How to Flower Plants with Grow Lights

Many people contend that LED hydroponic grow lights work well during the vegetative stage but not when it comes to flowering. This misconception will become a self fulfilling prophecy if you do not know how to use the technology. Follow these cannabis flowering tips to have a successful grow.
The first thing to remember is that when you are growing indoors, your plants do not have environmental feedback telling them which season it is and what they are supposed to do. You have to tell your plants what season it is and the way to do it is with your lighting. In an outdoor setting, cannabis plants flower in the fall when days become shorter, the sun is lower in the sky and plants are signaled that the annual life cycle is coming to an end. After about 8 weeks of vegetative growth you have to mimic this change in the day cycle. Your light schedule should be changed from 18 hours light to 12 hours light and 12 hours dark. Along with the change in the amount of time the light is on, you must also change the amount of red wavelengths the plants get. This is very easy to do with LED grow lights. All you need to do is add a LED with a high ratio of red wavelengths or all red wavelengths.
Some indoor hydroponic LED grow lights have been designed to work for both vegetative stage and flowering. These LED grow lamps will give you maximum intensity during your entire grow season. The trick is to ADD more red wavelengths when it is time to flower. Doing so will help the plant think that it is autumn and the sun is lower in the sky with more red hues. This will kick off the coveted flowering stage! A 90 Watt All Red UFO light is an ideal and inexpensive choice for getting the added red wavelengths needed. You should add one of these All Red LEDs to each light setup you have. Within a couple days of adding the UFO, you will see your plants go through another growth spurt and start the flowering process.