T5 LED replacement for grow domes or starter boxes


#1

It is a bright white light. I got it to add more side light to my tent and to use on my grow/ propagation dome

Can’t beat the price either. I have been looking. The t5 style light was twice this cost.


#2

Funny that this was posted in February because I literally just bought this to start my germ seeds to veg then outside they go, can’t wait til Friday thanks to Amazon prime. Hopefully this plus 2 daylight cfl bulbs will be good enough for 4 seedlings to sprout? Also I haven’t gotten it yet but how far should the T5 bar be as opposed to the CFLs which are a little over 6" above the medium (80/20 perlite/color soil mix) I’m using. Thanks for any info.


#3

I bought mine as augmentation lighting but I have them about a foot away from the sides of my plants.

The light has worked really well for me so far. No complaints. It’s been on 18/6 since I installed it in February. @Manny_FTGUTube


#4

Awesome thank you for the advice and I can’t wait to get everything situated.


#5

I used velcroe strips to secure them that I also got on amazon. I got tired of wasting zip ties! Good deal, I’m pretty sure you will like yours too!


#6

Haha you sound like a smart man! :thumbsup: I think ill like it, and if not I guess its only 20 bucks. I can always utilize it somewhere in the grow because this is just the beginning I’m sure lol. There will always be better lights and better grows!


#7

Hey bob just got it today, how far would you recommend I hang it from my seedlings?


#8

Mine’s only about a foot above the top of the plants. Does it say on the package what the equivalent wattage rating is? Like on a CFL will say 5 watts equivalent to 60 watt bulb.


#9

It’s a 7 watt 120v, it’s a lot softer than I thought though at only 4000k so I’m keeping my 3 daylight CFLs on as well


#10

It’s about 3x brighter than a regular t5 though so it will help you anyway. I Velcro d mine so that I can turn it different way to help light a couple of lower areas. I think it helps but…

Can you tell how many LEDs are in it?


#11

did you get a six pack @bob31?


#12

I bought just the one @BIGE thought about buying the multi pack. I still might. And I have an older under counter lights I might replace too


#13

i enjoy having my little t5 on my super sprouter. that thing works as it should! lol if i get to build a ‘‘grow room’’ in the shed i will consider a six pack! lol


#14

Yep exactly. I have the same sort of grow dome and that’s what attracted me to the t5 led!


#15

I added mine to a piece of 2’ x 3" added some hooks to the other side and now Ive got it hanging just above the 3 daylight bulbs
I only bought the single bar as well though and I’m not to sure about the LED question?