Cheapest, good grow lights are still 4' shop lights loaded with actual fluorescent tubes. Place them so the light is SUPER close to the plants, like an inch above. Trouble is, those style of lights are hard to find. But if you search for T5 light fixtures you might have better luck (fewer results that are fluorescent replacements and more that are actually fluorescent bulbs). I love my LED grow lights but many of the lower priced options have poor reliability or poor light output. Just be sure it comes WITH bulbs. These bulbs are being phased out and can be hard to find.
This is one option, but $10 more than you want to spend: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RTVD1HJ/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07RTVD1HJ&pd_rd_w=roPMS&pf_rd_p=cbc856ed-1371-4f23-b89d-d3fb30edf66d&pd_rd_wg=a78fe&pf_rd_r=QVS4HT4B77RFDF21BQXF&pd_rd_r=a3d54db2-60d3-41f3-aa44-b19ac...
T8 is older, larger, and less efficient. T5 HO is better and stronger PAR output. There are a number of horticulture T5 fixtures on amazon that come with plant bulbs in them. Check out ones like these and similar: https://www.amazon.com/VIVOSUN-Fluorescent-Fixture-Indoor-Plants/dp/B07RTVD1HJ/ref=sxin_20_pa_sp_phone_search_thematic_sspa?content-id=amzn1.sym.574df6a7-e1d2-430e-b5c6-dd54e5be5d95%3Aamzn1.sym.574df6a7-e1d2-430e-b5c6-dd54e5be5d95&crid=1PCCS2KKQQA92&cv_ct_cx=t5+grow+lights&keywords=t5+grow+lights&pd_rd_i=B07RTVD1HJ&pd_rd_r=cb9edfb6-78a6-4b2a-84b9-379b1b03b4ef&pd_rd_w=Ezxnr&pd_rd_wg=hFky7&pf_rd_p=574df6a7-e1d2-430e-b5c6-dd54e5be5d95&pf_rd_r=C5XT5H58TKZGH6Q6XSV5&qid=1654041888&sprefix=T5%2Caps%2C631&sr=1-1-8acce81c-1022-4788-a21d-98553f7388f3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyUlMyWlRZT0dPRUFTJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzk3ODgzMUoxRUVBTTVFNUFFUCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMTY4ODI4MjBCRjgwSUVHTzZWWiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX3Bob25lX3NlYXJjaF90aGVtYXRpYyZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= Even a 2 bulb unit will put out more PAR than the Finnex and get more light down to the bottom.
I mean adjustable like on a stand, adjusting the height. I saw this one but you have to hang it hanging light or this one is adjustable with stand would you use either or can you recommend any specific ones? I don’t really understand lumens and not all are clear about what lumens. But I know T5 has been recommended with 6500k watts I think it was. Forgive my lack of knowledge. I want to promote vibrancy in colors and provide the best substitute possible since I cannot give them a bright sunlit window. I have a small room so I want something that won’t take a lot of space but get the job done. I have 6 succulents and 12-13 props. I want a light that will be enough for the 6 and maybe a few more. If all my props thrive I will add more lighting when I need to.
For fluorescents I would recommend a 2ft T5 fixture, either 2 bulb or 4 bulb. 6500k color temp.
The best LED's I've ever used are from Rapid Led. They make an interesting pendant style fixture: https://rapidled.com/collections/fixtures/products/single-75w-plug-and-play-led-grow-light These are very powerful so get a dimmer.
There are many others out there so its good to do research. There are some interesting high quality panel style LED's but I prefer the aesthetics of a Pendant.
Be careful buying LED's from Amazon as a lot of the them are low quality and low tech.
The industry evolves very quickly and the new LED's are infinitely better than the old ones that are often sold on Amazon.
This comes with two bulks however I noticed it got way too hot so I only run it with one bulb which is more than enough.
I actually really like these lights. I get a nice sun blush plus no extra heat in an already hot apartment.
But for something that will for sure give your babies their best life I like this one too.
Downside is heat production. Which will be fine in winter but is oppressive in a small apartment in summer.
I think the morning direct light and afternoon indirect it's been getting for a long time contributed a lot but I'm using these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RTVD1HJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I don't know if it's been long enough to say it's the best option, but I've heard a lot of good things about this one specifically here in r/haworthia : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BRKT56T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4VprDbKA7T01X at a lower price point! Will make updates as my haworthia get used to the new grow lights, but they look good so far! When in doubt, you can always lift the light further away!