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Battle of the Bulb

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morgan creek Flower 2I was just featured in an Elevated Nation article called “What’s right for your grow: LED or HID lighting?” where I discussed the lighting methods we use at Ideal Harvest.

It is remarkable how passionate cannabis growers can get when debating the pros and cons of lighting. When a group of marijuana cultivators come together the acronyms start flying – LEDs, HIDs, HPSs, CDLs! Everybody has a preference and an opinion about which lighting methods work best. Let me break it down for you.

HID stands for High Intensity Discharge. It is a very large light bulb (some about the size of your forearm) made of a sealed tube filled with gas, and it creates light when the gas is ignited. The main type of HID lighting used in cultivation is HPS, or High Pressure Sodium bulbs. Growers prefer HPS light because it is very intense, has a red or orange tint, and gives off the ideal spectrum of light that plants need to thrive. The problem with HID lighting, such as the typical 1000 watt HPS bulb, is that it is very inefficient.

Many cannabis cultivators are switching to LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lighting to try and reduce energy costs. Sure, LEDs are by far the most efficient lights, the problem is that they don’t emit the specific color spectrum that plants require to optimize their growth. In addition, the LED produces little forward heat in comparison to HPS, so growers need to compensate for that lack of heat in the environment.

As I mention in the article, at Ideal Harvest we use the Boulder Lamp Industries 315 CDL light. CDL stands for Ceramic Discharge Light and, in my opinion, this light gives you the best of both worlds. They outperform typical 1000 watt HPS lights because they provide maximum amounts of blue and red spectrum as well as all other spectrum for optimum growth. Plus, they are more environmentally friendly and help reduce energy consumption.

Boulder Lamp Industries offers a unique CDL + LED hybrid light that uses both technologies. Several growers in Colorado who have done side by side tests with the hybrid light have been able to increase their yields by approximately 15%. From a cultivator’s standpoint, we want to produce the highest yields possible while using the least amount of energy. These lights let us do just that.

At Ideal Harvest, we specialize in working with growers to optimize cannabis yields through more efficient use of their space, people and technology. The alignment of design, equipment, lighting and workflow automation can make a major impact on your operations. To see how going vertical can increase production in your facility; check out our Vertical Canopy Plant Calculator .

Want to talk cannabis yields? Reach out to me directly, always happy to assist.

Email Mike

Ideal Harvest Attending the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo 2017

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Join us at the Spring 2017 Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Washington D.C. from May 17 – 19! This is hands down the must attend conference of the year if you are in the cannabis industry. MJ Biz Con is the longest running, biggest and most respected trade show in the country. They get thousands of attendees from all 50 states plus over a dozen countries – from business people and investors to cultivators, retailers, licensing experts and lawyers.

Come see us in booth 237, take a look at our cutting edge products and learn how we can optimize your grow operation and take it to its peak potential. We can provide everything you need to outfit your entire facility so you can start growing your best crop immediately. Our revolutionary vertical canopy model can save you time, energy, labor, space and money – many facilities get 4x more plants and 4x more canopy!

Visit us and learn how a completely aligned grow facility is closer than you think.

You can also calculate your optimal plant yield right now using our Vertical Canopy Plant Calculator at idealharvest.com/calculator.

Ideal Harvest Attending the MJ Business Expo

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Ideal Harvest Attending the MJ Business Expo

We are proud to be attending the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida from May 9-11, 2016. The MJ Business Expo is the oldest and largest, national business exposition of the cannabis industry attended by 3000+ industry executives, experts and major investors, and more than 170 exhibitors. We are thrilled to share our innovative solutions with some of the most influential industry players with this spectacular event.

The Expo will include keynote presentations, vendors, growers, shop owners, and speakers with Q&A sessions. There will be sessions and vendors addressing issues like MMJ legalization, retail trends, hydroponics, lighting techniques, compliance, and much more. We are excited to share our revolutionary vertical growing model and show attendees how efficient and profitable they can truly be with the Ideal Harvest vertical canopy system.

The professionals attending this event are working to remove the stigma attached to our industry by showing the true character of the industry. We are proud to be part of this movement and showcase the legitimacy of our solutions!

Will you be at the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo this year?

Let us know and say “Hi!” See you there!

Marijuana Business Conference & Expo

Grow Your Ideal Harvest

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Grow Your Ideal Harvest

Do you have any idea how much waste is involved in a typical cannabis grow operation? Wasted energy, wasted labor, wasted space, wasted money, and, even more importantly, tons and tons of wasted potential.

Waste drives us crazy. Everything we do revolves around empowering our clients to stop wasting time and resources, and start becoming the kind of business they want to be: efficient, profitable, and truly impactful.

We have partnered with industry leaders to craft industry-leading products and solutions, but we are not simply a vendor. We personally partner with each of our clients to bring every single aspect of a grow operation in sync from seed to harvest and everything in between.

“Good enough” is not in our vocabulary – we look at every single thing that is holding you back from making the profit and impact you want and re-align it to your mission and goals. We’ve ironed out every wrinkle to forge the perfect grow operation. Take a look at our results:

  • SPEED – 150 days to first harvest
  • EFFICIENCY – 4X more plants/sq. ft. with a 3X bigger canopy
  • PROFITABILITY – 40% less cost per gram
  • QUALITY – Increased crop excellence
  • LEGITIMACY – Complete compliance from Day 1
  • SUSTAINABILITY – Minimize your energy costs
  • INSIGHT – Gain new perspective into your operation

We’ve seen almost every type of grow operation in use today,
but we haven’t seen yours.

If you are ready to become a leader instead of just “good enough” it’s time to give us a call.

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