Best indoor gardening & hydroponic products according to redditors

We found 5,016 Reddit comments discussing the best indoor gardening & hydroponic products. We ranked the 1,155 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Plant germination ballast assemblies
Plant growing lamps
Plant growing light bulbs
Plant growing light fixtures
Plant growing tents
Hydroponic pH testing & control products

Top Reddit comments about Indoor Gardening & Hydroponics:

u/ManafortsCellmate · 28 pointsr/microgrowery

This post will get downvoted to oblivion, but sadly this is simply the wrong sub to ask this question, unfortunately. As usual when this question gets asked here, every answer is ignoring your query, dismissing your budget, and instead is insisting that you NEED to spend 2-3 times as much instead. This simply isn't true, and this elitist attitude creates an unnecessary obstacle to people wanting to get their feet wet in this hobby.

You can achieve perfectly acceptable results with a 600 watts LED like this one..

Similarly, this one is a good choice for getting started.

In point of fact, there is a ton of snobbery and bro-science in this hobby. Interestingly the latest research on this subject seems to indicate that tuned-spectrum grow-lights might even be a waste of money, and that bog-standard 5000k LED light bulbs might be perfectly adequate for maximizing indoor-growing yields, at the least.

The Impact of Light Intensity and Spectrum-Tuning on Cannabis Yields

>The results show that holding all else constant, cannabis yields are primarily driven by the intensity of the lighting, whereas there is little evidence that tuned-spectrum lights have a significant increase in yield versus general-purpose, broad-spectrum lights. Moreover, the positive, apparently linear relationship between intensity and yields continues at least to 1500 µmols/m2· s, which is over twice the level provided by an HPS fixture in a grow configuration, which is currently the industry standard. These results are important for two reasons: First, many horticulture LED lights are tuned-spectrum varieties that justify a significant price premium above commoditized broad-spectrum LEDs by arguing that their proprietary spectrum increases the value of a grower’s yields. It is possible that spectrum tuning may improve the cannabinoid profile substantially enough to justify a price premium, but our results provide no evidence that spectrum tuning increases yields. Rather, the more profitable strategy would be to buy commoditized, high-intensity, broad-spectrum LEDs (like flood lights), which are about one-third the cost per watt of horticulture LEDs. The second reason these results are important is that the vast majority of growers use HPS lights. Those who use LED lights are using lights that were designed to use less electricity while providing the same light intensity as an HPS. Our results suggest that both these strategies reduce the grower’s expected profits, since both provide less light than is optimal when trying to maximize yields.

Having read this, I purchased these LED bulbs, splitters, and hanging cords from Amazon, and am running two of those on a single plant in my north facing window as an experiment. So far, the plant is doing just fine, and it seems to be progressing as well as the plant I have under a 600 watt COB.

u/legalpothead · 20 pointsr/trees

A bit over 2 oz per plant cured bud (plus a decent amount of low grade cannaoil from the leaves), so 12 oz+ per year. I have a small grow tent, and I use a Marshydro 300.

u/ABrownCoat · 13 pointsr/preppers

Durring photosynthesis plants release much more oxygen than they consume. Photosynthesis requires light, not necessarily sun light. LED Grow lights are low cost (~$25) and consume little power (~25watts).

In fact, indoor plants not only improve air quality, but also have a calming effect, reducing panic in a stressful situation.


Why would you want to have dim bulbs in your bunker?


u/LittleElectric · 12 pointsr/succulents

I have her under this light, about a foot away. :)

u/stu8319 · 11 pointsr/succulents

I'm not the person you asked, but I've been using these:

So far EVERYTHING I put under them does fantastic. I have apple seeds that sprouted really fast, I have succulents, I have a few flowers and things that don't like too much cold. Everything is doing super well.

u/DJsupaman · 11 pointsr/CanadianMOMs

> i basically just need a light and thats it? if i want to grow autoflower only

oh boi... alright here we go.

youll need duct fans for both ventilation and heat dissipation, especially if you go with HPS/MH lights 600/1000watts will require reflectors with ducting so you can connect to it. This will need to exhaust out of your tent. Then you will need a intake fan coming preferably from outside. Youll most likely also need a Carbon filter attached in series to your exhaust fan. Your light will have a ballast as well, which creates a good amount of heat so plan for that to be located outside your tent. Youll also need smaller fans in the corners so you can keep a good air circulation going (hurricane fans are great). Also consider using T5 lights when starting your seeds off as your higher wattage lights are not good for seedlings. Also get a few supplies like gorilla tape and duct clamps and anything else you might need to secure everything together.

When it comes to growing, even if you are only doing autos youll need smart pots, fertilizer, promix HP, perlite plus both vegging and flowering nutrients. Have access to PH up and down solution, and also get a Ph Pen + PPM meter (TDS).

Ive only linked amazon, there are probably other local options for you.

u/firecrackerrock · 10 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Lights: I have the mars hydro 300 (132 true watts) as my main light on the top, and plan to add a couple strips for side lighting in the near future.

Ventilation: As you may see from the pictures, I have the heat exhaust on the top side. The exhaust is being pulled into a secondary tote. In the secondary tote I have a large carbon filter attached to a 6 inch inline fan with variable speed control. This kit. Definitely overkill but I like the room for expansion.

I plan to start growing in a 3 gallon smart pot knock off, with some ak-48 autoflower seeds.

I have really enjoyed watching this community grow through the years.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful contributions. Guys like /u/Ekrof, SAG, /u/Halfmpty, /u/exactly25smeckles, and the rest have really inspired me to try this for myself.

I would like to add some filtration to my passive intake, any suggestions?

u/GrowthIndicated · 10 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Thanks /r/SpaceBuckets for being such a great resource!

Right now I'm using:

  • Philizon 600W LED blurple light (actual ~100w)
  • 5 x Blumat stakes
  • 2 x AC Infinity 120 V fans
  • Fox Farms trio of nutrients (haven't started using them)
  • 25% perlite, 60% local potting soil that doesn't have extended-release nutes, and 15% MiracleGro organic soil (will see how it goes...)
  • 2 x ~40gal heavy-duty totes
  • Oodles of electrical tape
u/PMme_slave_leia_pics · 9 pointsr/ReefTank

this, and it’s cheaper.

This hobby could really benefit from learning stuff from weed growers.

u/MellyTheSmelly · 9 pointsr/microgrowery

Gosh, I don't even know where to start. I've put my Viparscpectra 600w (276 true draw) through 2 grows now and I'm getting really good results - I'm very happy with the bud growth. Can you get even bigger buds with a different light, sure - of course you can. Does that warrant a PSA? Probably not, unless it's exploding in people's faces, lol.

What you say about the light killing plants is true, but in the early days no one read the manual that comes with it where it specifically warns against putting seedlings closer than 30" or vegging plants closer than 24". You don't want your plants closer than that with an LED anyway because you don't get the same coverage area in terms of PAR values.

Okay, so lastly let me just say that it looks like you don't even own the light, is that so? You're going by the fact that you don't like it's specs? And you link people's negative reviews (and none of the positive). You've got a hell of a grudge going on there, what did Viparspectra DO to you?

u/aeriea · 9 pointsr/succulents

They're under this Apollo Horticulture GL60LED Full Spectrum 180W LED Grow Light from Amazon ( about 11 - 12 hours a day.

The soil is a 60/40 ish mix of Miracle Gro cactus mix and bonsai jack. I sifted a thin top layer to create a finer layer of dirt for the seedlings to root into initially.

Temperature fluctuates, but I would estimate that they're kept between 67-74 depending on the season.

I also grew them in the KORAM 10 Sets Seed Starter Trays (, so I kept the soil moist pretty much constantly until recently when I've been able to neglect them more and let it dry out a bit. I admit my watering is kind of arbitrary and I've been hoping for the best since this was my first attempt at growing from seeds lol. I have another more detailed comment somewhere else that I could find if you need more info 😊

u/oilxxx · 9 pointsr/succulents

This is the first light I bought. Freaking BLURPLE HAZE. Delegated it to the mud room with some echeveria's. While it does have white, UV and IR, missing green through yellow. So not true full spectrum light. It does do great on PAR (photosyntheticically active radiation). How many photons per watt etc etc...

u/atpcjm · 8 pointsr/microgrowery

I wouldn't bother with those lights. I was on the exact same boat as you a couple of weeks ago. Skmood1 actually pointed me in the right direction.

I'm not sure what your budget is, but you may want to look into COB LIGHTS. They are 1000 leagues better than the viparspectra and all those LEDS in the same tier. They use pretty old tech apparently.

I just started to learn ins and outs of LED, if I'm wrong here, please correct me
Lets take a look at a couple of the numbers Vipar provides (last picture on amazon). Looking at their spectrum sheet, right off the bat the light you selected will under perform where it matters, flowering; buds. It lacks a good deal of red spectrum light. However with that said, it'll be a decent light for veg, worth it? No, but decent. I won't say worth it, because now you want to look at efficiency and lumen per watt. Efficiency in terms of led is basically how much light is produced versus heat from your LED panel.
The Vipar has a pretty shitty efficiency, it loks like you'll be prducing 67% of heat vs 33% of usable light. With COBs, you can essentially choose your own, going all the way up to 70% light. With lower efficiency, you'll get more lumen per watt (more light, I guess?). The next step up are Quantum Boards, but those are always out of stock!

Just a heads up, COBs are generally more expensive outright, and there maybe a little DIY involved, but it totally worth it. I was running the 600w viparspectra PAR series for 2 weeks, and my seedlings grew about 3 inches. I moved over to a 2 cob array (less power than my vipar), and in 1 day I see 2 new growth leaves, both plants grew at least half an inch, I was blown out of the water.

P.S.- this one looks better: Mars Hydro 300w

Check out the spectrum chart! Good luck and have fun. I killed sooooo many seedlings, purchased sooooo many unnecessary things, but the people here helped me every step of the way. You're in proper hands.

u/MP5OOO · 8 pointsr/Sneks

Thermostat for the UTH (under tank heater)! That's a BIG MUST for a UTH. Temps that are too high can cause burns and neurological issues (aka brain damage). You can get one relatively cheap. The one I use is here iPower Digital Heat Mat Thermostat
Good luck, you choose the right pet!🐍 Hisss!

u/agoristbastard · 7 pointsr/microgrowery

Hey, I JUST came off building a setup and it cost me $750 total. We have 3 plants in there right now. I have the entire list with amazon links or store suggestions.

Item| Price | Where To Buy
Tent| $95| We bought this one, I don't know if it's worth spending a lot on anything more expensive. For a smaller option I just got a second with good reviews but can't vouch for it yet.
Lights/Hood/Ballast| $140| I got the 600W set, but 400W would make cooling MUCH easier and still get a big yield. For LEDs at similar price, Viparspectra 300W x2 or a single 600W eliminates need for extra cooling potentially (not included here, we used fans from around the house)
ph Test+Control Kit | $25| GET THIS. The water must be pH'd properly for your babies' health.
Cloth Pots| $20 | These are better for aeration, water flow, training, etc. Cheap and reusable too.
Nutrients | $50 | I got the Fox Farms Trio, but there are many good options out there.
Fan + Filter | $150 | This is huge and might be overkill for you. Make sure whatever you get fits your tent vents (This one fits the Apollo tent above with 6" vents).
Ducting | $20 | Connect fan to filter, to tent, to wherever. Might want multiple sizes, check tent vent sizes.
Foil Tape, Metallic | $10 | Here. Metal Duct tape is best duct tape.
Fan Speed Controller | $20 | Useful for if you do get a fan that is slightly overkill!
Fox Farms Ocean Forest | $15 - $40 | You can buy it online and I did for my first 3 bags....then I found it in a local store for $15. There is some controversy with FF lately, it's not organic FYI. There are tutorials on making your own soil if you care, but I like this because I didn't have to use nutes for 3-4 weeks.
Humidifier | $30 | This is the exact one I have. We're in winter so I need it to keep humidity up, you may not.
Dehumidifier | $40 | There are plenty for this much. You may not need this either.
Cal-Mag | $20 | I haven't needed it yet but it's best to have on hand if you do!
Seeds | $75 | I bought from Attitude, chose stealth, and bought like 15 seeds?, so it was expensive. You can get seeds for less.
Jiffy Pellets | $10 | Used to start seeds. There are other options.
Total | $745 | If you buy all this stuff, you have potentially even more than you need to get started, with room for 3-4x more plants than these boxes, and with nutrients to last you for a long long time!

Hope this helps! I'd hate to see you drop so much on it when you don't need to at all.

u/swimnsmoke20 · 7 pointsr/microgrowery

I looked at OP's post history.

276 Watt (actual useage) Viparspectra 600.
The light is called a 600 because it has 120 5-Watt LED's 120*5=600 But they are driven to 46% maximum wattage to prolong life and not build of as much heat.

The 1 gram per watt, decent harvest, estimate suggests OP should get 10 ounces with ease.

u/I-Make-New-Act · 7 pointsr/chicago

Not terribly hard. Depends on how elaborate you want to go. At minimum buy a grow light, and a grow tent, pot a few plants, and tend to them regularly enough to see that they are healthy. Then harvest when the time comes, and then dry & cure for a couple weeks. Figure 3-4 months from the day you plant the seed to a good smoke.

Once the set-up is done it's just tending to your babies, looking for refinements in your process.

Some plants during flowering really stink though. Even 2-3 will stink up your whole house and can permeate to neighbors if living in attached homes.

u/The-Mighty-Boosh · 7 pointsr/microgrowery get this one, I use it and tons of people recommend it on here. I had one which has worked great in a 2x2x4 tent and just added another one.

u/RzaSmokesIt · 7 pointsr/microgrowery

How about a COB like this one? Its only $79 much cheaper than the ones in the article and so is it a good entry into COB LEDs or just skip it and go for the brand names?

u/MetaJess · 7 pointsr/succulents

Sure! They're 10x10inch (11x11?) 45w panels that run off a regular 110 outlet. They do not have an on/off switch, but if I put my plants outside I just unplug them from the timer and there hasn't been a problem. I don't believe these are waterproof so beware if you plan to use on a porch or in a green house.

Hmmm what else.... I have them about 6 inches from the top of most my plants (I actually used my Lola to measure from). The only plant I have propped up closer to the lights is my aeonium kiwi because I want to see if she'll develop the pink outline on her leaves if she's closer. They don't get super hot, but they do get warm, and there has been very little impact on the electric bill (I run them 12 hours a day on a timer). Let me know if you have any more questions I didn't cover!

here you go!

u/BikeDoctor137 · 7 pointsr/SendMeSeedsCanada

Pm me your mailing address and email and I will send you the 8 photoperiod seeds I have left that /u/effectiveambassador was kind enough to send me last year. Statistically, you should get 4 females from this. (Oddly all the sends he sent me have turned out to be female.)

After that, you are set, as you simply clone your best females going forward. Plants look like this grown in bog-standard potting soil, germinated and vegged under these 5000K bulbs, and flowered under this blurple.

u/karaboo714 · 7 pointsr/proplifting

Here's the one I use, just remember to start slowly and then gradually add time.

u/witch_life · 7 pointsr/houseplants

I have these little guys from Amazon

They do the trick nicely for smaller shelves or set ups. There’s several different versions on there. They run around $15-19.

u/back-up · 7 pointsr/succulents

Nothing special, just one of these from Amazon:

This has been 3+ months of 24/7 light. I'm not sure if that's advisable but I've had fun experimenting.

u/asphodelus · 7 pointsr/succulents

Here is my current (year-round) setup! I moved into a new apartment with only north and west facing windows, and nothing was getting enough light. So recently I upgraded my setup.

u/seamus333 · 7 pointsr/Charcuterie

Temp Controller

Humidity Controller



Small Fan (on a timer, runs for 30 minutes every 2 hours or so)


I got an old fridge on Craigslist for $25 that I thought was a small personal fridge but turned out to be about 6 cubic feet (perfect for hanging). I’m not sure of the brand actually (maybe Kenmore). So far I’ve done a Bresaola and a Copa, both have turned out great!

u/SpunkAlarm · 7 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

It's led grow lights with bulbs in several different spectrums, like this. OP is growing the dank in his closet.

u/LANBoy91386 · 6 pointsr/gardening

Well, you aren't wrong, just a little skewed on the numbers. Peppers, like pretty much any plant, requires 12 to 18 hours of light a day when indoors. for a single pepper plant you may be able to get away with a shop light. This may be in bad taste, but this is a great option. For tomatoes I'd suggest something similar but in 4ft. Professional indoor HID (High Intensity Discharge) setups will run at the multi thousand watt levels, but most people looking for fresh veggies year around can do with far less. It also makes everything like grow/rest hours, heat, humidity, soil nutrient levels, you name it, way easier to manage.

u/reticulatedspline · 6 pointsr/IndoorGarden

So I'm gonna be that guy and tell you the answer you don't want to hear which is that you're not likely to be able to achieve what you're trying to do in the location you want without some major drawbacks.

Your seeds aren't thriving because they're not getting enough light. You can tell because your sprouts are so leggy (i.e. tall and thin with few/no leaves). When plants first sprout, they come pre-packaged with leaves that are part of the seed that expand as the plant absorbs water and are what collect the initial light energy which the seedling will then use to construct its own true leaves. If the starter leaves are not receiving enough energy, the plant will delay growing new leaves and instead try to grow taller so that those leaves get better light exposure. That's what causes leggy plants, which bring a host of annoying problems, hence why its usually easier to start fresh and make sure they get light from the get-go. Seeds which are getting enough light will produce very little in terms of stem height but will instead use that energy to start producing more leaves right away. Here's a shot of some lettuce (on the right) with zero legginess and bell pepper seedlings sprouted with minimal legginess. Note that the bell pepper seedlings on the left could probably use yet more light.

Artificial lights put out nowhere near as much as natural sunlight unless you get into the really high caliber stuff. To give you an idea on artificial lighting requirements, here's what's lighting part of my herb garden. That fixture has four 24 watt fluorescent bulbs, coupled with angled reflectors above them to maximize the amount of light hitting the plant. If you're interested, here is that light fixture on Amazon. I recommend this regularly to anyone trying to grow using artificial light. Lux output (a measurement of the amount of light per sq ft) from that is ~15,000 lux at an appropriate distance from the plant, which is about what these herbs need to grow. A single 15 watt bulb like yours probably gets into the 3,000 - 5,000 lux range. You also seem to have a cover over the light, which probably reduces the output as well. Another thing to note is you want your light as close as possible to your plants. They shouldn't be touching it, but they should be (for flourescents at least) maybe a few inches from it. Light saturation decreases rapidly with distance, so the further they are, the less oomph they're getting from it. Your lower hanging plants are getting less light for sure.

Keep in mind that different types of plants have different lighting requirements. Leafy plants light herbs and lettuces can sustain themselves off of something like I showed just fine. However anything that produces a fruit or vegetable will need even more light. Like three or four times as much light as the fixture I showed earlier.

Back in the day most people used something like this, a high pressure sodium light, for their indoor fruits/veggies. This one puts out about 45,000 lux. Think like football stadium lights. These things get painfully bright and also get very hot, plus they require a large ballast (power source) to run. You want your plants at least 2 ft from these otherwise they'll burn. Regardless, it's definitely not something you'd want under your sink, since you wouldn't be able to be in the same room when it was on or else you'd be blinded.

The more recent alternative in artificial light is LED lights. These things put out way less lux, but the light they do put out is concentrated on very specific wavelengths which are ideal for plants. I'm using this one to grow tomatoes and bell peppers, and one light is about enough for one, maybe two plants. They don't get hot at all, but their light output is still uncomfortably bright and the color is just dreadful. Imagine a pink so searing that it makes your head hurt. Here's a picture of some bell peppers, taken from the relative shade under the canopy. Definitely not something you want in your kitchen for the same reason as the HPS: you wouldn't want to be in the room when it's turned on. I grow the bell peppers in a light-opaque grow tent and the tomatoes in a closet I converted for that purpose.

My recommendation: forget about the veggies for now. You're not going to get them to grow without a light source which will be impractical under the sink. Stick with herbs, which work just fine under fluorescent light. Up your light output by getting a higher output light fixture. Rearrange how they hang so that all four of your planters are much closer to the light. And start from scratch once you've done so. You might potential save that batch if you got a new light right away, but they'll have gotten a leggy start, so they'll always be slightly deformed.

u/crispleader · 6 pointsr/HotPeppers

If you want blurple lights, the MarsHydro is a go to. T5 and T8 fluorescent bulbs/fixtures are a usual grow light suggestion.

How many plants do you want to support? What stages of growth?

u/skoomd1 · 6 pointsr/microgrowery

8-12 plants in that space is not gonna work. I would do 1-2 if you wanna scrog and 3 if you're not. And those are max amounts. Realistically 2 is already pushing it.

And those lights really are garbage man. Get a refund if you can asap.

For your size tent/room I would get either 2 of these


or 2 of these


u/QuadragintaDuo · 6 pointsr/microgrowery

Those lights are honestly more novelty than anything else, the third one is the least-bad of the 3 but it's kind of a waste to spend $27 on four 5W bulbs that also need fixtures when a 130W panel with the same purple LEDs costs $70.

Even these ~30W panels would be a better value than any of those, though I wouldn't recommend them either:

u/__Ratatoskr__ · 6 pointsr/microgrowery

I've been wanting to try and LED grow for a while now. The biggest issue I came across was getting enough true watts at an affordable price.

I think the best bang for buck right now is to build your own DIY COB light setup, but I was lazy and wanted something tangible quickly.

Hunted around on Craigslist and different forums till I found enough new and used LEDs to set up my tent. All LEDs together cost me a total of $320

(Everything but the King Plus LED was used in the tent. I had the 1200w King Plus LED (~250w true) in the veg chamber, but it was burning my current mother plant).

Flower chamber has 3 LEDs running:

The left and right LEDs are:
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W (200w true) LEDs

And the middle LED is made by Morsen:
1200w (340w true) Morsen 200x6w LED

The seedling / clone chamber houses 2:

100w BlackStar UFO's

The veg / mother plant chamber runs 2:

Roleadro 300w (~125w true) LEDs

u/Librarycat77 · 6 pointsr/gardening

These heat mats are meant to be used with a device which monitors the temperature and then controlls the amount of current running through them. Like this.

That being said, it shouldn't get to the point where it's melting itself.

u/Ephemeral_Halcyon · 6 pointsr/proplifting

I like these. The bulbs are replaceable and the plug is a traditional plug (rather than a USB into adapter as many are... those wear out very quickly because the adapters are cheap and don't sit in the socket right, but the lights will blow other adapters). I also like that they're white light. When I had the purple bulbs I lost the ability to enjoy my plants as they naturally are because they were always bathing in ugly magenta light.

Still trying to figure out exactly what your prop is. I had the same exact one. Etoliated it the same way before I learned. I can't find the marker for it. I'll keep my eye out next time I'm at the store.

u/parsing_trees · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

For a tent that small, I think you'd be better off with an HLG 100 v2 3000k (the same light is available at Amazon). The Viparspectra light is cheaper, but that's about the only thing it has going for it.

I don't have that light, but I use the next size up (an HLG QB288v2 3000k) in my 2x2x5.5' tent, and I've been very happy with it. I had a Viparspcetra 450W, but it stopped working after 10 days so I returned it. The QBs seem significantly better made, have a better light spectrum (and the purple light felt very harsh to my eyes), and only use like 2/3 as much electricity for similar amounts of usable light.

Also, the white light spectrum from the QB lights means that you can use a cheap lux meter to get your light position dialed in. That won't work with the purple light spectrum, you'd need a much more expensive PAR meter.

If you're growing in a tiny space, r/SpaceBuckets also has good info about light, airflow, and so on.

u/Watchingpornwithcas · 5 pointsr/proplifting

Of course! It's this one. Only downside is it doesn't have a built-in timer, but that's easy enough to remedy.

u/Albinoman109 · 5 pointsr/Bonsai

I have those exact same lights. They work great for my tropicals and my girlfriends house plants.

u/uniquely-username · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

I actually got good results from this light. Some people on other forums shat all over it but it flowered great and its under a 100$ too. In a 2.5X2.5 tent, I've kept my temps at 79-81.

u/kcconlin9319 · 5 pointsr/succulents

I doubt those lights will do much for your plants. Something like this would be more appropriate: (I'm not endorsing this particular product; it just happened to come up first in my search).

u/claytonejones · 5 pointsr/ifiwonthelottery

I just started growing my own marijuana. I’d like to get 5 of these at $79.95 each. The total for all 5 of them is $399.75. Is that allowed?

If you don’t win and I do, what can I get for you?

u/unwinagainstable · 5 pointsr/succulents

I'm not OP but I have a similar setup in my apartment. It's not as nice as OPs but it's working well for me.

I have a floating shelf with a 2 ft T5 light hung above it on an electrical timer. It's hard to see in my picture but it's quite bright. I think it looks pretty nice and allows me to keep a small collection on display (I have the shelf right at eye level).

u/ShhhIGrowWeed · 5 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Honestly I thought the same thing, but it was a lot easier than I thought. Without having to wire anything, it was all pretty common handiwork with a drill or a Dremel saw. It's a GardenMate 8 Gal grow bag


I used an Apollo Horticulture GL60LED Full Spectrum 180W LED Grow Light



u/FatTin54 · 5 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Positronics Auto Express...a little over an ounce. Nice herbal scent. Bought from Sensible Seeds.

Happy Frog Potting Soil 70% Fafard Perlite 30%...get them BOTH at True Value Hardware store for less than twenty bucks. Order online, pick up at the store.

Did not use any medial light strips. DID use Low Stress Training.

Used "The UFO That EVERYBODY Has."

But watch it, keep an eye on it, this is OFTEN on sale.

Used Modified Lucas feed starting one month in...this means a teaspoon of Maxibloom per feeding.

Grew in the basement, and my casa is big enough that I didn't need a carbon filter...kept an ona block outside the door, but I don't know if I even needed that.

This was a nice plant. Well behaved, quiet, low maintenance. Kinda like a Golden Lab without the blonde hairs.

Such a nice plant that I even took it for an occasional walk.


u/celestiaequestria · 5 pointsr/gardening

LED Grow Light if you want to drop money on a commercial grow light, go LED. Otherwise, you can get T8 or T5 shop lights from your local hardware store, which will work fine.

If you're just doing seed-starting, you genuinely could just use 4-foot shop lights, you're not going to be running them for enough days for the operating cost difference between 70-lumens-a-watt and 100-lumens-a-watt to matter. You don't even need a fancy stand, you can hang them with chain or wire off anything you can find, or mount them under-cabinet in a kitchen - use them part year for seed starting, and part of the year as a handy kitchen detail work light.


As far as your question, if you're paying $3 a pop for plant starts, and you go to paying $3 for a bag of seeds and getting, say, 10 viable plants, then your savings for the grow light are $2.70 a plant, minus the cost of electric. Assuming even $0.10 a plant in electricity, you'd break even at 3 seed packets at 10 plants each, and everything you started with those lights after that point would be mostly money in your pocket.

u/boing757 · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

I used the Mars Hydro 300 watt LED.Available at on some clones I got back in January.Built a small grow box till the were ready to go outside and they're doing great,I live in western Washington but I would think the same technique would work for you.Put them on about a 20 hour light cycle and move them outside in about a month. This is how how you help people,thoreau.Not with stoopid remarks.

u/Miguelito624 · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

MarsHydro Mars 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum ETL Certification Lighting for Hydroponic Indoor Greenhouse Garden Plants Growing 132W True Watt Panel

Don't waste money on those. These are well tested.

u/_Prrr · 5 pointsr/succulents

Some 2 foot t5s from Amazon. With all the money I've spent buying single bulb ones I should have invested in one of the big fancy 4 bulb ones, or the big colorful LED lights like this. . :/ I have other succulents under the red/blue/purple LED light bulbs (like this ) and it's making their coloring so pretty. My previously all green succulents are getting more pink and purple coloring.

u/thisismadeofwood · 5 pointsr/microgrowery

VIVOSUN 48"x24"x60" Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent with Observation Window and Floor Tray for Indoor Plant Growing 2'x4'

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

This light is good for 2 plants but you’ll eventually want to add a second for your tent. You definitely can’t fill the tent with just this light, but it’ll get you started.

iPower 2-Pack 1/8 Inch 8-Feet Long Adjustable Heavy Duty Rope Clip Hanger, Reinforced Metal Internal Gears,150lb Capacity

Century 7 Day Heavy Duty Digital Programmable Timer - Dual Outlet (Indoor)

Comfort Zone CZ6C 6-Inch 2-Speed Clip-On Fan (White, 2 Fans)

247Garden 5-Pack 3 Gallon Grow Bags/Aeration Fabric Pots w/Handles (Black)

These are great nutrients and basically foolproof. This free sample kit will get you through 4 plants full grows. I love these nutrients and even now use them in a reservoir (which people claim you can’t do but works great).

Dr.meter 0.1pH PH002 High Accuracy pH Meter/pH Pen Tester with ATC LCD 0-14 pH Measurement Range (PH002 pH Meter for Water)

That will get you started on your first grow or two. I recommend auto blue mystic from nirvana for your first run. They are very low smell while growing so you can get by without a carbon filter. They’re autos so you can leave the light on 24/7, and they finish fast. Also turns out a great finished product.

Less than $40 for 5 seeds and very discrete shipping.

When you have a bit more $ you can add on additional items. Eventually you’ll want to upgrade to PFD sun boards or quantum boards, but you’ll probably want to get a fan and filter first:

6" Inline Fan - 395 CFM Exhaust Duct Fan, Built-In Speed Controller, ETL Listed, Pre-Wired 6 FT Grounded Cord - Great Use In Grow Tent With Carbon Filters, Light Fixtures, Intake. Fits 6 Inch Ducts.

Activated Charcoal Carbon Filter 6" x 16", Up to 400 CFM, Premium Grow Tent Odor Scrubber, 1.8" Extra Thick Layer of Top Grade Activated Australian Virgin Charcoal-Great for Hydroponics and Growing

Maybe you can upgrade to a 2x4 tray with reservoir so you can automate feeding.

If you don’t want autoflowers you can just do 12/12 from seed for faster harvest.

But I really recommend doing the auto blue mystic for your first round or two.

u/Panama__Red · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

If you're talking about something like this, note it it's actual current draw is 128W. As a beginner you should be able to achieve .25-.5g/watt with a blurple light. They aren't nearly as efficient as the HLG light I linked, so expect quite a bit more heat.

u/PartTimeDiurnal · 4 pointsr/snakes

Great! Looking forward to seeing your new buddy. :)

So, carpet pythons are a tropical species, and as such do require specific temperature ranges and humidity levels. Ideally, it should be about 33c on the warm side, and 22c on the cool side. Normally, people control temperature with thermostats. You put the temperature probe above the heater, inside the warm side's hide, and set the temperature you want it to maintain. Bam - instant temperature control!

The next thing you'll want to do is invest in a digital thermometer and hygrometer combo, ideally something with probes that you can place around the vivarium. This will let you double check temps and humidity around the viv. Long term, the thermostat can measure the warm side and your thermometer/hygrometer can measure it on the cool side.

For humidity, you should be aiming for like 50% - 80%. The hygrometer part of your thermometer/hygrometer measures the humidity level. Grab yourself a spray bottle, fill it with water, and give the viv a good misting when humidity levels get too low.

I'd recommend googling "carpet python care" and reading the entire first page of results. There's a lot of great information from a number of knowledgeable keepers there, and it'll help you figure out which suggestions are actually good, and which ones don't make sense.

Do you mind if I ask what country you live in? Sounds like it probably isn't the US (where I'm from)

u/earthwormjim91 · 4 pointsr/snakes

Humidity should be fine for a corn. The heat mat is most likely the issue.

You should have it on an actual thermostat that will regulate it. Off and on doesn't do any good if it still reaches high temps since it only takes a few minutes for a heat mat to heat up to full temp, which can easily be 110-115 or more. Anything over 105 can cause permanent nerve and brain damage due to them not being able to self regulate their body heat. If you turn it off for 15 minutes 6 times a day, that's still 22.5 hours at full temp.

You also need to measure the actual floor, and not just the substrate. If you have an IR thermometer, move the substrate aside and actually measure the temp of the tank surface. Corn snakes will burrow and if you only measure away from the heat mat you'll never get an accurate temp of what the snake could be laying against if it burrows down to it.

There are absolutely FAR better thermostats than this one, but this is not a terrible one to get and dirt cheap. I hot glue the probe to the floor over the hottest part of the heat mat.

u/burtnayd · 4 pointsr/AskWomen

here’s the fanny pack! I’ll also add that pretty much everything I own is chartreuse. It’s my jam.

And yes! I have two types of grow lights for my plants.

This onemy plants seem to really love just for the coverage it allows.

And I have two of these on another cabinet that do all right but aren’t as powerful. I like them because they have clips and are usb powered so I can save space on plugs with a dual port brick.

u/infilitratecky · 4 pointsr/HuntsvilleAlabama

Started germinating seeds Feb. 24th using two 45W LED grow lights and some plastic pots. I encapsulated half of a Costco garage storage shelf and mounted the lights to a 1x6 for easy height adjustment. The plants sit on two seedling heat mats and lights run 16 hours/day. Here is a list and picture of Group C at one week.

u/ImThatMOTM · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

If you want to be as cheap as possible, you can get a duct fan - but they suck and are loud and they break.

cheap option:

u/grovermonster · 4 pointsr/Bonsai

This is the light I got:

Roleadro Upgrade and Newly Developed LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 2nd Generation Series 300w Plants Light

I also just picked up a cheap $9 timer on amazon. Works like a champ. I keep mine on from 9:30am to 9:30pm

Edit: here is the timer

Century 24 Hour Plug-in Mechanical Timer Grounded

u/Cuicos · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

The names on those LEDs can be misleading, they don't reflect the actual power draw, you need 200w of the cheaper LED or about 120w of high end LED.
Something like this is ok, something like this would be ideal.

About the intake being passive or not that depends on the temps of the room it'll be in and if the exhaust is venting outside the room, you'll probably be ok with just a vent hole.

u/gr33nhand · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

>I originally wanted to do things as cheap as possible and using lots of regular household bulbs, but after some research I decided against that.

good shit OP.

the light you're looking at is outdated and will not actually draw anywhere near 300w from the wall, probably closer to about 140w. for another $20 you can get this light that will draw around 220w from the wall, and the COB LEDs it uses will have a higher efficacy than the one youre looking at. still not as good as a DIY COB build but its much better than the one you linked and will do a great job for one or two plants.

dont bother with the 7w desk lamp, put that extra $20 toward the light i linked.

u/hipsterdoofus1 · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

I have this one and it is great. I'm using it to grow 2 plants and they seem to love it. Here's a chart for the distance.

u/VenomizeGaming · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

At that price point, I would go for something like:

Roleadro 400w COB

200 watts actual draw power, and should be decent for 2 plants for under $90.

u/BELIAROSA · 4 pointsr/succulents

I have a bunch of plants so I have a small shelf unit in my room now with four panels hanging above all the plants.
I use a 45W blue and red LED panel. I got them off of amazon!

u/1000rabbits · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

If you're getting serious about keeping plants indoors you might want to invest is some LED lighting. The lights are pretty bright, so you might want to house the plants in a cabinet, a closet, or something with doors/flaps. And for when fungus gnats finally rear their ugly head: 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide to 4 parts water in dry soil will get rid of them. Enjoy your plants!

u/stevetheroofguy · 4 pointsr/succulents

I use lunch trays. 12 Pack - Fast Food Tray 10"x14" BLACK from Globe Commercial Products

And these lights Roleadro Panel Grow Light Series,45W LED Plant Grow Light with Red Blue Spectrum for Growing&Flowering

u/ForeverAlonexx · 4 pointsr/succulents

I have two of these lights

They are not powerful at all, they meet none of the standards that people recommend. But I’ll be darn if they don’t work just fine. You have to have the light within inches of the plant. I mostly wanted something to prevent stretching since I’m in Ohio and we have very dark days ahead of us. But to my surprise they brought out some cool colors that I hadn’t achieved even after months of being in the sunniest window. I have them hanging under a desk and the plants are on the floor.

u/sserpzsehtuol · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

That purple light is EIGHTY WATTS. 80w. EIGHT ZERO.


Actually it says 70w even lower on the same page.


Get this instead


65w of QB lighting will beat the fucking SHIT out of that 80w (or 70w) purple light for not too much more money.


you can also go to alibaba and get even more watts on a QB for not too much more.

u/medicinalcoma · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

I'd suggest skipping the Mars 300w and saving your money to invest in a Quantum Board LED kit, these 100w kits are $150 on Amazon.

The LED tech in those Mars LEDs are outdated, the Mars 300 would be equivalent to about <~140w draw while outputting 150w HID, whereas this QB kit is closer to true 200w HID output at 96w draw. Compare the QB's lumen output of 15,000+ to the Mars' < 5,000.

u/ohmyplanty · 4 pointsr/houseplants

the left one

the right one

As you can see, the left one is more yellow while the right one is more white. I was torn between the two and didn’t know which one would be better for the plants so I kept them both 😂

u/kunkr · 4 pointsr/gardening

It looks desperate for more light, maybe get a light for it like this and keep it on it for 8+ hours a day.

u/agyrophobia · 4 pointsr/succulents

This is the one I have at my desk

You can plug it in to USB or the wall, and it has a timer. I have it clamped on to one of my monitor stands right now.

u/bloks1995 · 4 pointsr/SavageGarden

I have the 4 tube agrobrite, and am very happy with it. I will point out that the Home Depot light appears to be T5 (14w per tube), not T5-HO (24w per tube). I also have this fixture, though recently there seems to be a ballast problem that I haven't gotten taken care of yet, but should be covered under warranty. Aside from the issue I'm having now, it has worked great, especially for the price.

u/greeniebaby · 4 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Using this thing.

No problems with it so far! Just flipped the fan around so it works as an outtake instead of intake and good to go.

u/C-creepy-o · 4 pointsr/Homebrewing

You can buy a used full sized fridge for 50-100 dollars.

Get this temp controller:

Get a seed heating pad.

If you look at the temp controller you will note it has a plug for hot and cold, plus a temp prob. Install seed page on side of firdge. Plug temp controller into wall, plug fridge into cold plug, and seed pad in hot plug, set temps and you should be good to go.

u/bernydhs · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

>Two of these?

u/I-like-Bubbles · 3 pointsr/succulents

I bought it off of amazon, it's a T5 grow light which hangs from my ceiling and it measure 2ft! Perfect for my little apartment :)

u/negative_one · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I would never try to trick a fellow gardener! Hey I sprout other things too, but I use t5 panels, seedlings love it and it's cheap all around, electricity, bulbs...

u/Tylenol_Creator · 3 pointsr/succulents

One of the best things you can buy. 10,000 lumens is equivalent to full sun.

u/discordantT · 3 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I'm using the cheap UFO LED that can be had from Amazon (usually for around $100 US).

u/noobiegrows · 3 pointsr/SpaceBuckets
u/Uneeda_Biscuit · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

For my spacebucket I use this light Apollo Horticulture GL60LED Full Spectrum 180W LED Grow Light for Plant Growing

u/SpaceDurr · 3 pointsr/trees

>Nice little setup and great plant !

Thanks :) Here is the full setup.

>Do you need your fan to be always turned on when the leds are on ? Do they produce a lot of heat

Yeah, I keep the fan running 24/7. This cools the lights when they're on but it also keeps good air circulation around the plant which helps prevent mold.

>? I've always wanted to try it but never really jumped into it . Last time i checked leds pannels were expensive :(

You can build a Spacebucket for a couple hundred dollars. The LED UFO I'm using was only $120 which honestly wasnt that much considering how well it works.

Ninja Edit:
You also don't have to invest a ton into trying to grow. There have been people that just put a bag seed in a solo cup full of soil and watered that shit. If you're nervous about growing, you can try growing tomatoes which respond in very similar ways so learning how to grow them will help you with any future weed grows.

u/GuyoFromOhio · 3 pointsr/HotPeppers

I bought this one a few years ago and it's still going strong. You could fit 16 cups on it

u/Lilin_unite42 · 3 pointsr/houseplants

Try one of these! I've got one for my warm growing orchids.

u/brazys · 3 pointsr/microgreens

First of all - if you are building this kit from disparate parts and sending along - you are a killer Secret Santa. Secondly, I would go soilless if gifting, there is this stuff which needs to be soaked, but keeps the indoor grow clean, and is helpful if your recipient is in a high rise or somewhere else that soil isn't easily accessible. I might also consider sending one of these in case they are germinating in a basement or somewhere cold. I use this seed company and have yet to be disappointed by price or quality - that salad mix is my favorite general purpose green too.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/fermentation

Seedling heat mats like this one are usually enough to do the trick if you put it on the shelf in a cabinet and place your ferments on top,.

u/thearchtect16 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

For my similar setup, I have two [GalaxyHydro 300 (145 actual)] ( However after what I have been reading on here If I did it all over I would have gotten a single [MarsHydro like this] ( instead. I go with LED because I sometimes need to be away for a couple days at a time and knowing that I can place my hand on the LED and not get burned helps me feel comfortable knowing I won't torch my plants on accident.

u/chocolatemilkmurder · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Ok I just finished reading. The tent will make your life easier if you can disguise it well enough. The doors on that cabinet are going to be near impossible to air and light proof. You would probably need to wood glue the two doors together and only bolt the hinges in on one side.

As far as the light, that website you linked is price gouging. Those epistar chips don't have the best reputation. You can get lights on amazon with the same chips for half the price.
Galaxyhydro and Mars are the same company.

Heres another one different company but same chips

Either of those lights will get you the yield you wanted growing 2 plants in a cabinet. It will take about 4-5 months from seeds, but you could easily pull 3-4 ounces per plant.

u/KnightFalling · 3 pointsr/SavageGarden
u/PlantyHamchuk · 3 pointsr/indoorgardening

Without seeing pictures of your setup, I'd make a wild guess that they needed a ton more light. As an example, here's a popular light - - and it is advertised as being for a 2' x 2' growing area (though I think you could get more out of it than that, especially if you made some sort of grow tent equivalent. It's easy to underestimate just how much light plants need.

Growing from seeds will be more difficult and create lots of new hurdles to overcome, if you're still getting comfortable with plants I'd just pick up some seedlings.

However, you mention that you'll be a homeowner, so you might just consider growing your herbs outdoors. Not all of those herbs are perennial (basil is an annual, it will set seed which you can harvest but then it's gonna die), but you could also harvest and dry the herbs so you could have them in the off season if you cannot keep your cats away.

Another or additional option is to grow cat grass and catnip to distract the cats and give them something else to be excited about, and also give them vertical shelves away from your plants to play on or even a catio. Lots of times cats get into indoor plants because they are bored and need more stimulation. Plants and soil are full of interesting smells. Hope this helps.

u/WRipper · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Two of these

MarsHydro Mars300 LED Grow Light Full Spectrum ETL Certification Lighting for Hydroponic Indoor Greenhouse Garden Plants Growing 132W True Watt Panel

Or two of these

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/GoodChanceImStoned · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

If I was really trying to go for the bare-minimum cost setup I'd have it in a closet and here's what I'd do:

  • Random large plastic container with drilled holes on the bottom as a pot (3-7 gallons). I would recommend fabric pots from your local Hydro store which cost around $6.
  • Cheap soil and nutrients (look for Tomato nutrients) that you can buy at Home Depot/Ace Hardware/Your local Hydro store (FoxFarm Ocean Forest is GREAT and you get 12 gallons for $10).
  • PH test strips, for around $5 online (very cost effective, giving your plants the right PH of water will help them a LOT)

    The hardest decision would probably be lighting... I'd advise you either go the CFL route (look it up on or a cheap LED light from Amazon. You can get a 180W draw light from Amazon for $66, and it's decent, not the best, but you can surely go from seedling to harvest with them. MarsHydro is a well-known and relatively reliable brand:

    The last thing you will really need is ventilation. To start you can just use some small-fan you may have laying around but later the odor will become an issue. You can make your own carbon filter for cheap, or you can buy one. I believe you can get a basic carbon filter/fan combo for around $50 online.
u/WhiplashOne · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Get a better light, dude. It's the one thing that directly correlates to yield. You got all this awesome stuff (tent, filter, plants with good genetics) but have a light meant for a closet bagseed grow. Go with something like this and you've got a much better shot at being successful.

u/ttmmm2001 · 3 pointsr/Hydroponics

Have you verified these are ACTUALLY 54 watt?

There is an epidemic of LED retailers straight up lying about the power on their lights.

Lights will often advertise at 50 watts for instance when it actually pulls 12 watts, or something. When cornered on it, they skirt the issue by saying it's "equivalent" to a 50 watt traditional bulb.

It's bullcrap, its a big problem, its very hard to avoid.

When considering an LED light, i always read through comments until i find someone who threw it on a watt meter to get an actual wattage.


Like others have said, plants only need a few things. Nutrients, water, light, and CO2.

Seems like the missing link here is the light.

Here's the light i bought, and have had pretty good luck with it:

u/MrGoodKat86 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Nice cheap light


Grow tent

Personally I like soil. Easier to diagnose and remedy in my opinion. Can't cheap out on the soil though. Fox farm gives good results and can be found at almost every nursery or online.

Heard decent things about this

Inline fan

If you can squeeze any extra money out I'd put it into the lights.

Also check the side bar and all this stuff can be found in there. I just smoked so I'm feeling especially helpful lol.

Anyway remember it's a weed and will grow you just have to have the patience to let it. Also remember to have fun.

Good places to start.

u/rleech77 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Hey dude - I'm in the middle of flower on my first grow and think I can help out a bit here.

Not sure if you're already on this site but is an incredible free resource

You could easily do one plant in a tent like this or go bigger and do a 48" x 24"

As for LED's in that range, most people seem to like either the mars hydro or viparspectra (I'm currently using an mh/HPS light)


u/mac_question · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Panda film draped over the back just for purposes of this picture; other side is reflective white & will be used to cover the whole shelving unit.

Shelves are 30" x 14" by 60" high. Lights are each Mars300's. Air pots are 1' cubes, about 7.5 gallons each.

Did I get the wrong pots? I'm also thinking of maybe using ratcheting straps around the shelf poles to hold the containers in place better, maybe scrunch 3 together by extending the bottom shelf a bit.

Other thing: the panda film. I'm thinking about trying to glue or epoxy magnetic stripping on some to create a removable panel, but I doubt the magnets will hold well.

Any feedback or ideas appreciated!

u/AlwaysInACloud · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Just going to throw my light that I've got since I'm also a first time grower. (Who also happens to have a 2x2 tent.)

Viparspectra 300W LED Has been a great light for me so far, have also seen a lot of others with the same light and eventually they'll add another which is also what I plan on doing.

You do you though! Good luck and happy growing. :)

u/CptNasty · 3 pointsr/SavageGarden

I don't think any LED would do and unfortunately the ones I ordered a year ago are no longer available. But I bet you get better bang for your buck now.

I'd be happy to offer a couple humble suggestions if you can answer a couple questions.

Are you fine with the light being purple, or would you rather have white light shining on them? I went with red/blue LEDs but now I kind of wish I had gone with fluorescent lighting to better enjoy my plant's natural beauty.

I'm thinking about expanding my grow area and I'm seriously considering going with fluorescent and putting my "prize" plants there and using the LEDs for cultivation.

TL;DR- You can compare something like this to this

First is $19 and could probably do the job for a couple plants. Second is on sale for $29 and could probably do 3-4 times the area but I'm bad at math.

I don't necesarilly recommend those models specifically, but with the links others have provided and these examples that should give you something of an idea of where to start comparing.

u/CaptnIgnit · 3 pointsr/Bonsai

South facing windows don't provide even light, you need to rotate the tree to keep them from leaning too heavily. This means they don't get as much light as if they were outside. This means health will be compromised over time.

Grow lights of sufficient power are not ridiculously cheap. I have this one and this one. The first I use for seedlings as it isn't powerful enough to provide enough light to developed tree. The second I use seasonally if it gets too cold as I don't have room for a greenhouse.

You may be able to find cheaper used equipment, especially older stuff like CCFLs and MH/HPS. But those have a whole host of problems from heat management to spectrum and intensity issues.

Depending on where you keep the light, you may also need to worry about temperature and humidity. I use a small grow tent to help control both temp and humidity, but this also adds additional expense.

All this, just to mimic conditions that are generally readily available outside.

> Never said it was just as viable either but to deny like everyone preaches in this sub, it is what then?

You originally said

> you will come across many people who have grown years or decades indoor. It's an elitist opinion that it can only be outdoor.

This presents a view of indoor and outdoor as a choice of little consequence. aka they are equally viable.

> Moreover, stop referencing horticulturists unless you can quote one chiming in on the topic of bonsai, else that's just talk.

fine, here's a bonsai professional with a degree in horticulture:

> So there are clients that have found situations where they’re capable of cultivating these indoors, but it’s an extremely challenging thing to do. We also end up potentially designing the space in which their trees are held.

u/Emerl · 3 pointsr/SavageGarden

Roleadro Upgrade and Newly Developed LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 2nd Generation Series 300w Plants Light

Yescom 225 White LEDs Grow Light Panel Hydroponics Ultrathin Lamp for Growing Room Tent Greenhouse

u/Strel0k · 3 pointsr/gardening

This is the guide that got me started, it's pretty comprehensive. The only think I would suggest different is getting these net pots instead of the ones they suggest.

If you have a sunny windowsill you can just put it there. If you want to grow year round or in the basement / darker room I would recommend a light like this

u/ausernamenoonewants · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I agree, just pick up an inexpensive led like this one and it'll be fine for your purposes.

u/MA_New_Microgrow · 3 pointsr/microgrowery


Light: Roleadro 300W LED light

Fan and filter: ipower 4" inline fan with carbon filter (my roomates are worried about the smell

Tent: Millard 30" x 18" x 36" tent

Odds and ends: A digital timer to schedule lights

A fan speed controller

3-gallon smart pots

A humidity and temp sensor

Plus a small clip on fan.


I have three different strains, Northern Lights, Pre-99 big bud, and pure power plant, and then an unknown seed(which I planted about two weeks ago as the previous unknown seed turned out male, see previous post [here]( One in each 3-gallon smart pot. For the first two weeks of growing I had an 18/6 light schedule, and then switched to 12/12. (I'm essentially doing 12/12 from as early as the plant could respond to the change in light schedule). Over the past 15 days I watered twice with tiger bloom nutes.

I definitely made the mistake of not listening to your advice when I originally posted and am trying to grow 3 plants in a 1.5X2.5X3 foot tent...It is getting crowded, I should've listened and stuck with one, maybe two plants. Other than that I haven't had any problem that I have noticed other then a few spots of damage on leaves occasionally but no pests or wilting. I'm sure there are things I could've done better though. Thank you for all your help, I can't wait to get to harvest.

u/FearLeadsToAnger · 3 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

That 600W led isn't a horrible option but very likely to be bottom tier chinese stuff considering not a brand in sight. Best possible option for your $100 would be something like 2 x Cree 3070 COBs $~25 each and a meanwell driver ($50-60~) but this is a bit of electronics and soldering which isn't everyone's cup of tea. May take some research but you'll get vastly better results for your money than anything else at this price, period.

Otherwise there's a brand on Amazon called 'Roleadro' which exist somewhere between Shit-tier chinese and decent quality stuff. The newer ones even use COBs

u/615wonky · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Start small. It'll save you money, let you get your feet wet, and help you learn how to grow better, and then you can buy bigger.

My "starter package" is:

  • A 2' x 2' x 3' grow tent - $55.

  • A grow light ($90). I prefer COB's as they're easier to fix than blurples.

  • A power strip zip-tied to a pole in the tent. Makes wiring prettier and easier. ($24) I chose a nice metal one, but you can use a cheaper one.

  • Hangers to hold the light ($8)

  • A fan and filter ($70), and variac ($90) to filter smell and move air to keep things cool. This combo is overkill for this tent, but I ended up using it on later tents so it's a good long-term investment. You can cobble something cheaper together with some work, but this "just works" out of the box.

  • 5 gallon Smart Pot ($7) for growing, FoxFarm Ocean Forest Soil ($16.50), Plant saucer ($7) for growing. You can save some money here by shopping around. In particular, Amazon's price for FFOF is about double what I pay at the (very expensive) local "indoor gardening" center.

  • Go Box Plant Nutrients. This should last you several grows.

  • Seed of your choice (let's say $10).

    So for about $420 (heh), you can get your foot in the door and start growing. This is a nice setup too, you can probably save $100 by shopping around, buying used, or doing-it-yourself. I've left off a few odds and ends like dryer duct, Fiskers for trimming, weed fabric pins for low-stress training, pitcher for watering, Mason jars for storage, but you can likely find those or suitable replacements around the house without spending money.

    I also have a Raspberry Pi 3 ($43) with Sense Hat ($37) and metal case ($15) in each of my grow tents to log temperature/humidity and other things. I'm interested in eventually using the GPIO functionality to water my plants too. Not critical, but definitely a nice thing to have, especially if you're the hacker type. If you go this route, you might look at too.

    I'm glad I bought a good intro setup because I still use it now that I've upgraded. I now have a 3' x 3' GG Shorty tent with HLG 300 LED for flower, a 2' x 2.5' GG Shorty tent with two 400W Roleadro COB's for veg, and my "intro package" is now my germination/cloning tent (and drying tent too since several people suggested that too). Being able to have three tents (germination -> veg -> flower) working simultaneously is increasing my output quite sharply. I'm doing this to help a relative with cancer, so you may not need to go quite as crazy as I did.

    You mentioned using 35+ gs (~1.25 oz) a month. You probably aren't going to be able to grow that much given the constraints of tent size and light wattage (plus being a first-time grower! You'll learn a lot!). So once you get used to it, you'll probably want to buy more stuff. Marijuana isn't addictive, but growing marijuana absolutely is.

    Once you've got your hardware, the variable cost is seed (~$10), soil (~$5), nutrients (~$20), and electricity (~$30). From that, I'm going to estimate you can grow ~1.5 ozs (you can do more as you learn more though). So you're looking at ~$40/oz after you've made the initial hardware investment.

    Hope this helps. Depression, cancer, and everything else can just go suck it.
u/labatts_blue · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

The 400w (200 w actual) Roleandro COBs are down to $85 at Amazon

u/cobalt6ixty · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I ended up buying this cob 400w $100 I think it's still on sale as well.

u/Thunderous_Pupil · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I just bought this light and it is the best light I have owned but it's more expensive and not what I started out with.

For someone starting out I would get something like this which is 300 true watts or this which is around 260 true watts. Both are going to make your closet hotter so you may have to get an intake/exhaust fan but they will give you 10x better yield. I have grown with both of them.

I also have a few of these which will still be way better than what you have currently however these blurple lights get a lot of flack from people and weren't my personal favorite. But for $59 right now on Amazon that's a pretty good deal for 165 true watts.

Here's my first grow doing what you are doing

Here's my second grow using the lights I suggested

Edit: If you think you are going to get into growing and take it serious in the future get the light I linked first. It was around $150 after shipping and it takes some diy to put together but it will run way cooler than the other lights and is 15x better than any of the Amazon lights for $50-$100 more. If I could go back and do it again I would get rid of all the Amazon lights and spend the money on some nice quantum boards.

u/InspectorTroy · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

I would go for a ceramic metal hallide, you can get one for 300 here . If you have your heart set on led, I personally would go with the roleadro you can actually get a 400w cob for 99 right now
Get that light or two of them, and use them for the first grow then move it into a veg tent so you can do a perpetual setup. I cannot stress enough how shitty these blurple lights make everything look, you cannot tell what color anything is. I already have the setup your looking for. Its way more expensive than you think.

  • Get full spectrum white leds
  • Make sure you can control temps in your lung room
  • You need an inline fan to exhaust air out of your tent and out of the room either into your attic or otherwise
  • lots of cheap fabric pots out there
  • controllers, thermostats, heater, ac, dehumidifier, pest management.
  • And have fun!
  • Indoor is 100% harder
u/Parcequehomard · 3 pointsr/orchids

What will you be putting in there? If it's mostly high light species you probably don't want to cheap out too much on light, but if you have a mix or mostly intermediate to low light you can probably get away with cheaper and fewer fixtures.

I have a few of these led panels, which are strong enough to tan a cattleya at a close range and could also cover a very wide area at a further distance for lower light plants. My oldest ones have been running daily for a little over a year and no issues so far, so hopefully they'll last a good long time. You could probably use one of these on each side at an angle so that the front of each shelf gets some direct light and arrange your plants closest by ordered of light requirements.

I also have some areas where I supplement light with a setup of cords---socket splitters---and smaller sized grow bulbs that I can swivel to target a wider or narrower area.

One more tip that I haven't tried with orchids but might be worth a shot in a setup like this, you could line the walls with foil or something reflective to help bounce light to the back sides of the shelves and have less spillover "going to waste". I've only ever done this with seedlings for my garden but it seemed to help.

u/Akilos01 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

This is from 6 plants. Initially grown indoors but put outdoor to flower, rainy fall made for quite a bit of bud rot. I’d say about a quarter of the yield was lost. The light I use is the Phlizon 600W LED Plant Grow Light. I think two of them may be overkill for a 4x4 but can’t hurt.

I start them off in DWC, create a nebula manifold and once the root system is sufficiently large I transfer them to a mix of my own compost, along with topsoil and mulch. 7 gal pots.

I have another group (genetic clones of the ones jarred) that is still under grow the lights, going to yield much larger than the outdoor even without considering grow lights.

u/Naaarrfff · 3 pointsr/cannabiscultivation
u/Spiralen · 3 pointsr/IndoorGarden

If you have these hanging in the open they will annoy you with it's blue/purple colors and are not good for your eyes. Try getting full spectrum LED.

Look up Quantum boards from horticulture lighting group or Atreum Boards, Amazon may not have them. They are generally more efficient and give off nice white light which will not annoy you and even brighten up the room!

A Quantum Board 65 Kit (65Watt real draw) is about 100$ and available on Amazon and should be enough for a first light but probably underpowered for 4x4 but for half shaded plants this will work fine. Most use them to grow weed which likes a lot of light. Veg/bloom switches are mostly for weed, yes.

But sure, the QB are a bit bare and not that pretty yet really lightweight who knows.


The Maxsisun 300W has about 130W real draw (the 300W is misleading since it's just an euivalent to HPS lights. So it draws 130W which is equivalent to a 300W HPS light) but is probably less efficient than the QB.


I'm growing Chilis with a DIY Fixture with full white LED comparable to the QB ones. I started out with a Viparspectra 300W (basically same as the Maxisun) so i know em both. Gonna take the Viparspectra apart soon to exchange the LED to full white ones. Will never touch the blue/purple lights again :D

u/gurilagarden · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

The more you spend, the better the light. The better the light, the better the plant. The better the plant, the more you yield. The more you yield, the more cost effective the operation is.

Cheapest option. Buy two:

Slightly better:

Best option within your price range:

u/KrombopulosPhillip · 3 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

something with a little more power , they got 100watt (20w) versions of these bulbs that are a lot bigger on amazon but a panel is gonna be the best bang for your buck , These ones are cheap and efficient

u/MonsterShitStorm · 3 pointsr/Autoflowers

Do yourself a favor and return that and get 2 of these Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 3000K Quantum Boards.

u/computercluster · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Would be ideal for a 3x3. It would definitely be worth it

You could also get one of these:

Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 3000K Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

Then buy another when you start to flower

u/LegendaryTangerine · 3 pointsr/HotPeppers

My grow tent

My light

The light is on a 12/12 cycle, veg only. I have two fans: one that circulates air constantly, and another that periodically replaces the air in the tent with fresh air.

u/Crowbar1127 · 3 pointsr/OKmarijuana

I just asked a similiar question not long ago and looked at many premade kits, I feel like I got a way better setup doing it somewhat separately, I looked at stuff like this , and eventually purchased this stuff, 160$ actual wattage is like 250-275 ish 120$

​ 70$

It is like 75-100 more expensive but I felt like it was a huge jump in quality for the money invested. Thanks to the people who advised me to buy not as a complete kit.

u/Mearbert · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Hello, nice to see another female around here. :)

I say go for it, you can always upgrade along the way. Being illegal, you need a sealed environment with a filter and fan. May I recommend a small setup?

$60 - 2x2 tent (I have this, high quality)

$34 - carbon filter (I also have this, works great, no smell outside the tent)

$18 - 100 cfm fan, works for this size tent and filter

$180 - decent Amazon light that will get good results in a 2x2 (if you don't want to DIY)

$12.50 - Fox Farms soil

u/mkwash02 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

First, shout out to u/exploitingsoil for all of your help and advice! Here's my question, I have this light. I just switched to flower two days ago and there are two light switches labeled "veg" and "flower" I assume I should only have the flower switch on during flower, but it seems so much dimmer and I'm worried it will hinder growth with it off. Can I leave both spectrums on during flower our should I just have the one flower switch on? Thanks in advance!

u/9babydill · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

bought this ViparSpectra 600w year a ago, still works but it's been collecting dust now. Wanted to convert this using Vero 29 COBs.

How many Vero 29s can I run on this? With 2 drivers @ 140-180 output voltage each? and at 700ma or is that voltage combined 280-360v? Can I run 10 Veros? because it'll be running at a soft current of 700ma. I'm a bit confused on the final number.

At full blast the unit was pulling 285 272 watts, 121v, 2.2amps from the wall. thanks

u/xXriderXx7 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Wanted to check in with the knowledgeable folks here just to make sure everything looks right. First grow so this is somewhat basic. Plan to go bigger and upgrade to some better stuff next grow or so. This was planted from a bag seed I found. Planted on Nov 5 into a coco expanding puck. Transplanted as soon as it sprouted (puck and all). Still can't tell if female or male, but if it's male I've learned a ton so I'm not too worried.

Current set up is:



Pots (Have the 5 gallon to grow into):


Medium: Fox Farms Oceans Forest (luckily a local store sells it)

Nutes: Fox Farm Trip (local again)

u/DreadNephromancer · 3 pointsr/HotPeppers

A lot of LED grow lights are purple. I don't know why offhand but I assume it's because plants reflect green and yellow, so they focus on the wavelengths that actually get absorbed.

u/Camelbak44 · 3 pointsr/Autoflowers
u/Astrali3 · 3 pointsr/succulents

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).

u/tbest3 · 3 pointsr/microgrowery


Few packages of these to hang lights and filter:

Extension cords
Plenty of options


Fabric pots:

Air control


Outlet timer:


Carbon filter

4 inch duct
Can find anywhere

Jewelers loop (super important)

To dry your buds

Surge protectors and ext cords
Find anywhere

Inline fans

Soil probe

A few other things I got locally from grow shops. Quality seeds are important. is always having bomb sales, ship from Colorado, and are top quality. Soil from local grow shops but can also buy from online. I went cheaper on light, but I wouldn't do that again. Get good quality lights.

u/le_chef_boyardee · 3 pointsr/microgrowery


light comes with hangers... looks complicated to order from alibaba but its not... and 1week delivery. you can also order from HLG in usa or canada but its more expensive. or you could go with a 400w hps from amazon with vented hood, or a 315 cmh.

fan amazing fan (have the 6'' model)

timer with battery built in


temp and humidity


u/MasaharuMorimoto · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

Ontario here too, have you checked amazon? Vivosun has a good selection of tents for an excellent price! Here's the link to their tents, just select one of the 5 sizes ->

u/jupiter15937 · 3 pointsr/leopardgeckos
u/ClaryFey · 3 pointsr/leopardgeckos

Put it on the bottom, just make sure you have a thermostat like this one, with the probe wherever the gecko will be laying above the heating pad. If you use reptile carpet, put it on top of the reptile carpet. Paper towel? On top of the paper towel. Your gecko will be fine as long as you haven't bent the heating pad and it doesn't have any defects. The thermostat would prevent that area from going over temp anyways.

u/KimberelyG · 3 pointsr/snakes

You've got good advice already - thermostat to safely regulate the cage heat (a cheap one like this works), a cool side hide, a warm side hide, lots of clutter (wood, fake plants, etc.) around the cage so your snake can feel securely "hidden" even while not in a hide, and a hygrometer & thermometer (like this one) so you can keep an eye on the cage temperature and humidity. <- (proper humidity is important for ball pythons so they can shed well and so they don't get dehydrated)

For a retained eyecap you can try the old warm-damp-towel-in-a-pillowcase trick: wet a towel with warm water, squeeze it out so it's not sopping wet, drop it in a pillowcase, add your snake, tie closed, and let your snake slither around in there for 15-30 minutes or so. The warmth, moisture, and gentle friction from the towel can loosen stuck shed.

Edit: fixed the links.

u/hibird18 · 3 pointsr/succulents

45W LED Grow Light, UNIFUN New Light Plant Bulbs Plant Growing Bulb for Hydroponic Aquatic Indoor Plants
This is the one I use cuz I'm a cheapskate. Full spectrum is a lot better for actual viewing/ photography tho. I think it's about 6 inches from the plants and on for about 12-14 hours. I would check out the overwinter megathread under the about tab for r/succulents for grow light into tho. They are way more helpful :)

u/Babymicrogrower · 3 pointsr/microgrowery

You can get a small QB for a small space ~150usd

Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 Quantum Board LED Grow Lamp Veg & Bloom 3000K

u/killaplz · 3 pointsr/Autoflowers
u/res06myi · 3 pointsr/succulents

I hate the purple glare of most LED grow lights, to me it ruins the aesthetic of my pretty plants. I think that far north, being too close to the window might be a little risky depending on the plant, some are cold tolerant, some are not. I have a couple smaller setups like on tables and my mantle where I use a little double headed white LED grow light from Amazon. These are the ones I have:

LED Grow Light for Indoor Plant, Relassy 45W Sunlike Full Spectrum Grow Lamp, Dual Head Gooseneck Plant Ligh with Replaceable Bulb,Double Switch, Professional for Seedling Growing Blooming Fruiting

They're pretty small and easy to move around lol I'll shove plants in every single nook and cranny possible and these are perfect for that. The bummer about having these scattered about is that you have to do a little marathon twice a day flipping them all on and off as opposed to one big rack setup.

u/tequilasoda · 3 pointsr/houseplants

This is the one I’m using now. It’s softer and more natural than the other grow lights I’ve tried. My house looks less like a club/grow house now, and it was only around $30.

u/starlightbotanist · 3 pointsr/houseplants

For some reason the link above didn't work for me. I think this is what was being linked to.

u/asmidler · 3 pointsr/houseplants

Oh I've got you covered!

I made a detailed comment a few months ago summarizing and reviewing all the LED grow lights I have used - many of which are white and won't mess with your decor (I too don't like the prospect of living in a Disco).

To summarize the post in case it is TLDR, here are my two favorite white-colored grow lights. Both of which I think could work well in your space.


Here is my favorite bulb type light

And here is my favorite goose-neck style lamp(It could work well for your plants on the shelf)

u/icarosj · 3 pointsr/succulents

I love looking at this echeveria.

Though, I noticed that the leaves are not as dense as what I see on other photos.

I'm using a grow light,

because my apartment gets too little sunlight.

should I try to give more lights ?

u/comaga · 3 pointsr/Plant_Progress

I use these guys and I'd say the lights are a foot or so away.

I leave it on probably 12 hours a day at a middle strength and then 3ish hours a day at the lowest strength. My plants are also on a shelf that gets a decent amount of sunlight but it's pretty filtered through blinds and the other boards on the shelf.

u/lau_in_bloom · 3 pointsr/succulents

Yes! They recently had a flash sale and I scored this one for $16! Should have gotten 2. Check it out here

u/Rocky_Whore · 3 pointsr/trees

I just bought these from Amazon. I only wanted cheap ones because I am moving them outside in just a few weeks.

u/lizlemocoolj · 3 pointsr/proplifting

I’m using this one!

Grow Light Plant Lights for...

So far it’s been great- plus you’re able to set it for red/blue/full spectrum light, and it has dimming/timer options.

u/scumbagonamission · 3 pointsr/Bonsai

Here's the link: Grow Light Plant Lights for Indoor Plants LED Lamp Bulbs Full Spectrum

u/DesertofBoredom · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

def at least 4 for a tent that large. honestly you'd be better getting a few more powerful versions. 4 of the [100 watt version] ( would beast out a 4x4 tent through flower. This 285 watt version could handle a 4x4 at veg but you may want to add some supplemental light at flower. And this 480 watt monster would be ideal, but it's getting pricey at that point.

if you are wiling to do a little wiring and buy you're own driver, you could buy just the boards for cheaper from the company on their website: Then you could wire all the boards to a single driver and have a good set up for less cost.

u/Battered_Unicorn · 2 pointsr/trees

a [HLG-100 V2 3000k]($150) would work well for two 5 gal fabric bag plants and should yield around 2-4oz a harvest once you get everything dialed in. It doesn't need any additional parts other than a pair of adjustable hangers($5-10) and a 24 hr timer(for setting 12/12 in flower). Something like this is great for ease of use, low heat, and efficiency. I'd suggest a combo of topping and low stress training(LST) to bush out your plants and increase yield, usually i'll shoot for 8/16 main cola heads however the veg time can be quite long with this method. Fabric pots are cheap and effective, and add some super soil(kinda pricey, but worth it) like fox farm ocean forest/ happy frog and you'll almost have enough packed in nutes to last you until flower. Supplement with budget cal/mag and some cheap flower fert like scott's super bloom and your good to go. Also never try to save time in the drying/curing step, by far the most important part imo and one of the most challenging to get right from my experience. Also you can def veg 4 plants under this but if you want a good yielding flower, 2 would be the sweet spot and you can always add another unit down the road.


This company makes DIY kits as well for cheaper, however if pure cost to yield is your interest HPS/CMH are still two great options with a few more needed components(duct fans, tubing, light hood). Also check out cobs if your a DIY person. Not as much spread as the quantum boards but pretty damn efficient too.

u/t1me4change · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

This light would be much better:

Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 3000K Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

If you can possibly grow inside instead of the garage, I would. High humidity is bad once you're fully into flowering and can cause mold.

u/FadedMountain · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

oh and heres the lights I would recommend for smaller setup like what we have:

and finally, if you're poor as shit like a lot of us are then buy the quantum board first. you can still produce very nice flowers with just that.

u/sailor_viola · 2 pointsr/succulents

It's this light from amazon.

u/aquarian-tears · 2 pointsr/succulents

Hi! I use these two products:

LED Grow Light for Indoor Plant,...

Grow Light Plant Lights for...

You totally don’t need to use both of them, the first one would be good enough. I bought these two for different uses but ended up using both of them at the same time. I leave them on for at least 12 hours a day.

u/momotheducky · 2 pointsr/succulents

I totally understand, I haven’t had to do the big chop myself yet, but it’s something that will probably have to happen in the future lol.

I’ve been using this one that’s pretty good. It brought out stress coloring in my succulents so it’s strong enough if you put it really close If you have a lot of succulents/plants I wouldn’t recommend this style of grow lamp because it doesn’t cover too much area.

If you wanna go the most inexpensive route you can get a grow light bulb and put it in one of your lamps.

There’s a lot of posts on this subreddit asking for grow light recommendations. You can browse through those to get some suggestions! :)

u/PeeparPepperoni · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

I have this one and have found it to be completely sufficient for keeping my plants happy in the winter! It has a clip and you can turn one or both lights on.

u/littleprettypebbles · 2 pointsr/succulents

Ok, so the top picture is from March 10th, the bottom one is a month later, so they've all been under the grow lights I purchased for about a month. Most everyone seems to be happy (my sedeveria letizia is struggling, but that's a different issue, I've not gotten her watering down yet) and the two girls in the middle there have each sprouted two buds and flowered! Wondering if anyone can ID the flowering cutey in the back (hoping now that she's flowered it might be easier).


The lights I purchased are these: if anyone is interested, I know people have asked for grow light recommendations and these have done pretty well for me so far. The lights are about 6-8" away from the plants.

u/nillah · 2 pointsr/houseplants

I bought this one a couple weeks ago, it works great so far. My only complaint is it doesn't have a timer or anything built in. I just bought this also (I have a lot of plants to cover lol), I think the light spectrum might be different, and it also has a timer built in so you can set it to stay on for 6 or 12 hours or something. They both are able to just clamp on to the edge of your bookshelf.

You could also get a power strip with a timer built in, that way you can plug the light(s) into it and they'll come on each day automatically, and you don't have to worry about buying a specific light with one included.

u/Marie4558 · 2 pointsr/gardening

HI! I have been growing my seedlings and some plants under a grow light ( ttps:// ) for reference. I was hoping to migrate them out to my porch in a few days but I was concerned about sun scorching? Will it be a problem to move them out, or will they be fine because they have been under the grow light for 16hrs a day? Thanks!

u/isomorphZeta · 2 pointsr/succulents
u/NoEmailAssociated · 2 pointsr/houseplants

I bought some clip-on plant lights from Amazon, would that work?

u/nazgulscreams · 2 pointsr/succulents

Also if you are really having a hard time finding full enough sun you could try to order some lights for the plant, these I've heard are decent. There are other sufficient ones on amazon but I think these are the least expensive (still $19), and have a timing function.

u/vndeadnightmare · 2 pointsr/succulents

Thank you! Do you happen to know anything about grow lights? It’s always rainy in PA so I think that’s also contributing. Do you think this 60W Full Spectrum option is sufficient?

u/wanamingo_16 · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

So the one you see on the top is this one:

Winjoy Grow Light, 30W LED Grow...

But my plants don’t love it, they kind of put up with it. They seem to do better with this light but they only come with two heads and the cart needs three for good coverage.

Grow Light, Ankace [2018 Upgraded...

The succs stress better with this second light than they do with the first one too! The third row I have this lamp for my light hogs.

50W LED Grow Light,Growstar...

I only keep one side on at a time because I’m afraid to melt my plants but I just got this one and am a novice user!

Hope this helps you decide on one! I know how tedious it is to pick some lamps out, especially online.

u/madamemona · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

There grow lights I purchased on Amazon. I have a timer set up to give them more light during the winter months.

u/Birbfeedr · 2 pointsr/houseplants

Grow Light, Ankace [2019 Upgraded Version] 40W Dual Head Timing 36 LED 5 Dimmable Levels Plant Grow Lights for Indoor Plants with Red/Blue Spectrum, Adjustable Gooseneck, 3/6/12H Timer, 3 Switch Modes

Sorry. worst internet stranger ever. finally remembered to get you the link.

u/nire0026 · 2 pointsr/houseplants

I went with this one.

Hoping it works!

u/sinroz · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

That's amazing on such little light. I'm running an experiment with an auto near my window, but supplementing with this guy

u/Andymeows · 2 pointsr/Adenium

Does the fact that it's 18 months old count for anything? I'm getting contradictory advise

Edit: I also have it under a 45 watt grow light

u/demolition22 · 2 pointsr/hydro

I got this one from Amazon.

45W LED Grow Light, UNIFUN New Light Plant Bulbs Plant Growing Bulb for Hydroponic Aquatic Indoor Plants

u/somedud · 2 pointsr/Romania

Mi se par o companie de încredere și cu potențial de creștere.

On an unrelated note, ce părere aveți de produsul acesta?

u/TheBozo · 2 pointsr/succulents

45W LED Grow Light, UNIFUN New Light Plant Bulbs Plant Growing Bulb for Hydroponic Aquatic Indoor Plants

u/oyster_jam · 2 pointsr/gardening

I used some of these for an indoor setup with good success. Like u/LilPineapple69 said, maybe you could use a few in your greenhouse.

u/lazygamer1324 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I just ordered a QB 260 Watt set up, replacing some really junky lights. I'm at the end of my first grow so im excited for the major upgrade :D my grow space is smaller than yours.

Old lights

u/ihc_hotshot · 2 pointsr/hydro

I have two of these and they are almost too strong. I have too keep the 3 feet above my seedlings so they don't get burned.

On sale right now... I might have to pick up another.

u/LittleFluffFerial · 2 pointsr/succulents

I bought a small metal shelf from home depot and got the 300W version of this grow light to hang from the underside of the top shelf

u/BreastConnoisseur · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I'd suspect your light is the leading cause of slow growth, barring ph issues. From what I can tell of the leaves, it looks pretty healthy! Light leaks don't bother the plant as much during vegetative state, you mostly have to watch for those in flowering. You could always grab an additional light online to bolster your plant.

Something like this:

Might be a good addition. Get the second Gen full spectrum yellow colored 600w (it's not a true 600w, but it's better than some of the other blurples and it's light penetration is solid)

u/Beneficial_Task · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/TheSexyChexican · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

i wouldnt get the light meter, the ufo wont register too well with a lux meter because of the mono LEDs. if you want a light you can use with the light meter, you could get this:

what are you using for nutrients? i think you will need a larger power supply for the leds, like 12vdc 5-10amp.

u/black_thumb_808 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

the brand galaxyhydro/roleandro is equal to, maybe a little better than marshydro, they are both chinese led panel amazon/ebay sellers. However, that particular COB is very low end, entry level, not worth +$30 over the regular mars300. its pulling 100w vs 132w and putting out the same blurple light.

A "real" 100w at the wall cob will set you back $200 and or more

stay with the 2 mars or better yet, get 2 of these newer white led panel

u/thin_rolling_papers · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I'm not sure which one is better, but this one will be much better on your eyes, the blue/purple light gets annoying after awhile...

u/garlic_rocker · 2 pointsr/orchids

I have an orchid that was gifted to me this spring. It bloomed beautifully through the summer, and when it finished, I trimmed back its spikes (they were being sacrificed anyway) and repotted it (the included pot was very small and couldn't drain). So far, it seems to be doing well: I have two new sets of leaves. However, I'm a cold apartment in Seattle (though it is south facing). How much benefit do you think I'd get from installing this $70 sunlight colored LED grow light?

Edit: it's a young phal.

u/BohicaPepperHut · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

These were our set up last year and it worked great.

Going to order the same ones and have double the grow set up this year:


One of these: $79.99

Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 300W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower

Two of these: $69.99

Roleadro Upgrade and Newly Developed LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 2nd Generation Series 300w Plants Light

u/PutterNut · 2 pointsr/succulents

There is no definitive answer on this because there are too many variables. Examples: The light requirements of each individual plant. The PAR given by the light. How far the plant is from the light. How long the light is on daily. How much natural light the plants receive. Yes grow lights CAN work, but you have to find the perfect balance. The great thing about indoor lights is you can control the environment! Too much light, you can reduce the time or move the plants further away from the light source. Too little light, move them closer or give more hours of light. It's not something you'll probably get 100% right on the first try.

They do make white LED grow light panels, but they are harder to find than the red/blue. You may want to try something like - -but it may be overkill, I don't know how many plants you have or how large of an area you need to light.

u/Mitten_Punch · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Maths: 8 sqft footprint @ 50w/sqft = 400w. That's actual. So. . .

  • a 400w HID.
  • around 400w actual of the chinese panels you are looking at. The "300w" model is 136w actual draw--the "300w" is a marketing thing and not to be trusted. Three of those would be great coverage of the 2x4 rectangle.
  • COB or high-end LEDs would probably need 250w or so.

    You can go less. Especially in veg. But getting close to 400w will be your best bet for flower.

    edit - Your other questions:

  • Ventilation depends on the light you choose. Whatever you choose, you will want a 4" inline fan as your exhaust up top. Probably don't need an intake fan--you can just use the passive flaps. If you go HID, there's a bit more involved (CoolTube style hood, separate ducting and a duct fan). Your room has AC, so temperature should be easy enough to dial in. Recommend a [digital temperature controller] ( to tell your fans when to kick on and off. Makes things very simple.

  • I veg in my 2x4 (under a dimmable 400w HID). If it was my only tent, I'd probably run three plants. Veg for 6-ish weeks, put plants under a ScrOG net, flip to flower. Two would be great, too. Just a little more veg time to fill the tent.

  • Power depends on how much energy costs where you live. The lights and fans will draw ~430w, 18 hours/day (12 in flower). You'd have to do the math with your prices. For me, that's about $15/mo. Plan on higher AC costs as well though. Most people exhaust outside of the room. All lights put out significant heat.

    Best advice/guess, based on your questions: Two "300w" Mars/Viperspectra/Etc panels and a 4" inline fan. For now. Get plants going, try and save up for a third light in 8 weeks or so.

    And look around at other panels. I'm not knowledgeable about what the best buy is right now. This Roleadro 200w actual cheap COB panel looks interesting. /r/SpaceBuckets likely has good advice.
u/Teamgreensteve · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/kelchm · 2 pointsr/orchids

I've been pretty impressed with the performance of the grow lights I am using. I'm using this '400W' COB from Roleadro. Here's a photo from further back, if you're interested in seeing how the light is setup.

u/aerogrower · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It looks like the cheapest thing they have is a 100w COB for $229. What makes their lights so much better than a 300w COB from Roleadro that's $100?

edit- the Roleadro is actually 400w, 200w actual draw

u/chalkiest_studebaker · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Look into different spectrums so its not all the same. Your plants and yield will appreciate it.... Maybe add COB into the mix. Beneficial to not all have the same blurple LED spectrum. I ran 600w purple LED COB first grow, now running that in conjunction with 300w of CFL. Definite improvements. See here:

u/TeethAreOutsideBones · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Roleadro 400W COB Full Spectrum LED Grow Light with Innovated Chips, 2nd Generation

This will be your best bet for that budget. A little under powered but should work.

u/riseheart2 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I've been looking into getting this one personally:

Just trying to find more info on Roleandro right now. They were Galaxy Hydro before, but very little information out there for their new reincarnation.

u/JohnqNC · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Thanks, I've watched a few of Growmou5's video's and it looks like that's the way to go. I just can't afford it right now. I'm wondering if I should just buy a $100 LED or try out a $100 COB (which I could upgrade in the future). I have a $100 Amazon gift card and really have no idea what to get. I have a $50 chinese "300w" led pulling about 120w and CFL's all around the area. So another "300w" would fit the best. But something pulling over 200w would be better but each light would probably not be level, the "600w" probably would be higher and the smaller one might block out some of the light....idk I can't have much heat though and COB's seem to give off more.

Others in the price range I'm looking at is:

Someone said Chinese COB lights can overheat though.

u/Merkaba316 · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

I've tried a few of the budget options from Amazon. They will work, just not the greatest. Also, several aren't actually what they say they are wattage wise. The actual rated power can vary anywhere up to 10w from my testing (on these smaller 30-50w actual fixtures).

My two remaining sub100$ lights based off performance are these guys and both are in my tent now supporting fruiting pepper plants: Roleadro HYG08-2X400W-W 800W COB Full Spectrum Grow Light LED Plant Lamp with ON/Off Switch and Daisy Chain Function, 2nd Generation Flowering and Veg

The other was a Marshydro 240w blurple that is either out of stock or not sold anymore, I believe it was right around 100$ as well.

With all of the cheaper blurple boards I had, I was fine vegging usually, flowering and fruiting was typically extremely difficult however. Both of my current lights do fine through all stages.

The cheapies usually will work fine for things like herbs or microgreens, but begin to show their true colors of being cheap when you get either too big of a plant or are trying to get a plant to flower and put on fruit. That's my experience at least.

u/very_kind · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Pretty sure I just picked up that same light on Amazon for $100. Anyway, there is a cree model of it that is a little better if you're willing to pay that price. Here is the one I picked up 4 days ago at $100, now it's $135

u/gratefulbreath · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I have been considering this COB LED myself.

u/saratoga3 · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

>if I didn't add ice, the bowl/water container easy goes up to 93F after a 16 hour light cycle...

If your house is 77F, but your water is 93F, something is wrong. The water should be at ambient temperature, which in your case seems to be 93F. Do you have a lot of hot lights right up against the plants with no fan? If so, fix your lights.

>with lighting from something like this but hopefully a bit smaller -

Don't use pure blue LEDs, you want either whites or red/blue. something like these:

u/sd42790 · 2 pointsr/AccidentalKubrick

It’s an LED array. It’s a cheap one; you’ll find they can get very expensive. LEDs are nice because they consume little power, produce almost no heat, and last a long time. These plants get some sunlight; I use a timer to run the lights 2-6 hours/day, depending on time of year.

I’m no expert, but I find they work well, especially for seedlings/young plants. Some plants do fine with limited sun, others need lots of light. Flowering plants apparently do better with a wider spectrum light than the one shown here. I’d suggest researching a bit, getting one that fits your needs, and giving it a try.

u/BreadstickNinja · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

Hey there! I think you're going to have trouble growing in the window if you're facing north. South is best, and I've grown nice window plants with good east and west exposure, but never north.

I think your best bet is to do a small indoor set-up like mine. This is where I start my peppers before moving them outdoors. I have three of these panels suspended from a shelving unit, and I'm growing below using Khang Starr's 2-cup method. The lights are on a timer for 16 hours of light and 8 hours of dark, but you could get away with a little less if it keeps your roommate happy.

I actually germinate the seeds in a starter with a heating mat to keep it around 85°, but while that will speed up germination, it's not completely necessary. You can also get good results by germinating the seeds in a paper towel, dampened with water, and sealed in a ziploc bag.

Last thing is the fertilizer solution for the bottom cup. I use MasterBlend 4-18-38, mixed with the recommended amounts of ammonium nitrate and Epsom salt. I've had really excellent results so far.

If you get started soon, I don't think you'd outgrow a small setup by mid-May.

u/AnesthesiaOnTheSide · 2 pointsr/succulents

Where do you live? Sounds like you need to invest in a grow light for it. If it’s that big, tabletop lights won’t be enough. Look at some of the hanging lamps like this.

u/takesmassiveshits · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It's a phlizon 600 watt LED light.

Edit: it pulls 108watts from the wall aparently.

u/TheBrothersClegane · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

First timer here. I have 3 female autoflower Northern Lights seedlings at the moment. I am using a 600W amazon LED and 2 45W LED panels in a 4x2 tent. I wasn’t aware the actual wattage of the 600W Amazon light is closer to 150W when I bought it. What’s my best bet for having enough light for all 3 plants in a 4x2 tent? I’m trying to keep costs relatively low. Should I buy some CFLs and spread them around? How many?

My 600w

u/sherrillo · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

Excellent! I'm torn between the bulbs I did, the one you have, and this one,
( Do the bulbs for yours have a good shelf life? How costly are replacements vs the LEDs?

u/okpatriot71 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Cool, I’ll probably switch both of mine on then. I’m using 3 of these in a 2x4x5 tent

u/RoboticAnatomy · 2 pointsr/Bonsai

Hi there!

So I would really like to get into the art of Bonsai. I've been looking at getting a Ficus. The only problem is that it would have to permanently (at least for the foreseeable future) live indoors, as I live in a townhouse complex, without access to a balcony/private yard/fenced in area. I completely understand bonsai don't do well indoors, but with the proper lighting is it doable? I have been looking at lighting from local hydroponic shops and am having trouble picking a light. Would a basic 100 Watt-Equivalent CFL work? Or should I get something a bit fancier like one of these?

250 Watt, 6500K CFL with Reflector

2 Foot, 2 Tube, T5 Fluorescent

60 x 10 Watt LED Grow Light (600 Watt Equivalent)

60 x 10 Watt LED Grow Light (900 Watt Equivalent)

[CFL 13 Watt = 65 Watt Equivalent, 6500K] (

CFL 23 Watt = 100 Watt 2700K

CFL 23 Watt = 100 Watt 6500K

If I were to get Fluorescents I would need a stand of some sort. Would something like this work? Should I change the bulbs to something more powerful?

24 Watt, 6400K, 2 Feet T5

Any of the lights purchased would be kept on an automatic timer indoors. Should the length of the timer be affected by the power of the bulb? Less powerful = More time per day?

u/HPapi · 2 pointsr/trees

These are not autos and I have 3-600w LED's. I have 2- VIVOSUN 600W LED Grow Light and 1- Phlizon Newest 600W LED Plant Grow Light -- seeds from

u/Flussschlauch · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Do you want to buy or is DIY an option?
DIY with Strips is fairly easy. But I don't know about canadian prices and availability of components.
An easy yet efficient solution would be 2 vegging QB.

u/juanitospeppers · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

how many plants? full mature plants or babies for transplanting? Budget?

HLG quantum boards great. is good for like 1 full size plant or a few smaller ones, or a few trays of seedlings.

But if you want to get a big boy you can get a 1000W Double ended HPS. that will light up your whole shed and heat it lol. good for like 4+ big plants or lots of smaller ones or lots of trays of seedlings.

u/Pork_Taco · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

Gonna keep it and supplement with 2 of these as well HLG 65 V2 4000K Horticulture Lighting Group Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom 4000K | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

u/Big_N · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

I am just getting into the hobby so I don't have any real results, but I posted the same question here a few weeks ago and was recommended this:


I ordered it and like it so far. Very bright, lightweight (I am holding it in place with only a few zip ties), and doesn't get too hot. They also make a bigger one if you're going to have a lot of plants:

u/ceruleanXLII · 2 pointsr/GardeningIndoors

Edit: don't worry about the gallium aluminum arcenide, it is encapsulated in acrylic plastic & not going anywhere. Just like a phone or a computer 😆

u/menarthra · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

These are exactly the kind of answers I'm looking for! Anything to cut down on noise and heat is great, as for quantum boards, will something like this work or would I need to invest a bit more? And would leaving the flap on the tent open allow light to leak?

u/hogester79 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

They don’t need them - they don’t get hot only “warm” and they are full spectrum which means you have a grow and bloom light. Very efficient at creating light and spread and cost effective :-)

Some reviews here:

Get something in either 3000K or 3500K range (spectrum output).

Let me know if you want to know more!

u/Neil_the_eel · 2 pointsr/cactus

I have this in two foot and 4 foot. Highly recommended. All my plants are nice and vibrant and not etiolated at all.

And I also have this for quarantine plants and at work for my desk plant. Works great and is dimmable, and each light can be turned on individually or together. Also has a few built in timers.

Also, as an aside, when you do get your cactus a light make sure you acclimate it. Just like us, cactuses sunburn.

u/creative_influx · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

yea, don't use ViparSpectra 300w. Grab some T5s instead:
maybe splurge on some bulbs. You will be able to bring the light much closer with the T5s. The LED u looking at is ~meh to say the least.
For some real restricted space, u may want to invest in something like this: with the money you save buying the T5s instead of that fail led. Then scrog whatever you stick in there. You can use a no-brainer bubbler in that setup for a nice grow too: (fuck soil, its for weaklings, bwahahaha!)

>I want to mainline the plant to maximise yield with the space i have.

then scrog.

or grab a 400W and vent that heat!

u/bamsii · 2 pointsr/succulents

I have these two grow lights: Ferry Morse and DuroLux

No heat may but was looking into getting this one

u/sluttyjamjams73 · 2 pointsr/hydro

I'd recommend the best 2 foot T5 HO fixture you can afford.

I've got one of these and it's fantastic.

u/LeapdayzNutz · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Why can't you buy online? There's nothing illegal with buying lights.

Return that shit and get rockin and rollin.

If you're that paranoid ordering online, you can order from home depot/lowes. They won't have it in store, but you can do ship to store in store pick up I guess.

u/MMOAddict · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

It depends on the plants, but that light wouldn't be much help to most garden/outdoor plants. Even something like this would need to be right next to the leaves to give them enough light, and left on for at least 12-16 hours.

If it's an indoor plant though, they generally don't need as much light and will most likely be fine even with that bulb you linked.

u/yoonamaniac · 2 pointsr/cactus

I use grow lights now because my non-cactus succulents are in front of an east facing window. I got this T5 fluorescent somebody recommended in r/succulents for my succulents. I bought the reflector later but they have a model with reflector included. I think it's generally recommended that the light temperature be daylight, 5,000K-6,500K, and as high lumens as you can get, but most lights don't usually specify lumens. I just got into cactus a few weeks ago, and so I just bought this T5 for my expanding cactus collection.

u/ratiocinator2 · 2 pointsr/hydro

I have these hanging from above, and these where I need something freestanding.

... My previous comment was actually kinda sarcastic. You see, these provide white light, which includes all (visible) colors.

u/hiddent69 · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Here’s my LED recommendation as for the light strips

u/shadowonyx23 · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Apollo Horticulture GL60LED Full Spectrum 180W LED Grow Light for Plant Growing

Yeah I had this light too close for a little too long. Raised it for the last couple of weeks. Now I know for the next grow!

Smell was stronger than I expected, smelled great though. Seemed to have a citrus smell too it while trimming.

u/howlermonkey · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Here is the link from Amazon

Tl:Dr 104 bucks

u/Zach925 · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I've been using this in a 5gal bucket and growth has been amazing:

full build with plant photos, keep in mind I'm only just over 4 weeks in:

u/bucket_or_fuck_it · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

Well, I figured those who planted directly in bucket just remove the spacers to get to the plant for trimming/LST/etc? I got my 3 gallon pot, was just wondering what's the easiest way to do this as the 3 gallon pot is gonna leave some fingers pinched getting that guy out (was thinking about drilling holes in the side and leaving some rope tied onto it so I can just lift it out by the rope).

I'm using this 180w UFO here ( and figured with that much punch, some light escaping wouldn't be a big deal. If it starts to stunt growth in flowering, I'll tape it up but it's a nice night light for the dining room right now. Unless you think it'll cause problems already?

u/AlanGreeenspan · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I have the Apollo and its awesome.

u/raelovesplants · 2 pointsr/succulents

Check this out at
VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10" x 20.75" MET Standard

u/noideawhatimdoing8 · 2 pointsr/gardening

No problem!

Word of advice - if you want two heat mats with the thermometer regulator, best to buy one with the thermometer regulator and one without. It's weird, but it comes out a little cheaper than buying the 2 mats and then the thermometer regulator.

u/DrMonkeyhead · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

This one I believe VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10" x 20.75" MET Standard

u/Chorizbro · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I recommend a seedling heat mat. They provide gentle heat and are water-resistant.

For example:

This won't provide enough heat if you are trying to get a kveik to 100F, but it's good to boost something into the 70s.

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u/DoctorBaconite · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use a seedling heat mat, similar to one of the fermentation belts but half the price. I have 5 of them and haven't run into any issues with them yet. Paired with an inkbird I'm able to keep the carboys in my garage at about 68 even when it gets down into the 40's.

u/TurbulentConfusion · 2 pointsr/FIREyFemmes

On mobile, hope this works correctly. This is what we use for seedlings: Light and mat

I want to build an indoor basement grow room so we can grow throughout the winter but that requires serious lighting, temp, and air control.

u/squidboots · 2 pointsr/mycology

You can get a heat mat like this one - they're often sold for germination trays but many plants love them. Strongly recommend picking up a thermostat to go with it so you can better control the temp.

u/wesbrews · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Get one of these seedling mats: They're cheap and you can tape them to your fermenter, some even have thermostats.

u/2capp · 2 pointsr/Sourdough

I tend to keep my apartment around 70F, which wasn't enough to keep my starter decently active. I bought a seed germination mat with a thermostat and put it in a plastic storage bin. Works great to keep my starter temp consistent and doubles as a proofing bin when I'm baking.

u/VenusenvyXP · 2 pointsr/Winnipeg

It's not a kit, but something I made. These lights in a crappy light greenhouse like this wrapped in mylar sheets and the seed level has this heating mat.

u/DoctorMoebius · 2 pointsr/Kombucha

Funny, (as with everything these days) those are made by exactly the same Chinese manufacturer as the Vivosun

[Vivosun Digital Seedling Heat Mat Thermostat Contoller 68-108F](VIVOSUN Digital Seedling Heat Mat Thermostat Controller 68-108℉

(I paid $3 more for the green sticker on the front)

[VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10" x 20.75" MET Standard](VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad 10" x 20.75" MET Standard

u/brock_lee · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I have this guy. Don't even need to wrap the fermenter, just keep the pad in the chamber.

u/maggieq67 · 2 pointsr/BeardedDragons

I have never used a thermostat with it, they do well between 90-95 degrees and those mats are designed to be 100 degrees and then go thru the bottom of the tote and then float they can regulate their temps.

this is the mat I got

u/Jellybit · 2 pointsr/EpaxX1Owners
  1. My basement is around the same temperature or slightly colder. I bought two things, a seed warmer, and a space blanket. I taped the seed warmer to the top-back of the printer (above the electronics), wrapped the space blanket around it, and it keeps it toasty in the 90's Fahrenheit. If you want a specific temperature, they sell the seed warmer with a thermostat for almost three times the price. I also tried building a heater via thingiverse, but the seed warmer worked so well that I will just keep the parts around as a backup.
  2. A lot of people reuse some IPA for the first wash, but have a clean one for the final rinse. I think you'll find a lot of superstition around how to clean a print, and you'll likely develop your own. Side note: Don't pour IPA directly into your ultrasonic cleaner, as it's a fire hazard.
  3. A lot of people just pour it into a container and let it sit outside to cure and evaporate at the same time.
  4. Some have left it in there for a couple of weeks and it's still fine. The key thing is to pre-warm it (if it's cold), and stir it a bit with a silicon spatula or something else that won't scratch the FEP. Just like you need to shake/swirl your resin before pouring it, you need to re-stir it if it's been sitting in your vat.
u/somethingtoforget · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Heating: Heating Mat
The light bulb in a paint can always worried me about a broken carboy causing electric issues or the bulb burning out and me not knowing.
Cleaning: you can use diluted bleach and then rinse out with water and star san before you put a batch in there.
Extra: As for your chest freezer, I realize you have it laying around and ready for use, so go for it. But I went with an upright freezer and built a shelf inside. Reason being is that it takes up less floor space and I won't have to lift the 6gallons up and over the base of the chest freezer. I have also moved up to a conical and needed the extra head room.

u/CharlyDayy · 2 pointsr/rosin

A heating mat you say? That's interesting. Never heard of those. Something like this?

Can you control the temp pretty accurately with your mat?

u/bears371 · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

The reviews are meh, but it looks like customer service does a good job replacing faulty heat mats free of charge to people.

u/Bigfamei · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

One of these are your friend. Germination and seedlings love a warm environment.

u/jgosson · 2 pointsr/brewing

This one:

It's just large enough to place 2x 5 gallon carboys on. I also make sure to place a towel underneath to insulate and keep the hard glass form shorting any electrical.

u/noonelikesthisaccoun · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 300W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower

So far it’s been working pretty good so far w my white widow autoflower. Recently battled gnats and over fertilized so they’ve got a little Nitrogen stress at the moment.. but the lights seem to work fine

u/JohnnyJaymes · 2 pointsr/gardening

Hmm... Well the one I have is this one, but that's a bit out of your range.

I do know they have a smaller version, but I think that's still like $200 or so.

FWIW the one I linked to started to "sunburn" some of my tomatoes a year or two ago when I let them grow to close to the light without raising it. 😓

Looks like there's a knockoff (if you will) for about $100 -

Can't attest to quality so you might need to read reviews before deciding.

Edit: merged my posts together - stupid mobile app!

u/Guzan113 · 2 pointsr/OurFirstGrow

I have a 6 in fan in the top corner moving air. I have a wet rag hanging from the top bars. That's a Young Living humidifier (lol). And that bowl of water. The light is this one: Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 1000W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower-1000w

u/So-Cal-Sinner · 2 pointsr/cannabiscultivation

I currently am running 3 different LED's.

Plilzin 600w from Amazon.- these were my first LEDs and although they are ok, I would not recommend them based on the availability of better ones at a similar price point.

Main lights are Besva 1500w. Love the light, very powerful, low heat.

BESTVA 1500W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum Grow Lamp with IR&UV for Greenhouse Hydroponic Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

My littles start and grow under this lamp. Amazing little unit. Deep penetration which brings great growth.

Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 1000W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower-1000w

u/netxam · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I've got one of these:

And one of these:

One vegging spectrum and one bloom spectrum both pull around 120-140W from the wall. Yours seem to have the same true wattage. Was this your yield from those two lights running on one plant? Just curious, as I have purchased comparable LEDs and want to know what kind of yield I should expect. I have a 2x4 space thinking of growing 2 or 3 but not sure it is possible with my lights.

u/r4gingm00se · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers
u/SmellyFeets · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Nope, it’s this guy here, picked it up for $60 on a flash sale

Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 1000W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower-1000w

u/CumHelp · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

So is GalaxyHydro a better brand than MarsHydro? Two of the 300w would give me ~270w of actual, so 67.5w/ft.

5 feet is my limit for my closet that the tent will be in.

edit: I messed up on something

u/Mach7Hommy · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

Medium: Hydroton

Lights: Roleadro LED Grow Light, Galaxyhydro Series 1000W Indoor Plant Grow Lights Full Spectrum with UV&IR for Veg and Flower-1000w

Environment Details: Homemade grow box (height- 6 feet, width- 2 feet, depth- 18 inches). This was built specifically for an available space in my condo.

Strain: Blue Dream Auto

Age: 4 weeks from transplanting into dwc

Pot size: 5 gallon Lowe's dwc- Papi Chulo Edition

Nutrient line and schedule: Maxibloom, Lucas method. 3 gallons of water with 3 tsp of nutrients

Watering Volume: Once it drops below the spot I marked off on the bucket ::shrug::

First things first, this is my first time ever trying to grow anything, other than children and our recipe collection. I'm looking at this as a new hobby and looking for some guidance. I'm pretty sure based on the pics alone, I'm going to be flamed. Since I do not know what I'm doing, I called myself trying to LST it and broke 2 branches, but I think I have the concept

I know there's some sort of deficiency based on the leaves, however, me being a first time grower, I'm proud of all the other fresh green. My PH has been going up within the last 2 weeks and I have to keep adding oh down. The good thing is the ppm changes based on the plant absorbing the nutrients.

u/swimmingpoolofpoop · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Yeah, pretty much all my research makes it seem like CFL is a pretty worthless way to go for this endevour. I have been looking ath this or one of the other Mars hydro 300's that everybody seems to like so much.

I just want to be able to run it all the fuckin time, and be planting auto's like every 30 days.

I just got my power bill, and it wasnt bad at all, so maybe adding another 250w or so HID wont be too bad. Its only about a 3rd of what I'm running already.

u/EaZyy- · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It's not that you didn't spend enough on lighting, it's that you bought the wrong things. You spent 128 CDN (Give or Take) for crap. These are comparable to your price and you should see a significant increase.



3 a little more expensive but 400w Cree COB LED

u/StigbickDickson · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Nearly identical setup here. That will be enough for veg but you may want to add another for flowering depending on a few things. If you plan on filling out the tent with a wall-to-wall canopy then definitely get two units for flower. One well trained plant could do well under a single LED unit, but if you can grab another one you'll be covered for just about anything you can put in that space. I wouldn't recommend the wall-to-wall canopy as a first timer, though. I'm in my first grow as well and totally underestimated how much my girls would fill out and it has been a struggle to maintain. I have buds smashing up against the side of the tent and have had to chop a few lower branches early in the flower phase because the lack of light stressed them out. If you do end up filling it out just make sure your ventilation is heavy and proper and check for signs of stress every day.

Here are some shots of my 300w girls, each one has a unit directly above it. If you can afford a second light down the road when flowering begins it'll be a big boost, but you can be successful without it.



Edit: Lights are 300w GalaxyHydro with UV/IR

u/lablizard · 2 pointsr/gardening

This will make the room violently pink, but casts a lovely width of lighted area and is super bright.

So far, my indoor tree is loving it and bounced back from acclimating to the new pot and location since it was from a nursery. He was a seriously un happy tree, I thought I would lose it. This light is awesome.

u/Morgaine1795 · 2 pointsr/gardening

Thank you for sharing! That is really impressive growth. I hope my plants get that large when I am ready to start them. (Zone 5A currently getting lows at -20F). I have never heard of that type of light, seems to work really well for you and they are on sale so I might have to try one. I wonder if I have one of those but still my other lights if there would be an issue, or if I would just use the mars one.

Also the comments from people on imgur really get on my nerves at times.

u/Carlifex · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

10 of those will definetly do. I started with CFLs until i bought a 250W version and it fucking sucked balls. (was listed a grow CFL). the package shows 14W->65W so that bad boy will produce the equivalent of a 65W subjective "brightness" for human eyes. Definition of Lumen. The specification is kind of misunderstood since it tells you something about the brightness a human eye perseives. A plant has other needs.
nonetheless, with 10 of those you will grow weed, but if you pay more than 7$ a piece you should consider getting one of these for starters: 300W LED for beginners. they got a much better spectrum (not the best, but theyre cheap and easy to use)

u/VLXS · 2 pointsr/aquaponics

I am talking about something like this (random link, not an endorsement) that can be used in a DIY setup. Check /u/LEDWizard 's threads to learn more about DIY leds.

Other than that, even just stringing together enough LED spotlights/directional bulbs would do the trick, just not as good as a COB led array (the ones I linked at the beginning).

Or you could go for a couple (or 3) of these ready made panels. Again, this is an example and not an endorsement.

Either way I'm sure it'll be great, because your setup looks pretty sweet as it is and you generally can't go wrong with LEDs. They last a long time and produce the most PAR (photosyntheticaly active radiation) per Watt consumed that any other artificial lighting source.

u/shaxsy · 2 pointsr/gardening

For a light I love these MarsHydro Mars 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum ETL Certification Lighting for Hydroponic Indoor Greenhouse Garden Plants Growing 132W True Watt Panel

u/souljasam · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

This light?

MarsHydro LED Grow Light 300W 600W 1200W Full Spectrum for Hydroponic Indoor Plants Growing Veg and Flower

If so that should be doable. Its a 132w light and with blurple its pretty easy to hit 0.5g/watt of light if you dont stunt the plant a lot.

u/Caponabis · 2 pointsr/Bonsai

yes, LED full spectrum grow lights. something like this dont' give off too much heat and use a fraction of the power. The light is intense. doesn't have to be as close as HPS or Halogen grow light. the light i linked will cover a 4'x4' growing area. get more trees ! (you can also go without a light if it's close to the window and only one tree, it will survive until spring no worries)

u/Tri0ptimum · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

They advertise it as 132 watt actual:

More than enough for a Brute build, along with some side lighting strips for the bottom maybe :D.

u/blowedyo · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

MarsHydro Mars300 LED Grow Light Full Spectrum ETL Certification Lighting for Hydroponic Indoor Greenhouse Garden Plants Growing 132W True Watt Panel

u/StatutoryOmelette · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

This one seems about right for you.

u/pennypots · 2 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

I'm concerned I might actually be under-watering, I've been just splashing a bit of water in the container. Last night I went down and they were bone dry, so I gave them a good soaking, hoping that maybe I'm just under watering. We'll see on that front. Here's the rundown on what I've been doing.
- Growing Medium - Soil - Roots Organic

- Nutrients - Bio Thrive 5ml/gallon - General Organics Grow Box -


I've got this PH Tester and have been keeping my PH between 6&7.

u/Litigiousattny · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

For temps look at something with a temp sensor and pair that with a cheap booster fan and it will pull the air out when the light is on and regulate the temps for you.

I looked at a comparable led light and it looks like it would have appropriate PAR levels of light at about 24-30 inches above your plant. 12 inches is really close. Plants at that stage need very little light intensity. The consensus is about 250 par for seedlings. Here is a link to something with pretty similar wattage draw to give you an idea of intensity at different heights.

u/newgrower0405 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower, Has Daisy Chain Function

u/bellboy2088 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Apologies for leaving that out - here's the light I used:
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

Edit: Ok my bad apparently that version isn't sold anymore but here is the link to the 450W version :

u/Kaevek · 2 pointsr/HotPeppers

Here is the Light I'm using. So far it's worked incredible. It's supposed to cover a 2.5x2.5 space.

u/Big_Ds_Snake_Oil · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I would also get a 600 w led. This one on amazon is a really good deal. If you’re really hurting for cash get the 300 w version for about $80 I think.

Also, you could start in cheep 5 gallon buckets. Get good garden planter soil from Lowe’s or Home Depot. Put drain holes in buckets. You can also just use miracle grow as nutrient.

Read i love growing marijuana website too. You could get closer to 600 grams as a rookie with that light, and good soil.

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Pharmergreen420 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

48x48x80 link is up above, and I’m using a Viparspectra 600w led, will link below.

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/SuspiciousChemistry · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It is an LED panel, this one to be specific.
It's been awhile since I took a physics course on waves and optics, but I think what's happening is the cracked door to the closet is causing diffraction, which leads to the light from individual LEDs on the panel to bend differently based on their color, creating the rainbow pattern. Of course it also might not be based on the individual colors but rather their placement on the panel, which would explain why the order of colors is seemingly random rather than the typical ROYGBIV pattern of rainbows.

u/oldmanslum · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Was looking at this one
Thought process was if I ever want to go with more than 6 (I think) it should be able to provide enough light. Thanks for the reply man

u/the413 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

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

u/Toomanypasswords · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I think an led would be perfect as they run cool but still have power and spectrum options, perfect for tight spaces. I am flowering with a viparspectra600 (actual 267w) led in a 2x3x5 cabinet and love it.

Using every inch of your grow space wisely, and guiding the plants structure will help you maximize yield and plant health.

u/gbond666 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I bought this one for my first grow and am happy so far


u/ValorousVagabond · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

He's referring to something like this.

Pay attention to the amount of power it draws from the wall, not the "600w" figure they posted which is going to be quite wrong. I did the math on the ones available on Amazon, and the Viparspectras seem to give you the best W/$ ratio.

u/oh2ridemore · 2 pointsr/gardening

I have been really happy with these VIPARSPECTRA lights from
From the wattage observed via zwave switch and led count, thinking they use 3 watt leds. I liked them enough to buy 2 of the '300 watt' versions and one 600 watt. Combined with my old metal halide fixture, plants are super happy.
Coffee, lime, lemon, tangerine, pineapples, various other tropical plants.
If they last 10 years will be happy. Tired of using so much wattage on ballasts for the mh and hps fixtures.

u/mewincali · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

It's just a 2x4x6, Quictent 48"x24"x84" to be exact. I don't really recommend this tent, but it's what I've got right now. There's some light leaks and poor stitching I had to cover up.

It was originally meant for iPower 48"x48"x78" but I had to downsize for some space reasons.

I've been slowly upgrading where I can between grows, so the initial investment didn't hit me as hard. But if you can afford it, I would recommend getting higher quality material the first time around and saving your money long term. I've got 2x Blurple VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series V600 600W, that old 4x4 grow tent, and that old fan+filter combo all collecting dust -- essentially an entire grow setup.

I'm now using an HLG-600H Quantum Board (dimmed), that 2x4x6 tent, and the filter+fan combo I posted above.

Also, my fan is probably overkill for my current setup, so I did the math for the CFMs needed for my tent and used a Variable Fan/Router Speed Controller to turn it down a bit. Not sure if I'd completely recommend that controller, but it's just what I've got.

u/shuddles08 · 2 pointsr/SavageGarden

Wow, if you really want to make those heliamphora happy inside, you've got quite a project ahead of you. Get these things: an aquarium tank 30 inches long x 12 inches tall x about 12 or 15 inches wide. The first two measurements are the important ones. Get two of these to mount on each side of your tank:

Go led for best light:

Now get this for humidity:

wrap the tank in a reflective material, put your helis in, and they'll do fine.

u/TheMadFlyentist · 2 pointsr/gardening

Are you concerned with aesthetics? If not, you can easily get away with some florescent shop lights such as these. You would want to get some full-spectrum bulbs, or some that are in the sunlight spectrum at least. Depending on the plants, you may be able to get away with some standard 6500K blue/white bulbs.

If you really want to be super efficient/cool looking and you don't care about price then you could go with an LED setup like this, but you'd likely need several to keep many plants going and the cost adds up quick.

You could also get one large metal halide fixture such as this but they generate a lot of heat and look very industrial.

Please note that I'm not recommending any of these brands in particular, I'm just using these as examples. Were it me, I'd probably just pick up two fluorescent fixtures from your local box store and designate a corner of a room to overwinter the plants. They may or may not grow a lot under the lights, but they will survive and you won't break the bank.

u/mbxz7LWB · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/throwaway783846392 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Thanks! Something closer to this? Should we have the light on 24/7 until it starts flowering then switch to 12 on 12 off? That’s what we’ve read

u/Ianredding · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

Here is what I'm running. Couldn't recommend it more.

Have two of them and one larger size. One unit only runs at about 150W actually so better on the power bill. :) Ive grown all the herbs you mentioned under it with great success. I like it more than the pure red/blue lights. Less weird looking light color and all.

u/CallMeParagon · 2 pointsr/succulents

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.

u/absolutelystoopid · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

just want to chime in here, I was in the same boat as you. Starting out as just an experiment seeing if I could actually sprout a seed, turned into a dedicated project :p But I can tell you I didn't have any idea with like lights, tents, air filters etc. So first thing I bought was this LED , but a better option would be this Viparspectra (the one I bought though has been just fine) and just hung it in my closet with the plant, and that's it. veg'ed it for 4 weeks just like that with the light on a timer and my closet door closed. (get a little desk fan to to move some air over the leaves) Then I figured I'd switch to flower, and was kinda on the edge about investing in a tent and carbon filter. but every thread I read about smell, veterans would always say "It's gonna smell a lot!" So I bit the bullet and got a 2x2x4 tent and this carbon filter and fan . You can probably use your DIY carbon filter just fine. Anyway, long story short, I started to flower and literally two days later I walk into my house after work and the smell just hits me. And this is just one plant. So definitely invest in that stuff. But as for the PC fan, unfortunately it's not going to have enough static pressure to force air through a carbon filter. You don't have to go with the one I got, like brotha said the duct boosters will work too. If you have any question let me know cause I relate very well to your situation, except I've now been halfway through the process lol. pm me if you want

u/hodlorfeed69 · 2 pointsr/plants

I use this and it’s an absolute beast.

u/ThenWind · 2 pointsr/druggardening

garbage. would be better off buying LED lightbulbs which run in the 10-14 Watt range and are much cheaper than this. These would work good for seedlings but that is about it.

also for the same price you could get something like this instead. which is more than double the watts of the 4 lights that you posted.. but a lot of people hate on these sort of lights as well. lots of options out there.

u/BigOlBucket · 2 pointsr/SpaceBuckets

I was actually looking at this specific light

I am also looking at some led strips for the sides

u/vinney1369 · 2 pointsr/Hydroponics

You mentioned that you were thinking of having three 5 gallon pails of tomatoes and peppers, and if that is the case this light isn't gonna cut it. Without looking up the item, it looks like something you could use on seedlings or small young plants, but tomato plants get big, and its not likely this light would support them long term. It should be fine for lettuce assuming your plants aren't really spread out.

Honestly I would find something in the 300w range for three plants, such as this if you want to go LED. If you are looking to save money on the fixture, I would suggested some full spectrum CFL bulbs instead. Bar or coil bulbs should be fine either way, but you'll need a couple of them for good light disbursement.

(For the record, I did try to look this up but was unable to find it.)

u/Smartass_Man · 2 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana

This is the one I got off Amazon

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Gun5linger67 · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

How big is your area? How many plants do you have? I grow Thyme, Rosemary and Oregano on a 2'x2'x3' tent with a 300 watt LED like this one They are in 6" pots and take up about half of the space. I use the other half for starting seedlings.

u/UsogosU · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

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.

u/THCgrown · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I'd go with this if anything for a single
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Arcticflux · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

That tent is fine. The lights aren't great. I recommend ViparSpectra

That grow space could support 2 of these 300wViparSpectra lights. I would get two of them and place them inside that tent. Even if you don't want to go with the ViparSpectras, then go with a Mars Hydro. Works just fine. Just remember that lighting has a lot to do with Yield. So with this tent and set up, you can expect 2-5 oz total with 2 of these lights running together.

u/Zombiesmakemewet · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower, Has Daisy Chain Function

I have 2 of these. But take into consideration the amount of space you have.

u/SCP239 · 2 pointsr/SavageGarden

I have this and it produces about 50k lux 10" away from emitters. I use it to light my 2x4 grow tent instead of a handful of less powerful lights.

And different carnivorous plants have different light and temp preferences. My light is too bright for direct use on my Nepenthes, but I bet Fly Traps or Sarracenia would love it being only ~6" away.

u/Samrojas0 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Haré SCROG, sin embargo mi luz es de 300W, la siguiente:

Puede que quede fallo y tenga que usar también una de sodio es lo que me temo :/

u/DirtyQuad525 · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

I would imagine that your LED light would be fine. I have used 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.

u/magnetic_couch · 2 pointsr/succulents

This is the exact one I own:

I've had it running for about 6 months, running about 12 hours a day. The fan on it is a bit noisy, but not any louder than an AC is. It's advertised as being able to cover a 3'x3' area at 2' height, which it seems to have proven (it covers a 3'x1' shelf at 1.5' height in my current setup).

It uses 5W LEDs which is great for high luminosity; most LED grow lights I've seen use a higher number of lower wattage LEDs (3W or 2W) which seems to be lower overall luminosity.

u/twootherdanny · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

youre going to want more light for flowering. I made this mistake my first grow (on the second grow now).

I had a "150w" LED that was not actually that strong, then once told me how to calculate light strength, i picked up 3 75w cfl's in combo with the LED. It did okay, I think it would have been better had I not neglected the plant for a few weeks because I thought it was dead.

Now on my second grow I picked up this: - from what ive found 300w will be good for a 2x2x4' grow tent that im running now.

u/ed520482 · 2 pointsr/GrowingMarijuana


that will do what youre looking for. Make sure if you use that fertilizer that you ph your water after you use it because it will tank you PH down to about 4. If someone tells you you have to spend more than $400 to get started they are wrong. You do not need to spend that much. You can ... but you dont have to.


miricle gro performance organics is like twelve bucks a bag at lowes and is OMRI certified

u/nugenberg · 2 pointsr/entOttawa
u/sk8mafia235 · 2 pointsr/shrooms

I haven’t bought one yet, but I’m thinking of getting this one but the 60x32x80 so I can have some decent space for airflow between tubs, I already have an exhaust fan for a grow tent that I’ll probably keep on a timer to bring in fresh air a few times a day,

u/bekindrewind · 2 pointsr/snakes

You don't need a "night light", you want your snake to have darkness at night. Light and heat should be from two separate sources, and make sure your heat source is always controlled by a thermostat. If your room does not receive ambient lighting from a window, etc. you can use something as simple as a clamp lamp with an led light bulb screwed into it, plugged into an outlet timer. As long as the light is not overly bright (grow lights or aquarium fixtures can be too bright) and your snake has a place(s) to seek shelter this will work fine.

u/tensecondsflat_ · 2 pointsr/cornsnakes

I am a huge fan of these thermostats. I have three for my snake's viv-- one dangling under the heat lamp at the point she could slither to, one against the glass where the heat mat for the warm side is, and one against the glass where the heat mat for the cool side is (my house runs too cold, so I keep lamp+mat for the warm side both set to one temp, and mat on cool side set to a lower temp).

u/ruggles_bottombush · 2 pointsr/BeardedDragons

I wouldn't put too much stock into anything you read on yahoo answers. I've used CHEs for a number of years without issue. Depending on the wattage, I've measured over 500 degrees on the surface of the CHE but ceramics can withstand extremely high temperatures. A defective CHE with a bubble in the material could easily explode and I'm sure it happens but it seems rare. If you are concerned, there are very reliable and affordable thermostats available online. Just make sure you are using a light fixture with a ceramic socket so it can withstand the heat of the CHE. These are the fixtures and thermostats I've used with CHEs and UTHs.


u/noctornalbby · 2 pointsr/ballpython

I use this thermometer and put it at the very beginning of his cool end/toward the middle of his tank.

There are more expensive ones that are reptile specific out there, but this has never failed me. Just be sure you have a stat for each heat source and have the probes positioned appropriately

Also might be worth getting a temp gun. They’re accurate and can give you exact readings for spots they hang out most.

u/Pontlfication · 2 pointsr/mead

I use a fair bit of blankets and a plant germinating mat with a temp probe. I think I paid 20-30$ for that mat, and blankets/towels from a second-hand store. If the room is cold enough, you shouldn't need a freezer. It will be less effective but much cheaper. Something like this, mat not included.

u/MSRT · 2 pointsr/reptiles

Get yourself a heat mat and a cheaper thermostat. I use these when I need a cheaper option. I also have a second probe thermometer to monitor the temps since I don't completely trust the cheaper thermostats. But I've used them for years without any issues, so I haven't found anything to justify my distrust. I just like to be doubly sure. (:

For the shedding, the most important thing to help your leo is a humid hide. My girls get enclosed hides (something with a base and only a hole entrance) with sphagnum moss. I mist the moss until damp every other day or as needed. I live in a very arid environment (usually around 20%) and don't do anything else for my leos humidity wise except their hides. They very rarely have any shedding issues. One girl actually came to me with horrible chronic shed problems (she lost 3/4ths of her poor little toes to stuck shed), but with her humid hide she's not had any problems since!

If you don't have one already, there are guides to making your own humid hide. You can get a tupperware container with a lid, place it on it's top and cut a hole in the side where the leo can get in. Stuff it with a bit of moss and mist it and there you go! There are hides sold specifically for humidity, and I find my girls prefer the dark hides to the clear tupperware, but it sounds like your boy needs something ASAP.

Edit: to answer your question more. I only step in for stuck shed with my leos if it has been a few days. Once in a while they will have some left over for awhile after a shed, but they usually take care of it themselves. Toes and noses can be tricky and can take some time. If they have a humid hide they'll use it to help soften the remains. When I do have to step in, I use a wet cotton swab after a soak. You can try dripping water onto his nose to soften the shed first.

u/Barnhardt1 · 2 pointsr/googlehome

We use these for our bearded dragon and hedgehog, but there's no reason you couldn't just plug a space heater into it. I agree there's not really a need for a "smart" solution here.

u/Ketaloge · 2 pointsr/succulents

I just bought two of those after having the 15w version for a while now. The 15 watt one is enough for most of my plants but it doesnt quite bring out the nice colors of most of them and my e. prolifica is still etiolating like crazy. The 45watt one will be enough though I think.

u/mdgates00 · 2 pointsr/gardening

What you really want to ask is how many Watts per square meter (or square foot). If your garden bed is large, you'll need more light. And light that doesn't hit the garden doesn't count.

Something like this covers about 4'x4' with pretty good brightness. With all the LEDs pointing at the plants, this will be far more effective than a LED grow bulb in a typical household lighting fixture.

u/BobbSagett · 1 pointr/GrowingMarijuana

This is my light
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

It has a bloom and veg switch. I used the soil ocean forest potting soil.
My tent is 2x2x4

Thanks for the reply!

u/CayenneDingDong · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Two 450w LED's and the tent is 48x24x60"

u/beaglesandbongs · 1 pointr/microgrowery

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower
It has two switches supposedly for flower and veg separately, but I read most people just leave both on all the time. I did the same.

u/MikeInCincinnati · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Check out this Vipar Spectra 450W (200W actual) on Amazon. Very well reviewed and affordable. Just bought one myself for my next grow. They have a whole line if you want more wattage. VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 450W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/SR_TEXAS · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Haven't even purchased lights/tents yet, but seriously planning an indoor grow and don't know if my setup will work, so feel free to criticize all around.

Location: I plan on growing either in an attic (with good ventilation ofc) or the corner of a large, dark closet, both in a 3x3ft grow tent.

Plants: After some research on Leafly, YouTube, and various forums I have concluded that I am going to attempt to grow Wonder Woman, and I believe could grow 6 plants in that space, but 4-5 is also acceptable if anyone thinks there won't be enough room.

Light: It will be one tent (for now) so I intend on getting a combo veg/flowering LED (since money isn't a big problem and LED yields more than CFL) like this one. If anyone has any recommendations within the same price range (up to $200) I would be glad to look at and consider them.

Medium: Because there are already so many new variables for me, and growing potted plants in soil is something I'm used to, I plan on going with what I know instead of attempting a bunch of hydroponics my first few grows. I assume a better-managed soil grow would be much better than a shotty hydro system.

Also, when do we start cloning? After we determine the sexes? After harvest? Right before harvest? What lights are they kept under?

Thanks in advance!

u/mush_mush_mush · 1 pointr/microgrowery

It says 200 watts:


  • Replaces a 400 watt HPS/MH
  • Dimensions: 15.8x8.4x2.4 inches
  • Item Weight: 6.4 lbs
  • Use for all stages of plant growth
  • Max Coverage at 24" Height 3.5x3.5ft
  • Core Coverage at 24" Height 2.5x2.5ft
  • Avg. Power Draw: 200watt
  • (90pcs) High Intensity 5Watt Bridgelux/Epileds LED Chips
  • LEDs Angle: 90°
  • Input Voltage: AC100-240V
  • Frequency: 50-60Hz
  • Lifespan: 100,000 hours

u/yadlla · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have a few led lamps and am planning to buy a tent that will hold both lamps.

lamp 1

lamp 2.

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??

u/Nikusha123 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Ill buy this VIPARSPECTRA LED, I think it will be enough for 4-5 plants, what do you think ?

u/Gravefall · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I just bought VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W which supposedly compares to a 600 watt HPS/MH

u/Dont_throwaway420 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thanks for your feedback, and these are questions I should consider as I’m starting my grow.

I guess as I begin, I was hoping to find an ideal route that would allow me to adapt as I go. I have a decent amount of space for growing (an entire 10x10 room) and am willing to budget fairly for what’s needed. I just don’t want to overextend, as I will just grow for personal use (albeit, I do smoke quite a bit). I want to keep the plants “clean” and as healthy as possible, and hope to test out a few different strains. For lights - I’m willing to go as suggested, but initially considered LED (maybe something like this:

I’d love to connect and chat if you have more insight for a beginner grower. Thanks for your initial feedback!

u/Anakenyan · 1 pointr/microgrowery

you would want something pulling about 300 watts

this one (if you want a blurple)(make sure you select the 600w version) is rated to pull 260w so it wouldnt be a bad decision and is rated for a 90x90

some people recommend to split your watts into two lights so you can manage them for better light coverage to the lower parts of your plants, so splitting this into two 300w from the same brand also wouldnt be a bad idea. but the single light is definitely okay for beginning

u/Majestic_unicorn31 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Performs great I couldn't be happier with it. They'd been running pretty much constantly for 4 months and not any problems. VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED
I'm planning on getting another one or there 1200w model eventually.

u/Hickorydickoryducks · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yeah I would do that but the electric and power draw I am not able to meet. I like the led because it uses so little power. I wouldn't want to get more than like an ounce a month either way. VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower, Has Daisy Chain Function

I was looking at that light do you think thatd be good?

u/deadstock4s · 1 pointr/microgrowery

LED Grow Light, 300W Grow Light Full Spectrum for Greenhouse Hydroponic Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

Current light

What I’d like to get
VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/TurtlesBeFree · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I was thinking of buying this VIPARSPECTRA LED light to use for the whole process. should I buy 2 for my 4x4 tent?

u/dozazz · 1 pointr/gardening

I went with these VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 600W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/XdefeatsY · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Thanks! I am using 2 different LED lights in my tent (Apollo 4'x4'). I started out with just this light for the first 3 weeks because I was short on cash and thought I'd try my luck at skimping on coverage with a cheap, Chinese light from Amazon. By week 3 or so, I had serious doubt about its ability to cover 4'x4' in flower. I bought this light to run in addition.

u/literocola431 · 1 pointr/bostontrees

a good starter pack of nutrients - a small sized grow tent that can fit 4 plants - a fan ventillation system that will handle the smell when you get to flowering - airpots if you want to grow from soil - or DWC hydro buckets if you want to go hydro note that these are pretty easy to DIY, buckets are $5 ea and pumps run $20-50. LED lights to grow with for $160 or you can skip up to the good stuff and go with Quantum Boards which are far superior - not on amazon You can do a lot of your own work on these boards to make them not as expensive.

After your get some seeds, either from bag seed or from an online seller, its really just a matter of paying attention to what the plants are doing and keeping a good schedule with your nutrients or watering. There is a ton of information online, both on reddit and elsewhere that can guide you with anything.

u/Sarey14 · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

currently my dad has a umm lets just call it a grow set up in our basement with some tomatoes and other plants and uses these lights its a full spectrum grow light and i was thinking of just putting my plants down there for the winter, however there is not a ton of temperature variation from day to night down there, as it is a very controlled environment. I was thinking of getting something like that and just putting them in an old fishtank in their pots as a makeshift terrarium and then just removing them from the windowsill and just using the grow light, as there are massive temperature fluctuations and the window is pretty drafty. Any experience with the 'full spectrum' lights?

u/St0f89 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

What heat output??? they run very, very cool. When I went from HPS to led, I went from active cooling to passive cooling. Seriously, they're the best.

4x4 will be a little more pricey, but not by much.

Something like this, or use 2 units and spread them out (that's what I'd do)

u/ryanmich · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have a 36x36x72 grow tent, and this is the light I use.

It has a setting for veg/flower, but I just keep them both on to maximize the amount of light they're getting.

u/CrackaJacka420 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I use these 600w for my 4x4 tents, you could also put smaller light strips on the side if your worried about light coverage but this good beginner grow light in my opinion

u/Flesh_Tuxedo · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Would something like this suffice?
Where it says consuming 276w, or am I not reading it right again! Sorry for all the questions, just don't want to waste and mess up my first attempt!

u/_marv_ · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thanks for the help! How far away should the light be in this stage? I using this light

u/haloofsin · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

>the usable photons hitting the canopy. Instead of watta

Just to prove my point, see the coverage maps below under product description:(

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.

u/famaskillr · 1 pointr/microgrowery

You sure it's not this one

u/chlorobot · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

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

u/NikIsAnAssHole · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have a different LED but maybe this can help.

This is my current grow: (The second picture in the album shows the hook)

and this is the 300 watt light that I have:

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:

u/bowhunter3 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

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?

u/SpellDog · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Bought the 300 watter (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.

u/_Zhitan · 1 pointr/succulents

Are those all stretched as well? And I have one of those LED clamp strips, but I use them on props and baby succulents. 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. It provides more than adequate lumens (2000lm +). Amazon, Home Depot, and Lowe's are good for those.

LED saves you money in the long run. But initially the cheapest option would be CFL bulbs (6500k 60watt) in aluminum lamps!

u/kratos_1812 · 1 pointr/KratomGarden

I have several different types of lights but really like these. In my opinion they've been the best so far. VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified...

u/intldrugsmuggler · 1 pointr/microgrowery

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.

u/dalegrizzle1 · 1 pointr/gardening

I looked at these the first thing when I wanted an indoor garden myself, and honestly, he's right, and he's trying to help. They are v low wattage, like 20-30 each, if that. Simplest setup i would say, if you can spend 70$ and replace those heads and put up a nice blurple 300w like viparspectra, your money would go a longer ways. I did this and had some mylar survival blankets wrapping the whole thing, strung up with tape, for a long time. The mylar blankets are 7$ and they have more than enough to make a makeshift "grow tent" of sorts.


edited grammar

u/AreasonableAmerican · 1 pointr/trees

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

u/lopjae · 1 pointr/microgrowery

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.

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?

u/Henry_Haberdasher · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Ok, if you want LED and wallet is no problem check out these. I've not used them myself (obviously) but i've seen grow diaries of them and they are amazing.

If you want more bottom end of the scale then you want something like this. This will grow you one, maybe 2 plants very nicely.

u/Tyler_the_Tank- · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thank you!
Got a light off Amazon that was on sale

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series...

Edit: Words

u/maseffect · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Get either a mars hydro or viparspectra v300 . Either one will be more then enough to get you through your grow . Get some Mylar and cover the interior of your box and you’re ready to start growing . Mount light at 18” from plant and have fun 😉
Oh here’s the link for the light I use : VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Potarazzi · 1 pointr/microgrowery

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

u/hoarybat · 1 pointr/succulents

I'm shopping for an office setup for a couple of specimens of Stapelia: S. hirsuta and S.grandifola. Thanks to those who provided some early feedback on what I'd need.

Specifically, I'm going to be buying a grow-light for my office. I anticipate having a total of 3 succulents, each in 6" or 8" clay pots. Substrate will be Bonsai Jack Succulent Cactus Soil Gritty Mix #111 -- the relative high cost of this soil is OK since I won't need much, and I'm hoping for a good setup.

I'm having difficulty picking a grow light. For several reasons, I want to go with LED grow lights, and not fluorescent tubes. What I need help with is the wattage of lighting that I'll need; I want sufficient light, but don't want to fry the plants.

I'm thinking about this 100W grow LED bulb, which I'll mount over the plants. Is this a good wattage, or should I be looking at something like this 300W enclosed LED kit?

Thanks! -- Dan

u/Pureness304 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

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...

It works well. Definitely not the best on the market but it does the job!

u/toeknee32 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

VIPARSPECTRA Reflector-Series 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/TheyWillEatTheRich · 1 pointr/nyc

Lights such as this. Good for supplementing the little bit of light people get in their windows in the city.

u/blokie07 · 1 pointr/OKmarijuana

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.

u/hotpeppers5656 · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

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.

u/lewdite · 1 pointr/Peppers

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

u/Closetmedicinegrow · 1 pointr/microgrowery

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.

u/dylanm19 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Here are the respective links to the lights I was talking about. although I have no experience with grow lights, so I might be looking at bullshit, you'll have to let me know👍🏼.

COB LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 300W, CF GROW Indoor LED Plant Grow Lamp for Hydroponic Greenhouse Plant All Stage Growth Lighting Replace UFO Growing Lamp, High PAR Output

VIVOSUN 300W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum for Hydroponic Indoor Plants Growing Veg and Flowering

VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified 300W LED Grow Light, with Daisy Chain, Full Spectrum Plant Growing Lights for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

Phlizon Newest 600W LED Plant Grow Light,with Thermometer Humidity Monitor,with Adjustable Rope,Full Spectrum Double Switch Plant Light for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower- 600W(10W LEDs 60Pcs)

LED Plant Grow Lights, KINGBO 600W High Power Grow Lamp with Optical Lens, Double Chip/Three Chip, 12-Band Full Spectrum Grow Light for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower (Daisy Chain Function)

u/Gormak · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yes veg and flower, do you have limited space to grow? You might try one of these:

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.

u/zaipsoi · 1 pointr/microgrowery

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.

u/easy0906 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

VIPARSPECTRA UL Certified 300W LED Grow Light, with Daisy Chain, Full Spectrum Plant Growing Lights for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower

u/Vew · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

Ooh, that explains my question. This is the one I use. Seems to work pretty well.

u/pabloe168 · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I see your point. I like the option but here is a question..

Say I buy this:

Like you are saying its $150. and its supposed to be as effective as a 300w cfl.

It consumes the same amount of energy as say this:

Which is also supposed to be as effective as a 300w lamp...

Whats the reason behind spending double if I am not gaining anything on performance or efficiency? The one advantage I see is no pink light.

u/hopicide · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

Every time I see a post about lights and wattage, I say this Check if the value is true or equivalent wattage!. This vendor in particular is something else:

> Question:
> What does it mean that it as 15 / 45 w?
> Answer:
> LED power is 45 Watts. Consumption is 15 Watts.
> By Osunby SELLER on March 1, 2018

WTF? LED power is not 45 Watts, LED power is 15 Watts, which is equivalent to 45W of incandescent bulb.

That's 24$/15W = 1.6$/W. Checking for example this one (I'm by no means recommending it), which although has the same presenting equivalent instead of true, you get 0.44$/W with the current deal, or 0.56$/W with the old price. This is a factor of 3!! Granted, you might not need such power for a small setup, but there are others out there with lower power rating.

BTW, I'm not trying to "own" you or anything. I just want to spread the message so that people don't buy something on false information/assumptions, especially when someone says "Oh, you need X watts for that area or that amount of plants"

u/Fraulein_Buzzkill · 1 pointr/succulents
u/NterceptingFist · 1 pointr/Peppers

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

u/GrowieMcGrowerson · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Not going to lie. 2 600w led's is alittle out of my price range currently. Would I be able to do 2 300w led's without the concern of decreased yield or anything like that.. I'm also plan on running auto flowers so would that be a problem? Would 2 of these work.

u/robotsautom8 · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

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)

u/attacksushi · 1 pointr/succulents

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.

u/Enigma6 · 1 pointr/hydro

Here's the light. No management of nutrient temp. I didn't actually know that was a concern.

u/irvininirvine · 1 pointr/microgrowery

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

u/sfsellin · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Hey - thanks for responding. The lights are about 16'' above the plants, and I'm running 2 300w LED's, here they are: . 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.

u/scarsandstories · 1 pointr/microgrowery

you’re right. the superiority complex is definitely the internet in general. i have met a couple super nice people. someone even sent me the break down of how to DIY my own light system. my girlfriend bought me this light for christmas. (only fair since i’m growing for her, ha. i can’t even smoke because of work.) the way my closet is set up there’s a shelf so, it’ll be perfect and easy to hang the right distance away. the PPFD graphic is which? the circular one? wait those say PAR value.

i have seen the posts and also on amazon while i was looking at lights. a lot of them said “newer model available” and just had 2 larger white bulbs. they were also two and three times the price. i figured one light should be okay for 2-3 plants. this way i can use the smaller 75W CFL for tiny clones/seedlings. i was reading reviews to see how it works for other plants, too. obviously since it’s nearly winter i had to bring in all my catnip. plus, i have a garden in the spring so it’ll also be great for my veggies, too.

marijuana is one of the few things that’s fun to learn about because in the end you have a pretty decent reward. well, growing anything in general is. it’s a lot of fun. i also had no idea growweedeasy was put together by a woman. that’s awesome. that’s my go-to site right now. that and this. i’ve spent hours upon hours just reading. with legalization and technology it’s constantly changing and there’s always something new to learn.

u/DarthStem · 1 pointr/trees



Gotta buy another light next pay check.

u/ktrcoyote · 1 pointr/microgrowery

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.

u/Rekov · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

The LED is this one:

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.

u/Washingtongem · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

Yes that’s exactly what I just did, thinking maybe 2 plants can fit? And do these come with mounts for lights?

u/makelly777 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Cool, okay I think this may work - I need the whole QB kit and planning 4x2 tent for two plants (I’ve got 4 seeds hoping they aren’t all guys lol)

u/z99s77AUC · 1 pointr/MephHeads

Would this not work: grow tent :

u/battletuba · 1 pointr/microgrowery

VIVOSUN 48"x24"x60"

That's the tent I added.

I also added 3 HLG100 lights so I still use the 2x2 for veg and just move the plants to the 2x4 to flower. aka, the perpetual harvest.

u/AnonymousMarriedMan · 1 pointr/microgrowery

VIVOSUN 48"x24"x60" Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent with Observation Window and Floor Tray for Indoor Plant Growing 2'x4'

That's the max I was looking at for reference

Edit: thanks for your help btw!

u/streamer0194 · 1 pointr/canadagrows

2x4 Tent


AliBaba / Ali Express for HLG QB288 240w

u/FluffyMuffy69 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

So, as is surely obvious, I'm completely new. I just set up my tent, which is 2x4x5'

I purchased a mars 600w LED, a charcoal filter and two of these fans

VIVOSUN 6 Inch 440 CFM Duct Inline Fan with Variable Speed Controller

I just opened one of the fans and it is ridiculously huge. The reason I chose that one was it seemed to fit the holes n my tent. Which is

vivosun tent

Is this total overkill? Will it work? Ack. I don't want to have to mess with an exchange unless necessary.

u/aesthetics247 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Don't forget a speed controller!

this one's highly recommended and people say it helps reduce the humming on the inline fan compaerd to cheaper speed controllers.

I'm sure the apollo tents are fine, I've heard slightly better reviews for the vivosun tents. This one's about $12 more than yours i think.

The Mars 300 is chill for the price, you probably want to want to get a second one if you're going to have multiple plants in that tent. People say 1 mars 300 per plant should get you good results, almost pushing it with two full plants under a single mars 300.

Also if and when possible, try to invest in a good pH meter. everyone recommends bluelabs!

I didn't PH at first and my plants were dying on me... turns out my tap PH was above 7.0 ph. the PH pen saved grow!

u/MySecretGardenIsDope · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Hey! As always, thanks to everyone for helping me get better at this hobby.

As you can see from the album, I've got one clone of the Cookie Shots from the Unofficial Good Guys. Other than the yellowing of the leaves, which I can't quite figure out, the grow has gone pretty well so far. My last plants seemed to take FOREVER to get from this stage to harvest so we'll show it goes with my new kick ass 3VL light fixture. The difference between this and my old setup is staggering.

My last grow with two plants and the budget setup yielded something in the neighborhood of six ounces, and I'm hoping to replicate that yield with this single plant given the new light. We'll see.


I've never had any issues with yellowing leaves before, and I don't think it's a big concern, but if any of you experts know more than I do please chime in and let me know your thoughts. Grow details are below if anyone gives a rip.

u/the_super_tech · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

VIVOSUN 48"x24"x60" and 2 x Roleadro 300w LED Grow Light Full Spectrum Light Fixture

I am doing more of a DWC setup. The tubs are 15 Gal with 2 x airstones and the 5Gal buckets get 1 airstone each.

u/lyssweb · 1 pointr/snakes

here is the thermostat that I have always used. it’s a good price and I haven’t had any issues with it

and here are the thermometer/hygrometer combos that I use. one on the hot side, and one on the cool side.

u/Daendis · 1 pointr/reptiles

Thermostats are different from thermometers. Thermostats regulate the temperature while thermometers measure it. Non-digital thermometers are also known to be inaccurate. A thermostat like this would be perfect:

u/squishybloo · 1 pointr/hognosesnakes

You absolutely MUST regulate your temperature with a thermostat/rheostat. They are very cheap, buy one right now. You put the thermometer probe on the bottom of the inside of the enclosure, and set it to the proper temp of ~90F.

I would advise moving your hognose out of the 20 gallon tank - it's far too big for a baby - and moving it into a plastic bin instead. They hold heat much better to keep the ambient around ~80F, as well. Something closer to this will work much better for your snake while it's young and less than ~12" long. You will want to punch holes in it for air flow. I'd also suggest changing to 2-3" of aspen bedding, since hognoses like to burrow and walnut will not hold burrows.

u/Soceral · 1 pointr/Hedgehog

Zilla 11931 8-1/2-Inch Reflector Dome For Up to 150-Watt Bulbs, Silver

These are links to the best heat to use the lightbulb comes with a thermometer and the thermostat connects to the light allowing you to set the temperature. ( If you're just interested in the thermostat it's the last link!)

u/6-5-10-6-11 · 1 pointr/Greenhouses

It's on the bottom left side. Here is the Amazon link. iPower 40-108°F Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles and Brewing

Caution, you want to run your space heater on a low to medium setting. The thermostat can't handle anything above 10ampers

u/Splatini · 1 pointr/Hedgehog

I haven't heard of anyone using those. It looks interesting but a couple things I can think of:

If that power symbol on the top left is a light, it may disturb your hedgehog.

It says it has two heat settings with a built-in thermostat. If those settings aren't an appropriate temperature, you may need an additional thermostat. Redundancy is always good with heaters anyway in case of failure.

I wouldn't place it within reach of the hedgehog despite it saying zero clearance.

Most people use these types of heat products:

u/no-mad · 1 pointr/microgrowery

add a thermostat to keep it at 75 degrees

u/Asauna · 1 pointr/leopardgeckos

I've found Repticarpet gets messy quickly, especially when your gecko goes for a dip in their calcium dish and tracks it everywhere. I personally use non adhesive shelf liner for the bottom of my tank and add a few stones from the pet store for texture for my little one to run around upon.

I suggest using a temperature gauge to make sure the heat mat doesn't burn them. I like to get them for cheap. I've bought 6 and have loved them all. You typically stick the probe between the mat and the glass, and set the temperature accordingly. This is what I use: is the one I use

I also use sphagnum moss in the moist hide as it holds humidity better, but paper towels will get the job done so long as you're properly moistening them.

I recommend the Flukers heat mat. It's non adhesive, so you'll want to purchase HVAC tape. This is tape that can be found at most hardware stores. It is made out of adhesive and aluminum foil, so it can easily handle the high temperatures. you can find it in the plumbing section. I've used the heat mats that come with the stickiness on them only to bend and break them when trying to deep clean the tank (I'm not gentle), so this will let you avoid having to replace them as often.

As it's winter, if you find their ambient air falling low, you can always invest in a ceramic heat emitter.

I also suggest using a digital thermometer to gauge the temperature of the air within the tank. You can find these online anywhere between 10 dollars and 100. I have a simple one and it's done the job. This has also helped me with ensuring that I have the heat mat at the right temperature, in case some heat gets lost through the glass and I have to raise the temperatures using the thermometer.

As someone else has said, it's better to avoid loose substrate when at all possible, such as sand or dirt, especially if you're just starting out. This will minimize risk of impaction.

And If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out. C:

u/Scoby_Doby_Doo · 1 pointr/Kombucha

iPower 68-108°F Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination

iPower Small Seedling Heat Mat 10" x 20.5" Warm Hydroponic Heating Pad with Durable Waterproof Design

I use 3x20 mats for the 2Gs. I may get controllers if things get a bit toasty during the summer.

u/Herherpsnderps · 1 pointr/leopardgeckos

I'd say your thermostat is broken, if it goes over the set 90f you put in, it should be shutting off, not continuing to heat. Maybe try contacting the company to see if they have suggestions or if they can just replace it? I use a viviarium electronic thermostat for my rack but that would probably be overkill for you. I have used this one before for other species and it works pretty well! What do the tank temps get in the cooler side with the CHE off? does your house stay warm enough to rely on heat pad alone?

u/Shaylios · 1 pointr/BallPythons

Thank you all so much for the advice!

I'm really strapped for money right now, so I'm going to try and make her tank work for as long as possible. I put a little amazon shop list together with some of the recommended products - please feel free to take a look and recommend other suitable products.

In the list, I've got multiple different fake plants, some black 1 entrance hides, a complete hide with 4 sides and just a hole, multiple digital thermometers / hygrometers, a kitchen scale, coconut fiber, aspen bedding, a ceramic heat emitter with dome, and a thermostat
(I had already bought this one
would it be suitable? Or should I return it to get the one on the shopping list?)

She does have one of those metal screen tops, but we put a few boxes and such on top for extra security. I may pick up some insulation pads at my local Lowes and attach them to the outsides of the tank to help keep the heat in. Thoughts on that?

Sarah is eating okay. So far we've been giving her 1 little fuzzy each Saturday. Hopefully when I get the scale I'll be able to more accurately assess the food weight vs hers.

Her shed has come completely off! I gave her a nice warm soak shortly after the photos had been taken, and it was like she just wiggled out of it. Hopefully with the substrate change and the addition to the 4 sided humid hide, I won't need to soak her and she can just do her own thing.

When it comes to the ceramic heat emitter, is 60 watts enough? I'm afraid of burning her. The cage is only about a foot tall, and it would have to be in one of those dome lamps that sit attached to the screen. I've been leaning towards getting the "Zoo Med Deluxe Porcelain Clamp Lamp" for the bulb. Has anyone had any experience with this? Will they work together?

I'm absolutely horrified of any fire risks (my house had burnt down about a year and a half ago due to faulty wiring) so are there any tips to help prevent overheating?

Again, thank you all for the amazing advice. Looking at Sarah's previous setup and then looking at everything thats been suggested breaks my heart. I wish I had known sooner that she was being treated this way... But my friend had made it clear that she was "basically an expert" and "knows what to do." Let me roll my eyes a bit harder. As soon as I had seen her bearded dragon laying in sand, I knew she didn't know anything about these poor animals. It takes a few minutes to do some decent research on an animal. Its been just a day since I've reached out to all of you, and look at all this information! You would think in the 3 or so years that my friend had Sarah, she could've taken the time just to do a basic google search...
Some people really should never have animals.

Anyways, sorry for the tangent. Please let me know what you guys think of the products I'm considering! Thank you so much!

u/lykideus · 1 pointr/snakes

I have used the thermostat you linked for 2-ish years without a single problem. I also recently purchased this even cheaper but functionally identical thermostat, and it's been working perfectly for the last week.

u/nothingbutt · 1 pointr/AnycubicPhoton

This approach came up on the Facebook group:

And control the temperature using one of:

If I do this, I'd personally use an ESP32 microcontroller instead as I have those and like playing with them.

u/The_Real_Bill_Murray · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

It looks to be only affecting my jalapeno, cayenne and crosses of the two.

The light was probably 1-2 feet away, maybe they got burned?

I have noticed that the soil is taking forever to dry. I'm suspecting my light source is an issue?

I have the light on from 6am to 10pm, fan running, 2 of 3 flaps open. Room temp is 68F, no idea of the inside temp of the tent.

Using this LED light and this fan

A week ago I shaved the top of the soil, it was dark, hard and just not drying out. That's when I added a fan to the equation.

Am I right in thinking it's the light? I am thinking of grabbing this one

u/Bucketfullofsuspence · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets
u/glarblarbsulsul · 1 pointr/gardening

thanks for your help !!!! I'm almost convinced to get Fluorescent... It looks like T8 fixtures are cheaper than t5. There is one for $18.48 but then then the bulbs only come in a two pack.. if I buy a set of warm white and a set of cool white then that would be about $20, at $10 per double pack. So if I have just one 2 bulb fixture and 4 lights, i may as well get another fixture so I don't have any leftover lights. So - 2 fixtures and 2 packs of lights it comes to about $57.

Now these LED ones I found are not as strong as the 300W ones, and seems that people use them for house plants. They are about $30 for one But there was another seller offering 2 for $55.

My only concern is judging from the grammar errors on the amazon listing, these LED seem to be from foreign manufacturers and they don't say anywhere on the page if they are UL listed like the Florescent lamps are - so I have to assume these lamps are not and reviews say they get hot so I really don't want one of these to burn my house down.

So, knowing they're both the same cost what would you do??? Florescent or LED? Or can I just get 1 pack of full spectrum bulbs and one florescent light?

u/reefshadow · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

I have this one

And this one

The LED light is a much more attractive spectrum, the HPS is quite yellow. No way the LED is actually producing 1800 watts but i suspected that going in. Growing banana, avocado, jackfruit, mandevilla, succulents, lemon, pitaya and some others in a dedicated room. Room had been set up for over 2 weeks, new growth on everything. 18 on, all lights on single timer. You can buy the ratcheting carabiner cords for very cheap. One caveat about any light that is going to actually produce healthy growth is that if it is above your eye level you will not like it. Mine is not set up for aesthetics but to keep my plants thriving through the winter in zone 6. Last year I really struggled along with shitty cheap lights and lost a few plants. We have some huge windows but deep eaves and they just aren't adequate. Entering the plant room is like walking into a blast furnace for the eyes because my plants are so tall.

There are some really shit lights so make sure you're reading the reviews. If people are growing weed with them you're generally good to go. Last year I bought a cheap purple panel led and some spot lights and they were shit. They are also hideously ugly, they make the foliage appear brown. Edit- this is the one I bought last year. I would not buy any this weak again

They may be good for starting seedlings or for lower light houseplants but to keep outdoor full sun plants thriving indoors they were total failure.

u/xCurb · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

Think that’s the light that’s hanging in the middle, then 4 9inch reflector clamps in the corners with “100w Led Bulbs” - GreatValue brand- that only pull 14w each from the wall.

So 56+45 =101? That was my basic workout of it in the beginning, or something close to it. Think I have wrong spectrums for flowering with the reflectors, no nutrients to boost them (do have foxfarm coming), and I’m aware middle light isn’t strong enough for several plants, but it’s doing pretty good on the one far as I can tell, there is a second in the room it’s just further behind/bigger/different strain/not getting enough spectrum from reflect lights so not flowering normally.

What a world to live in :-)

u/mbonaccors · 1 pointr/gardening

Haha - here is some additional information.

  1. It's a 45 W LED Light -
  2. Window faces south gets half days worth of direct sunlight
  3. It's a bush tomato plant (Bush Boy)
  4. It's standard miracle grow potting soil
  5. Using miracle grow plant food - mixed into water once a week
  6. Watering every other day, when top of soil is dry-ish
  7. Yes, there is a hole at the bottom of the container but it has never drained.
u/JThoms · 1 pointr/gardening

I've seen on Amazon, as I did some light searching, these LED grow bulb setups. 45W grid of LEDS that are used for growing, at least from seed, indoors. I know you've recommended the flourescent tubes but what's your opinion on these? If it's similar to what you are saying where they keep growing all winter I could see it being a fair replacement to the tubes.

I only used the basement as an example as I do not have a garage and the only south face window which would get enough light exposure is right above a heating element which I have read could interfere with the plants. It also happens to be my dog's watch post, therefore I think the basement would be the best compromise. I will look into setting up the shop lights or perhaps if you are able to recommend, that LED setup.

u/Bscott05 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

So.. as I was looking at more I came across these. They have great reviews, seems like I can get 3 of these and that should cover all of it. Would that work? Sorry for these noob ass questions.. just wanna be sure with a second or third opinion
new led light

u/Tuerai · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I use LED grow lights personally. I have a bout 3 of these and 2 of these in a different spot.

u/boredweare1 · 1 pointr/collapse

What about using grow lights. But more importantly this plan depends on having a small population. I'd imagine 1-2 million max.

u/darkblueabyss · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This is the light, I have two, one for each plant. Theyre a little shitty but quite cheap so was perfect to start off. Looking at getting a 1000w led panel to replace these two.

u/dushadow · 1 pointr/gardening

I have a few of these for my plants while they stay inside for the winter. My key limes and custard apple all have new leaves and started to bloom.

u/ranoutofbacon · 1 pointr/gardening

ditch that strip and go with these

u/Toxoplasma_gondiii · 1 pointr/orchids

thisor this would be good lights for not too much. Or you could go bigger still.

u/Icouldbeanyone · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I have mine currently on my laundry room shelf with an LED light. Ha. Nice setup. I don't have any reflective insulation right now since I will be moving mine outside soon. But next year I plan on it. Would you say it's cheaper to do that or just get a tent?

Anyone curious, this the LED and hooks I have:

u/fuckymcshitface · 1 pointr/microgrowery

looks like this one

1 bad review, one guy doesn't know that all lights have about half advertised wattage.

meh. it's a gamble on reliability. some people who know more about LEDs than i do, apparently, talk shit about these "blurple" lights, in favor of full-spectrum. basically the cree bulb with the highest model number is near the best you can get. i'm still digesting this stuff myself. efficiency, higher lumens per watt is what you get in the good ones.

I'm not an expert, but you're asking me, the lights i wish i got were two key words being full spectrum cob. It comes with the Cree CXA3070 which is the chips hobbyists on /r/microgrowery used in their own builds a year ago. They've moved on to better cob chips, but a cutting edge light for 2015 can't be that bad.

I got one of these along with a mars 600 and the roleadro isn't bad for a $70 light, it may not be worth the cob premium for all i know. Three of those may do you.

u/OaksByTheStream · 1 pointr/Bonsai

I'm not sure if this is the exact one, but it looks like it.

u/Sonneschimmereis · 1 pointr/orchids

I miss all that free porch sunlight from my parent's home! And almost all my plants were pretty traumatized by my move a couple years ago. I ended up losing only one, but most of the other ones lost about half their mass? At an estimate.

Right now I have one big box of leds ( The roots are looking good right now, though I'm a bit disturbed by just how many are in the air, all sticking out the same direction. It looks pretty funny.

u/yuppiecruncher · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Its a single Viparspectra 300. I know some folks are saying it's underpowered and slightly the wrong spectrum. That may be true, but this is my first grow so I'm going to gauge performance after the harvest and make changes if the harvest is unsatisfactory to me. I would rather not have too many variables to consider at once. I am strongly considering another 300w light to match this one OR switching to using the Roleadro Grow Light

u/hello_cerise · 1 pointr/succulents

Return it. The single bulb ones don't really have much spread to them, even if wattage is ok. I've had good luck with square panel
LED grow lights (about 45w but works), but better are the 122+w (true watts used not "equivalent watts listed so these are sometimes sold as 300w) full spectrum LED (yellow light) like this one:

u/dsoba · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

I would recommend the Roleadro 300w 2nd gen LED light. No blurpleness (which is why I got it), it's a decent light for about $70 on amazon. I'm only using about half of my 4x2x5 (LxWxH) tent, so I would get two if you'll be using your entire tent.

It's my first growing season with it so I can't comment on its long-term reliability but so far it's been great (I.e., decent build quality, no burnt LEDs). Heat hasn't been an issue and inside of my tent, it hasn't been too loud.

It does have its downfalls though. One is the hanging hardware it comes with is pretty cheap and doesn't adjust so you'll need to figure that out. Also, there isn't an on/off switch or the ability to daisy chain lights, which many of the other brands have.

However, for $70 it's a decent budget light.

Roleadro Upgrade and Newly Developed LED Grow Light Full Spectrum 2nd Generation Series 300w Plants Light

u/Prime_Observer · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I don't the like the old Mars. The spectrum seems to cause malnutrition problems.

I have this roleadro. But, I'm not using it yet:

My other COB light that I'm running now:

I'm using the CRX for my veg plants and they're growing fast. I can see it after a few hours. I'm impressed so far. I like it because it has UV and more middle colors.

The roleardo uses epistar lamp beads that are supposed to have the same spectrum as the CXA 3070.

My mars had 10 lamp beads burn out. I had take it apart and solder new beads on. It's kind of a pain. COB's are easy to swap in comparison.

u/BlackHoleWaltz · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Plan right now is 2-3 plant Scrog garden with 2-3 Roleadro 300watt white panels.

Really appreciate the help everyone.

u/THIS_BOT · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Also looking at a Roleadro 300w ( I guess my question also comes down to whether I need one or two of these. I heard the 50w/sq.ft measure, which 300watts ideally covers; but I've also heard that you should cover the ceiling of your tent to get the proper coverage, but these panels are pretty small compared to the tent (which is also pretty small).

u/BasementBiotech · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

I've seen a lot of people recommending this one

on here, is that for all stages of growth and the one you linked just for flowering or something?

u/lordpuddingcup · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

honestly pay a few bucks more for a higher watt growlight, as remember the cheap growlights (all of them) are only about 1/2 or 1/3rd of what they are rated as. for instannce

should be MUCH better light vs what you got, this is something i really wish i knew before i got my first ufo

u/nfhiggs · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I would suggest looking into F series LED strips from Samsung, instead of more panels. Like this one that I just built for my 2x3 cabinet. For a little over $100 this light puts out over 15000 lumens at 90W - compare that to 5000 lumens from this typical 300W panel which is the exact same light I was using before I put the new light in there.

u/numismatic_nightmare · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/mrdeedssucked · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/DanFForbes · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

My bad. I got that one on Amazon. I'm not really sure how that one compares in strength to the T5s, but I'm inclined to say it's weaker. I still think "a few feet" would be a stretch for a Cattleya light. I think the product listing on Amazon has some information along those lines.

u/RevolutionarySteak · 1 pointr/gardening

I like this one... my plants do too. Roleadro

u/beefiftyone · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Thanks for the insightful replies everyone! I've been looking at some of those COB lights also on amazon (one in particular - )

It seems the little boost of extra wattage from this Roleadro would make it better than the mars 300w to ensure adequate coverage for just 1 auto at any given time I hope?

Thanks again for the replies everyone!

u/vapor_inhaltor · 1 pointr/microgrowery

More photos -

F17, Day 49 from seedling.

2x2 tent organic grow (amended FFOF soil, watering with liquid seaweed and molasses, using compost tea every other feeding with compost earthworm castings, and flower and rose mix)

Light is a Roleadro 200w actual COB. Roleadro 800W COB Full Spectrum Grow Light LED Plant Lamp with ON/OFF Switch and Timer Function, 2nd Generation Plant Light for Flowering and Veg

AC Infinity T6 with Phresh carbon filter

I’m sure I made some newbie mistakes on my first grow. I’m pretty sure I had the light too close earlier on, which I just fixed by raising the light as high as I can in the tent.

I also screwed up by using a watering mix that fermented after I left it for a couple of days. I learned I can’t use leftovers. It started smelling like vinegar and I measured the pH at 4.5!! Yikes! I know...I felt like a bonehead.

I’ve been constantly battling with high temp and humidity. I feel I have a little better handle on that now with temps sticking around 80 with RH hanging in the 50s now that I introduced a dehumidifier. I measured the chassis of the LED with an IR meter, and it’s showing 95! Next grow I’m going with a better light where I can mount the driver outside the tent.

I’m learning a lot this time around, and I’m hoping to have it more dialed in next time.

With all that being said, how’s my girl looking?

The things that are bothering me are the burnt/yellowing leaf tips. I’ve always had a hard time nailing down if this is light burn or nute burn. Also, I’m seeing lower fan leaves starting to go completely yellow and look bad. I know this will happen in flower as the plant starts redirecting all its energy to the flowers, but is this happening too soon? Either way, I’m going to water tomorrow with straight RO water.

I’ve looked at the guides on determining the problem, but honestly, it’s hard for a newbie to tell. It’s kind of like having a innocent pain then looking at WebMd—next thing you know you start having anxiety because you think you’re dying. Same thing with this—I look at these charts and I start thinking my plant is in horrible shape and not going to make it. Lol.

Thanks and happy growing everyone!

u/samlikesturtlez · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yeah - I have seen the pre built panels that feature COB (chip on board) LED's such as this one but I really do think if you are going to shell out money for a COB LED when you already have (2) Mars panels you spent money on then you might as well do it right and put your own together. As far as the actual COB's go, there are many to choose from. I would try watching some growmau5 videos on youtube if you want to learn more about COB's - he helps a lot.

The Cree CXB3590's are considered some of the best COB's out right now, they are pricey! Citizen's are popular, and Vero's too, but I went with Luminus CXM22's. If you go the route I did, make sure you get Gen 3 version, they compare in specs very well to any other COB's out there and they are affordable at 19$ per.

u/DirtyBongTokes · 1 pointr/microgrowery

get a bigger tent I wouldn't mess with anything under 120cmx120cmx200cm for 4 plants but for 1 plant 60x60 should work fine. You'd be surprised how big they will grow given enough space even under a shitty light like the one you're planning to use. When you switch to flower they will almost double in height, keep that in mind. I would however suggest a better light that one, it is not pulling 450 watts from the wall probably more like 100 using old epiled tech. expect 10-30 grams with ideal growing conditions/technique & genetics. It might do okay for veg for several small plant for the first few weeks when establishing root system but vegetation and flower is another monster altogether and unless you really don't smoke much it won't be worth the investment or time growing with such a small setup.

What are your goals for your grow? on my first grow running 200 true watts of cheap LED's later got a proper 65watt cree cob kit

off 2 small plants running in a 90cmx90cm during veg until they got too tall and switched to a 120cmx60cm closet after 92 days (42veg, 50flower) I got a total of 46gram once dry/cured. I also turned down a lot of leaf and small popcorn bud which I made into about 5-6 grams of 70micron grade hash. I might be bias but it was really good stuff grown with bagseed far better than the outdoor bud I got the seed from but I also did a lot of research for 6 months prior to attempting my first grow and spent 100$ on synthetic nutrients and found a good feed schedule employed Low stress and high stress training, supercropping lollypopping defolitation on week 4 of veg and week 3 of flower. If I could do it over I'd run 6 weeks veg and let flower go a little longer to fully ripen and also have a proper tent with a scrog instead of growing in closets.

I've prob spent close to $1000 on my garden now but I will have a perpetual grow and multiple units I can move between separate areas as I see fit. My goal for growing is to get to the point where with 4 plants I don't need to measure grams and just know I got enough to last me until next harvest. I will probably end up running plants a month apart and/or moving them into flower room when they get big enough. I also wouldn't mind running a SOG to find some phenos for next year outdoor, which will be my first year outdoor and ill prob experiment with organics then for now its coco coire and synthetic nutes.

u/hetaybluedemon · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Would you recommend getting 2? I found a discount online to get that light for $40, I could get 2 or 3 if you think that's what I would need. And I would really like to stay away from HPS due to increased electricity costs

Edit: Would I be better off getting two of the blurple panels or one of these 400w Roleandro COB lights?

u/Nitsudge · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Per u/mj1176 suggestion, I am now looking at the prebuilt light he linked. Per u/StatutoryOmelette instead of a single 800w, maybe thinking 3 of the 400w. What do you guys/gals think?

u/shadow_moose · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Hmmmm these roleadro COB LEDs are decent.

u/firstascent33 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Info: Samsquanch auto from Mephesto 5 gal smart pot with ocean forest. Popped on New Year’s Day. Last two watering have been ph’d water at 6.8 exactly. Previous watering before that included less than a quarter strength of fox farms big bloom and a 1/4tsp of calmag that is 2-0-0 all ph’d at 6.8 with ph down.

For water I’ve been using both purchased gallons of spring water or tap water which is fairly alkaline at 8.0ph. Usually takes over 15 drops of ph down in a gallon of water to adjust. Does that sound about right? Worried the ph down is affecting the plant.

The top of the plant is showing a different deficiency, which from what I can tell is possibly manganese (the random brown splotches on newer leaves). The lower leaves were browning from the edges, but that has since stopped.

Edit: this is my cob led from amazon. light Says 800 Watts, but I don’t believe it’s even 300 true watts. There is also a 180 watt ufo led in there but not directly over the plant. UFO Light

u/snoopunit · 1 pointr/microgrowery

as an owner of 2 galaxyhydro 2nd gen 300w leds, expect only a few oz from one light. theyre not nearly as efficient as COBs. i would suggest getting the

u/burnerac · 1 pointr/microgrowery

You mean like these? Roleadro 400W COB Full Spectrum LED Grow Light with Innovated Chips, 2nd Generation

That looks like only two leds. Those are effective?

u/plasticTron · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I have this roleadro light

and it gets a lot warmer than my QBs. I say go with a QB100. there's a reason theyre popular

u/haydenmchugh · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Okay sick!!

Thoughts on this particular one?? This is what you're talking about right??

u/Captn_Bringdown · 1 pointr/microgrowery

You may be better off with some Roleadro 400W Cob fixtures, 200 actual watt a piece, could get 2 of them, or start with one.

Once it breaks, easy to replace the cob with a nice citizen or cree aswell.

u/benny___boy · 1 pointr/microgrowery

yeah maybe more, who knows, i'm a beginner it's only my third grow.
Dunno the real wattage, amazon says "Actual wattage: 200w±5%" for whatever it's worth amazon link

u/RosesGawd · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Something like this

? I'm going for yield, and I'm a beginner so if you think led, cobs or hps one or the other is better fell free to tell me. Any advice helps before I order everything

u/ObiJuanKenobez · 1 pointr/microgrowery

For a cheap easy solution I recommend this light.

Depending on your grow space, maybe one for veg and 2 for flower. Yes, it’s an amazon light. And yes, you might be able to get more juice out of a DIY COB light or quantum board, but it’s a decent light for a decent price and I’ve had good results with it.

u/liam4st · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I'm looking for them, but they are a lot less common than 2x2 and 4x4 for the low price. I potentially have space for a 4x4x5, but it isnt in as good of a spot.
Quantum boards are in my price range, but I'm a little confused. [This] ( says it can go up to 150w, Isn't the more wattage the better? How does that compare to a 400w COB? I appreciate the help!

u/jvester · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I was looking at this as an option. Would you say that's a decent light to add? Thanks for your help by the way.

u/motinis · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

I see, can you recommend me the bare minimum of all the things I need to do and buy to grow just 1 plant in my balcony as a test experiment. The only thing I know so far is making sure to get the water between 5.5 and 7.5 pH but other than that I'm lost. Can I use this light in my balcony for 1 plant ?? What nutrients do u recommend and how do I do it?

u/hoot2156 · 1 pointr/succulents

I noticed much more growth and sun coloration for a while after getting the light, but now for the last month or two, all of that is going away. This is the grow light I bought, I’ve had it for just about a year now.

u/MechaNickzilla · 1 pointr/succulents

I got 3 of these a month ago. Good so far but someone please tell me if I chose poorly and why.

Roleadro Panel Grow Light Series,45W LED Plant Grow Light with Red Blue Spectrum for Growing&Flowering

u/pipinpi · 1 pointr/succulents

Your grow lights are the emitting the right frequencies, but they are far too weak. Your plants are stretching out as a result. You want something more powerful like this:

Roleadro LED Grow Light, 75W Grow Light for Indoor Plants Full Spectrum Plant Light for Seedling, Hydroponic, Greenhouse, Succulents, Flower

I keep my grow light 1.5 feet away from my plants, and they seem to be happy with the setup.

Edit: sent the wrong link

u/outsourced_bob · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

>If your house is 77F, but your water is 93F, something is wrong. The water should be at ambient temperature, which in your case seems to be 93F. Do you have a lot of hot lights right up against the plants with no fan? If so, fix your lights.

This is from the default Aerogarden Bounty LED setup - I bought two of them - both have consistent (high) water temps. The issue it seems is that while germinating and while the plants are youn, the black deck that the water runs directly under is 100% exposed to the lights - I think a combination of that along with the 10" height of the 45w lights during the germination & young plant phase is causing the 16F difference - in the bounty growing the basil, where they shade the deck the water temp is only 8-10F higher...still 87F seems too high for basil so I add ice to that one as well... I brought up my observations to Aerogarden who said just to add ice cubes (my thinking plants dont like sudden temp changes), but that seems to work ok....but seems ridiculous I would need to add 10-12oz of ice twice a day just to bring it down to 70F for a a few hours.. (the ice I add now, is solution I had to remove from the bowl to make room for the ice)



Since it seems my issue is that the room already starts kinda warm, the LED lighting (along with a black deck with water running across it) is the culprit of the high water temps?


In my planned Kratky/DWC setup - should start off with?:

- White Lid/Deck

- fan/forced air blowing on each deck

- 3w or smaller light source when germinating

- moving up to a 10w when young

- moving to a 25w+ when the leaves are covering the deck 90%+?

-- Beyond, moving the lights up and down - is there any other way to keep them from warming things up too much - do they make lights with adjustable intensity?


>Don't use pure blue LEDs, you want either whites or red/blue. something like these:

If I were going with just greens, Blue is best?

u/Selissi · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

Yeah that was my first thought but I'd rather conserve space if possible, [here] ( is the pump I am using and here is the light. Do you have a converter in mind I could look into?

u/Treelacanth · 1 pointr/succulents

This is the grow light:

As for natural light, it doesn't get any due to the dorm I'm currently in. This grow light set up is pretty much the only way they can get the required light without etiolating to shit in the windowsill.

u/Iridium777 · 1 pointr/LEDgrowlights

To build on my previous answer: Does this only really pertain to the high intensity grow lights? Because the one I was thinking of getting was this one Which seems to have an actual output of 25 or so watts. So if I hung this on a shelf, and looked the plants on it, would it direct the harmful frequencies onto my eyes, or would it be absorbed into the chlorophyll mostly?

u/lemonlollipop · 1 pointr/cactus

i don't have that grow light, but i do have some of these

my succs love em, it'll take a while to see how the cacti will feel but i don't foresee any problems

u/aellablackmoore · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

I started with a south facing window, but it wasn't quite enough in winter. Eventually I bought this:
It covered about 6 plants until the one bell pepper plant decided it was the alpha and would overgrow.

u/PlattFish · 1 pointr/houseplants

This has worked nicely for my jade plant. It's not super heavy-duty, but it runs cool, and could easily be mounted under some cabinets.

u/neat_one · 1 pointr/cactus

This is the best one I’ve had! It was recommended by a friend and provides great light!

u/chingwo · 1 pointr/PPeperomioides

This is awesome. I'm about to get a pilea peperomioides. I think I'll try and grow it first with window light - and then with any babies I'll try using artificial light. I was thinking of this light - Not sure if it would be overkill...

u/jrdemasi · 1 pointr/orchids

I have two of these mounted side by side -- they don't spread a whole bunch, and are maybe 12" above my plants:

I don't think they'd grow much more than a phal, though I do have a suburst under them right now that's doing okay, and as you can see in the picture a rogue aloe :-) I really want to build a shelf that is 3 or 4 tiers with each having its own light to keep at home, but I haven't gotten that far. They get just a little warm, but not hot. Just be considerate of that depending where you plan to put them.

u/Squiggy_Pusterdump · 1 pointr/microgrowery

My mistake, I thought it was a 300 but it’s 600w

Phlizon 600W LED Plant Grow Light,with Thermometer Humidity Monitor,with Adjustable Rope,Full Spectrum Double Switch Plant Light for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower- 600W(10W LEDs 60Pcs)

u/rjselzler · 1 pointr/gardening

What sort of wattage are you using for your lighting? I'm similarly moving into hyro testing, but finding my current lights are enough to grow but not sufficient to flower or fruit. I've been looking at .5-1kw lights like this. Is that close to what you are using? I'm mostly just experimenting, but I want to make sure I'm on the right track.

u/Cake_And_Pi · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I haven’t started yet, but the seeds are in the mail. I’m planning on going with this bucket in this tent with this light .

u/suicidalgunner · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Hey man so how do u know wat actual wattage is ?? I'm looking to buy a light for a 1 plant small tent and i don't want to buy lights twice. For example this is only 100w light ???

u/Aaron8001 · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

too lazy to look for the model number, so here are the amazon links

Meizhi 600w

Phlizon 600W

the meizhi is definitely better for sure

u/Whitestride · 1 pointr/microgrowery

currently using a 300W LED light from VIVOSUN and its been doing great for my 2 pepper plants 2 cannabis plants and a tomato/dill plant i have going,

but im looking into investing into another LED light, this time a 600W to add to my 4x4 tent.

Looking at a few options but im not sure if they're good or not.

vivosun 600w vivosun is reliable and great but its cost is 120$

This no name brand named wakyme is only 60$ and has a dual switch and comes with a few things, but i've never seen any on this subreddit and the reviews seem alright but im not sure.

and lastly this one, phlizon tons of reviews, seems like an older model but also comes with goodies and is only 80$ with a dual switch.

should i go with ol reliable and spend almost double without a dual switch and no goodies with it, or do some of you use these brands and know they are reliable and great to sustain my 4x4 tent with my already 300W led light which is doing great.

u/flavoisseur · 1 pointr/GrowingMarijuana

So not this amazon light then?

u/connordddm · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

Phlizon 600W LED Plant Grow Light,with Thermometer Humidity Monitor,with Adjustable Rope,Full Spectrum Double Switch Plant Light for Indoor Plants Veg and Flower- 600W(10W LEDs 60Pcs)

u/jakebosko · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I saw a comment about that the other day, I think I will try that method for a few plants on Monday when my new light arrives. Here is a link to the light I ordered, link. Let me know what you think!

u/Mrblooms2019 · 1 pointr/Autoflowers and the other light I got with the kit says it’s 600w but not sure of actual power it pulls from the wall. My dimensions are in meters sorry.

u/jhaubrich11 · 1 pointr/OKmarijuana

This light has been working great for my two adult females. It is good enough for 2 adult plants. If you have 4 adult plants then buy two of these.

u/slicermd · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

A few weeks out of the germination box, they’ve been under

This light, on the veg setting, about 12 inches above the plants. Planted in miracle grow type potting mix, no additional nutrients added.


u/Eyebanger · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Okay, help me here. I see this one. Are the actual watts 65? 800w/65w = 12.30 lights? I would need 12 of these for 16 square feet?

u/bristleboar · 1 pointr/succulents

This is for my important plants
HLG 65 V2 4000K

My props and whatever’s are under a few Cree LED yard light bulbs and stressing nicely

u/spicyblues · 1 pointr/microgrowery

What about one of these HLG 65 V2 4000k? I'm thinking about getting one for a clone tent.

u/deangegrowvickers · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

In that size of a tent I would 100% just do one at a time and focus on getting as much as you can from it. I've gotten 200g+ from my mephistos. I would get this light

u/david-braintree · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

i am considering these

my tent is 2x4 and 5ft high. The first one is probably too small? Would the second suffice?

u/redditxaccount · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Is this what your talking about?

Is there a cheaper alternative?

u/smallhousecoffee · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

I would stay way from any of the cheap Chinese LED lights like Roleadro, Mars Hydro and similar. The light that I would recommend for your setup would be the HLG-65 from Horticulture Lighting Group. This light uses top bin Samsung S6 diodes which are extremely efficient. They put out a ton of light and use very little power. This light also generates very little heat and doesn't require a heatsink or fans. It produces white light at 4000k which is a little warmer then sun light. I recently bought two of these boards and they have fantastic for vegetative growth.

u/Trichonaut · 1 pointr/druggardening

Depends on how much you’d like to spend. An HLG65 would probably be perfect for her, you can find em on Amazon here.
HLG 65 Quantum Board LED Grow Lamp Veg & Bloom 4000K

If you’d like to go with something cheaper I would just try and find something that puts out more than 100 Watts.

u/AcesHigh420 · 1 pointr/cannabiscultivation

Not enough light man use way more than 2 bulbs. They are not 50W draw...

Its crazy how many people are worrying about spectrum and color temperature but only using 8 watts worth of lighting

u/ChiefMonkeyMike · 1 pointr/hydro

I have a few different lights but for my jalapeño plant I’m using a HLG 65 V2 4000K Horticulture...

u/ablackpotato · 1 pointr/microgrowery

A good light probably going to run you 100-200 for a 1-2 plant set up. This one was recommended to me the other day for a small 1 plant grow
Heard you can find em cheaper on alibaba app

u/t0shredsYousay · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Amazon, HLG

Ordered this one

HLG 65 V2 4000K Horticulture Lighting Group Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom 4000K | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

Thinking of getting this one

Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 3000K Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

Would 165 watts be too much for them? And how far away should i keep each one? The 65 watt says about 20 inches I'm assuming the 100watt will be slightly more

u/Eric5989 · 1 pointr/druggardening

Heats not really a big issue. They can take colder temps, just not under freezing. If you are in a garage, someplace cold, you should look into building an enclosure, or buying a tent you can heat.

The bigger they get, the more light they need to keep growing.

Blurple or full spectrum lights can work, but something like this is way way better. Look into indoor weed growing set ups.

u/snmnky9490 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yeah your tent is the right size for flowering 4 medium-large plants or 9 smaller ones (like if you took clones of a photoperiod strain). Anyway, 3 autos have a good chance to not even fill up the whole space, which could be good for your first run not having to invest as much in lights all at once.

"Quantum board" specifically is a name brand by the company HLG that I mentioned in the previous post. They're really good and use the highest efficiency LM301B Samsung diodes but require a bit of assembly unless you want to pay a whole bunch extra. No soldering or anything though, just some screws and wire connectors This 260W kit for $350 would cover most of your tent at a full flowering brightness and spectrum. It would probably require that plus a second smaller light to completely cover the 3x3. Which could work out great if you started off with a small cheaper light during veg for the first few weeks and then add the bigger light later on.

My suggestion if you wanted to do that would either be to start with the small HLG boards you can get preassembled on amazon (two of the 65w $100 HLG65 or one of the 100W $150 HLG100) or one 150W $140 MarsHydro SP-150.
I would not suggest any of the other MarsHydro lights besides the SP-150 or SP-250. Those are their only ones with a proper heat sink and high efficiency diodes. They are not quite as efficient as the quantum boards but are fairly close and are much cheaper than any other preassembled light in this efficiency range with a decent build quality.

Another option with the same type of Samsung diodes as the HLG in another form factor are the chilled logic pucks I mentioned like this 400W 4 puck system for $600 which would absolutely completely cover the entire tent right off the bat and could even be dimmed down while plants are younger.

u/SlabOmir · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

HLG 65 V2 4000K Horticulture Lighting Group Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom 4000K | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

Lot of people seem to be using these lights.

u/iheardemsay · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Those quantum boards look easy and somewhat affordable. Would something like this work for vegging a 4x4? HLG 65 Quantum Board LED Grow Lamp Veg & Bloom 4000K from what I’m reading the actually power consumption is only 99 Watts? Thst doesn’t seem like enough to do anything

u/growbiggerman · 1 pointr/MephHeads

So would this be a solid system for my tent size?

u/elivings1 · 1 pointr/gardening

For just a few more dollars you could have gotten a much better grow light. This grow light on Amazon is 99 dollars opposed to 68 or 69 and is made by the horticulture group. It also has 4k lighting.

u/19cent · 1 pointr/Autoflowers

This one? My ambient temp is going to be in the low 60s-40s and maybe lower so the light choice shouldn't matter up to a point, I just want to minimize heat just as a preventative measure since my tent is in a smallish closet and I'm only gonna run one plant at a time. I already have a free bulb so I was gonna buy two more but the final price equals the price of the board. However, I will humor you. Given the lack of reviews, can you justify your claim ?

u/DailyDabs · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/f0zzybetz · 1 pointr/microgrowery

They have some cheaper lights for $150 that aren’t sold out. It’s around a 200 watt output compared to these ones. Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 3000K Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

u/VatoMoto420 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Yep, absolutely love taking all this information and learning more about it, i am so fascinated by this process and have learned so much. Thank you for the input, and idk what my “liking” is right now as i yet to find out what i like rather then what they need and im at that point where ill do anything for them to be ok. Lol(to a point ofcourse) just, am inpatient so looking at them everyday and seeing no difference is bugging me, hopefully this new one will do better.

New one

Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 3000K Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

u/atalkinglobster · 1 pointr/microgrowery would this be sufficient for my tent then? still cant figure out actual wattage cause Im stupid i guess...its saying 95 wats.


i guess for 30 more dollars i could get it right from the site



really not sure of the difference between the two.

u/daKiddo · 1 pointr/microgrowery
u/NanzoMcNab · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Nice! You won’t be disappointed. Good luck!!!

Just an FYI - it looks like the 135 is a lit you have to assemble and the actual light board is the same wattage as the 100. Either way you’ll be happy.

The HLG 100 was fully assembled:

Last bit of advice - if you’re going to get a exhaust fan don’t get the Vivosun. I love their tent but the fan started making horrible noise after 17 days. They were cool about the refund but I went with:

It’s not a variable speed though but at least it’s an even sound. Like a window AC unit. Maybe a bit louder.

u/glauck006 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

You're paying 130, right? For a few dollars more you can get a HLG light off amazon that would flower your 2x2 just fine.

u/Bubblebudddd · 1 pointr/microgrowery

What is a pcb board?

My spot is 2×4'

2 of these:

LED Grow Light 800W - Full Spectrum 3000K COB LED Grow Lights 3W Osram Chips with UV IR Daisy Chain for Hydroponics Indoor Plants


3 of these:

Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 100 V2 3000K Quantum Board LED Grow Light Veg & Bloom | Version 2 High-Efficiency Upgraded LM301B LED's

u/Sn0wland · 1 pointr/microgrowery

First off, I'm going to be growing in a 3' x 2' x 5' tent. I'm aiming at growing organically and as cheaply as possible. I have quite the compost pile going on and also own chickens, so I've got an abundance of free nutrients. I'd rather not buy all this stuff I see in growing videos as this is more of a budget, work with what you got kind of grow. I will buy additional nutes if I have to, though.

As for lighting, I'm leaning towards this light atm:

Still deciding on what I'll get for exhaust/filtration.

When you say cleanliness, are you talking about sanitization of tools and workspace or more about pests?

I see temperature and humidity being my biggest hurdle as I'm currently planning on growing in the garage and things can get kind of cold. May decide to grow in closet instead.

u/Dent7777 · 1 pointr/microgrowery


 |/u/Dent7777|Shady Angel Investor|Total|Strictly Necessary Costs
possible to replace or modify|32G Wheeled Trash Can|20||
fabric bags also work|Air-Pruning Pot|13.98||
 |Mylar Blankets|6.69||
NSN|Velcro tape|16.49||
 |Plant Ties|7.99||
 |Happy Frog Soil|11.95||
 |FoxFarm Trio|33.95||
 |Fem Blue Dream Seed|23.68||
 |2 Free Fem Seeds|0| | 
 |pH control & testing kit|18.5||
not strictly necessary (NSN)|Submersible pump|7.99||
NSN|2Liter bladder|12.99||
NSN|Clear Tubing|7.99||
NSN|tubing switch|7.95||
 |Humidity & Temp Sensor|12.82||
NSN|Rechargeable AAs|13.8||
 |Inline Fan|17.95||
 |Carbon filter|33.99||
 |Ducting hose|10.99||
 |ArcMyn Vent|14.99||
 |Axial Fan|11.99||
NSN|Fan Speed controller|17.99||
 |HGL 100w|149||
NSN|Smart Power Strip|32.99||
may keep for lights, might get rid of it.|Light Timer|12.99||

u/boisebear21 · 1 pointr/Bonsai

Some information on my Ginseng Ficus.

Height: 18 in. (including pot) and Width: 9-10 in.

For the upcoming 9 months, I'll be living inside of an apartment and looking to start growing my Bonsai in that environment. The main concern I have is lighting, I have no southern-facing window with the only window I have being eastern-facing. This window isn't even the biggest and I'm concerned about the health of my tree if it had to live in these conditions. However, the option for a glow lamp should hopefully solve this issue. The issue in that being I have zero clues what glow lamp is optimal for my scenario nor what exact specifications I need to look for in a glow lamp. I've down small amounts of research and found you need roughly 300 nm-800 nm spectrum but am unsure if that's actually true. If anyone could provide some guidance or insight on what I should be looking for that'd be greatly appreciated.

I've attached three glow lamps I show through amazon that seemed like viable options(my price range is $50). Also, I've included an image of my bonsai tree to hopefully give you a better understanding of what I'm dealing with.

Lamp 1

Lamp 2

Lamp 3

Ginseng Ficus Photo (This was not taken in the apartment I'll be living in, just another angle of the tree)

Thanks for reading! If you have any recommendations or lamps that have worked for you in the past I'd appreciate it if you commented those below. I'm looking for lamps that can be attached to a desk as that's where my tree will be.

u/anonymous_coward69 · 1 pointr/indoorgardening

>Bonchi (Bonsai Chiles)

Nice. My friend wants something a bit more traditional, but I love chilis. Will have to look into that for myself. Can you actually grow them like bonsai, which is to say can you arrange, clip, and mold them like bonsai? May have found a new hobby. Also, any thoughts on this type of lamp?

u/musicmonster13 · 1 pointr/succulents

I've had this bookmarked for a while, do you think this would be good?

u/ball_bustin_betty · 1 pointr/orchids

Got this one from Amazon a couple months ago. I've been happy with it so far. All my orchids are growing new roots and leaves, unlike last year with minimal light from a shaded East facing window.

u/_ChildishGrahambino · 1 pointr/houseplants

Yeah, I know they do best outside 😥 there's just nowhere for me to place it and my apartment doesn't have great windows for sunlight. I did buy a grow light, about 45 W. I'll link it below. Is this a good light? And thank you for the suggestion, I'll trim it tonight!

u/zhinse · 1 pointr/succulents

Howdy! I recently purchased this light:

Is it strong enough? I definitely see notable growth in the two weeks that I’ve had it, but this fella seems like he might be getting leggy growth. I decided to move the lights even closer.

u/aerofiki · 1 pointr/houseplants

My apartment has pretty terrible lighting and with fall/winter coming on strong in the Boston area, I decided to put together a little home gardening station to help with lighting and movement of the plants for watering. I went into this with the goal of having my setup accommodate most of my small collection of plants and to allow for easy movement without having to mess with the grow lights. In the end, I decided on a cart-based design composed of the following items:

Bror Utility Cart 33 ½” X 21 ⅝” X 34 ⅝” ($99)

Bror Add-on Shelf 21 ⅝” X 6 ¼” X 5 ½” ($10)

Koppla 3 Outlet Power Strip 19 ¾” ($4.99 for two pack)

2x Hemma Cord Set, Black 15’ 5” ($7.00 each)

(IKEA site only has white showing up now, black was available in-store)

2x Luftmassa Lamp Shade 10” ($17.99 each)

Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Mini HS105 ($21.75)

Relassy 20 Watt Dual Head, Gooseneck, Full Spectrum Grow Lamp ($27.39)

2x GE 9 Watt BR30 Balanced Full Spectrum Bulbs ($9.98 each)

4x 3M Command Utility Hooks 3 lbs ($8.99 for nine)

2x Velcro Thin Ties 8” X ½” ($9.70 for 100)

Total Cost (pre-tax): $234.76

u/ryan199523 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

LED Grow Light for Indoor Plant, Relassy 15000Lux Sunlike Full Spectrum Grow Lamp, Dual Head Gooseneck Plant Light with Replaceable Bulb, Professional for Seedling Growing Blooming Fruiting

u/mundanecatlady · 1 pointr/houseplants

I got 2 sets of these:

LED Grow Light for Indoor Plant

In my honest opinion, I feel like they're just enough to get by since most of my plants are so big, this light would do really well for smaller plants, like my aloes hidden away on the left side of the after pic.

I plan on getting a bigger light in the future to install in the middle, then I'll place the 2 I have off to the sides.

That being said, I really like the company and the type of light they give off, have no complaints aside from my being foolish enough to buy lights this small for the jungle!

u/jgimbuta · 1 pointr/Bonsai

Hi guys. My wife got me a Bonsai Azalea for Valentine’s Day for my new office because she knows I was always intrigued by them. I read they can be cared for indoors. Thing is, I don’t have a window, only thing is the drop ceiling with the fluorescent lights. I ordered a little full spectrum LED light with a clamp but I’m reading that they need diffused light.


Will this light be fine?


[LED light](


Not sure I even trust it lol I can always return it, that’s why I like Amazon. They are full of knockoffs, though. For all I know it’s just a standard LED.


Will this be bad for the Azalea? Is it fine? If so, should I point it directly at it? Sorry I’ve never had any kind of plant.


I don’t even understand and how it’s going to know it’s “growing season” if I come in, have a light on for 6-8 hours, turn it off and go home year round. This is all knew to me.


If anyone could explain what I should do in terms of light/diffused light I would appreciate it. Thank you!

u/SpringCreek892 · 1 pointr/succulents

These ones, I bought it mainly because the price was affordable and setup is easy. If I had the money I would use T5 growlights. These lights are okay though, if close enough to the plants it causes pretty nice stress coloring and compact growth.

u/tea-and-spoons · 1 pointr/houseplants
u/Trichoceratops_ · 1 pointr/druggardening

Not sure the wattage but it’s just a basic red/blue spectrum indoor LED plant light. I also have a basic daylight colored LED bulb in a little lamp for the Lophophora seedlings on the same shelf so the Sally’s get a bit of that light as well.

u/YOURMOM37 · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

How many watts should the grow light be if the plant is about 1’5”?

Because I got one from amazon but it’s apparently not enough as on the website it’s marked as 40 watts but the guy said 40 watts per LED but it’s 20 watts when in usage or something around that

This is the light

Grow Light, Ankace [2019 Upgraded Version] 40W Dual Head Timing 36 LED 5 Dimmable Levels Plant Grow Lights for Indoor Plants with Red/Blue Spectrum, A

u/eskelle · 1 pointr/proplifting is this the light youre using? let me know how you like it, it looks pretty perfect for my window setup & relatively inexpensive!

u/scissorbritches · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

White LEDs don't provide a full light spectrum like a white fluorescent will, so your plants won't thrive under one. I personally use this for a tank-turned-terrarium of mine - it's affordable and my plants have been loving it.

u/ladyvdub · 1 pointr/succulents

I'm very new to growing succulents and this will be my first time bringing them inside for the winter. Would this be a good grow light? I only have 6 plants at the moment

u/AimbotHackz · 1 pointr/succulents

I have a single succulent, I’m using this grow light for it. Would this be enough for just 1 succulent? Or should I get a desk lamp with a 6500k bulb for it?

u/beelopeelo · 1 pointr/succulents

that would be fine, but I prefer grow lights that have colored LEDs in order to help my plants produce chlorophyll. a cheaper alternative that I’ve had for abt a year is this: ankace grow light . This is the best one I’ve tried!! :)) hope this helps

u/allhaylthechief · 1 pointr/succulents

I don't know if you're still looking, but I've loved this 40W one. It's $20, it comes in two days, and it's brought out some great colors in all my different plants. It's not the strongest, but I think my plants are happier and I'm actually about to buy a second one. It has a timer feature and can clip onto tables and whatever else. I love it.

u/tran1591 · 1 pointr/succulents

I use the red and blue grow lights. I leave them on for 12 hours a day, but I didn't think this type of grow light was that strong.

Could it cause the scarring on these leaves? They're over all of these Cremnosedum "Little Gems". I do put them in the sun for a couple of hours during the weekend as well. Could it be sun damage?

I use this grow light:

u/m95scott · 1 pointr/houseplants

Its a red and blue mix i just grabbed one of the cheaper ones off amazon.

u/PizzaBilliards22 · 1 pointr/succulents

Hello, thanks for the response. Currently growing this succulent using this light

u/pupper-lover800 · 1 pointr/gardening

Idk if people in Norway use amazon but here r the grow lights I have they can clip on to the counter and the have different light settings and even a timer!
Grow Light Plant Lights for Indoor Plants LED Lamp Bulbs Full Spectrum

u/XChristian924X · 1 pointr/shrooms

It’s this light right here, I did tear the whole body apart and do a little re wiring to get it inside the box though

u/ketoquestion8 · 1 pointr/Bonsai

Should I get a lamp for my ginseng tree?

Hi all. I was gifted a ginseng bonsai tree. Problem is, I get no direct sunlight in my home, and I have no outdoor space to put it. Should I get a lamp for it? If so, what type of lamp should I get? This is the top result on Amazon:

u/MrMonicotti · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Yes indoors. In a booth I built. Overhead Roleadro 600W LED Grow Light 3rd... and additional side lighting is Grow Light Plant Lights for... ripped apart to suit my needs.

u/hero_pup · 1 pointr/airplants

No idea: it’s one of numerous cheap Chinese variations on amazon...this one

I have it on 12 hours a day at full power, both red and blue light, and with the lamp placed as close as possible to the plant, to the point where the leaf tips touch the bulb.

u/Nannooskeeska · 1 pointr/succulents

Do you have a recommendation? I found this on Amazon:

u/Ladybac0n · 1 pointr/plants

You probably won’t know till you buy it. I would try and group your plants under it. If you notice your plants might need more light (leaf drop) then pick up a second one.
This is the one I use, I have two of them set up in two bunches of plants, they work great.
grow light

u/gracwagn · 1 pointr/succulents

😣 damn. I bought some new ones on Amazon.
Not sure yet how well they'll work, yet!


u/gelhood · 1 pointr/succulents

Just set up this grow light today

Grow light

Any advice? It’s my first winter with succulents. Normally they are in my kitchen window however that window is pretty drafty and it’s getting cold at night now

u/spentuh · 1 pointr/Bonsai

Just updated the flair, thank you for the heads up can't believe i missed that.

Here's some photos of the Ficus and my setup. (the window is always open and north facing, just closed for the photos)

I also bought a cheap grow light from amazon

u/pipetting_squirrel · 1 pointr/succulents

I'm looking for some grow lights for a variety of succulents that have recently sprouted from seeds (mostly Echeveria with some Pachyphytum and some Sedum varieties). I live in an apartment with decent lighting and east facing windows, and currently am supplementing light for 10-12 hours a day with a cheap Amazon LED (

However, I know as I get into the winter that I would like the option to use blackout curtains to maintain the heat in my apartment and would like some recommendations for primary grow lights. Currently, I'm using the pedestal arrangement because the plants are not in any sort of shelving, but rather on one large counter.

I am willing to get shelving, but would rather not mount anything into the ceilings as I live in a rental currently. I live in the 6b hardiness zone and will be using a bottom heating pad in the colder months as I'm not sure how warm I'll be keeping my apartment.

Any help would be appreciated :D

u/peepeesmol · 1 pointr/Hydroponics

A T5 or LED setup like the ones in the links should work pretty well. There are definitely still other cheaper options out there, but I haven't done my research on that end of the market so I rather not give you possibly incorrect information.

u/fvEmme · 1 pointr/gardening

Im not sure about using this to grow them indoors but ive had success germinating and growing my veggies inside this season with this light - T5 Grow Light (2ft 4lamps) DL824 Ho Fluorescent Hydroponic Bloom Veg Daisy Chain with Bulbs

u/parmejohn · 1 pointr/succulents

just set up my T5 Grow Light


here ... 10,000 lumens... you think that'll be good enough?

u/random--username · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I use 4 T5 lights.

You want something like that for the first few weeks:

u/seanyp123 · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

Meizhi LED lights are great, alternatively this T5 is fantastic...

u/MountainAces · 1 pointr/succulents

The fluorescent lights are 2ft. These ones: ( I couldn't find 3ft lights I liked (although I think they would be too long), so I went with the 2ft and augmented them with a couple of simple reflectors with these bulbs: (


The whole setup is about 3ft wide. The shelving unit is a simple rolling set of shelves. For each shelf, I made a square frame and screwed wire mesh into it, otherwise the spacing on the shelves is too much and the pots tip over when trying to move them. Then the whole thing gets wrapped in a mylar emergency blanket. They're super reflective and keep a lot of the light in.

u/KrazYKinetiK · 1 pointr/SavageGarden

See, this is why I'm confused.. These are the exact fixtures that Natch had recommended and that he grew with these ones which they say are HO and are 24 watts.. So I'm not too sure why they're reading so low.

u/Maximumthemedical · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Also I would do some looking into the sidebar info as well as the search function

u/dat_kat · 1 pointr/succulents ugh I’m so sorry about the wrong link! My bookshelf doesn’t have strip lights. I just have these hung on each shelf. I cut a hole in the back of the bookshelf for the cord to go through too :)

u/HippieOnHigh · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

here is a cheaper link direct from manufacturers shop on amazon.

u/growtato_chip · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Unknown about the wall. Probably less than that. The 180 UFO I have is the Apollo. I forgot to mention I also have 1 strip of LEDs wrapped around the walls.

u/justanormalpers0n · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Hi everyone, here is an update on my first ever grow. So far my plant hasn't been as vigirous as I would have liked, I would love to hear what you guys think. Below is all the information on my setup.

Light: 180W Apollo ufo

Side Lighting: None

Growing Medium: scotts osmocote plus organics vegetable and herb mix mixed with 1/3 perlite

Temps: 21-24C (70-75f)

Humidity: 35-55%

Distance from top of plant to light: 30cm (12 inches)

Water ph: 6

Runnoff ph: 5.5

Nutrients: None (3 months of feed was advertised in the soil I used)

I fim'ed roughly 7 days ago. Is that supposed to dramatically change how the plant grows? It seems as though the plant is back to growing normally just with slightly shorter leaves on the top two nodes. I also lst'ed last week by bending over the main stalk. Finding a place to wrap the plant wire around without blocking nodes was kind of hard as it is very short and bushy.

Based on the pictures and information do you guys have any recommendation to increase the rate of growth? Also how should I be preparing her for flowering?

u/tubularbros · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I think that will work, I might spend a little more for a this one here for about 30% more power/draw but what you have chosen will also work.

u/HighGuyTheShyGuy · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

I would look into upgrading your lights. If you want to go the LED route, I would look into getting a ufo grow light like this one.

If you don't want to drop the money on an LED grow light, you can always go the CFL route. There are numerous builds on here that you can pull inspiration from.

u/trying2grow · 1 pointr/microgrowery

This one?

If so the t5 has more power and should for sure be the primary light. I would use them both top mounted and as low to canopy as possible.

u/373737373737373737 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thanks for the reply. Given the draw number you're referring to, two of these (one over each plant):

Would provide 109 watts (draw) per unit, or 218 total. Does combining lights this way achieve the same goal?

u/MoistAsscheeks · 1 pointr/microgrowery

One of these? :P

If so, how's it work? I've been considering buying one, but I'm leaning towards the 300W rectangle light by Apollo, as it's only $40 more.

u/M240ITGuy · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets
u/anewgrowerhasarrived · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

LED UFO from amazon. gg&wp

something like this, but in your local Amazon:

u/SpaceBucketFu · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

from spacebuckets website

I prefer to DIY my own lights, but it can be slightly more costly if you don't already have tools and material laying around.

u/sandbull · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

On the spacebuckets website someone recommends using the following

and I went back to amazon and searched for one with white LEDs. I found only this one

Do you have one that you could recommend?

u/Jonelololol · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets
u/nbnbnb22 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

well I recently bought 2 of these:

As for why I posted is I just got an email from the site that I posted above that they are having a sale on a lot of LED's. Figured that they are probably no good, but thought I'd ask and post for others. Maybe someone can find something useful on there. :)

u/IncompatibleEarthGuy · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Hey, sorry edited my first post a couple times as I was going down each item and realizing I can't buy it.

Or what are the differences between these 2 lights? Both 180W but an $80 difference.

Gotta love no reviews on Canadian shit.

u/CampCodeCycle · 1 pointr/SpaceBuckets

Thanks for asking! The plant shown in the imgur album has a 180W (not sure it's actually putting that much out) UFO light,

u/rocktoothdog · 1 pointr/shroomers

Maybe try a seedling mat?

u/qlock · 1 pointr/GrowingMarijuana

Any heat source will work as long as it gets warm enough and not too hot. You’re looking for about 85 degrees. For me, this means setting my mat to 93 degrees.

Here’s the mat I have with temp controller. It’s cheap but works. $28 shipped.



u/olliebell12 · 1 pointr/Plumeria

VIVOSUN Durable Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat 10"x20"

No problems yet

u/UnicornNippleFarts · 1 pointr/Kombucha

It's a VIVOSUN 10in x 20in seedling heating pad I bought on Amazon. I paid $8.73 USD for it with free two day shipping. It's currently going for 11.99. you can find it here

u/RosneftTrump2020 · 1 pointr/fermentation

Just to emphasize, get a heating pad used for seedlings and reptiles. Not the ones used for your back. I got one of these

Just get whatever size you need for your cooler. They are flexible so it can be too long in one of the dimensions and just bends up the sides.

u/everythingiswrong_ · 1 pointr/fermentation

I use this:

Works great, just used it to speed up a kimchi ferment since it's about 16-17C in my apartment without the heat on.


edit: a word

u/csgfl · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Look into a seedling mat instead. Theyre meant for wet use and just a few bucks.

u/bigbadaobama · 1 pointr/Kombucha

I just got one of these: Seed Mat
The booch is at 80' F. Fairly cheap solution.

u/rollnwiththepunches · 1 pointr/Kombucha

I'm using this. No regulator, but my brews are staying right between 74-76°.

u/minispalla · 1 pointr/Kombucha

I completely understand what you are saying. I was looking into a reptile heating pad or a

seedling heating mat ( and

temp control setup ( not comfortable soldering something up that connects to a wall socket)

but was curious if there was something else out there.