12) Hps Vs Led

April 08, 2024 2 min read

hps vs led

What is the Best? Hps or LED

HPS Lights:

Benefits :
- Trusted by growers for years.
- Excellent for the flowering phase (closest to the sun).
- Suitable for the entire growth cycle.
- Cheaper initially than LEDs.
- Easy to install and use.
- More terpenes than LEDs
- Higher THC/CBD ratio

- Deep light penetration
- Better for Sativa-dominant genetics
- Suitable for Indica dominant genetics
- Easier to transport

- Optimal spectrum for the flowering phase

- May increase temperature, requiring additional cooling.
- Higher operational costs.
- Requires bulb replacement.
- Less flexibility in spectrum adjustment.
- Create humidity in cold environments
- Need a good air system

- Spectrum not optimal for the growth phase

LED lights:

Benefits :
- Reduced electricity costs.
- Less heat generated.
- Fewer replacements neededs.
- Spectrum can be tailored to specific needs.
- Suitable for small spaces or vertical farming.
- Less humidity created in cold environments
- Let the light penetrate
- Optimal whitish spectrum for the vegetation phase

- More expensive initially.
- Spectrum quality may vary between manufacturers.

- Requires understanding to optimize spectrum.
- Whitish spectrum not optimal for the end of flowering

- More units may be needed to match HPS intensity.
- Some LEDs may dim over time.
- Fewer terpenes than HPS
- Lower THC/CBD ratio
- Bigger and harder to move up and down
- Not optimal for Sativa-dominant genetics

In conclusion:
The choice between HPS and LED lighting systems really depends on the specific needs and preferences of the grower, as well as the climatic conditions of the region. For example, in warmer countries like Thailand, LED lamps that emit less heat are more recommended, while in colder countries like Switzerland, the extra heat from HPS lamps can be beneficial. Each lighting system has a set of advantages and disadvantages that cater to different aspects of cannabis cultivation, and choosing the right one can have a significant impact on the success and efficiency of your cultivation business.

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