August 2015

  1. Determining the Ideal LED Grow Light Setup

    Determining the Ideal LED Grow Light Setup
    Determining the ideal LED grow light setup for your grow depends on a lot of variables: Plant / crop: Light demands Photoperiod (day / night hours) Growing area: Size Shape Your goals: Vegetative, flowering or both? Economize vs. maximizing yield Active growth vs. maintenance By selecting the appropriate footprint coverage using our lights, you can achieve the ideal grow! Plant...
  2. How many lights can I run on a circuit?

    How many lights can I run on a circuit?
    It's important to never overload your electrical circuits, as they can overheat and create a fire hazard, or trip a circuit breaker and stop important equipment in your grow. To ensure you're being safe, you need to check what is plugged in already, and how much the circuit can handle. If you have any questions or doubts about your electrical...
  3. Maximizing yield with LED grow lights

    Maximizing yield with LED grow lights
    Gardening with LED Grow Lights rather than HPS or other outdated technology is proving to be one of the biggest advancements for indoor gardening in decades. Growing plants with LEDs is becoming increasingly common, but practical ways to get the best results when using this new technology are still being discovered and shared. Swapping out old HPS setups with LEDs...
  4. What is the Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) of Black Dog LED Grow Lights?

    What is the Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) of Black Dog LED Grow Lights?
    Black Dog lights don't have a color temperature, and to understand why you need to know what "color temperature" means. The correlated color temperature of a light source is a measurement of the average hue or color of light as it appears to the human eye, in terms of what temperature (in degrees Kelvin) you would need to heat something...
  5. Black Dog LED praised as, “the Best LED Light for Production, Performance, and Price.”

    Black Dog LED praised as, “the Best LED Light for Production, Performance, and Price.”
    Black Dog LED lights were recently recommend as the best light to use for aquaponic growing by PolyGuarden (polyguarden.com). They cite Black Dog LED's true UV diodes as a huge advantage over other LED and traditional lights. PolyGuarden emphasized how important UV is when growing food in an aquaponics set-up, and said Black Dog has the "best and most effective...
  6. Which is better: UVA or UVB?

    Which is better: UVA or UVB?
    UV light for plants are split into 3 categories based on wavelength: Ultraviolet A (UVA) is from 320-400nm and comprises about 3% of the photons in natural sunlight that make it through Earth's atmosphere. UVA lights for plants do not damage DNA. Ultraviolet B (UVB) is from 290-320nm and makes up less than 0.15% -- less than 1/5th of 1...

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