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tlmcca May 31, 2021 08:26 PM

Need advice on LED light panels
 
I usually grow six plants each season, two each of three varieties. I start them from seed using a Brupee XL self watering tray and four 40w T12 daylight lamps. My problem is that even though I keep the lights within an inch of the plants I still end up with leggy plants.

I've been thinking of what I might change next season and have come up with two possible changes. One change is to replace the florescent lamps with a full spectrum LED panel and the second is to use the cold treatment. The light I'm looking at is the Spider Farmer SF-600.

What I'm looking for here is any advice you might have about using panels and anything you know about the particular panel.

Thanks,
Terry

dshreter June 27, 2021 02:11 PM

I’ve started my seedlings with a 45W led panel, big enough to light a standard 10x20 nursery tray. It grows robust starts, and is plenty to get your plants started before going outside. I think the higher power LEDs are really only necessary if you plant to do an actual indoor grow.

The one I got is called “Root Farm” to get an idea of what works for me.

OneStepAhead June 29, 2021 11:40 AM

I use triple chip LED lights myself, works well. I have [URL="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SNP22XS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_GPNZ1JXVPGKYZRJGRN1E"]3x Mieemclux 1500w[/URL]

One of them will cover like 2 flats of seedlings, or 2 dwarf tomato plants, etc. I got these a year ago, the technology changes fast so there could be a better product now but I'm quite happy with these. You can daisy chain up to 3 together as well.

The pic below is just one light, I took the other 2 down for now.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/dvrWuDy.jpg[/IMG]


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