LED grow light review – 1 month in
One thing that I miss from a few years ago is my grow box that I used to have set up for giving my chilli’s and tomatoes the best start to the year. Unfortunately, space has dictated that this needed to go but something small that could be stored when not in use would suffice. One thing that fits this description is an led grow light.
That grow box was great and had a mylar sheet that dropped down over the front to keep the light and heat in. another I really liked about it was that it was upcycled from a broken set of drawers that were destined for the tip, I actually got another 2 years out of them before the had to go.
This is what I went for as the replacement, a 50W UFO Grow Panel Full Spectrum LED light. A couple of good points were its price at £29.99 and the fact it was eligible for Prime delivery so it was in my hand the next day. I’ve currently got a total of 28 plants under at the moment that have been potted up and could reasonably get another 12 under if I was to raise the light a few inches higher.
One thing I had planned on doing was to select a few strong plants from the several varieties to really push hard and give the best start to the year. However, the little mishap my daughter had with the seedlings means I have absolutely no idea what is what and want to push as many on as possible in a hope to get a better spread of varieties, As it would be typical of my luck to have 24 sweet peppers and no chillies
I’m pleased to say that the 50w led grow light is making a difference and the seedlings that are getting an extra 5hours under this per day are looking weeks ahead of the ones not, the running temperature is low enough to not be worried. The only issue I had is that I didn’t realise it came with an EU plug if I had I would have added a cheap adapter to the basket when I purchased it. However, a quick snip of the plug and wired in a new one and I was in business. to keep it super simple its just currently hanging off the bottom of a photography tripod I have and this is also working well.
Hopefully, this will continue and by the time the plants need potting on again and will no longer fit under the led grow light the days/weather should be longer and brighter but ill keep you posted with the outcome.
If your interested in getting one of these or want to check them out when not do it via the affiliate link below. it won’t cost you any extra but if you were to buy a led grow light id get a small kickback that could go towards next years seeds.
All the best
The Electronic Gardener