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Is Green the most Photosynthetic light for Cannabis growers?

June 07 2023 – Danielle Daly

Is Green the most Photosynthetic light for Cannabis growers?
Is Green the most Photosynthetic light for Cannabis growers?

Let's dive deeper into the spectrum misconceptions surrounding our recent addition of more green, alongside blue and red, to our Mammoth 🦣 Spectrum. Many people believe that plants simply reflect green light, but the reality is more intricate. ⁣⁣

The new Mammoth 🦣 Spectrum is our attempt to bridge the gap between the "bro science" era of MH + HPS rooms and the academic research that validates the larger yields and superior quality observed during those days. ⁣⁣

Our goal is to provide a broader spectrum, akin to nature itself, allowing the plant to fully express its potential. Extensive research supports this approach. ⁣⁣

We've mentioned in the past that we aren't particularly fond of spectrum tuning. Most formulas yield unintended consequences, often resulting in suboptimal outcomes. For instance, increasing red light during the flowering stage might reduce cannabinoid production without a significant gain in yield. Additionally, spectrum tuning can lower the Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD), which directly impacts yield. ⁣⁣

However, if your goal is to manipulate plant morphology or if you enjoy experimenting, spectrum tuning can be intriguing. 😎⁣⁣

Now, let's talk about the role of green light. Many believe that plants reflect green light, but the facts are different. Green light is photosynthetic, although it might be less efficient than other colors at low PPFD levels. Surprisingly, at higher PPFD levels, green light can be more effective due to its ability to penetrate deeper into the leaves. Look at the graphs – typically, at 500 PPFD, green outperforms blue, and at 800 PPFD, green surpasses red. Since cannabis demands high PPFD levels, it makes sense to incorporate a significant portion of green light in your spectrum, mirroring nature's wisdom. 🤔 ⁣

Attached is the research for your reference. Knowledge is power! 💪 Enjoy the reading 📖. ⁣

Stay tuned for our follow-up post with more in-depth insights. Have an excellent week, Mammoth Fam! ⁣⁣



1 comment

  • Jason : September 16, 2023
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    How does the mammoth grow light compare to the Slim 750S 3 spectrum adjustable White, 351 Red and Royal blue

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