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Need advice please - I have $500 for lighting - What's better LED or T8?

rock49911

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How should I invest for lighting? I have $500 I want to spend. LED or T8 grow? For 12 plants in a closet. Nu Bee old man. :thanks: Want to grow the best genetics I am able to. Recommended brands for lights? What do you think of DIY for LED lights? Thank you for your input.
 

gbauto

Active Member
Welcome, Rock.
Yeah, unless you have a bedroom sized closet 12 plants are going to be a waste.
When it comes to choosing a light I'd also look at the environmentals I have to deal with in that closet. Ventilation and temp control are vital-I also grow in my walk-in closet and keeping temps under control is always a struggle. Having said that, led's can help reduce the thermal load compared to T8's-they can produce more usable photons of light per watt of electricity than a flourescent tube. Need more info to give more specific suggestions.
 

rock49911

New Member
I am just an old man, new to wanting to grow my own. It is a small closet attached to a bedroom about three feet wide, six feet long. How many plants should I think about growing there?
 

PurpleGunRack

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Berulakide

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500 isn't quite enoughost unless you go hid and then ventilation and temp controller 2ould be hard. For diy led you could come close but it won't work really well. I have a 4x6 tent and about 600 or 700 in lights and still not quite enough.
There is alot here to read, I mean you could do cheap Chinese cobs or something but they won't perform like good ones.
 

Tnt7800

Member
I believe most you are over reacting when it comes to pricing.

You can by a 500w led light on Amazon for around a 100 us dollars And a 1000 watt for about 200$ with cooling fans built in great for closet and pretty much all grow tents.

Most of reduce the heating a bring enough linens depending on your reflective material. I recommend by some thermal Mylar blankets.
For the are graenteed to reflect up to 90% of lighting. Hope you find what your looking fo rock.
 

MrFortwenty

Well-Known Member
I believe most you are over reacting when it comes to pricing.

You can by a 500w led light on Amazon for around a 100 us dollars And a 1000 watt for about 200$ with cooling fans built in great for closet and pretty much all grow tents.

Most of reduce the heating a bring enough linens depending on your reflective material. I recommend by some thermal Mylar blankets.
For the are graenteed to reflect up to 90% of lighting. Hope you find what your looking fo rock.
Those led's are no where near 500 or 1000 watt's. FYI
 

gr865

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How should I invest for lighting? I have $500 I want to spend. LED or T8 grow? For 12 plants in a closet. Nu Bee old man. :thanks: Want to grow the best genetics I am able to. Recommended brands for lights? What do you think of DIY for LED lights? Thank you for your input.
You should check out 315W CMH lights, I run two in a 4 x 4 tent and love them.
 
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