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CHOOSING A LIGHTING SYSTEM
FOR YOUR CANNABIS GROW
Lighting technology advances and a maturing marketplace have made it more complicated to choose a
lighting system for indoor and greenhouse hemp and marijuana operations.
Improved LED technology offers lights that are vastly more energy-efficient and longer-lived than the traditional
metal halide and high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting systems familiar to most legacy cannabis growers.
Cost savings can be significant: switching to LEDs from HPS lights saved vegetable growers 40% in lighting
energy costs, according to a 2021 study in the Netherlands.
But it's more complicated than that. The upfront cost of LEDs is significantly higher than of the HPS lights
that have been the industry standard for years. And many growers are unfamiliar with growing under LEDs.
Plus, light efficacy, spectrum options and photons delivered vary widely from one LED manufacturer to another.
When a grower decides to make the leap from HPS to LED, choosing the right LED lights for their operation
adds another layer of complexity.
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