Eye Protection

As indoor growing becomes more popular so does the demand for more powerful grow lights. Many growers seek higher powered grow lights that can similarly replicate the sun.  However many growers/horticulturalists using artificial grow lights are not aware of the fact that the lights they are using to mimic the sun can have the same damaging effects on their eyes. These grow lights including CFL, HID, HO T5 and LEDs produce UV rays just like the sun which can damage the eyes. Long term exposure can lead to many problems such as cataracts, pterygia, macular degeneration, and more. Just like the sun staring at the bulbs and lenses of grow lights while they are on can lead to the eyes being exposed to heavy UV rays. Not looking at them directly does not protect the eyes entirely from exposure. Grow lights especially ones with higher wattage tend to have greater light intensity and UV rays that reflect from many angles back into the eye. Grow tents for example typically have silver colored walls that reflect the light in many different directions. Along with that white walls have reflective properties and shiny floors can reflect these rays as well. GoGrow acknowledges this and recommends taking precautions to help prevent eye damage. When working with grow lights it is highly recommended that the individual wears UV protective grow glasses.

US Service Center

Here at GoGrow we pride ourselves on providing not only the best LED grow lights for the money, but the best customer service possible. We have over 12 years of laboratory testing behind all of our lights and we stand by our products. At GoGrow we provide an industry leading 3 year warranty on all of our products. We have a 90 day no hassle, money back guarantee and all shipping costs are free. Our US based service center provides friendly and knowledgeable staff that are here to assist our customers 24/7, 360 days a year. Whether it’s a situation that needs to be resolved or just simple questions, our service center is here to help you. We are dedicated to helping our customers have the best LED growing experience possible with professional tips, free soil recipes, and more. Please contact our friendly US based service center for any questions you may have.

US Service Center:

Email: Gogrow@comcast.net

Phone: 303-726-2774

Main Office:

Email: info@ledgogrow.com

Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats

One of the most common and annoying pests that a gardener may experience is the fungus gnat also known as dark winged fungus gnats (Sciaridae). Fungus gnats are a resilient insect capable of surviving harsh elements such as cold temperatures due to their antifreeze protein. These little insects can be annoying in many ways. They are quite prolific and therefore their numbers can spread rapidly. Although fungus gnats do not bite, they can be annoying because they are attracted to Co2 which explains why they fly in people’s faces. These tiny creatures can also inflict tremendous amounts of damage to a growers plants. The adults are known to carry many diseases that attack plants including Phytophthora cinnamomi which causes root rot. The larva provide a threat to plants because of their ability to eat beneficial fungi to the plant as well as the root hairs on the plant itself.

 

Fungus Gnat Remedies/Control

Because of the prolific nature of the fungus gnat many horticulturists and growers reside themselves to living with them. However this is a bad idea as these pests should be dealt with for the sake of increasing production and yields from your crops. Along with that fungus gnats can cause exceptional damage to a young seedling causing damping off.  There are many ways of dealing with fungus gnats however many remedies you come across may work to a degree, but may not entirely rid your crops of them. Either that or they may contaminate your crops rendering them harmful for human consumption. Some remedies may work but keep in mind anything you put in your soil can affect the plants Ph which will cause it produce lower outcomes.   

 

Sticky Traps: One of the best ways to control the numbers of these insects are with yellow sticky traps. Fungus gnats are attracted to the yellow color and will fly, leap, or run on the yellow sticky traps. The best method is to stick the traps straight up to catch flyers and to place some flat down across the pot to catch leaping and running gnats. These are relatively cheap for the amount you can get however keep in mind that these traps will not entirely rid you of these bugs and will add up in money over time. These traps are best used to control outbreaks with large numbers or to control them from getting to that point.

 

Sand/Pebbles: Sand and or pebbles have been shown to help deter fungus gnats from landing and laying their eggs in the plant’s soil. Fungus gnats typically lay their eggs in the soil about ¼ to ½ of an inch deep. Sand drains quickly which can confuse the adult gnats into thinking the soil is dry thus seeming unappealing to the insect. Pebbles can work because they are simply too heavy for the weak insect to move therefor they cannot get under it to lay eggs in the soil. However keep in mind these insects are very prolific and adaptive. Fungus gnats can still get into the soil by climbing into the drain holes in your flower pots. Preventive measures should be used to attempt to keep them from entering in at the draining hole location.

 

Soil drying: One way of controlling even sometimes effectively exterminating gnats is simply by letting your soil dry. Fungus gnats are are attracted to wet, typically over watered plants where fungus is thriving. Letting the soil dry will kill the fungus that the gnats need in order to survive. Along with that adult fungus gnats cannot reproduce in dry soil and this will thin out their numbers. Be sure to avoid over watering plants as fungus gnats are attracted to wet moist areas.

 

Cinnamomum Verum: Cinnamon can prove to be useful in your efforts of removing fungus gnats. Cinnamon wil destroy the fungus that the larvae consume thus severely reducing numbers and making it difficult for them to breed. Keep in mind Cinnamon will kill beneficial fungus for the plant as well which could affect aspects of growing.

 

Mosquito bits: Mosquito bits are quite effective in neutralizing mosquitos as well as fungus gnats. Mosquito bits contain an ingredient called BTI (Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis) which is a larvicide. This ingredient is a natural bacterium that is highly lethal to fungus gnats. BTI is recommended by GoGrow as well as many other  growers when it comes to dealing with fungus gnats.

 

Predatory Nematodes:  Used to control many pest that can be found in soil predatory nematodes (Steinernema feltiae) are effective when it comes to fungus gnat removal. These parasitic nematodes actively seek out fungus gnat larvae and enters through the gnats natural openings. The nematode then releases a bacterium that rapidly kills the insect. Many growers have found success with using these parasites.

 

Peroxide: Using a 3% hydrogen peroxide mix can rid a plant of fungus gnats and other pests. Hydrogen peroxide will kill the larvae of the gnat on contact. However be sure to not make the solution too strong as it could be very hard on a plant. Using too much peroxide will not only kill gnats and other pests, but can be harmful to the plant as well. A 3% solution will be enough to kill gnats, and plants typically react well to that dosage. It is recommend that you wait until your soil is dry before applying for best results. Be sure to monitor the plant the next few days and use other preventive measures if needed to help ensure the eradication of the gnats.

 

Pesticides/Insecticides: Not recommended if you are planning on consuming the plant in anyway as many pesticides/insecticides can prove to be harmful for human consumption. However if you are not planning on consuming the plant and are looking for a guaranteed solution to extermination fungus gnats pesticides/insecticides will do the job effectively and quickly.

 

Pyrethrin: A somewhat relatively safe and organic way of killing gnats and still allowing consumption is the use of pyrethrin. This will kill adult fungus gnats on contact however pyrethrin is not as effective on larvae and can be hazardous if a lot is inhaled. It is not the most recommended method as it can be absorbed by plants as well and repetitive use and consumption could potentially be harmful to a degree. Although relatively safe and typically okay for consumption it is not recommended for repetitive use and consumption.

 

Preventive Measures

Fungus gnats are annoying pests that can prove to be quite the headache for growers. They can come from many places such as plants bought from stores, soil from stores and from a cracked window or an opening. There are preventive measure an indoor grower can use to help make sure fungus gnats are not picked up. First off when purchasing soil from a store it would be wise to take precautions as this is one of the top ways gnats are acquired. One way to neutralize these insects is to sterilize your soil or bake it in an oven to kill any gnats beforehand. Purchasing plants or clones from places can also be another way to get fungus gnats. It is wise to inspect the plant your are getting and it would be recommend to try to pick the one with the driest soil. Remember fungus gnats are attracted to moist areas. Over watered plants from stores have the potential to have these pest in them. Along with that be sure to not over water plants as that can attract gnats from various areas.

The advantages of growing marijuana with LED grow lights

The modern day advantages of growing with LED grow lights by far has improved over a period of time. There have been numerous advancements in LED technology with new cutting edge innovations in chips. It is important to state that not all LED grow lights in fact are good for growing. There are a lot of mass produced models on the market that have bold claims with no real factuality. It is important to explore various products because there are lights on the market now that exceed a growers wildest dreams. We are talking about record yields and flower that is considerably more potent and resinous than plants grown under an HID light. These lights have deeper penetration and like the lights that we produce here at GoGrow, you can count on a light specifically built for marijuana cultivation. The days of medical marijuana only, are over. Many states have passed laws allowing recreational consumption of cannabis as well as countries now globally. LED grow lights have started to take over the grow light industry.

Indoor cultivation of cannabis is now at an all time record high. Numerous people throughout the globe are now growing with LED grow lights because of the incredible savings they present. This is savings in electrical bills, replacement bulbs and increased yields overall. As well, LED grow lights are approved by the European Union as lights that are recognized and known to reduce our carbon footprint. As you see more and more people accepting the science behind global warming you see a move towards reducing our carbon footprint. LED grow lights are one of the greatest steps an indoor grower can take towards helping reduce our dependence on fossils fuels.

Another advantage of LED grow lights is that it is easier to maintain the grow room environment. HID lights require AC as well as ventilation due to the heat they produce. At GoGrow we have been at the fore front in advancements in LED technology for over a decade. Our patented contributions and our continued research and development from our team of global scientists have led to growers saving up to 70% on their electricity bills over HID lights. Our patented duel lens technology that everybody in the industry has copied goes into everyone of our lights. This means a PAR value that is consistent across the canopy as well as deep into it. So in all reality it is important to do your research. You might be surprised at the 2 grams per watt capabilities commercial LED grow lights now have. Like our new Canna Beast series soon to be released or our current flagship model the V3. Now you have a choice to help you GoGrow into the future with GoGrow advanced LED grow lights. Nobody beats GoGrow for quality and value. Contact our research and development department through email, we would be happy to hear about your designs or to work with you in creating something new.

LED GO GROW – Grow With Light

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For the numerous cultivators who can’t develop cannabis outside in the free inexhaustible daylight, grow lights are important to effectively develop cannabis inside. Grow lights replace the sun, and power the development of your plants and their buds. Light resembles “sustenance” for your plants, so without a considerable measure of brilliant light, even a solid cannabis plant won’t create many buds by any stretch of the imagination.

LED grow light is a process in which light is generally used for stimulating plant growth by emitting electromagnetic spectrum appropriate for creating photosynthesis.

Plants absorb light through a procedure called photosynthesis which changes light chemical vitality to help plants to grow. Distinctive light sources create diverse hues, each with changing wavelengths and vitality yield.

Cannabis cultivation has particular light prerequisites. To get the best yield from pot develop lights, it is imperative to consider the accompanying:

Color:

Light waves arrive in a range of hues. Blue waves are littler and contain more vitality while red light waves are longer with less vitality. Blue lights are perfect for vegetative development and red lights for the blooming stage.

Length:

The vegetative phase of cannabis development requires a more extended span of while the blossom arranges requires an even measure of light and dim. Outside this happens normally, yet indoor develops to keep plants on the correct cycle along these lines decreasing the danger of plant destruction.

Grow Light Grow Future

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LED grow light is a process in which light is generally used for stimulating plant growth by emitting electromagnetic spectrum appropriate for creating photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis is a process in which the plant prepares it’s own food by using carbon dioxide, light, water and chlorophyll. LED grow lights are moderately new to the cannabis developing scene; however they have turned out to be very popular throughout the most recent couple of years with their capacity to deliver incredible yields while remaining cool and utilizing a sensible measure of power.

With a quality LED grow light and an average-to-good grow; you can expect yields of about 0.5g/watt. It depends a lot on strain, and pro growers can yield even more. As lighting technology continues to advance, today’s LED models are vastly improved for developing cannabis. They have more extensive ranges of which bring about greener, more beneficial development and better looking buds. Also, LED producers have created particular focal points to guide light specifically toward the plants and increase penetration, bringing about greater yields for the same amount of light compared to older models.

Advantages of LED lights certainly include:

  • Using the most cutting edge indoor cannabis grow lights with a customized spectrum of light
  • Quality (potency, smell) is more important than yields/watt
  • LEDs run very cool and many growers are able to get away without venting heat at all.
  • LED also consumes much less approx.70% electricity than other CFL or other incandescent bulbs.
  • LED grow light is that it last about 100 times more than light bulbs and 6-7 times more than compact fluorescent bulb.

LED grow lights need to be used properly to get the results, but if you know what to expect they pay you back with built-in cooling that allows a grower to hang their lights directly over their plants without worrying about fans, ducting or ballasts. They are easy on the electricity bill and don’t cause a lot of heat problems.

Additionally, buds grown under LEDs are known for producing colorful, sticky, strong and smelly buds! And isn’t producing quality buds the reason we do it all.

More LEDs = Bigger Yields

 

 

Growing Marijuana With LED Growing Lights

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LED growing lights are basically lights which are used for the fast track growth of various crops and substances. It basically speeds up the growing process because it can generate lighting conditions with an electromagnetic spectrum that make it perfect for photosynthesis. The amount of exposure provided to the plants, the intensity and the regularity of the process are all subject to the type of growth, the conditions ideal for the growth, the outdoor conditions needed to be simulated and so on. As such, initially, these light sources were of different kinds and incandescent bulbs, fluorescent lighting and so on but nowadays, people use LED growing lights because of a number of reasons. There are more different kinds of light sources that are used today which include high-pressure sodium lighting, metal halide lighting and so on. As such, for common use, LED growing lights are the best because of a variety of reasons. These lights are used in a variety of contexts and fields which include:

– Urban farming: Growing of large or small-scale crops in private indoor conditions using these lights and a variety of hydroponics in order to simulate the perfect growth environment. As such, this process can produce a yield all year long because of the continuously simulated conditions. Various crops can be grown depending on the operation and they can then be used to sold or distributed.

– Algae Production: Algae, which is being increasingly used in bio-fuel production, can be grown constantly with the help of the right conditions which can be generated by these lights and the right watering systems. Scientists and industrialists are finding it very essential to grow the algae at a constantly speeding rate.

– General gardening: Maintenance and preservation of a garden involve various aspects such as watering, the right growth conditions for different flowers and so on. As such, it has become highly common these days to be using these lights in order to promote growth in those flowers, shrubs, etc which are lacking the right conditions.

– Medical Marijuana production: With the use in the treatment of various medical treatments, it is essential to be able to grow it in the proper conditions and with the proper care. As such, because of an increase in savings of time, energy and costs, these LED lights are now replacing High Intensity lights in order to generate the required environmental conditions.

There are various benefits of these lights which include:

– Savings on energy: Savings of as much as 40-75% can be seen in electricity costs after use of these LED growing lights.

– Very small heat signature: Generally high intensity lights generate massive amounts of heat which then have to be combated in various ways for the protection of the crops. As such, LED growing lights heat up very little thereby requiring almost no monitoring whatsoever.

– Efficiency: properly equipped and succinctly applied LED grow lights can be almost 90% efficient when compared to other traditional light sources. This is because they use a more pertinent electromagnetic spectrum which enables them to be directly focused on the plants.

As can be seen from the above, LED growing lights are increasingly important to a variety of fields and are extremely effective in their functions.

Considering to Use LED Grow Lights?

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Indoor farmers understand the importance of light. The growth of a plant hinges on light; without it, a plant cannot mature into its full state or cannot offer the flowers and fruits it usually yields. In order for plants to mature indoors, most indoor farmers use LED lights to provide their plants the vital light they need. However, LED lights have a big advantage over their fluorescent bulb counterparts because of the technology seen in LEDs and the light made within an LED chip.

LED Technology

Each LED bulb includes a microchip implanted inside; the chip acts like the filament from a fluorescent bulb to create light. Without filaments, LED bulbs cannot “burn out” like standard bulbs, allowing them to illuminate longer and brighter than their filament alternatives. LED lights tend to last 110,000 hours, which equates to 11 years of continuous usage before they stop working. In the long run, LED help save on costs as a result of the expected lifespan; people who use electronics with LED, or that are in homes and office buildings that use these lights save tremendously on bulb replacement costs. One big downside seen with LED lights is that they often come at a higher initial cost; the fact that the bulbs use microchips makes them a bit more expensive.

Grow Lights

Necessary items utilized by most indoor farmers are grow lights that serve as an electronic, miniaturized sun in your home. LED lights are created to copy the wavelengths of the sun, making rays of light that yield the essential nutrients a plant needs in order to mature into its full state. Most LED seen on these devices will produce blue and red light, as these two are the most important for plant growth.

Grow Light Advantages

In addition to the bonuses seen with maturing a plant, grow devices make it possible for an indoor farmer to grow a plant without the trouble of bugs, bad weather or spraying a plant with insecticide. With LED grow lights, farmers will have less to think about in regards to spraying their plants with insecticide, but more importantly, the plants can grow much quicker than outdoor plants because of the amount of light they collect. LED lights serve up a major advantage for farmers deciding on getting ahead of the growing season and subjecting their plants to 24-hours of light while staying clear of bad weather conditions. Indoor farmers must have LED to generate required light, which will help them grow their plants to maturity.

LED grow lights are also a newer technology than standard grow lights, which means two things: first, they tend to be more expensive pound-for-pound than other options (though over time this is mitigated by decreased energy costs). Second, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up on which are the best brands and best types of LED grow lights to purchase, since what is available is changing constantly.

The Best LED Grow Lights for Medical Marijuana

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With more than 12 years of experience in creating the best and most effective LED grow lights, we have developed our little company into a worldwide manufacturer. We export our LED grow lights to with more than 300 distributors in 20 countries worldwide, providing the world with the right grow lights and high quality that they need to farm a good marijuana crop for medical uses.

Medical marijuana is important in the treatment in diseases such as glaucoma, controlling and alleviating the symptoms of epilepsy and other seizure inducing diseases, and has even been shown to stop cancer from spreading by turning off the reproductive gene. However, in order for marijuana to be of medical grade, it must adhere to a certain set of standards. That’s where we come in. We have scientifically tested each and every element of our LED grow lights so that we can provide medical marijuana growers with the tools that they need to grow a high-grade crop that is suitable for use as medication.

With 12 years of experience in developing our LED lights, we believe that we have developed the right technique and process to create lights that are highly effective and incredibly high quality. We have produced our grow lights to be as close to natural sunlight as they possibly can be, providing your plants with the heat and the light that they need to grow, whilst also providing you with a glow light that will last more than three times as long as other types of grow lights.

LED lights are known to be the best option for indoor plants, as they are the closest things to sunlight when sunlight isn’t an option.

We work with over 300 distributors worldwide, exporting our professional grade LED grow lights to 20 different countries around the world. No matter where in the world you are, our products will be available to you so that you can start growing and farming today. Our lights aren’t just great for medical marijuana; they can also be used to grow other indoor plants that may be sensitive to pests or to the elements. This gives you a full range of options when it comes to our LED grow lights, as you can grow any indoor plant that you like. Take advantage of our free shipping and place your order today.

You can find out more on us and our exemplary LED lights by exploring our website. Additionally, feel free to get in touch for more information.

Growing Marijuana With LED Growing Lights

LED growing lights are basically lights which are used for the fast track growth of various crops and substances. It speeds up the growing process because it can generate lighting conditions with an electromagnetic spectrum that make it perfect for photosynthesis. The amount of exposure provided to the plants, the intensity and the regularity of the process are all subject to the type of growth, the conditions ideal for the growth, the outdoor conditions needed to be simulated and so on. As such, initially, these light sources were of different kinds and incandescent bulbs, fluorescent lighting and so on but nowadays, people use LED growing lights because of a number of reasons. There are more different kinds of light sources that are used today which include high pressure sodium lighting, metal halide lighting and so on. As such, for common use, LED growing lights are the best because of a variety of reasons. These lights are used in a variety of contexts and fields which include:

– Urban farming: Growing of large or small-scale crops in private indoor conditions using these lights and a variety of hydroponics in order to simulate the perfect growth environment. As such, this process can produce a yield all year long because of the continuously simulated conditions. Various crops can be grown depending on the operation and they can then be used to sold or distributed.

– Algae Production: Algae, which is being increasingly used in bio-fuel production, can be grown constantly with the help of the right conditions which can be generated by these lights and the right watering systems. Scientists and industrialists are finding it very essential to grow the algae at a constantly speeding rate.

– General gardening: Maintenance and preservation of a garden involves various aspects such as watering, the right growth conditions for different flowers and so on. As such, it has become highly common these days to be using these lights in order to promote growth in those flowers, shrubs, etc which are lacking the right conditions.

– Medical Marijuana production: With the use in treatment of various medical treatments, it is essential to be able to grow it in the proper conditions and with the proper care. As such, because of an increase in savings of time, energy and costs, these LED lights are now replacing High Intensity lights in order to generate the required environmental conditions.

There are various benefits of these lights which include:

– Savings on energy: Savings of as much as 40-75% can be seen on electricity costs after use of these LED growing lights.

– Very small heat signature: Generally high intensity lights generate massive amounts of heat which then have to be combated in various ways for the protection of the crops. As such, LED growing lights heat up very little thereby requiring almost no monitoring whatsoever.

– Efficiency: properly equipped and succinctly applied LED grow lights can be almost 90% efficient when compared to other traditional light sources. This is because they use a more pertinent electromagnetic spectrum which enables them to be directly focused on the plants.

As can be seen from the above, LED growing lights are increasingly important to a variety of fields and are extremely effective in their functions.

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