Hi guys, i have decided to do a hostile take over of an extra room in the house, it is 10’6 x 9’6 with 8 foot ceilings. it also has 2 side by side windows. i am thinking i can use 1 window for the ac, and the other for fresh air in at the bottom, and exhaust out the top. i have a 4x4 tent and a smaller 2x4 tent, i am thinking of using the 4x4 for A veg/seedling/clone area, and use the room for a flowering room.
my biggest concern and my weakest point of knowledge at this point is lights. i have a 600 watt vipar spectra and a small MH light. which should get me by while i am waiting for better weather to plant outside, and for me to decide on lights. here is my light delima, i am paying $.15 per kilowatt hour after all taxes and fees. so i am looking for as efficient as possible lighting fixtures. i can run 220 up to the room, and my just enough knowledge of electricity to make myself dangerous tells me that 220 runs cheaper. or at least takes less power to start up? is it enough to justify the cost? i dunno, not my strong point, lol.
i have been doing some research on diy cobs and such, but the info is over my head atm. i am currently looking at the hlg-260 xl or the redwood vs timber, not sure what has me attracted to the redwood light, maybe it just looks so cool. i have about $1K i can spend on lights right now, i know it is not enough to fill the room with light, but hoping it is enough to use at least 1/2 of it for now and get me some needed space. i do want to keep my light fixtures at about 4x4 so i can use them in my tent, if i decide to go back to tents at some point. i am pretty well mechanically inclined so building my own lights is something i can do, if i can wrap my head around it.
i also will need to make some other purchases, humidifier and a dehumidifier as it gets very humid here in summer and the woodstove makes it super dry in winters, Also of course eliminate all light sources and get some reflective materials for the walls. plus there will be more i am not thinking of.
i think that about wraps up where i am at the moment, cheers all and thanks for any help.