The most important part of gardening indoors is giving your plants enough light to photosynthesize (of course water, nutrients, temperature, and humidity play a huge role too, but without light they don’t really matter!). So naturally, plant lighting technology is constantly evolving and new products seem to enter the market every day.
One of the more exciting products to gain interest in the indoor gardening industry is Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) also known as Light Emitting Ceramic (LEC) grow lights. We will refer to them as CMH from here on out. The current CMH bulbs offered at Indoor Gardens are 315 watt bulbs and have a greatly improved color spectrum over your standard HPS and MH bulbs. In these 315w bulbs, you will also get higher amounts of beneficial UV and far red spectrums. This will help increase both the growth levels and quality of your plants. Indoor Gardens currently stocks both the Phillips 3100K and the 4200K bulbs. The 3100K is better utilized during your flowering cycle and the 4200K is more geared toward the vegetative cycle of your plants. CMH lights use a low frequency, square wave ballast which will deliver your plants a more stable beam of light.
At the end of the day, what really matters is how much produce can be yielded off of the lights you use. And with the increased PAR output per watt, the CMH / LEC 315 will out-yield your standard HID lights watt for watt. Add in the higher levels of UV light to increase quality of fruit and flowers, as well as a reduction in heat, the CMH seems to be a great option for the indoor gardeners without the benefits of high ceiling warehouses to garden in.
Indoor Gardens has the Hydrofarm Phantom 315w CMH Lights and the Sunlight Supply Sun System LEC 315 on SALE!