- Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:54 pm
I have 4ft by 2ft bakers shelving as well as a highland enclosure. I have:
Yescom (Blue/White) panels 18w
Some '50w' and '75w' panels (I'd assume no more than half that actual wattage)
Many 45" 5000k single LED strip 'shop lights'
Old T8 housings with various LED tubes
2000w (read 550w) COB/led unit above my heli/highland enclosure
I grow Tuberous Drosera, pygmies, Mexican and warm temperate pings, cepholotus, and all sorts of orchids.
The shop lights have been by-far the best units in terms of cost, light and growth. I run them anywhere from 8 to 16in from the plants. Unfortunately I don't think I've seen them in any other size than the 45 inch unit...
The '2000w' unit is good as well, but I have to have it 36+ inches above the plants or they become crispy...
Mechanic by trade, teacher by profession, CP addict by confession...