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Has anyone bought a grow light from amazon that they would recommend, I’m ideally looking for one I could clip to a gravel tray, but the options on there are overwhelming and it’s so hard to tell which ones will be good!

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  • earlydazeearlydaze Posts: 84
    interested in this also zugenie- also recently saw someone refer to an IKEA grow light but was unable to find any on their website- 
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 478
    edited 17 January
    I have Sunblaster T5s. They work well - I successfully grew a lot of flowering plants under them, some to supplement low natural light and some without any naural light -  but an get a bit hot. I used them extensively last year for the first time in various set ups, but I don't think I quite cracked optimal distance of plant from light.
    I am wondering how you intended to clip lights to a gravel tray. Have you seen some that enable this?
  • TheVanguardTheVanguard Posts: 109
    I use LED, a brand called street lite I think.

    They are sold as grow lights, worked very well for me 
  • ontopofthehillontopofthehill Posts: 19
    edited 18 January
    I've two LED lights from Amazon. A FECIDA 1000W which is a whopper of a light. Don't have a greenhouse so bought a grow tent to start seeds and baby some cuttings this winter and it lives there. It's amazing but can be too powerful if anything. Have a second, smaller multi head Sondiko light which I'm using to cheer up my more dramatic houseplants. If you're just doing a tray or two something like that might suit you! They have a big clasp which attaches to anything.
  • zugeniezugenie Posts: 493
    earlydaze said:
    interested in this also zugenie- also recently saw someone refer to an IKEA grow light but was unable to find any on their website- 
    I have the ikea grow bulb and it’s excellent, but annoyingly they seem to have discontinued it. I’m hoping they bring something back
  • zugeniezugenie Posts: 493
    I've two LED lights from Amazon. A FECIDA 1000W which is a whopper of a light. Don't have a greenhouse so bought a grow tent to start seeds and baby some cuttings this winter and it lives there. It's amazing but can be too powerful if anything. Have a second, smaller multi head Sondiko light which I'm using to cheer up my more dramatic houseplants. If you're just doing a tray or two something like that might suit you! They have a big clasp which attaches to anything.
    The sondiko light sounds like what I’m after, thank you!
  • earlydazeearlydaze Posts: 84
    I was hoping to use one to 'force' a few herbaceous perennials into early growth in spring-- was hoping to get one or two to flower for an early plant sale-- does anything think that could work?
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