We get a lot of emails from customers asking us “what is the best way to flower with LED plant lights?” The question we ask them is “Did you complete your vegetative state with the LED?” Many people start growing under metal halide lights. They decide that they don’t want to deal with the heat and electricity expense anymore, so they turn to LEDs when it comes time to flower. Switching to LED in the middle of a growing cycle will not yield the best results. Changing your lighting system is like changing the properties of the sun and expecting the plant to thrive. This is too stressful for any plant. If you start with a HID system, finish up with a HID system. The best way to grow and flower with a LED system is to START and FINISH with LEDs.
High power LED grow lights are designed by G8LED for vegetative growth AND flowering, so it is best to use them as they are designed. It is ok to take clones and put them under a LED system, but once the plant has gone through its vegetative state and has matured, changing its environment to a different lighting system is too stressful on the plant. If you introduce a clone to a LED system, it can adjust well because it has yet to go through its life cycle of vegetative growth and flowering. You can even grow from seedlings with LEDs. The important thing is to minimize stress on the plant so it can thrive in your grow room. Start with LED, finish with LED. If you want to maximize your yield even further, add an all Red LED UFO grow light when you start to flower!