When thinking about starting your Cannabis growing room, you must think about the type of lighting you are going to use.
Many traditional growers opt for HPS or MH lights.
These lights are great at providing just the right lighting that your Cannabis plants need to thrive. The important thing you have to consider when using these lights is the heat generated from these lights. If you have a small grow room, you should know that the room is going to heat up substantially if you don’t have proper ventilation for your grow room and your lights. Some of these lights have a built in exhaust that can be connected to ventilation. If the heat is effectively ventilated from your growing room, you don’t have to worry about your plants becoming overheated. Other growers enjoy using lights that are effective and don’t produce too much heat. Some growers opt for LED lights which are highly effective. The thing about LED lights that many new growers might not realize is that they are more powerful than they may seem. If you place your LED lights too close to the Cannabis plants, you will most certainly burn your plants. It’s strange to think about since LED lights don’t produce much heat just like fluorescent lights, but the powerful beams of light do in fact cause light burns if the lights are not at least 18 inches from the plants. It’s kind of like how humans can get sunburns even during cooler weather. Another great option is compact fluorescents and T5 fluorescent light tubes. These can be very close to your plants without risk of light burns.