I’m just waiting for my current crop to ripen, so I’m thinking ahead to my next grow. I’ll be growing in fabric pots in FFHF. I had a lot of fun with my first grow, but I would like to have only one grow per year as I am usually away in the summer (except for this stinkin’ pandemic). The bathtub grow was a good learning experience, but not enough yield. So I need to grow more next time around.
Hubby will be building me a 4’ x 8’ growing table with two Bontanicare 4’x4’ trays. Currently I am using three of the HLG 100 Rspec lights along with a 46w blurple light in the bathtub. Money is tight, but I would like to stick with HLG lights. I don’t wanna mess with success. You can see the three HLG lights in the photo.
I was looking at the HLG225 lights ($299 at Amazon). They are supposed to be good for a footprint of 2’x 2½’ or 3’x3’. Would three of them work for this size grow? Is there any other HLG alternative that would be better without costing me more? Thanks to all of your suggestions!
Depends on which model you go with. I would suggest 4 HLG 260XL Rspecs, as that will give you the flexibility to move lights around to maximize coverage over the canopy. Lesser quantities of larger models would work too.
You can also use the dude code through hlg and get the discount and much better service than Amazon the 4 to 260 xl’s would be very nice I have four 300 L’s and I love them have two in a 4X4 and two in a 3X3 the xl 's will give you a little better light spread
That 260w unit looks like it would fill the bill, though not cheaper. Unfortunately I don’t have the funds to buy the lights now, but have a few months before i set up my next grow. Now I know how much to set aside and will keep an eye open for further sales when it’s time. I thought I could get away with three lights, but i guess I’ll pay either way for fewer, bigger vs more smaller lights.
Thank you all!
@skippyisnohippy Damn I am glad I am a procrastinator. I bought a 260 in May for $315. I need two more and almost ordered them last week for that amount. I will see if DUDE still works at the lower sale price.