LED Lights: How Far From Seedlings?

As a 23/yo new grower, I don’t have hardly any experience with old school lights or how different light setups require you to change your work area accordingly. I have ‘full spectrum’ 20 watt LED lights from Wal-Mart as pictured below.

How far away from new sprouts should this light be hung, and do any experienced growers have any pros/cons that may accompany these lights

Does anyone have recommendations for another affordable LED option if this is deemed inadequate?



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You’ll be able to light a seedling with that light. I’d put it at 18" or so.

You’ll need a better light to flower a plant. HLG has a new light that is 200w and is a good cannabis light for 1 plant for a pretty reasonable price. I can’t remember the name of the model offhand, but someone should come along who remembers what the name of it is.

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Diablo 200. $200. On my Christmas list

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I also have a little cheap led light for seedlings and clones. I hang them about 8" above the ground. With clones I hang them as close as I can get. They aren’t hot so that’s not a problem.

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That light will cover the first 2 weeks, will need a lot more light after that.

$179 with dude code, hell I need another light like I need another hole in my butt, but I want that little Diablo 200 LOL.

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Lol I actually do need another light. I’m good with the 1 hole though :rofl:

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I’ve been eying it too.

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Light selection depends on the size of the grow space that being said that 200 would rock a 2x2

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It sure would, would also do great as a veg light in a 3x3 and 2 of them would be great for flowering a 3x3.

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Welcome to the community You’re at the right place. I don’t think we have too many members from Montana. Good luck with your new venture.

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Welcome to the community! Lots of good information here all you have to do is ask!
Happy growing :blush::v:

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Hey everyone new to here an half to growing indoor I recently got a g g 600w led grow light full spectrum an I’m not sure how high hang about fresh seedlings cause box an everything says 600w but the driver says 60watt so I don’t know weather hang for 60w or 600w lol