New Hydroponics Grow Lights Increase THC in Your Medical Marijuana
Posted by Chris Jefferson | May 09 2011 | 16284 views | Comments ↓
Increase THC percentages with modern hydroponics grow lights.
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Hydroponics medical marijuana growers have been using nutrients, equipment and techniques designed to create the most powerful and heaviest harvests possible, but now there’s a new THC- boosting game-changer that uses light as a form of nutrients.
Here’s the deal…light isn’t just one color or wavelength. It’s a series of different wavelengths; some you see, some you don’t. Your plants want specific wavelengths of light to power photosynthesis, which is their metabolic engine. Not only that, specific light wavelengths trigger plant growth regulators that boost THC and other cannabinoids.
Problem is, specific light wavelengths that boost your success as a THC farmer aren’t ideally provided by the hydroponics lights most growers use. Consider HID HPS, the most common light used during hydroponics bloom cycles. It generates reddish-orange light, and a huge amount of heat.
Your plants don’t need or like the heat, and you have to pay for the heat twice- once when you pay for the electricity to power your HID ballast and bulb, and again when you pay for electricity to remove the extra heat from your room. Not only that, but only one HID HPS produces the wavelengths that stimulate THC production. It’s the BaddAss HID HPS.
Thanks to research by LUXIM (the premier international plasma lighting pioneer), along with Holland-based Gavita and the American company Chameleon, you now have a high-powered alternative to HID and other hydroponics lighting. It’s called "hydroponics light emitting plasma."
Plasma lighting technology has been adapted to provide specific light wavelengths that trigger rapid vegetative growth in grow phase and increased production of THC and other cannabinoids during bloom phase. Plasma lights also give you shorter internodes, and fatter, bushier hydroponics plants producing larger harvests of tighter buds.
Another benefit is that hydroponics plasma lighting produces less heat compared to HID, is more efficient at converting electricity to light, and lasts longer than HID ballasts and bulbs.
I’ve spoken many times with Chameleon founder Chris Pieser and grilled him about his product claims because I’ve seen exaggerated claims for new hydroponics lighting and hydroponics gardening technology claims (such as LED lighting claims). Pieser fielded my questions with candor and helpfulness.
He put me in touch with independent medical marijuana growers who provided data showing that Chameleon hydroponics plasma lighting produces spikes in THC and other cannabinoids. Chameleon hydroponics lights are also independently tested by university plant scientist Dr. Chiwon Lee, and Denver’s Kindness Collective.
Aerospace industry engineers and manufacturers produce Chameleon’s lights, and Pieser is constantly pushing the envelope to squeeze more ideal light wavelengths out of every watt you pay for. For example, Pieser’s engineers spent two years designing high-brilliance reflector materials and anti-reflective borosilicate glass that send an additional 10% of THC-boosting plasma light directly to your crop.
There’s also the ruggedness factor. Pieser says his units last several times as long as HID units, and are better able to handle moisture and other grow room realities.
Hydroponics plasma units don’t put out as many lumens as HID HPS and may not be applicable in gardens with wide spacing between individual plants. He suggests you use Chameleon hydroponics lighting in Sea of Green and Screen of Green (SCROG) gardens, or any garden where your plant density is high so you get enough light coverage and penetration with your plant tops 16 or so inches from your hydroponics plasma light.
According to Pieser, if you start rooted, established clones and seedlings under Chameleon lights, your hydroponics starts will automatically adapt plasma’s specific wavelengths, creating super-plants that do well in all phases of growth.
Tests show that hydroponics plasma lighting gives you more THC per watt with less heat generated. It boosts potency of your medical marijuana and offers lower electricity/operating costs.
THC dripping from your buds with Chameleon hydroponics lighting!
Contact Chameleon Grow Systems HERE.
More info about Baddass HID HPS, HERE.
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Article by Chris Jefferson, on May. 9th 2011