Category - General

When Should You Change your Grow Room Lamp?

Virtually all grow shops and hydroponics manufacturers will recommend that HPS (and other HID) lamps are changed out on a regular basis. But does this belief have its roots based in fact? And, actually after how long should an HPS lamp be replaced? For this test, we took a 600 watt Gavita Pro lamp (400V) ...

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Setting Up Your First Grow Tent Kit: A Beginner’s Guide

With the cost of consumable produce becoming ever more expensive, “growing your own” can save you a vast amount of money, as well as make you some extra cash. We’ve helped 1000s of growers put together their first setup, and our experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have along the ...

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How to Manage the Humidity in Your Grow Room

  • Published on October 23rd, 2019
  • Category: General

Getting your environment correct is the key to successful growing, and humidity is easily one of the biggest factors. Perfect it and you’ll see a huge impact on overall plant health. In this blog, we explain why humidity plays such a big role, and showcase the equipment that you need to get it spot-on. When ...

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600w 230v HPS Grow Lamp Shootout – We find the Best 600w HPS Bulb!

The Future is Bright! (as long as you choose the right grow lamp) There is a bewildering number of different brands and models of 600 watt grow lamp on the market. If you are putting together the equipment for your first grow, or just looking to replace your ageing grow lamp, how can you know ...

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Which is the Best CDM/CMH Grow Light for Me?

  • Published on October 7th, 2019
  • Category: General

How to choose a CDM Going back a few years, Metal Halide lamps were the standard choice for vegging or supplementary lighting to give a more balanced spectrum in a flowering setup. Ceramic Discharge Metal Halide (also known as CDM or CMH) grow lights have risen considerably in popularity in the last few years. They ...

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What’s the Best Grow Light Reflector?

  • Published on October 7th, 2019
  • Category: General

Shine a little Light on me! A grow lamp consists of 3 main parts – the ballast, the lamp and the reflector. The job of the ballast is to convert mains electricity into a form that can fire and run a lamp as efficiently as possible. The main differences between different ballasts are whether they ...

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Top Tips For Growing In Cold Conditions

  • Published on September 30th, 2019
  • Category: General

Maintaining your plant’s environment is key to a successful grow, poor environments lead to poor quality and small yields. Keeping conditions within optimal ranges is one of the biggest challenges for growers, the UK climate is notoriously varied. However, colder months are ideal for growing, because it’s much easier to add heat than it is ...

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Setting up the Perfect Sealed Grow Room

  • Published on September 25th, 2019
  • Category: General

Apart from a few pots, media and plants, most indoor growers will start out with a grow-tent, a grow-light and an extraction system (as comes with one of our essential grow kits). The tent provides the grow-space, the grow-light provides the light and warmth, while the extraction kit removes stale, CO2 depleted air, excess heat ...

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The Easy and Cheap Way of Adding UV Light for Plants

Harness the Enhancing Power of UVB in your Grow! Ultraviolet light cannot be seen by the naked human eye but we can see the effects that it has. On one hand it can cause accelerated skin aging and even cancer. However, it can also stimulate tanning and vitamin D production. This is because our skin has ...

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Introducing the Amazing SANlight Q6W

Yet again, LED Grow Lights take another leap forward! One of the general facts of life is that technology is always advancing. And this is still true of LED grow lights which continue to improve, thanks to the continuous advances made by LED manufacturers such as Osram, Samsung and Cree. When these advances are diligently ...

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