A “Stealth Grow” often refers to a garden one is trying to keep secretive. Stealth Grows have become very popular in recent decades due to the criminalization of marijuana, and the hoards of people who continue to grow it. Stealth Growing is the method many growers use to remain under the radar of the police. In order to be considered a Stealth Grow, a garden must be completely un-noticeable to the passer by. It must produce little to no sound, no smell, no light trails, and most of all little heat.
HID Grow Lights
Although it is illegal, many drug agency and task force officials have resorted to heat-signature scanning as a way of finding grow rooms. Even if someone thinks their setup is a Stealth Grow, HID Grow Lights create a bright hot-spot that allows the police to see your grow room. If they spot enough lights during their scan, they may even put you on their list for a raid. It is for this reason that HID Grow Lights such as High Pressure Sodium (HPS) and Metal Halide (MH), are not good for stealth growing.
T5 Fluorescent Lighting
T5 Fluorescent lighting has been the preferred option for Stealth Grows for many years, as the bulbs produce little heat compared to a HID, and therefore do not require the bulky (and noisy) ventilation systems. T5’s also have a relatively low start-up cost, however their bulbs must be changed frequently as the light decay is very rapid. As a result T5 is an expensive option over the long run, requiring at least 2 bulb changes per year for optimal results. T5’s are also not as strong as HID for flowering plants, as they do not produce anywhere near the light intensity. As a result T5 grow lights are best used for shorter plants in confined spaces, rather than large-scale Stealth Grows.
LED Grow Lights
LED Grow Lights are the new favorite for Stealth Growing, as they provide many advantages over other grow lighting. LEDs are unlike light bulbs, as they do not contain a filament that burns out. Instead LEDs use a diode, which is a semiconductor that converts electrical current into light. As a result LED Grow Lights can be used for 50,000 – 100,000 hours before it’s time for a replacement. LED Grow Lights also emit less heat than T5 Fluorescents, making them a better alternative for Stealth Grows. Flowering response is also much stronger under LED Grow Lights than HID or T5, making them a much more viable option for large-scale and commercial stealth grows.
Grow Stealth – LED Grow Lights
Quantum LED Grow Lights from Grow Stealth LED, achieve equal flowering to a 1000W HPS by combining the power of 3W LEDs with the focused intensity of 90 degree lenses. Their Quantum Spectrum is based on testing and research published by NASA studying the effect of Quantum Efficiency on growth rates and yield. As a result, Grow Stealth LED Grow Lights speed up the entire growth cycle up to 25%, while simultaneously increasing yields up to 30% compared to other Grow Lights. Their Pro-Bloom option adds an additional wavelength to increase resin production, and enhance photosynthesis up to 30% during flowering. So if you’re looking to improve your Stealth Grow – LED Grow Lights from Grow Stealth LED will speed up growth cycles, increase yields, and increase the quality of your crops. LED Grow Lights also lower power bills up to 70%, reduce heat, and eliminate costly bulb replacements! With so many advantages, it’ easy to see why many have made the switch to Grow Stealth LED Grow Lights.