Fluorescent T-5 Grow Lights

T5 Lighting was originally designed in the 1950s and has grown to be the light choice of many indoor gardeners! In Hydroponics, T5 lights usually come in 2 foot and 4 foot lengths and appear in units ranging form single bulb to 16 bulb units. Fluorescent lighting is optimal for indoor gardening for a few reasons including kelvin rating (bulb spectrum) and lumens per watt output. Before we dive in and tell you what the best t5 out there is, … Continue Reading

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How to choose a grow light reflector

How do you choose the appropriate HID reflector for your growing space? There are a number of factors to consider, from size and shape, to your wattage requirements. Reflectors come in a number of configurations, from simple bent aluminum wings, to engineered reflectors with air-cooling features, such as 4”, 6” or 8” ducting options. To get started, traditionally, a 1000W light accommodates a 4’ x 4’ square.  A 600W is used for a 3’ x 3’, and 250W would be … Continue Reading

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