The Purple Abyss


#1

Well, I wanted to up my indoor flowering game from my collection of flouro and LED shop lights since I want to do some more serious feminizing, so I bought this:

I’m sure it’ll do a better job for me but all my old lights are white, normal light. This thing is a bloody purple nightmare. I had to get my sunglasses and put a block up so the light wouldn’t be in my peripheral vision. I still feel like I’ve stared into the purple abyss and seen the face of monochromatic evil.

Plus the stoopid thing hangs about 10 or 12 inches from the hanger, wasting a LOT of top space. I need to find out what the top required clearance is supposed to be.

Any thoughts or commentary on how to deal with this horrendous thing would be welcome.


#2

Welcome to the joys of LED lighting! There are special glasses you can get. They’re mostly just green lenses, but they do help. I have these:


#3

Looks like exactly what I need. I’ll be ordering them soon. Thanks!


#4

Toplanet Pair of 1/4 inch Heavy Duty Adjustable Nylon Rope Ratchet Hangers w/ Grow Light Hooks for Indoor Gardening Horticulture Reflectors & Fixtures, Hydroponics


#5

This is what I use to Raise and lower my lights


#6

Thanks guys. The hanger that comes with it is about 10 or 12 inches between the apex of the hanger to the top of the light. My previous light was a couple inches. I lowered the plant but going forward i may need to drop a hanger from the ceiling and through the top of the grow area to get my height back.


#7

@PhantomFarmer
I used 2 of the hangars instead of all 4 on my lights (1 hangar stretched between 2 hooks) and it gave me a couple more inches. Now I just hook the ratchets directly to the lights and have much more room.


#8

I fold my wire hangers in half to gain some room. I also purchased a roll of wire to make my own custom hangers. I also us the ratchet system mentioned above.


#9

I fold my wires in half also put a zip tie through the eye on light and loop through there cuts clearance down to inches and I run mine there all the time. Same exact light