Dru West: How Well Do LED Lights Work for Growing Marijuana? Well, when writing the book we considered mentioning LED lighting but chose to wait. As LEDs are growing in popularity they are also advancing technologically. We want to wait until all the bugs are worked out before making any recommendations to our readers.
One thing I love about the idea of replacing conventional HID lighting with LED lighting is the energy saving potential. Currently Indoor growers account for 1.0% of all the electricity consumed in The USA. As more states adopt medical growing programs, that number will increase dramatically. LEDs could prove very helpful for the environment.
Another great advantage of LEDs over HIDs in the negligible amount of heat they generate. This makes way for the elimination of the venting and supplementary air conditioning needed to cool conventional indoor gardens.
The potential for LEDs is HUGE once they have proven themselves side by side against HIDs. Not just in terms of yield either, also in regard to flavor/odor and most importantly potency. When I see an LED light perform as well as an HID I will gladly make the switch.
Check out my book The Secrets of the West Coast Masters: Uncover the Ultimate Techniques for Growing Medical Marijuana to learn our secrets on how to yield over a pound per plant in as little as a 4’x4’ space.
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