Grow Lights Blog

  • 29th October 2013

    Why mounting your ballast matters

    Over the years we’ve heard a fair share of ballast disaster stories. Practically all of these stories have the same underlying theme; the ballast has burned a wooden floor, a carpet, a grow tent, or any other material that isn’t fireproof. Nearly all of these disasters could’ve been avoided with a bit of prior preparation.


  • 16th October 2013

    How to Install a Grow Light in a Grow Tent

    Starting out your new indoor gardening hobby can be an exciting time. You’re probably keen to get going and start carefully raising those plants like they were your own children. You’ve bought a grow tent and all the kit you need to get you off to a flying start but there’s one slight problem; you have no idea where to begin.


  • 16th October 2013

    Buying a New Ballast

    Buying a ballast? Watch out for cheap but not-so-cheerful products Buying a decent ballast isn’t always an easy choice to make. The horticultural market is full of options, and practically every ballast, no matter how cheap or expensive, claims to provide “maximum output” for your grow plants.


  • 20th August 2013

    LED Grow Lights

    LED (light emitting diode) grow lights have recently flooded the market and many growers are now looking at the technology that promises less energy consumption and less heat, in an easy space-saving solution. Originally they were far too weak to be used for growing purposes, despite the over the top claims made by the Chinese manufacturers. However recent developments in technology have drastically amplified the power of the lights to the point where they can now be used to grow plants.


  • 10th June 2013

    Hydroponics Lights

    Grow lights are an absolute necessity if you want to grow plants indoors. They are needed to provide plants with the light energy they would usually get from the sun. Light is food and nourishment for plants, so carefully selecting the right grow light to do the job is one of the most important aspects of creating a successful set-up.




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