hungrycarnivores wrote: ↑Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:59 pm
There are good cylindrical LEDS for under-counter lighting at HD. With some ingenuity and a nice plywood, you can easily make a 10k-20k lux setup for half of the price of a TS1000. That said, consult an electrician and know your home circuitry before attempting anything with electricity.
I’m not an expert, but who cares about lux if the LED is emitting the wrong spectrum? I am not suggesting you’re wrong to make one from the under counter lighting, but I am not sure it would be having the same wavelengths and concentration / spectrum like ones designed for growing plants.
I really read a nice article here:
https://news.californialightworks.com/ ... ow-lights/
that helped me understand what plants need. This is why I spent the money on nice grow lights.
Again, without studying the LEDs that are used in the Home Depot solution, I am not suggesting you’re wrong. I would assume they are designed to throw light out that looks pleasant to the human eye, since they are designed to light up counter surfaces or other things in the house... Some folks want a turn key solution. The article should be a good read regardless of whether you build your own lights or buy ready-made solutions. If you buy something, know what you’re getting.