Your Opinion on Grow Lights

Hi everyone, i was thinking of using grow lights in my greenhouse during winter. What's your opinion on grow lights in general?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,117
    I think they're far to expensive to buy and run for anything other than a commercial grower - also if you've got plants growing at the rate that needs that sort of light, then surely they'll need heat too? Sounds to me to be unsound environmentally and pocket-wise.
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  • Oh ok... I'm new at this so i guess i got carried away when i saw adverts of grow lights on Amazon image

    So they're not feasible, eh Dove?
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,560

    Expensive. I think they get used a lot by people growing certain crops in the attic.

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  • Lol Fidget really?

    I guess the 'attic farmers' can afford the expense image
  • dan0021dan0021 Posts: 4

    They're not THAT expensive unless you're talking about LED lights. That said, it does depend on how big your greenhouse is. If you need a lot of lights, your power consumption will increase dramatically, but the heat from the lights will heat up your greenhouse, so you'll save some money there.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    What is it you need to grow through winter? If you're hoping for a self sufficient garden and never visiting the supermarket again you'd be better off growing seasonal appropriate fruit and vegetables.

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949
    loony gardner says:
    Lol Fidget really?
    I guess the 'attic farmers' can afford the expense image See original post

     I confess I thought the same as Fidget when I saw this post. Attic gardeners however have dubious methods for going around the electricity meter to help keep profits high. Not quite growing your own fresh salad is it!

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