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davidmarshell258 1 10 August 11, 2016 at 01:07 AM in Home & Home Improvement More Amazon Deals
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Don't be scammed - lights like this are basically useless for growing anything. Maybe you could grow a couple of tiny herb plants (meaning chives or oregano, not "herb") that would do just as well on a windowsill facing North, but I wouldn't expect more than that.

From the Amazon description: "Widely Used: greenhouses, plant factory, greenhouse farming, flower farming, indoor gardens, soluble breeding, pipeline cultivation, farm, potted plants, spray the plant, tissue culture and so on." That's just a lie - NO ONE uses panels of this spec in greenhouses or at commercial farm, no one.

The reason this is junk is simple: low output. 225 diodes at 45 watts total (which is probably rated output, meaning actual output/draw is even less) means these are 0.2 watts diodes, which put out VERY little light. 45W total is very, very weak to begin with, even for LEDs - good LEDs are more efficient (more light per watt) than most other lighting technologies, but 45W is probably too little to make anyone happy. This is especially true when that meager 45W is dispersed over an entire panel of weak diodes. LEDs can be great for horticulture but these things aren't magical - they still need power.

So although $30.99 is a very attractive price, you'd probably have better luck with a $4 eBay flashlight and $27 worth of batteries. And please take note of the glowing reviews from people who admit that they received the light for free at a discounted rate.

For growing anything bigger or more demanding than a small basil plant you could spend about twice as much on a cheap Mars hydro 300W panel and get far superior results. Granted, a $60 Mars 300W panel is considered far from ideal but is about as cheap and basic as you can go for an effective grow light. Something like this:
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for kid growing up.
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So what are the chances of getting yourself on some sort of DEA watchlist just by browsing growlights like this?
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how are these with pot?
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