to look beyond convention, and we are looking towards the light that leads us.