LED Lights and Weed-New Opinion. LED’s for growing weed; the jury is back in with their decision.

I’ve been growing weed a long time. I hate to admit it but my first crop grown outside was in the early 1980’s. It was pretty good but I ruined it letting the plants dry in plastic bags in a shed in the back yard. Boy what a mistake that was. Every plant became moldy, ruined about 50 plants over 6 foot tall each.

You learn a lot over the years and 2 years ago I decided it was time to switch to LED lights to reduce the use of electricity; HD lights suck watts like crazy.

At first, I was head over heels in love with LED. The room is cooler, I can put more lights on one circuit and the plants grown under LED during the vegetative cycle are a little shorter and bushier than plants grown under HD lights which is perfect.

I have 3 full grows with LED and the 4th grow was using LED during the vegetative cycle and switching to HD lighting for the flowering cycle.

I don’t have a scale (never keep a scale or baggies around if its still illegal) so I really don’t weigh my yield plus I’m always running out of pot so I continually pick from the girls while they’re still growing, but I’m certain that the buds are larger using HD lights versus LED lights.

On my last grow, I used LED for the vegetative and HD for the flowering cycle and the plants all had larger buds and bigger yields, according to my eyeballs which are fairly accurate.

Recently I switched to the white light type of LED lights. I think they are fantastic and have purchased 5 of the Mars Hydro TS 1000. For the money I think they are the best deal for LED lights you can find.