Marijuana Facility Lighting

by | Apr 9, 2019

Propagation and Vegetation:

Different Lighting for Different Needs.

But Which Should You Use?

PROPAGATION

T5 Lamps

T5 lamps are 40% smaller than T8 fixtures, but are capable of containing just as much and sometimes more light in a smaller area.

LED Lighting

LED stands for light emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light approximately 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs.

High Pressure Sodium

There are two kinds of sodium lights: Low Pressure (LPS) and High Pressure (HPS). These lamps are mostly used for street lighting as well as industrial marijuana grow uses.

Ceramic Metal Halide

Ceramic Metal Halide grow lights are basically a variation of MH grow lights with a little of HPS added into the mixture. A CMH uses a ceramic arc tube similar to those used in HPS grow lights instead of the quartz used in traditional metal halide grow lights.

Quartz Metal Halide

Developed in the 1960s, they are similar to mercury vapor lamps, but contain additional metal halide compounds in the quartz arc tube, which improve the efficiency and color rendition of the light. The most common metal halide compound used is sodium iodide.

Compact Fluorescent Lamp

A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also called compact fluorescent light, energy-saving light, and compact fluorescent tube, is a fluorescent lamp designed to replace incandescent light bulbs.

VEGETATION

LED Lighting

LED stands for light emitting diode. LED lighting products produce light approximately 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs.

T5 Lamps

T5 lamps are 40% smaller than T8 fixtures, but are capable of containing just as much and sometimes more light in a smaller area.

High Pressure Sodium

There are two kinds of sodium lights: Low Pressure (LPS) and High Pressure (HPS). These lamps are mostly used for street lighting as well as industrial marijuana grow uses.

Ceramic Metal Halide

Ceramic Metal Halide grow lights are basically a variation of MH grow lights with a little of HPS added into the mixture. A CMH uses a ceramic arc tube similar to those used in HPS grow lights instead of the quartz used in traditional metal halide grow lights.

Quartz Metal Halide

Developed in the 1960s, they are similar to mercury vapor lamps, but contain additional metal halide compounds in the quartz arc tube, which improve the efficiency and color rendition of the light. The most common metal halide compound used is sodium iodide.

FLOWERING STAGE

Cannabis Lighting Market Report

Stats from state of the cannabis lighting market report
(Cannabis Business Times – November 2018)

  • HPS 51% 51%
  • LED 41% 41%
  • MH-Ceramic 7% 7%
  • T5 6% 6%

LED: Factors to Consider

10 Factors to Consider When Evaluating Lighting

Money Considerations

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Energy efficiency

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Cost of purchase

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Impact on utility bill

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Lifespan of product

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Warranties

Industry Considerations

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Impact: Growth & Content (Terpene/Cannabinoid)

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Control of heat load

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Spectrum customization

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Light placement

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Maintaining consistency