(((I guess my main TLDR question is: “3x3, first time grower, what type of light would you choose?”)))
Hello all! First time grower here who is planning on a 3x3 grow tent (amount of plants TBD, but starting with Autoflowers, and later will move to photos). I’ve got most of the parts figured out, but I’m hung up on lighting.
For exhaust I’m going to be using a 6" AC Infinity S6 which will exhaust directly outside, about 2ft away. Not quite sure yet if I will use a intake fan or just passive, going to feel it out.
The one thing that I am hung up on is the light - so many types and brands. I have a light budget of about $400 (though I’d prefer below, I could stretch it above ). Simply put, I’m a little overwhelmed with all the options, and all the pros/cons.
The reason I mentioned the exhaust system I’ll be using is because I feel that it would be enough for whatever light I choose, be it HPS/CMH/LED. However, I also live in a very hot and dry climate, so even though I will be growing indoors, with ambient temp of about 70f outside the tent, I am unsure of what to expect running various lights in this environment, particularly during summer.
The light is the last thing on my list (aside from various clamps/etc.), and I wish I could say that I purposely left it till last. It just seems like so much light info is either convoluted, disputed, or false, and it leaves me with no confidence in my decisions.
(When I initially bought these seeds I was planning on an outdoor grow for my first grow, and had a lot of it figured out…but then I remembered how hard it can be to keep myself alive while outdoors during summer, and thought better of it.)
Glad to be here, and thanks for any info!