A big piece of the puzzle
With the lighting decided on and purchased I feel I have made a significant start with the more expensive things I will need to purchase for my organic grow. Available on Amazon (2 day shipping with Prime membership) this light is all the things you could ask for in a LED growlight for a 5′ X 5′ grow area. At 2000 watts it contains 200 chips of wide spectrum light yet draws a measly 5amps. When I hung it up using the harness and ratchet I was very pleased with the balance and especially pleased with the coverage. This baby puts out some light!
LED lighting was my choice
Metal halide lighting is considered best for growing weed but oh boy, the price will shock you and the power usage is prohibitive for a small grow. LED lights consume much less power and the word is they grow pot just fine. Rated to operate for 50,000 plus hours I can expect to get some fine harvests out of this great light.
And did I mention the price is right! At only $229. you can’t beat it!
I made a short video review for my purchase on Amazon, where I unpack the light and hang it. It was so easy!
Update: 12/4/18 I have learned way more than I wanted to know about lighting to grow pot since writing this post and it turns out everyone has an opinion as to what works best with regard to overall health, yield, flowering, etc. Stay tuned to a future post where I talk about combining this light with two HLG Quantum boards (white light LED) to get the light I need for first grow.