There are several different types of fluorescent tubes. But when it comes to grow lights, two are by far the most popular. T8 grow lights were long the staple in grow rooms. But recently, the newer T5 fluorescent light technology has become more popular. What advantages do T5 grow lights have over T8? And are there still good reasons to use T8 grow lights instead … [Read more...] about T8 Vs T5 Grow Lights (Which Fluorescent Tubes Are Right For You?)
I get this question a lot. Everybody wants to know how many CFL bulbs are needed per plant. But how can you answer that without a little more info? I mean, how large is the plant? What is the wattage on the bulbs? In order to accurately tell you how many CFLs for one plant, I need to know those two variables at least. That said, I can still help, even without … [Read more...] about How Many CFLs Per Plant (Using Watts And Size)?
Veg is short for vegetable, right? Wrong. Not in this case. It is short for vegging, which refers to the vegging stage of plant growth. The good news is: if you ARE looking for the best T5 light for vegetables, my recommendations are the same. Vegetables need to veg, just like other plants. And afterward, vegetables that fruit and/or flower will also need to … [Read more...] about Best T5 Bulbs For Veg (Including Budget Fluorescent Tubes)
The short answer is: any type of fluorescent light will help any type of plant grow, whether it is cannabis or lettuce or orchids. But it's not quite so simple. While you can use any type of tube or bulb and see results, you want to provide the kind of light your plants want most. That's how you get the best results. So what type of light do your plants … [Read more...] about What Kind Of Fluorescent Lights To Grow Plants (Including Weed)?
Nothing is more important than light. When gardening indoors, the type of light can make all the difference in plant health and productivity. There are a lot of lighting options to choose from, but most gardeners start with fluorescent grow lights, like the Agrobrite series from Hydrofarm. They begin with fluorescents for a reason: they have a number of advantages over … [Read more...] about Benefits Of Fluorescent Lighting For Growing (What Makes Them Better?)
T5 fluorescent grow lights are seeding, cloning and vegging specialists and the AgroBrite line from Hydorfarm carries on that legacy. There's a reason these are the only T5 fixtures we've reviewed. They are priced much lower than competitors of similar quality and deliver far more than any similarly priced lights. They are available in 7 different sizes, from a 2 … [Read more...] about Hydrofarm AgroBrite T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Review (All Sizes)