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Creating the Right Environment for Your Indoor Garden

If you are a grower, then you know how harsh the elements can be both inside and outside.

While indoor growers can stay away from unpredictable weather, hostile climate and pesky animal issues, there are several considerations to make sure you are handling the elements when growing indoors.

Some of the elements you can control in an indoor grow include light, temperature, humidity and air flow.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Double Ended HPS Lamp?

Double Ended HPS technology has been a great success for indoor commercial growers. This is due to its higher intensity and more focused light in certain fixtures.

One similarity DE grow lamps has to Single Ended lamps is the spectrum can degrade even though the light still looks the same to you. Because of the nature of the physics involved in High Intensity Discharge (HID) grow lights, they can only stay at optimum performance ratings for so long. This is why growers who use DE should also make sure they are replacing lamps once a year.

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How to Install a Doubled Ended HPS Lamp

Correctly Installing Double Ended Lamps is Important

Double Ended HPS grow lights have been gaining popularity over the last couple years. They burn brighter and have proven to be great for large industrial grows and smaller rooms with very high ceilings.

That is, if the lamp is installed correctly.

Too many dangerous issues are being experienced in facilities using double ended lamps. Most of these problems could have been prevented by making sure the lamp was properly installed in the fixture.

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What are Those Burn Marks in my Bulb?

Nobody likes opening up a new grow light box and finding a broken part inside. Fortunately for indoor gardeners, a burn mark or a stain in an HID grow lamp doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll need to make another trip to the store. Here’s how some burn marks and other items can actually help your plants.

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To Dim or Not to Dim Your Grow Lights: That is the Question

People dim their houselights for a number of reason, from saving on energy to cooling down the house. Some indoor growers apply this idea to their lighting setup in their grow room, which can be problematic for their plants.

Can you dim your grow lights? Yes, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. When it comes to whether or not you should dim your grow lights, the answer should be “no.”

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