Well, this is a question that has a lot of answers, but only a few truths in the field. HID, or high intensity discharge lights are the best thing out there for marijuana production. Yes, there are a lot of other claimants out there to the throne of best light for the bud grows, but in the end, the HID are the best by far. That does not mean they should be the only light you use, so I am going to outline a couple of lights you can use in your marijuana grow that will enhance the performance of the HID lights. The emphasis here is on enhancing your HID lights, not replacing them. Please bear in mind that opinions are great, everyone is entitled to have them, but fact is a far narrower field, ant the fact is that HID lights are the primary ones to use in a grow. So let’s move forward and talk about some lights you can use as secondary lighting to your HID’s.
Whether in the vegetative or flowering phase of your marijuana grow, there are some lamps to use as additions to the HID
Some of the fluorescent grow lights offer a nice rounding off of the light spectrum in your marijuana grow, and can be used as ancillary lighting to the HID’s. Fluorescents offer a nice balance of all the important colors in the light spectrum, reds, yellows, greens and blues, while the Metal Halides offer mostly greens and blues, and the high pressure sodium’s offer mostly reds and yellows. Although not necessary, the addition of the extra spectrum colors a fluorescent light can offer are helpful, in every phase of the grow. So what is ideal is to make space for at least one fluorescent light in your grow room, in order to offer that balance to your marijuana grow. You don’t have to change the bulbs when you switch light cycles, but you do have to make sure that your florescent is as clean as it should be. That is something you want to do with all of your lights, throughout the entire growing cycle.
Remember, the fluorescents are only additional lighting, not primary lighting for your marijuana growWhen you start with HID’s as your primary lighting source in the grow, you can add other lamps and fixtures as you see fit, and see if they help, or make a difference.