First time grower here and I’m trying to get my lighting right. I only plan on having one grow/tent at a time. Currently I have two seedlings under my [NextLight 525w] (site) light. After doing more reading/reseaarch I was very surprised at the PAR footprint.
I don’t think I’m going to get the wattage / footprint I need when the plants get bigger / SCROG time. I’d have to keep the light pretty high to get the footprint bigger, and then the wattage / sqft drops.
I’ve been reading on this site about the 1200w Meizhi, as well as the Viparspectra. Are they both Chinese made? Are they reliable? Of course, like everyone else, I’m looking for the silver bullet, no doubt made of unobtainium…
I guess to sum it up, I’m looking for a single light for veg and bloom (I thought I had it with the NextLight ). It should be powerful enough and have a large enough footprint to support close to my 4x4 footprint. I’d rather pay more and have piece of mind.