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  • New Indoor Fig Light

    Wanted to share my experience with this product on Amazon for anyone else who might be considering buying one...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

    I received the light some days ago. A corner of the box was crushed and a bulb was broken. I took photo's and sent them email via Amazon.

    Today I got a phone call from the seller. They reviewed the photo's and decided it was bad that I received the product in that condition so they are sending me a totally new one.

    Actually the one I have works fine and I only requested a replacement bulb. That's customer service at its finest IMO. It's a darn good light too for the price. I won't need to burn the 1000 watt metal halide this winter and with another light on the way it looks like I can do some more experimenting!
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    I hope it works great for you, Charlie. Makes me want to experiment myself.
    Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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    • #3
      Originally posted by F. Bennett View Post
      I hope it works great for you, Charlie. Makes me want to experiment myself.
      Frank, some of your cuttings are in experimental wicking sand buckets with the light minus one bulb as I type. I hope it works too.
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      • F. Bennett
        F. Bennett commented
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        Very cool!

    • #4
      Did they say the lumens for the bulbs? I couldn't find it on their add
      Hi my name is Art. I buy fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs-so I can sell more figs-so I can buy more fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs....

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      • #5
        Originally posted by cjmach1973 View Post
        Did they say the lumens for the bulbs? I couldn't find it on their add

        Photo attached. It's very bright!
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        • Rob Ster 010
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          That's not the amount of lumen, 6500K is the COLOR of the light, not the intensity.

      • #6
        I picked up 4- 48" led bulbs that fit in a fluor fixture. You just have to remove the ballast. The are 6500 K at 20 watts per bulb. I'm hopefull that they will work for the smaller plants, because it is even less power than the reg. fluorescent bulbs. (any money that I can save keeps the wife happy)
        Hi my name is Art. I buy fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs-so I can sell more figs-so I can buy more fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs....

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        • #7
          Very Nice. It's fun growing stuff inside during the winter. I played around with T8 bulbs last year growing various plants including my 1st cuttings under them and they seemed to do pretty well. I was picking tomatoes in January. I could have used more light though. I imagine this one should work pretty well as long as the plants don't get to tall for the light to reach the bottom leaves. Maybe you could mount that second one on it's side to hit the lower leaves if the figs grow a couple feet tall

          T5 HO 54W puts out approximately ~4800 lumens so ~38.4k lumens total for 8 bulbs which should provide a nice medium level of light for an 8 sq ft area.

          That fixture should cost about ~$.70/day @ $.10 per kwh @ 16 hours/day

          My T8 32W were only ~2800 lumens each using 2-4 per shelf which is about the bare minimum needed and I had them by the window for additional free sunlight.
          Don - OH Zone 6a Wish list: Zaffiro, Moro de Caneva, Nerucciolo d'Elba, Bordissot Blanca Negra, Rubado

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          • #8
            I've used banks of fluorescent lights like these. They work well until the plants get some height and then the lower leaves never get enough light as was mentioned. It takes a minimum of a 1,000 W HID to keep plants happy in the long term.

            Best of luck with your light bank, though.

            Here's a unit for $115 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grow-Light-H...item3ce06a301f
            And for $125


            http://www.ebay.com/itm/T5-Grow-Ligh...item4aef08bfc4
            Last edited by Harborseal; 09-17-2015, 06:18 PM.
            Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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