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Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

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Ava R.
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Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:20 am

I plan to build a grow light before winter(CA). I don't know where to begin... Has anyone tried this?


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Ava R.
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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:48 pm

Anyone?
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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:06 am

Ava R. wrote:I plan to build a grow light before winter(CA). I don't know where to begin... Has anyone tried this?
The only Grow Lights I have right now are Grow Spot Lights that I've bought online. I did buy an old armature for a Flourescent Lamp that I plan to configure to a Grow Light and have in my basement during the Winter, but I have not started that project yet. Are you planning to use your Grow Light indoors? And what type of Plants do you want it for? 
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Ava R.
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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:22 pm

Indoor... Microgreens
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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:24 pm

You could get standard shop light fixtures with t5 bulbs or t8. It depends on your size request/requirements. Another option is a used mh shop light

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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:19 pm

Perfect thanks!
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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:30 pm

No problem, just look for "daylight" bulbs, they should be more towards the 6500k color, which is more preferable for the vegetative growth. They may cost a little more than other color temperatures, but not unreasonable

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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:33 pm

Another idea, if you had a track lighting setup (or found one cheap) or something with multiple standard bulb sockets, get the daylight cfl bulbs from Wal-Mart, they are cheap. And you can get a y- splitter to put two bulbs into the one original socket.

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Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:21 pm

Thanks!
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Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:34 am

Could this work?
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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:56 am

jimmyj wrote:No problem, just look for "daylight" bulbs, they should be more towards the 6500k color, which is more preferable for the vegetative growth. They may cost a little more than other color temperatures, but not unreasonable

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Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:13 am

That's an option, for the tube style lights like that there are three common sizes: T12, T8, and T5. The smaller the number the thinner the tube and also the more efficient. I believe 5000k is still an acceptable color range. There are quite a few comparisons between those sizes and it's all about preference.

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Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:08 pm

Maybe you could send me what your saying. I would like to see exactly what your saying please.
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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:35 am

Sorry for the delay
http://www.littlegreenhouse.com/guide3.shtml

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Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:08 pm

Thanks.
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Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:15 pm

Ava R. wrote:Thanks.
also try bulbs for reptiles
Ava R. wrote:Could this work?

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Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:14 pm

ever figure out a solution?

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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:14 am

I got some tubes from home depot for about 9$each.. Canadian.. They say the are for plants and aquariums.. Just started using them today.. Maybe look for something like that?

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Re: Does anyone know how to build a grow light?

Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:33 am

I am now thinking I don't really need a grow light... But I know what to get just in case. Thanks everybody!
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