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Thank you!! I use the VIPARSPECTRA 300W VIPARSPECTRA grow light from Amazon. This thing is extremely bright but since I don’t really have any outdoor space and my succulents seem to be very much enjoying it, I can’t really complain haha
Whoa, that thing is expensive. I use this one from amazon and works really well.
I'm told the Feit bulbs are good, available via amazon, if you have a gooseneck lamp.
I use this, but it is somewhat overkill unless you have a plant rack with quite a few succs - I've been told by another user that its effective for two levels of his rack. Its also a bit pricier then what many wish to pay(although it is a bit cheaper then some led panels of similar size).
This is the light I use - it emits a small amount of heat that is perfect. Keeps my succulents around 75 degrees. I have them on a three-tier wire cart that I wrapped in foil to insulate until I can get real reflective padding.
Can't recommend this light enough - everything is doing so well now, I have a lithops blooming, some sedum, baby toes, one lace aloe, a haworthia turgida, and more.
VIPARSPECTRA 300W LED Grow Light,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Wasn’t the absolute cheapest 300w on Amazon but it had good reviews. Worked great for my 2x2 tent but if I had more budget at the start I woulda gotten a name brand.
Oh boy yeah that's not enough. You need a real grow light. Usual real LED grow lights start off at 300w.
Also just because it's LED does not mean it's a grow light.
Here this one is a bit older as far as technology goes but it's a good light and has given me pretty good yield. I have a 450w
VIPARSPECTRA 300W LED Grow Light, with Daisy Chain, Full Spectrum Plant Growing Lights for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glc_fabc_H4PPH6M5NME39157VHFY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have a Viparspectra Ul Certified 300W LED grow light. I just hung it up on some shelves in the basement and keep it about 2 feet from the plants. The cactuses directly underneath and then succulents and then outdoor houseplants, radiating outward. If that makes sense.
Here's the link for the light
The one I posted earlier -- this one has an image showing the specs. It says on the back
>LED Power - 300W
Actual Power - 128W +/- 3%
is 128 the "true watt" in this case?
It’s a Viparspectra brand light, link below. I’m new to all of this so just I’m trying to have a simple, 1 plant setup for now.
VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified 300W LED Grow Light, with Daisy Chain, Full Spectrum Plant Growing Lights for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ZsWSFbSS1QS13?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Real grow lights, ones that actually are good and will improve your plant's health, ones that aren't chinese fake knock-off trying-to-scam-you lights....are pricey. There is an extensive science to grow lights. At the very least need to look for lights that are: LED, full spectrium, and can reach 660nanometers. If a light for sale doesn't tell you this information then don't trust it. Any legit light will be public about its abilities. This Vipar one has been tried and proven (like scientifically with light meters) to be legit over on the 420blazeit subreddits. But that light only gives light in a 2x2ft area just as a heads up (and if you are in the flowering stage it only goes 1.5x1.5ft). People always over estimate how much range grow lights give. Yes there will be light cast outside of the range but it will be useless for the plant. So measure your plant and any future growth you expect or future plant siblings if you need a smaller grow light vs a larger one.
This is why so many fake-o chinese sellers try to swoop in with cheap shitty lights since people run away from the larger price tag. Even regular T5's that grannies use to start veggies indoors will run $100+ (I personally don't like them because they use more power and they get sooo hot. And you need to have one bulb that's 6500kelvin and another 2500kelvin to get 'full spectrum').
I'm doing it now, look at my posts to see my setup. You could get a small setup going for <$200 for everything to grow 4 decent sized plants, or you could spend a lot more on things like more efficient lights that aren't pink/purple, a tent to enclose it, or just a bigger setup for more plants.
Cheapest and easiest way to start with 4 plants is to use a LED like this from Amazon and put it like 2 feet over the plants. Get some 3 gallon pots, I like fabric pots because they drain well and dry fast like peppers like. Get some decent potting soil and some trays to sit the pots on. Humidity will probably be an issue though, and dehumidifiers aren't cheap.
You can use CFL or LED light bulbs, I started like that, but once I did the math on how many bulbs I needed and how much they and the sockets and everything for them were, I decided to go the LED grow light route. But then I didn't like the purple light color and wanted to make shelves, so I DIY'd some LED strips.
A 1x1 would not take much Rule of thumb is no less than 30w a square foot. A simple 90w (true watt, not the fake advertising watts) UFO style would be fine. Amazon is a good place to check
Sorry for the late reply, its this light I found on Amazon, I was told it could do the job though it's not a great light by any means. https://www.amazon.com/VIPARSPECTRA-Reflector-Spectrum-Indoor-Plants/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=viparspectra+light&qid=1550937974&s=gateway&sr=8-4
Also as far as soil I was going to go to use soil from the outdoors, and use 5gal buckets or milk crates with garbage bags as pots -- you're saying if I use a organic soil I could get away with not monitoring pH? Are there any brands you can recommend that won't break the bank for about 4 plants?
There are plenty of options on amazon. Lots of small LED set ups. The cheap Chinese lights really aren’t too bad either. A 300W will definitely do the job of you have room. Biggest concern with keeping things stealthy is the smell. You’ll need a carbon filter. During flowering things start to really reek!
This is the light I use currently.
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
It works well. Definitely not the best on the market but it does the job!
Ackk I hate those types of lights! They really don’t help at all, they’re targeted towards people who can’t afford more expensive lights but they’re useless. They usually lie about the spectrum and strength of the lights, and they’re so small they just don’t have the power needed to really help the plants. Something like this is better, and it’s even cheaper than the cost of three of those lights combined. If you got it off amazon, try to return it to get your money back and consider getting something like this instead. This is the cheapest yet most powerful light that I strongly recommend for people looking for grow lights. If you can’t hang it, you can put it on a metal rack (you can see how some people did it in the comments). That explains why your succulents still look as if they need more light with the leaves still down or bent.
If you don’t have space for it (which I understand) then consider getting a 6500k grow lamp/bulb. They’re very cheap and much more powerful than the ones you have, and don’t take up much space either.
You'll probably want it a little closer then 6 inches tbh, they're very weak lights, at least that was my and a few other's experience..
I'm currently using this one to great effect. Really wish they had flat boards as well so i could use them for my upper, smaller racks..
I've also heard really good things about the Feit bulbs available from Amazon, which are much cheaper but obviously require a gooseneck lamp or something similar to hold them.
This is my newest light. I've only had it for about 3 days, but so far it's causing my Coppertone to gain some orange colorations back and, because that particular plant is actually shaped like a funky tree(in my case), one of the upper leaves burned slightly(for more information, most of the plants are around 12-16 inches from the light, but the top of this one is 6-7 so its too close) - so it definitely worked.
I should say that seems oddly cheap(I could be wrong? I paid $30 for my singular T5..) for a pack of 6 T5s. Also, yes, the $20 tri-heads on amazon are awful.
You can get some gooseneck lamps, or clamp lights, and use fluorescent bulbs, as the other post suggests. Someone recently recommended me an LED panel(interestingly, it happened to be the exact same one i was looking at!) so I've ordered that and will be trying it out.
If you're interested to know how it goes and if its any good, you can reply and I'll make sure to inform you in a month or two.
Most LEDs marketing toward growing list the wattage based on the output equivalent of traditional grow lights. Obviously traditional grow lights put off a lot more heat and are much less efficient. For instance this viparspectra lists 300W but if you read the fine print it only pulls 130W. Mars and most grow lights market this way. I only ask because I am building an LED setup with 300 actual watts.
Lights such as this. Good for supplementing the little bit of light people get in their windows in the city.
So I also have this light and I naively thought it would work... but it will need to be within 4-6" of that light to have any effect other than etiolation, and that's with both tubes focused on a single plant.
I upgraded to a 300w light (https://www.amazon.com/VIPARSPECTRA-Reflector-Spectrum-Indoor-Plants/dp/B01B4GQ6MO) and my plants are all flourishing now, with beautiful stress colors and 0 burns.
I still use the dinky little 18w clip on to supplement a couple dim spots on my lower shelf.
Thank you. What others would you reccomend in the price range of the mars.
Ive also saw this one
This is going to be my first time, just wanna make sure i get it right.
a few years ago i bought some el cheapo 3w LEDs from ebay and strung them up into an array for plants. i mixed and matched them with no rhyme or reason, just a mix of blues, reds, and orange LEDs and they equated to around 40w total according to the a kill-a-watt. total cost for my DIY unit was like $30 iirc, and it built two arrays.
anyway, what i learned was even with el cheapo LEDs the plants still went absolutely nuts underneath it. so find a unit that has a lot of reviews where everyone is happy and go with it.
 i now use 2 of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B4GQ6MO/
one for the flowering box and the other for the vegetating box. probably not the most intense light, but my plants are happy and don't complain. i also use CFLs in both boxes to help with missing wavelengths.
i believe we are in the same state. the plant limit is kind of strange, but i imagine it will change within the next year or so.
spider mites are awful, try not to bring any clones straight into your grow space unless you like bugs. i've already found some on the outside plants this year. :(
i use 2x https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B4GQ6MO/
one for a flowering tent and another for a larger indoor propagation tent and both with supplemental CFL light. the setup seems sufficient since the plants are fairly large and not dead.
the tents are always nice and toasty, even in winter.
i plan on having two plants flowering about a month apart at all times for a continuous harvest. i'm seeing how well it goes this year, though.
where did you find seeds with names here? i thought there were no way to get seeds yet. my plant is just a random bag seed.
Mine has no settings, just on or off. I have this light. Only way to change intensity is moving them further away for mine. I'm starting out over 2 feet away because they're not used to being in any kind of light at all.
Ask as many questions as you want. So the purpose of two tents is always plants in flowering, so you have a harvest roughly every 2 months. My veg tent lights are on for 18 hours and off for 6. Flower is a 12/12 cycle. When I move plants from veg to flower I'll take a few clones off the plant to stay in veg. In two months when I harvest the plant I moved into flower, I'll move the clones I took that are in veg, over to flower and take more clones off of them to continue the perpetual cycle. Also, for veg you'll want different lights than I posted. You'll want cool color lights. These are cheap but I have 2-3 in veg https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_8c4nBbN2XFJ17
I have a few different things going on. The one listed below is my favorite (and my plants' favorite).
Inexpensive upfront cost, 300W output, consumes less than half that. Very quiet.
LED grow light
Cheap 300W LED comparable to 250W HPS.
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_oFiqAb5GXSVPT
I used this and I've used it to grow tomato plants and to provide light to an adult Meyer lemon tree.
I really regretted purchasing smaller cheaper lamps because plants came out spindly and if I brought the light closer it burnt the plants. I much prefer this one and consider it a worthwhile and not too pricey investment.
Consider lumens not wattage especially for LED.
Hey - thanks for responding. The lights are about 16'' above the plants, and I'm running 2 300w LED's, here they are: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B4GQ6MO . I'll back off on watering to every 36hrs and see how that goes. What do you think about the height of the lights, and those lights specifically? They were wonderful on my first harvest (blue dream last December).
Edit: 300w, not 200w.
I have 5 of these for my 6 plants, grown with bubble buckets in a happily legal state. Started with 3 lights, but the autoflowers didn't get super thick buds before the pistols were 75% orange. With the 5, they are getting enormous. Power for the 5 is about $70/mo at my rates.
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_o5KyzbV892TDX
hehe god speed son! seriously though you'll need at least something like this before you're going to get anywhere. not trying to be harsh at all but the desk lamp will really get you no where.
Four plants in a 36”x20”x62” tent. I don't know the strain. (three sativa and an indica I believe. Got the clones from a friend. I should ask)
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light about 24" inches from canopy.
They're in gallon pots in organic potting soil. I did a nute cleanse last Tuesday and that didn't make much of a difference. The soil PH is around 6.0-6.3.
I just picked up this guy. I have my succulents on my top shelf, and my seedlings 2 shelves down. So far I've seen really good results (which makes sense given how damn bright it is)
Yes veg and flower, do you have limited space to grow? You might try one of these: https://www.amazon.com/VIPARSPECTRA-Reflector-Spectrum-Indoor-Plants/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481235884&sr=8-3&keywords=LED+grow+lights
I use those in a little grow cabinet and they are great, super cheap and efficient. I did have an issue with one farting out on me after a year though.
The LED is this one: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B4GQ6MO
There are a few similar ones at similar prices. I'll just quote the advice I was given on LEDs, here:
> The main thing to look for in LEDs is the actual wattage drawn (~130 Watts on both). In terms of raw lumen per watt output MH, HPS, fluoro, and LED are all in the ballpark of 90-100 lumens per watt.
> At this point, the advantage that LED leverages is that bulbs can be engineered to emit specific wavelengths of light that hit the most photosynthetically active regions of the spectrum. This is why there are no green bulbs (chlorophyll reflects green light), and why the spectrum you will see from these lights are kind of a bizarre fuchsia. So, whereas the lumens (visible light) per watt (electrical energy consumed) of LEDs is not much different than the other high output lighting choices, the light that is produced by LEDs is all useful, whereas other choices produce light in the green region of the spectrum that is essentially wasted.
> That said, while the fuchsia LEDs are great for growing, I think they make for really ugly presentation. If you want to max out growth per watt, then LED is probably the way to go, but if you are wanting to have something nice to look at every day, I would still suggest a fixture with T8 flouro tubes. Another thought is to grow under LED, and then just have a different light to turn on when you want to display your plants.
> The scammy thing to look out for is LEDs with a low actual wattage drawn. If it's a fixture that is only pulling like 20 watts or something, it's a waste of money. Over 100 Watts and you're looking at a grow light for serious people.
I GOT THIS:
And I'm pleasantly surprised... when I was growing pot years ago LEDs were terrible but this thing has exceeded expectation. I also recommend a heating pad to keep the root zone warm! ��
Do you mean... vipar? Can't find "Vispar 300w" lights online really
https://www.amazon.com/VIPARSPECTRA-Reflector--Spectrum-Indoor-Plants/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1471841739&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=vispar+300+watt These look pretty good.
I'm about to order this for basically a fridge or small closet type area. Do you think it will do the trick? I came to this one after reading a book and reviews. What do you think?
I have her under this light, about a foot away. :)
Can I suggest a cheap $65-80 LED light from Amazon? "Blurple" lights aren't the best lights you can get but imo when you are on a budget they are great.
180W for $80 is pretty good https://www.amazon.com/VIPARSPECTRA-Reflector-Spectrum-Indoor-Plants/dp/B01B4GQ6MO
People have grown great plants with the brand Viparspectra. MarsHydro is also well known and you get get a similar light from them for $65
You may like the science of light post, also accessible via the sidebar.
Also, no, lumens will not always help you. More is typically better, but they're not what we use to help people find a grow light.
Firstly, i will assume that your sempervivums are definitely etiolating; let you tell you straight out that these are typically outdoor plants and that even under a grow light, unless it is strong, they will become leggy and flared out. If the grow light is good enough, they'll close back up and produce webs(if its an arachnodeium). However, lights these strong tend to be a bit more expensive.
I have been told that the Feit bulbs available via Amazon work well as grow lights. You'd need a gooseneck lamp or something else to hold them. I've never used said bulbs, so if you purchase them and find them lacking, please let me know so i can stop suggesting them. I use this, but you said you're looking for a supplemental light, not an exclusive light source(Note that this is more then enough for sempervivums and they're happy under it).
Some people use T5 or T8 fluorescent bulbs - if you decide to do this, purchase HO(High Output) bulbs, with a color temperature around 6500K. Typically, you want 3-4 bulbs, and they need to be fairly close. This is typically for a rack of multiple succulents. Lastly, try to avoid purchasing the $20 two/three armed grow lights on Amazon - they are typically VERY weak(not strong enough to prevent echeveria etiolation) and are prone to failure. I'm aware this probably doesn't answer all your questions, but i feel like this post is getting a bit long - if you need further help, feel free to reply and i or someone else can answer!
Just this small one. I wanted to do a tiny grow with some extra space in the apt but it’s getting bigger than expected! VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified 300W... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Snagged these for $89 yesterday on Amazon. Seemed like a steal. Maybe they'll be back on sale tomorrow.
edit: the 600w version of that light is on sale still
Thanks! I thought the same thing when i saw those leaves develop!
The younger ones "wriggle" so much as they're growing in, it's awesome to look at.
I'm using 2 of these lights they were cheap but had pretty great reviews. so far so good.
Standard Fox Farm Nutes with Cal mag too.
Soil is just organic stuff from amazon
I went pretty cheap on the supplies, but so far so good.
edit: just adding quantity of lights.
This is the one I got off Amazon
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PXLSAbH17KS0H
I would imagine that your LED light would be fine. I have used https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 on two plants in about the same size tent and everything was fine. I just made sure to rotate my plants every couple of days to make sure they were getting decent exposure all around. I now run two of these lights in my tent.
Bro Here is The easiest/ best way that i know hands down. Veg light then i use Flower light I mix my soil with Dry amendments I use a 80/20 blend for the bottom of the container 50/50 In the middle and 20/80 for the top. As the plant grows it will get more nutrition. I filter the water RO. Then add Micro few drops per gallon to supplement Minarials. And a spoonful of honey the whole grow cycle plants are happy microbes adjust the PH and i just watch em do there thing and LST.
I use this one. Work fine for me. Not too big but still pretty good.
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looking at LED lights now. I found this and I think that will be perfect for something small like my tent.
What does QB mean?
Thanks so much! I havent been sharing this grow so it is nice to get feedback. 3 autos in 5 gal fabric pots ffhf soil in a 3x3 under the 135 watt blurple that came with the tent 1 fully functional 205 watt blurple and an additional one of the last one with a broken bloom switch so i assume its running at half capacity or so. I bought the second in a pinch in the middle of my last grow (first grow) when it half broke mid flower and kept the half working one in the tent for some oompf. I would not recommend the lights i plan to upgrade soon - but it is a lot of light for the space.
I'm looking to upgrade my light, and wanted input from the experts before potentially buying the wrong light (again). I grow in a single 2x2 tent and alternate autos and photos. I'm currently getting less than an ounce every 3 months with autos, and I'm thinking it might be the light. Here is my current light (viparspectra v300) and here is the Mars Hydro TS 600W that I'm looking at...
Will this improve my yields? Any suggestions on more efficient lights? I'm not trying to grow pounds, but I would like to get better yields for the work I'm putting into growing. Thanks in advance for your expertise!
For $70 with free shipping would this light not be a decent option??
I'll be growing autos in a 2x4 tent. Thanks for not shitting on me!!😜👍
Cheap light I used
You could probably get by with a cheaper LED light from Amazon like this:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_7qDTFbWHP7ZFS
Are you able to grow in a closet?
Are those all stretched as well? And I have one of those LED clamp strips, but I use them on props and baby succulents. However, my mature plants stretched when I used those. I personally don't find them strong enough and would stay away from that specific lamp.
The red blue LEDS are still worth looking into, but something more like this:
Or T5 High Output (HO) 6500k bulbs. Comes in 2ft and 4ft lengths. Provides more than adequate lumens (2000lm +). Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe's are good for those.
I use this.
As far as i know, the Feit bulbs on amazon are supposed to be good and can be put in clamp or gooseneck lamps.
I can recommend the grow light I own, this 300W one, I love it to death honestly. I will warn you that the goose neck growlights also found on Amazon are not very powerful at all, they're usually what first comes up when you search for them so they're often bought. But many people on this subreddit don't recommend them because they're so weak. These types of bulbs (and these ones) will also work but usually need multiple pointed on the plants to achieve good results, a reflector/deflector usually helps with the bulbs, too. These lights also work very well but are rather large and work better for a bigger collection.
If you do move them outside make sure it's in the shade for the entire day, putting them into more intense light suddenly can burn them. They need to be introduced to more light gradually so they can become used to it slowly. This usually means an hour or two max in gentle morning sun before they're moved to a shadier place for the rest of the day and letting them get used to that schedule and amount of light for a few days before increasing the amount of light they receive and again letting them adjust to the new increase. It can be quite a hassle and there's much less need for it when putting them under growlights I've found, they don't burn they just get stress color very very fast. But even being out in the shade outside 24/7 will be much brighter than indoors even if it's still not enough light for them.
They will definitely feel loose, that's totally normal. Once they establish their roots into the soil better they'll be much sturdier. For now if you need to hold them up with stakes or some rocks around the base of the stems to keep them from falling out or being wobbly that's totally okay. They should feel more secure after their first watering but will still be somewhat wobbly.
Welcome! Happy to help :)
I got the one recommended on the Shopping list for the “Secret LED” kit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO
Sure no problem!
This is the blurple I’m currently using
I use this 300W LED light and I've had it for about over a year now. It does wonderfully even with it being a foot away from the tops of my plants.I have amazing stress color and it's their only light source.
>the usable photons hitting the canopy. Instead of watta
Just to prove my point, see the coverage maps below under product description:(https://www.amazon.com/VIPARSPECTRA-Certified-Reflector-V300-Spectrum/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=pd_ybh_a_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=B4YA19NXQHHH99PART18
It was the first light that popped up on Amazon. I do note the umol/m2/sec unit of measurement but notice it says "PAR Value".
EDIT: Provided link as I am unable to paste pictures.
I picked it cuz it has a lot of reviews saying it's lasted pretty long, plus being UL certified gives me peace of mind. Not really a 300W, but 130W of LED for $70 shipped is pretty good compared to what I find in my grow shops / Home Depot / Lowes
Here's the light. No management of nutrient temp. I didn't actually know that was a concern.
Got a light off Amazon that was on sale
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
I want to use a 2x2x4 with this light
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_seMsBbH2S8446
Supplemental lighting. Something like this - don’t buy any light less than $70.
Thanks for the help! How far away should the light be in this stage? I using this light
VIPARSPECTRA 300W LED Grow Light, 18 inches. I added a TaoTronics LED Grow Light at the same height today to give them a little more punch. It’s not much more, but I doubt it could hurt.
This is the one I bought, it's 300W. I'll try lowering the light thought, right now its about 12" above the top shelf.
Viparspectra 300W LED light
Looks like a viparspectra knock off. And for the price, I'd get the original. Decent for veg, but obv blurples aren't ideal for flower.
You sure it's not this one
If you're serious about LED lighting consider one of these - one of the highest rated grow LED brands. Great warranty, solid spectrum and a full product line of different wattage and sizing.
I'm using this very model for my project
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_2mNSGemHv8xkn
Ok my bad apparently that version isn't sold anymore but here is the link to the 450W version :
Ok my bad apparently that version isn't sold anymore but here is the link to the 450W version : https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015FLSOCE/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_1
Hmm interesting - so I actually did wait another week after those pictures before cutting (that was from a post I made previously and I was told to wait) - as for the light, the manual said to keep it 22 inches away from the top of the plants so I tried to stick to that - was that a mistake? Should I have lowered I anyway? I'm not familiar with HID but I can look into it. Here's the light I used:
Edit: Ok my bad apparently that version isn't sold anymore but here is the link to the 450W version : https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015FLSOCE/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_1
Here's the light I used.. it has good reviews but yes it isn't the most expensive -
Ok my bad apparently that version isn't sold anymore but here is the link to the 450W version : https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015FLSOCE/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmr0_1
I've got one of these things on it, but it's been a more recent addition: https://www.amazon.com/VIPARSPECTRA-Reflector-Spectrum-Indoor-Plants/dp/B01B4GQ6MO
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_WfdTybRJH1PBV
Hmm I didn't know that. Is there anywhere to see the exact spectrum? Maybe getting one Vivaspectra and one Roleando would be good? I know the vivaspectra is pretty heavy on blue.
Though, I'd probably get this with it instead. No idea how much blue on it.
I have a few led lamps and am planning to buy a tent that will hold both lamps.
I am planning to start with two clones. Veg for 1.5-2 months. Flowering for 2.5-3 months and end with a final weight of 1LB dry.
I would use the scrog technique and use floranova grow/bloom in FF soil.
Would a tent this size and lamps I will use yield me 1LBS dry??
This is where I'm sourcing the true wattage
Kind of a bummer, and a surprise to me as well but I can't speak for LEDs as I'm totally inexperienced with them - it's weird seeing lights like this listed at $90 for 136w of true watt, obviously would be cheaper to go this route just not as efficient of space as the single larger one, dunno.
Ooh, that explains my question. This is the one I use. Seems to work pretty well.
Windowsill can be okay, habaneros are REALLY slow going to start and they like hot, dry climates so I imagine scotch bonnets are similar. Growing indoors is difficult (especially in a shared dorm room... I was in a double-turned-triple at UC Davis and it wouldn't have worked in that room) but not impossible! I bet you have Amazon prime student:
along with some containers and high quality organic soil will be enough to get you growing! You'll want to keep seedlings under a CFL until they have two well developed leaves, then you can stick it ~ 30" below the light. The difficult part is getting peppers to form... peppers put out flowers in the mid-late summer when nighttime temperatures are highest, cold temps will make it difficult to fruit so chances are you'll be waiting until late next spring no matter what... in which case you have to wonder if it's worth spending $100 on equipment (where you live next year might be a factor). On the bright side, the light supports a solid 3x3 area and you could try growing a few things. Good luck! Don't forget to study lol
I've begun construction. I'm still not entirely sure if I want to go with your exact set up, particularly the two closely spaced shelves at the top with the lights above. I think I'm probably just going to have to start from scratch with lights, since the ones I have now don't really fit under there. I'm probably much better off with the individual tubes like you have, or strips of two tubes instead of four.
I've also begun to look at getting myself some LED lights, since they all appear to be on sale for 40% - 60% right now. I don't know too much about them.
was thinking something like this? https://www.amazon.com/VIPARSPECTRA-Reflector--Spectrum-Indoor-Plants/dp/B01B4GQ6MO/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1471890035&sr=8-6&keywords=led+300w
I have a different LED but maybe this can help.
This is my current grow: http://imgur.com/a/FnEdV (The second picture in the album shows the hook)
and this is the 300 watt light that I have: http://www.amazon.com/ViparSpectra-Reflector-Spectrum-Indoor-Plants/dp/B01B4GQ6MO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
Our hooks might be different but maybe this will give you an idea on how to hang it
Also these may be the hooks you are looking for: http://www.amazon.com/Apollo-Horticulture-Adjustable-Improved-Internal/dp/B0098R0600/ref=pd_bxgy_86_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=05TYKJTTZ9XTFCD7SRCJ
Bought the 300 watter http://www.amazon.com/ViparSpectra-Reflector-Spectrum-Indoor-Plants/dp/B01B4GQ6MO (136 watts draw) for $99 for my 2' x 1.5' x 5' newly constructed flower box. Working great on 1 plant so far. Check back in a month and a half.
Don't buy that 1500watt one. Get a marshydro or pay a little more and get a three year warranty here: