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T5 Fluorescent Light Fixtures For Seed Propagation

T5 Flourescent Light FixturesPlant propagation using fluorescent grow lights has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years with the old T12 fixtures largely superseded by the more efficient T5 fixtures which are capable of producing double the amount of light that the T12s could provide. T5 fluorescent light fixtures come in two sizes, 2ft and 4ft, and in two models: HO (high output) and VHO (very high output.

A grow light is an electrical artificial light source that is used to stimulate the growth of plants. It works by emitting an electromagnetic light spectrum that is appropriate for photosynthesis, which is the process plants use to convert naturally occurring light energy, usually from the sun, into chemical energy. Where there is no naturally occurring light, or where plants require supplemental light, grow lights are used to provide a light spectrum that is similar to the sun, or a spectrum that can be tailored to the needs of the plants that are being cultivated.

Examples of the need for supplemental light is during the winter months when there is insufficient daylight hours for the desired growth of plants and grow lights can be used to provide extended periods of light. When no naturally occurring light is available, grow lights will attempt to provide plants with a light spectrum that is similar to that of the sun.

Grow light lamps attempt to mimic outdoor conditions such as temperatures and color with varying intensities depending on the type of plant, the cultivation stage and the photo period required by the plants. Cultivation stages range from germination or vegetative to flowering or fruiting phases. Grow lights are able to provide specific spectrum rages, color temperatures and luminous efficacy as desired by specific types of plants for specific time periods.

A T5 High Output Fluorescent Grow Light is designed for the effective propagation of plant seedlings with 2,000 Lumens (intensity) in the blue spectrum that is perfect of propagating seedlings or clones and keeping plants healthy all year round. With 24 Watts ad 2,000 lumens, the high output T5 grow light is said to be the strongest fluorescent light around.

T5 Fluorescent Light Fixtures have the following product features:

– Easy Propagation of seedlings and clones
– T5 strip light fixture which is easy to mount inside a propagation dome.
– Comes with power cord and lens with an on/off switch.
– Solid state electronic ballasts from major brands.
– 4  jumper cord for the addition of multiple fixtures.
– 24 Watt bulb.

How to Use T5 Fluorescent Light Fixtures

These light fixtures are best suited for seed propagation and to grow leafy greens. They should be placed directly above the plants and hang straight and level. Quality fixtures will include built-in hangers that make it easy to lower or raise the fixtures as plants develop or when crops are replaced.

During the process of cultivating seedlings ensure that the HO or VHO grow lights are positioned at least 6 – 8 inches above the lid of the propagator and check the temperature inside with the probe of a Min/Max thermometer to control the temperature which should ideally be between mid to high 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lamps should be replaced after approximately 10,000 hours of use, even if they are still working, as old lamps will provide significantly less energy and the heat will be increased. For a long day cycle this will equate to approximately 18 months.

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T5 Fluorescent Light Fixtures

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