Bleaching occurs when cannabis plants grow too close to LED lights.
Although the white buds and leaflets look unique, once dried, they turn brown and result in an unattractive final product.
Growers new to LEDs should be aware of this potential risk.
The absence of heat is one of the most significant selling points for LEDs.
Since they produce less heat, indoor cultivation facilities require less cooling, and as a result, spend less on CapEx and OpEx for HVAC systems.
LEDs also work well in multi-tier environments with little headspace, but a certain distance still must be maintained between the plant canopy and light fixture.
Even though LEDs don't put off much heat, don't be fooled! The plants can feel it.