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 or t5 (fluorescent or led) lights. They decide that they don’t want to deal with the heat and electricity expense anymore, so they turn to G8LEDs when it comes time to flower. Switching to LED in the middle of a growing cycle will take some time for the plants to adjust to. Changing your lighting system from all white or yellow light to a more efficient and targeted grow light like G8LEDs light will improve the quality of the plants and result in a larger yield down the line, but only after an acclimation period of two to three weeks. The acclimation period can be a stressful time for your plants. The best way to grow and flower with an LED system is to START and FINISH with LEDs.
High power LED grow lights, designed by G8LED for vegetative growth AND flowering, are best when using them most optimally. The G8 Veg/Flower lights are excellent for seedlings and cloning. Once the plant has gone through its vegetative state and has matured, changing its environment to a different lighting system can be stressful but tolerable. If you introduce a seedling or cloned young plant to a LED system, it can adjust well because it has yet to go through its growth cycle. The important thing is to minimize the stress on the plant so it can thrive in your grow room. Minimize nutrients during the acclimation period and reduce other external stress variables like excess heat. To avoid the acclimation period required when switching the type of lights, start with LED and finish with LED. If you want to maximize your yield even further, add a G8LED Flower Booster grow light when you start to flower!