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Light Setup (Vertical Orientation) Question

Posted by brkieffner 5B (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 17, 12 at 9:23

Hello all!

I'm curious on a particular setup and if it would work or fail at growing a plant. In this instance the first plant I'd grow is a tomato plant.

In the crude drawing below I have a 90W LED Flowering Light that would be directly above the plant. On the side (the real question) would be a vertically hung T5HO Light. There are 8 bulbs making it roughly 4 feet long by 2 feet wide. The bulbs in it are the cool spectrum but I have flowering bulbs already on standby.

I just want to know if this would work. I don't mind rotating the plant daily as in the hydro system it is in after it grows a bit I'd have to do plenty of maintenence anyway just to keep the nutes in check. I also understand that it might look like a waste of energy since it'd only be directed at one plant but I don't have the money for the system I'm saving for yet and that system would produce more produce. Ha.

Anyway thanks for tips, suggestions and answers.


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RE: Light Setup (Vertical Orientation) Question

Should work well as long as you get decent penetration by the LED. The T5 should be no problem at all from the sides.

How will you rotate?

Here is a link that might be useful: My Indoor Gardening Adventure


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