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16 thoughts on “3 Things You MUST Know Before Buying an LED Grow Light 🌱💡”
No shade but u probably shouldn’t be takeing advice from him he knows all this but don’t know u should never!!!!!!!! be so close to the light with out eyes protection???
interesting but why is the tent empty?
Excellent explanation, thank you!
Any recommendations for grow light strips? Everything I find sucks
I have a 1000w grow light and I have guava seedlings 🌱 and I don’t know what color/ mode to use
It’s impossible to find a good website that sells them. 90% of the websites I’ve visited received dozens of reviews that they are scammers and never deliver.
10:00 why does it look like an old man with pattern hair loss and glasses is peaking over your shoulder
This is by far the most informative video and easy to absorb based on your simple yet very informative explanations. Looking forward to learning more.
I don’t understand why we care about the capacity of each diode. If I have a 100 diodes that are outputting a 100 Watts vs 20 nodes outputting 100 watts… The end is still a hundred Watts of light, regardless of how efficient each individual diode is operating at. It sounds like having a hundred diodes at 18% is better than 64 at 58%. To me that means that my hundred diode light will last significantly longer than the 64 diode.
Is this saying that the more power an individual diode consumes = better efficiency in producing usable light for plants? That just seems wrong.
If a light works ,it’s a,goid light stop trying to think you got to spend thousands of dollars,to get a grow light…ebay lights as, you call them are great lights …
Do you still use grow lights?
OMG Thank you!!! This video was SO helpful!!!
Why does he say “right?” after each point he makes? I thought he is giving correct information. So, why would he sound so uncertain, or why would I need to be convinced?
This has been the absolute best explanation of grow lights out there.. Ty so much for sharing your knowledge:)