Fluorescent lighting is quite efficient when compared to other types of indoor lighting like high pressure sodium, metal halide, or plasma lights. And efficiency matters a lot. You'll save money on your energy bill and get a better yield per dollar you invest in running your lights.There are two other types of popular fluorescent tube lights out there — T8 and T12. Compared to those, T5 is the most efficient by a long shot. T5 bulbs can reach ~100 lumens per watt, which is extremely high for this type of lighting. Other types of lighting can exceed 100 lumens per watt easily, but have downsides that may make them a poor choice for your garden.
Depending on what you're growing, T5 grow lights can reduce your lighting energy consumption by over 50%. When you consider those savings over the course of a year, it really starts to add up.
Almost all T5 grow lights will last for 20,000+ hours. More importantly, you'll have good bulb performance throughout those 20,000 hours, without much degradation as your bulbs reach the end of their lives. The superior lifespan of T5 bulbs is yet another factor that brings the true cost of using these lights down.
As an indoor gardener, controlling your environment is crucial. And one of the most annoying factors to control is the heat of your grow room. No matter what lights you use, heat will be emitted from them which causes your grow room temperature to rise. Some of the hottest lights require dedicated cooling systems, venting, and fans to control for the massive amount of heat they produce.
- Low profile, cool operating, and high performance
- 2 chrome hangers and 3m power cord included
- Powder coated steel housing
- Horizontal and vertical hanging option
1 customer reviews
Excellent light for clones and early growth of plants.By Samantha September 06, 2017
This is the second time I am buying this light because I am so pleased with the first one and how well its performing in my grow tent.