What Indoor Growers Want for Christmas

Here’s a gift guide for indoor growers.

What Indoor Growers Want for Christmas

Whether you are looking to treat yourself to something special this Christmas or are looking for the best gift to give an indoor grower than you have stumbled on the right article. This week, we created a list based on our best sellers and those with the best reviews, from durable grow tents to powerful LED grow lights. And without further ado, check out this ultimate indoor growers Christmas gift guide.

LED GROW LIGHTS

BloomBoss TrueSun 3×3 LED Grow Light

BloomBoss TrueSun 3x3 LED Grow Light

For those who have a grow tent with a 3×3 size, the BloomBoss TrueSun 3×3 LED Grow Light is the ideal unit to get. Despite its size, it is definitely high-powered. Here are the general specifications:

  • Gets you to save energy costs, up to 50% every month
  • Operates on a low temperature
  • Has three dedicated switches to give your plants the right wavelengths they need for each growth phase
  • Lasts long, up to 50,000 hours, and requires no maintenance
  • ETL-certified
  • Has fewer cooling fans for less noise pollution
  • Has no mercury, meaning it’s safe to dispose
  • Comes with a 120foot ling universal power cord

SolarSystem 1100 LED Grow Light

SolarSystem 1100 LED Growth Light

 

The SolarSystem 1100 LED Grow Light is perfect whether you have a small or a large grow space. It is a real game-changer in greenhouse lighting for both indoor gardening and horticulture. Here are more details:

  • Has an efficient fully-programmable spectrum control
  • Comes with a remote controller to control an almost unlimited number of fixtures
  • Has automated programs for sunrise/sunset, spring/summer/fall, dark period, and also final finishing modes
  • Daisy-chainable and can be hooked up to a thousand fixtures
  • The lifespan of the high-power Osram LEDs is as long as 50,000 hours, as well as the cooling fans
  • Runs with low hear
  • The unit is compact and lightweight
  • Has a unique design and does not need external ballasts or ducting
  • Easy to install
  • Waterproof, IP65- rated

Kind LED K3 Series L450 Indoor LED Grow Light

Kind LED K3 Series L450 Indoor LED Grow Light

If you want LED grow lights that are created after years of extensive research, then go for the Kind LED K3 Series L450 Indoor LED Grow Light. It is mad of high-powered, three-watt light emitting diodes that can give you more robust yields. Here are its specifications:

  • Features a complete 12-band spectrum that provides bright light your plants need in all the life cycles
  • The 12-band spectrum has secondary optical lenses which allow for maximized photosynthetic penetration, increasing production and yield.
  • It has thick, heavy-duty aluminum heat sinks that minimize the heat it produces, running cooler and more efficiently
  • It can outperform other three-watt setups regardless of price
  • Made to run more quietly, hence less noise pollution
  • Its precision drivers boast superior craftsmanship

GROW ROOMS

Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty 2′ X 2.5′ X 4’11”

Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty 2' X 2.5' X 4'11"
Need an additional grow space? The Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty 2′ X 2.5′ X 4’11” might be the answer. The Gorilla Grow brand is known for its high-quality and very durable tents. Here are the specifications of this small but strong shorty tent:
  • Its low height allows it to fit in your attic or basement.
  • Comes with a nine-inch extension, allowing it to reach the height of 5’8.”
  • Made of very thick 1680D fabric
  • Has 100% steel interlocking frame that can withstand over 300 lbs.
  • Its zippers are industrial-grade and are the strongest in the market
  • Featured diamond reflection technology allowing the light to reach all areas of the tent
  • Comes with a handy tool pouch
  • Has bug-resistant micro mesh pre-filters which are also adjustable
  • Comes with a sturdy flood pool
  • Features 360 Degree “wrap-around” Access with its EZ View windows
  • Has an infrared blocking roof insertion

Intense 3.0 INT480

Intense 3.0 INT480
Expand your indoor garden this 2019 with the Intense 3.0 INT480. This is the perfect present to give yourself if you want to invest in your grows. Check out the other features of this 16′ x 10′ x 7′ tent:
  • Very large grow area, at 16′ x 10′ x 7′
  • Made to cultivate intensive crops
  • Made of thick tear-proof Mylar 900D canvas
  • Has the option to add height extensions from a foot to two feet, which are sold separately
  • Has a central corridor and side windows, giving you full access to your plants
  • Comes with many accessories
  • Has nets to keep your “plants’ heads high”

SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet

SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet
To keep your grow discreet, go with a grow cabinet. The SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet is a good choice, especially for first-time grow cabinet users because of its small size. Check out more of its features:
  • Looks just like a school locker, keeping your grows safe from prying eyes
  • Air-tight, light-tight, and lockable
  • It’s a full-cycle grow box that allows you to germinate, clone, vegetate, and flower all at the same time.
  • It’s only 15″ wide, perfect to place at the corner of any room
  • Can grow up to eight plants at a time
  • Its cloning chamber holds two 24-watt T-5 fluorescent bulbs
  • The vegetative/flowering chamber uses the patented SuperPonics watering system
  • Boasts the T-5 Supplemental Side Lighting which is the ideal cool spectrum supplement to the overhead LED grow light to increase your under canopy production
  • Has fully-automated controls
  • Uses up to 20% less energy usage
  • Can yield up to 30% more growth
  • Although it uses a hydroponic system, it also accommodates soil

Want to see more gift ideas? Head on to ChampionLED.com and choose that perfect indoor growing gift for yourself or for a friend. 

Kind LED XL1000 lenses

Ways to Protect your LED Grow Lights

Lengthen the lifespan of your lights with these practices. 

Kind LED K3 Series L600 Indoor LED Grow Light
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We know that LEDs have a very long lifespan, compared to traditional lighting. However, you can make it last even longer with proper care. These lights may not need much maintenance, but it’s still best to check them out once in a while for any damage. Here are a few simple tips to lengthen the lifespan of your LED grow lights.

Use a power stabilizer

Ways to Protect your LED Grow Lights
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To prevent damaging your lights in case of power fluctuations, buy a power stabilizer. This device prevents the power drivers and other internal components to get damaged in case of power surges and spikes. One more thing to note, however, is to avoid plugging a power stabilizer into a power strip with many other devices. Doing so increases the chance of a short circuit, and worse, power outage. That said, it’s best to plug your power stabilizer in a dedicated outlet solely for it.

Keep away from water

Ways to Protect your LED Grow Lights

LED grow lights, as with other electrical devices, should be placed far from any touch of water to prevent accidents such as short circuits and electrocution. In addition, make sure that your grow area or grow room is not high in moisture. Otherwise, water droplets might form on your lighting units and seep through electrical holes.

Regularly check the units

Kind LED Grow Lights
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And as previously mentioned, it wouldn’t hurt to check your LED grow lights even if they don’t need much maintenance. That way, you’ll know if it’s time to clean them (learn how here), or if water droplets had already formed on their surfaces.

Need new grow lights or grow tents? Head on to ChampionLED.com and shop for these items from known brands such as Kind LED, California Light Works, and Gorilla Grow Tent.

5 Tips for Controlling the Heat of Your Grow Tent

Here are heat control secrets from indoor growing experts.

5 Tips for Controlling the Heat of Your Grow Tent
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Being able to get the perfect temperature and controlling the heat can prove tough to some growers, especially the beginners. A little heat can cause problems and stress to some plants, that’s why controlling it is very crucial. And without further ado, here are five tips for heat control all of us growers can benefit from.

Make sure your fans are working properly.

SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet

As we all know, fans are important components of a grow tent. Without them, we won’t be able to control the odor, humidity, and temperature. Although some growers prefer air conditioners for heat control, fans are more recommended to cut costs down. Set up your exhaust fan in the highest cooling setting and it should be strong enough for your grow area. Make sure your oscillating fans are working correctly, and they should mimic the natural breeze. Note that these fans do not bring the temperature down in the tent, they move the air around and reduce hot spots.

Give them supplements

5 Tips for Controlling the Heat of Your Grow Tent

Some supplements can help your plants be more heat resistant and help them recover faster from heat stress. One of which is the seaweed kelp extract and is one of the best to use against heat stress. Many nutrients in the market already contain this so you won’t have to worry about finding this extract. However, you may also find a few brands in the market that sell pure sea kelp extract, which is also ideal for soil growers who prefer not to use mineral-based nutrients. Silica supplement also helps plants become more heat and cold resistant, as well as resistant to some plant diseases as well. This supplement also helps your plants get all the nutrients, and aid the soil in better absorbing the micronutrients.

Add CO2

5 Tips for Controlling the Heat of Your Grow Tent

Plants, as we know, need CO2 as part of the photosynthesis, and without it, they won’t develop and die. With more CO2, photosynthesis is increased, which means it can make your plants grow faster and produce bigger yields. Aside from that, carbon dioxide also makes your plants more heat-resistant. Adding CO2 is recommended in grow tents that have HPS or LED grow lights installed; otherwise, it won’t make any difference. You can either go with a CO2 generator or compressed CO2 in a bottle or tank.

Keep the roots cool.

Urban Farming: Hydroponic Gardens in the City

Keeping the roots cool makes your plants more heat-resistant. This is true whether you are a soil grower or a hydroponic grower. Keep the roots cool at around 21 degrees Celsius to make them recover faster from heat stress. Obviously, keeping them cool requires watering regularly, especially during hot weather. You can also add mulch on top of the soil to maintain the moisture.

Switch to LED lights.

Kind LED X Series XD75

And as we always mention, making the switch to LED grow lights is a huge investment. Because LEDs emit far less heat than other types of lighting, controlling temperature is much easier. And although they give off really bright lights at the right spectrums, they use less power. LED grow lights are also the best choice if your grow tent does not allow you to have an exhaust fan.

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Best Ways to Control the Odor From Your Grow Tent

Best Ways to Control the Odor From Your Grow Tent

Make your grow tent smell-proof with these simple tips.

California Lightworks LED Grow Lights

Having to grow indoors is a blessing to people who constantly need the plants they are growing. If you are one serious home cook with a love of pasta, basil is an essential herb, and you probably produce a lot of it, along with other fragrant spices in your indoor garden. However, basil is quite aromatic, and some people at home may not like it. Disinfectant sprays, wall plug-ins, and scented candles may mask the smell, but they can only do so temporarily. That said, we listed down a few simple tips from indoor grow experts that you might want to try.

Check the air circulation, temperature, and humidity levels of your grow room.

SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet

Expert growers suggest checking if the air is circulating through your grow tent. Without proper circulation, you won’t be able to maintain the humidity and temperature control. Remember that grow lights come in different types and emit heat differently. If you are using LED grow lights, heat won’t be a big problem as they

virtually emit none at all. As for the other types like HPS and fluorescents, you have to regularly check as temperatures can get really high, which will then cause the air not to circulate properly. With that said, check if the fans equipped in your grow room are doing their job. They should be able to move the air through the garden properly to keep odors and the temperature low.

Make sure your grow tent has carbon filters.

SuperCloset Deluxe 3.0 LED Soil Grow Cabinet

Activated carbon filters, in particular, are very effective in keeping odors away. They are also called “scrubbers” because they scrub the smell and contaminants of the air literally. The activated carbon attracts mold spores, dust, and other pollutants that are carrying the odors and they all get trapped in the filter. They work in tandem with a duct fan to circulate the odorous air through the filter or exhaust clean air out of the carbon filter. These filters already come with some grow tents or grow cabinets, but other growers prefer to make DIY filters.

Get odor neutralizers.

Ways to Control the Odor From Your Grow Tent

For small indoor gardens, getting odor neutralizers like gels and wax blocks is one effective way to mask the odors. These products bind with the smells of your plants and neutralize them. You’ll only have to place the product in the space next to your grow tent and not inside it. This is because they can alter the natural flavor and smell of your plants. Odor neutralizing sprays are also available, but make sure not to spray them inside the tent as the spray’s smell will stick to the plants. Also, these products are not recommended because they can only mask the odor temporarily. They are best used only in emergency cases.

Get a grow cabinet.

SuperCloset Trinity LED Grow Cabinet

Lastly, get a grow cabinet if your budget allows you. This type of grow room is designed to be air-tight and comes with all the complete components needed like filters and fans to make sure the odor stays inside the cabinet. This grow room is indeed an investment, as it costs more than your grow tent. However, if you really want a garden that can keep the smells confined inside, then a grow cabinet is the way to go.

Need to shop for LED grow lights or grow rooms? Head on to ChampionLED.com and check out all our products from various known and trusted brands.

What Makes SuperTrinity LED Grow Cabinet Special?

What Makes SuperTrinity LED Grow Cabinet Special?

Learn more about this big grow cabinet and why it’s worth buying for growers who want bigger, monster yields. 

SuperTrinity LED Grow Cabinet from Champion LED

Ready to grow more plants in the comfort of your home? Super Closet’s SuperTrinity LED Grow Lights Cabinet is the grow system you need. It claims to be the Cadillac of grow cabinets as it features a three-chamber, dual cabinet system which was designed to give maximum output. Growers can clone and generate in the cloning chamber, grow plants in the dedicated vegetation chamber, then transplant them into the flowering cabinet for the flowering phase and finally for harvesting.  It’s an all-in-one indoor gardening environment!

Not convinced yet? Here are the other qualities of SuperTrinity LED Grow Cabinet and why it is worth buying for growers,

Comes with Kind LED Grow Lights

Kind LED Grow Lights K3 Series L600

Kind is one of the best brands of LED grow lights in the market today. The SuperTrinity cabinet comes with two Kind LED K3 Series L600, which is the Gear of the Year Award Winner in 2014 and 2015. These lights are plug-and-play units and are ready to hang inside the cabinet. They run quieter, use less energy, and emits less, almost no heat at all. The Kind LED K3 Series L600 are also on a Yo-Yo System for easy height adjustments.

Comes with a complete growing system

Super Nova Cloning Chamber

Aside from the Kind LED Grow Lights, the SuperTrinity cabinet comes with a complete growing system plus other components:

  • T-5 Supplemental Side Lighting – This will enhance your complete spectrum, increase under canopy production, and fill out flowers and fruits.
  • The Dual 12-Plant SuperPonics Systems – These combine automated top feed and deep water culture to give you the best, safest, and fastest grows. These are easy to use as they are fully-automated and user-friendly. SuperPonics systems can grow up to two to five times bigger and faster than any single traditional method.
  • The SuperCloner 50-Site System – This is a deep water culture hydroponic system that promotes rapid white root development. You can germinate, clone, and vegetate up to 50 plants with this system.
  • 8 Plant SuperPonics System – This is used in tandem with the SuperCloner 50 to allow for eight bushy mothers from which to clip clones.
  • Dual Trellis Systems – This system yields up to 30% and also maximizes quality. Trellises allow for partition and support, as well as train the plants to create queal spacing. The systems also assist in an even canopy for better light distribution.
  • Dual Eco Air 4-Port Air Pumps – These are quiet, very powerful pumps. These durable pumps are widely used to provide oxygen in hydroponics systems without the need for oil.
  • Dual 185-Gallon per Hour Water Pumps – It features a powerful, oil-free magnetic rotor, bearing, and ceramic shaft ensures a quiet, reliable operation that makes sure to water your plants on times you’ve set it to.
  • Internal Circulation Fans – These adjustable fans are included to maximize airflow. They are able to recreate wind passing through an outdoor garden. Because it’s adjustable, you can tilt it in an angle which will allow you to let the wind blow through the ideal height.
  • Dual Industrial-Grade Carbon Filters – These filters eliminate all odors coming from inside the cabinets and will last up to a couple of years before needing replacement.
  • Digital Thermometer/Hygrometer – This device allows you to check if the environment is in its ideal temperature and humidity levels. Plus, it includes a waterproof temperature probe.
  • TDS Meter – The digital Total Dissolved Solids meter can help you determine if the water source is suitable and if you have added the right amount of nutrients.
  • General Hydroponics pH Control Kit – This kit includes 8 ounces of pH Up, 8 ounces of pH Down, 1-ounce indicator, and a vial.
  • Analog Single Timer – The analog light timer allows you to automatically control the sunrise and sunset, while the feeding timer will enable you to automatically water your plants regularly and evenly. No need to worry about LED light adjustments and watering time whenever your away.
  • 10-Socket Industrial Power Strip – This prevents power surges from damaging the internal components of the equipment, providing safe and balanced power.
  • GFCI Shock Buster – This eliminates electronic malfunctions that may occur whenever there is a risk of electrical components being exposed to water.
  • Rock Wool Cubes – These are spun granite and wicks for the roots to grow healthy, longer, and more stable.
  • Clay Grow Rocks – This medium allows for more robust, thicker, bigger, and higher-quality plants as these rocks give the roots a porous, course, and absorbent material to weave through.
  • Technaflora Recipe for Success Nutrient Bundle Starter Kit – This kit is ideal for both beginner and experienced growers. It contains products growers need to get successful yields.
  • SuperCloset Instructional DVD – This easy-to-follow DVD will help growers how to correctly setup the SuperTrinity grow cabinet.

 

Perfect design

SuperTrinity LED Grow Cabinet

The SuperTrinity includes the SuperNova and SuperNova Flower Edition cabinets, totaling to a size dimension of 92 inches wide, 24 inches deep, and 78 inches high. Because of its size, you will be able to harvest every month or get to double your yields in regular harvest time. Aside from that, the 18-gauge steel cabinets boast an air-tight and light-tight InfraCool powder-coated black exterior for protection from prying eyes. The cabinets also have keylock doors, making them look like just your regular cabinet in the living room or basement.

In summary, this Cadillac of a grow cabinet allows you to just sit back and watch your babies grow. It’s fully-automated, fully-assembled, and has all the components your plants need to grow healthy. Plus, it comes with a beautiful professional design that anyone would like to have in their home!

Have we convinced you yet? If yes, shop the SuperTrinity LED Grow Cabinet at ChampionLED.com!

 

TrueSun 2x2: The Grow Light for Small Gardens

TrueSun 2×2: The Grow Light for Small Indoor Gardens

Learn more about BloomBoss’ small but amazing LED grow light.

BloomBoss TrueSun 2x2 LED Grow Light

BloomBoss offers a small grow light that is perfect for a beginner grower’s 2×2 grow tent. The BloomBoss TrueSun 2×2 has a shape of a 90s portable radio, with a royal blue exterior and red switches. It has that retro-feel that can add a bit of fun into your indoor setup. Don’t be fooled by its small size though, as it can make you grow high-quality, robust yields as would the other larger LED grow lights in the market. With that said, we listed down the qualities we love about the TrueSun 2×2 and why you should consider getting it for your small indoor garden.

Here are five of the many amazing features of TrueSun 2×2:

Small but performs quite well!

The TrueSun 2X2 has a size dimension of 14.2 x 7.9 x 5.1 inches and weighs only 10 lbs. It uses 110 watts of power to light up its 44 high-intensity 5-watt LED chips with IR. It has two LED panels with an operating temperature of -4F to ~122F.

Significant cost savings

Compared to traditional lighting, the TrueSun utilizes less power which then allows you to save up to 50% energy costs every month. And because it uses less power, it has a low operating temperature that helps maintain the perfect climate in your grow tent.

Proprietary LED light spectrum

The TrueSun 2×2’s light spectrum is ideally tuned for indoor growing. It comes with three dedicated switches — Veg, Bloom, and UV, to give your plants the exact lighting they need for each growing phase. Plus, the proprietary lenses distribute the light evenly allowing it to reach all parts of your plant.

Excellent quality

Although it’s small in size, it’s still made with high-quality materials. It comes with a heavy-duty cabinet, server-grade super-cool fands, and strong, sturdy hangers. Plus, it has a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours and more.

Makes Mother Nature proud

The TrueSun is environmentally-friendly because as we mentioned, it used less power, hence, smaller carbon footprint. You wouldn’t need to install a cooling unit because it emits less heat, and fewer cooling fans means less noise pollution. Lastly, it does not contain any traces of mercury, so it’s safe to dispose of when its lifespan ends.

And, here’s what you get when you purchase the BloomBoss TrueSun 2×2 LED Grow Light:

  • The unit, of course
  • BloomBoss heavy-duty rope hatchet hanging kit
  • 12-foot universal power cord
  • User guide

BloomBoss TrueSun LED Grow Lights

BloomBoss TrueSun is also available in 3×3, 4×4, and 5×5. Remember to shop for the grow light with just the right size for your indoor garden to avoid getting problems like light burn. Shop for BloomBoss LED grow lights and your other indoor growing needs at ChampionLED.com!

Ways to Cool Your Grow Tent

Ways to Cool Your Grow Tent

Does your grow tent heat up easily?

Ways to Cool Your Grow Tent
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Grow tents allow you to create the perfect indoor environment for your plants. However, there might be times when they are not so “perfect.” One of the problems that may arise is excessive heat. This is especially so if you are located in states with warmer climates. And if you can’t figure out why this is happening, you might have to make some changes in your grow area to help regulate the temperature.  That said, here are a few ways on how to combat too much heat in your grow tents.

Turn on the AC.

Ways to Cool Your Grow Tent

An AC unit is pretty helpful in setting the right temperature, especially during the warmer months. Having an AC will also make the maintenance of the perfect temperature easier. It will also help cool the heat emitted by your grow lights, CO2 generators, pumps, ballasts, and other machines.

Make the switch to LED!

K5 Series XL750 Indoor Growth Light

One of the factors that make your indoor environment heat up easily is your lights. Are your using an HPS or fluorescent lighting system? These lights emit a lot of heat and can become a big problem in the summer. That is why more and more indoor growers are making the switch. Getting LED grow lights indeed is a wise investment; aside from saving your plants from getting light burn and wasting your resources, you also get to save on power.

Lessen the number of your plants.

Ways to Cool Your Grow Tent

If you’ve already made the switch but it’s still warm in there, you might want to check on your plants. You are probably growing more than your grow tent can handle. Overcrowding your grow tent naturally will lead to excessive heat. That is why it’s important to do some research on how much plants your tent can accommodate. Of course, one good solution for this is to expand it or buy a bigger grow tent.

Add mulch and seaweed.

Ways to Cool Your Grow Tent

Lastly, adding mulch on top of the soil can help cool your grow tent. This is because it maintains the moisture, allowing the roots to be cooler.  On the other hand, seaweed is a good and affordable fertilizer that helps the soil retain its moisture, keeping it cool. And as an added bonus, seaweed contains vitamins that aid in plant growth and better development of your plants.

 

Kind LED K5 Series XL1000

What Makes Kind LED K5 Series XL1000 Special?

Find out why the Kind LED K5 Series XL1000 is a top seller.

Kind LED XL1000
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Kind LED XL1000 is one of the best lights in the market today. In fact, this unit has been voted the best LED grow lights of 2014 and 2015. If you’re currently looking for the perfect lighting for your expanding indoor garden and are curious as to why many growers prefer this unit, then read on.

Here are five of the many reasons why the Kind LED K5 Series XL1000 is a top seller:

Beautiful design

Kind LED K5 Series XL1000 Indoor LED Grow Lights Sleek Design

Unlike the other grow lights in the market, the XL1000 has a sleek, classy design. It’s not bulky, definitely not an eyesore, and somewhat eye-catching. It’s a rule that function must always come first before aesthetics, but you wouldn’t have to worry, as the XL100 has both of these qualities.

Fully customizable spectrum

Kind LED XL1000
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The adjustable spectrum allows growers to shift from vegetative lighting to flowering lighting. You can also control the spectrum for virtually any type of plant genus in greenhouse growing or in agriculture operations where crop rotation or crop zoning is done. The XL1000 also features sunrise and sunset modes where the lights mimic the sun to make the plants “wake up” and “sleep.” Lastly, the lights are dimmable on three different sets of LEDs, with increments of 1% to 100%. In other words, there are a million different colors and intensities that you can choose from.

Automated

Kind LED XL1000 remote
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The functions of the XL1000 are run conveniently from a handheld remote. You can control one unit and up to a hundred simultaneously from it as well. This is a big relief for large growers, as they would not need to climb a ladder, flip a switch or knob to change the spectrum while the lights are hanging above a wide area of crops.

Internal timing function

Kind LED XL1000
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The XL1000 boasts an internal timing function in which growers can program all light cycles without the need for separate bulky analog or digital timers. You can turn on all the blues at once, the reds, or the whites, or you can turn them all at once.  Also, these light cycles, including the featured sunrise and sunset modes can be changed using the handy-dandy remote mentioned above.

Ideal 3- and 5-watt diode combination

Kind LED K5 Series XL1000 Indoor LED Grow Lights

It has the perfect mix of both 3-watt and 5-watt diodes, creating the perfect amount of light for robust, lush, and large crops. The 5-watt diodes emit intense light that can penetrate through the canopy. However, they can run pretty hot. That is why the adding 3-watt diodes or adding the “sweet spot” efficiency of these diodes can give the perfect lighting without burning the leaves of your plants.

Is the XL1000 the perfect LED grow lights for your indoor garden? If so, shop now at ChampionLED.com!

 

How to Clean Your Hydroponic System

How to Clean Your Hydroponic System

Make sure that you are growing your vegetables in a squeaky clean environment.

Clean Your Hydroponic System

It is quite apparent why cleanliness is essential in your hydroponic system. You wouldn’t want to be harvesting produce that isn’t clean. Having a dirty and clogged hydroponic system will also affect the health and growth of your plants. If you do not sanitize and sterilize, the chances of your plants getting fungal and disease pathogens rise. Having that said, here are some easy and straightforward cleaning tips for the beginner hydroponic grower.

Set aside the plants. 

Setting Aside the Plants When Cleaning Your Hydroponics

Before you sterilize your hydroponic system, make sure the remove your plants first. Place them in separate pots in the meantime, preferably with the same medium, nutrients, and PH levels. Otherwise, your plants might go into shock when taken out of their current growing environment. Do remove dead leaves or plants if there are any.

Sterilize.

SuperCloner 50-Site Hydroponic Cloner System

Next is to clean the reservoir and parts of your hydroponic system. You will need a cleaning agent to flush the system to kill all microbial life which may include fungi or bacteria that can cause disease in your crops. There are many cleaning solutions available online or at your local shop. You can go with food grade bleach and food-grade hydrogen peroxide to flush your system. However, if you are hesitant about these solutions, you can go organic and opt to use vinegar. Afterward, rinse the system out with water by circulating filtered water through it for at least two 15-minute cycles to thoroughly wash away the vinegar or cleaning agent.

Replant.

SuperCloner 50-Site Hydroponic Cloner System_

Now that you’ve finished sterilizing, it’s now time to bring your plants back to their home. Make sure to prepare the right grow medium, nutrients, and PH levels like it has been before the cleaning. Regularly check the plants for about a couple days in case some of them show signs of stress.

Sanitize.

Sanitize Your Hydroponics

Once you’re done replanting and activating your system, check your grow area for spills and trash. Look out for dust on the surface of your LED grow lights. Sweep away all the dead plant material you removed from the systems, as well as all the other messes and dirt on the floor. Make sure the surrounding environment is squeaky clean.

As for the cleaning frequency, a monthly routine will do. Although, this still depends on your plant’s growth cycles. Need a new hydroponic system for your urban garden? Check out ChampionLED.com and pick out the system with the perfect features that work for you!

The Differences Between Grow Tents and Grow Cabinets

The Differences Between Grow Tents and Grow Cabinets

Which one should you get?

The Differences Between Grow Tents and Grow Cabinets

Both grow tents and grow cabinets provide the perfect growing conditions for plant indoors. They are both ideal for beginner growers who want to keep their indoor garden small. Although both can successfully grow healthy plants, one has features that the other doesn’t, and these will matter when it comes to your gardening needs. So if you are looking to grow indoor plants and wondering which one to get then, you’ve landed on the right article. This week, we will discuss the differences between grow tents and grow cabinets to help you decide which one to get.

Size and portability

Gorilla Grow Tent Shorty

The sizes of most grow tents are flexible; you can choose to make it bigger or higher by using extension kits that come with it. These tents are also made is so many sizes, all you have to do is choose the one that fits the available space you have at home. You can easily move them around as well when needed. Grow cabinets, on the other hand, have a fixed size and are not portable. So if you do not plan on moving around your grow space, you can go with a grow cabinet. However, if you plan on expanding your garden in the future, it’s best to go with a grow tent.

Assembly

SuperLocker 3.0 LED Grow Cabinet

A grow tent tends to get set up longer than a grow cabinet. The latter is pre-assembled, usually already has everything in it and all you need to do is just plug it in and start growing. Grow tents require effort and time as you will be installing everything, from the LED grow lights, to the fans and filters. If you do not want to go through the hassle of installation, go with the cabinet. However, if you have the time and would love to customize your grow space, the tent is the ideal one to get.

Durability

Dark Propagator 2.6 DP60

It is pretty apparent that when it comes to durability, the grow cabinet wins. Unless you are buying the high-quality tents, you won’t be worrying about wear and tear and busted zippers. So be prepared to invest in high-quality tents if you prefer them over the cabinets. The latter is made of a sturdy combination of steel and wood, just like the typical cabinet in your bedroom. Because of the materials it is made of, grow cabinets tend to be more expensive than grow tents.

Security

Grow Cabinet Triple Locking Doors

Grow cabinets are also perfect if you plan to be a discreet grower. These cabinets give privacy, and could easily pass as ordinary furniture in your living room or bedroom. Grow tents, on the other hand, are not too easy to hide from visitors. So if you regularly have people coming over and you don’t want them to know about your indoor garden, then it’s best to go with a grow cabinet.

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