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Create Optimal Growing Conditions With the Right Lighting

Indoor gardening lighting in Lakewood, CO

Good lighting is essential to healthy plant growth. Because the best light comes from the sun, the best indoor lighting most closely mimics the sun's color spectrum. There are 3 main types of lighting that can grow plants effectively:

  • T5 or Compact fluorescent
  • L.E.D (Light-emitting Diode)
  • H.I.D. (High Intensity Discharge)


Compact fluorescent fixtures are used primarily for leafy greens and vegetative growth, although there are bloom spectrum bulbs available. They produce relatively low heat and get the best results kept 6" to 12" above the plants. We primarily carry in our Lakewood, CO store and recommend Pioneer and Agrobrite T5 fixtures; however, we can special order many other brands. We also stock, top of the line replacement bulbs Vitalume and Hortilux for T5 fixtures.

L.E.D. and H.I.D. Lighting in Lakewood, CO

L.E.D. fixtures currently on the market, vary greatly in wattage and efficiency. We stock L.E.D. strip lighting and are a distributor for:

  • Black Dog
  • Cirrus
  • Kind
  • Many others


The most commonly used lighting is H.I.D. which can range from 250 watts to 1150 watts depending on which ballast and bulb you choose. This category includes both single ended and double ended (DE) bulbs and fixtures, and also, metal halide and high-pressure sodium options.
We sell complete fixtures, as well as separate ballasts, reflectors and bulbs, including:

  • H.P.S. - High Pressure Sodium (red/orange spectrum)
  • M.H - Metal Halide (blue spectrum)
  • DE - Double Ended 1000-watt bulb


We stock theses DE brands:

  • Gavita Pro Plus H.P.S
  • Ushio Hilux Gro H.P.S
  • Hortilux H.P.S
  • Agrosun H.P.S
  • Xtrasun H.P.S
  • Nanolux H.P.S or M.H.
  • Maxpar H.P.S or M.H.


We stock these single ended brands with the option of a 400w, 600w or 1000w bulb in either H.P.S. or M.H. spectrum:
  • Ushio
  • Hortilux
  • Xtrasun


Most digital ballasts and complete fixtures are adjustable:

  • 1000w adjusts from 600 watts to 1150 watts
  • 600w adjusts from 400 watts to 750
  • 400w adjusts from 250 watts to 400 watts


Ballast and complete fixture brands we stock:

  • Phantom
  • Sun System
  • Gavita
  • Xtrasun
  • Galaxy
  • Papillon
  • Nanolux
  • Ion
  • Sunburst


Additional reflector brands:

  • Raptor
  • Radiant
  • Daystar
  • Sun System (AC/DE, Blockbuster, Magnum XXL, Grow Beast, etc)

Currently, the most efficient type of H.I.D lighting is the L.E.C (Light-emitting Ceramic) or CMH (Ceramic Metal Halide) 315-watt fixture. CMH bulbs are mixed spectrum having both blue and red/orange colors. The best bulb to use for these fixtures is the GE Philips MasterColor or GE Phillips MasterGreenPower 315.

Gro Wize carries 3 brands of 315 CMH (All have a bulb included):

  • Sun System LEC
  • Phantom CMH
  • Sunburst CMH


Call or visit our grow store in Lakewood, CO today for more information about our lighting equipment and indoor gardening accessories.