Category - Experiments

FLIRmask vs other Reflective Sheeting Shoot-out – Which is best?

FLIRmask – Is this the greatest reflective grow-room sheeting ever? Grow lights cost money to run. That might seem like an obvious statement, but the implication of that is that (most growers) will want to make the most effective use of the money they spend on electricity as possible. To make a garden as efficient as ...

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Grow Lights – Intro Part 4: How We Test and Produce Results

So, in the first 3 parts of our introduction to grow lights, we have chatted about light, what it is, what different aspects of it there are and what plants want. In this intro article, we will explain how we will be testing grow lights and how we come to our conclusions. The idea is ...

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LED Grow Lamps – A Breakthrough or a Gimmick? Part 4

After a bit of a break from our LED experiment, we are now back with some results of our test with the Prakasa 300 Watt LED grow light. An overview of our testing technique is outlined in the earlier posts in this series. The Prakasa lamp was suspended centrally in a 1m x 1m grow ...

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Our Independent Hydroponic Research

It is a well-established fact that high quality research enables progress and sits at the heart of good product development. One Stop Grow Shop is committed to giving customers the best in hydroponic and gardening equipment available on the market today. For that purpose we are conducting a thorough product comparison analysis and collating fresh information ...

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LED Grow Lamps – A Breakthrough or a Gimmick? Part 3

In parts 1 & 2 of this series we introduced our new Li-Cor Quantum meter and we talked a little bit about why this expensive but precision piece of kit is the correct one to use for grow lamp testing and comparisons. With all that out of the way, we will now move on to ...

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LED Grow Lamps – A Breakthrough or a Gimmick? Part 2

Part 2: Why Do Plants Actually Need Light? By understanding why plants need light in order to grow, you will become more able to make decisions as to which lighting products best suits your needs. So, plants use light in a process called photosynthesis, which is just a long word to describe the process a ...

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LED Lamps – A Breakthrough or Gimmick? Part 1

LED Lamps – A Breakthrough or Gimmick? Part 1 This is a series of posts relating to the topic of LED lamps in hydroponics. Whilst the word “light” is used frequently throughout our industry, by looking into it in much more detail we find that by understanding a little bit of the science we can help ...

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