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How many light bulbs total did you use in your 5×5?
The greatest benefit to using regular SIL's is flexibility. You start your grow and adjust the lighting from spout to finish, with just a bulb per plant when they're babies, then 2, then 3. I just have them unscrewed in the fixture, and screw them in as I need more light as the plants grow. I also can adjust the colour temperature by just exchanging bulbs whenever I like.
They look happy.
Their price scales with their size. If you are growing your ganja in a mini grow tent like CoolGrows, you won’t make a mistake if you purchase a small LED grow light unit.
Ideally, you want to find a grow light that is both affordable and covers the full spectrum. This is a bit tricky but not impossible. You can use separate lights for different growth stages, and there are even some full-spectrum grow lights you can find at more-than-affordable prices.
You can also select between two light modes, vegetative and blooming mode. The modes are pretty self-explanatory. If your plant is in its early or mature stage, you hit the VEG button. If it’s blooming, hit the BLOOM button and you’re good.
#4 Roleadro Galaxyhydro Series 1000W
The only thing I dislike about it is its narrow cone of light. If I want to cover the advertised six feet of growing space, I have to place it 6 feet above the plant which reduces its efficiency and starves the plans of light. Other than that, this is an excellent affordable LED grow light.
Sun System Grow Lights
As you can see, all types come with their own catch 33. If you decide to go for an inexpensive HID grow light, you will have to go through the hassle of setting up the ventilation and cooling.
Grow Light Types, Their Strengths, And Which Is Most Affordable
Both are very important in my book since I don’t like exposing my plants to unnecessary light because it can hurt my yield, and having the ability to daisy-chain multiple units ensures good scaling.