T5 Grow Lights - Fluorescent
T5 Fluorescent Grow Lights
Are you wanting to put together a grow light system? Then take a look at our T5 fluorescent grow lights. T5 grow lamps measure 5/8 inches in diameter and have a miniature bi-pin base. These lights are a popular choice for someone just starting out growing indoors who doesn't have a large budget. We carry the best T5 grow lights from tops brands.
Benefits of T5 Grow Lights
T5 fluorescent grow lights are more efficient than MH and HPS grow lights. The light output does not degrade much over its lifespan, providing better overall performance. T5 grow lights also do not generate as much heat as MH or HPS lamps do. Mount your T5 grow lights 6 to 8 inches above the plants. If your plants are in the seedling stage or are more sensitive to heat, then you should raise the light to 12 inches.
T5 Grow Lights for Sale
Our vegetative stage bulbs are used once the plant germinates. During this time, your plants will be growing leaves. Flowering stage grow lights are used when your plants are getting ready for harvest. This is when your plants will be producing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Green T5 fluorescent grow lights are used to see when your grow room is in its night period and also see discoloration in leaves and other possible problems with your plants. Spectrum boosters are designed to target specific light wavelengths to help boost growing cycles and are used in addition to your regular T5 grow lights.
How to Choose the Right T5 Grow Lights
The first step is to determine what stage your plants are in so that you can pick the appropriate color temperature. Measured in Kelvin, color temperature is the color of the light produced by the lamp. Light in the 2000K to 3000K range is best for flowering stages. The light produced is similar to sunlight with a slight red tint. Similar to noon sunlight, light ranging from 5000K to 6500K has a more blue color and is used for vegetative stages.
Your next step is to take a look at the Lumens to see what kind of output the grow lights deliver. This is important since T5 fluorescent grow lights must be used with ballasts and fixtures rated for the same output. Designed to deliver more Lumens per lamp, high output (HO) T5 grow lights emit between 2,000 and 7,000 Lumens. Very high output (VHO) lamps produce 7,200 Lumens. If you purchase an HO lamp, it must be used with an HO rated fixture and ballast.
Finally, you will need to look at the length. The number of plants and size of your growing area will help determine which length and number of tubes needed. T5 grow lights are available in 2 foot and 4 foot lengths. If you are growing only a few plants, then 1 to 2 bulbs in either length will work fine. For more plants in a larger area, then you may need around 8 to 12 bulbs that are 4 ft. long.
Are you having trouble figuring out if you need a high output or very high output T5 fluorescent grow light? Talk to one of our grow light experts by calling 1-800-624-4488 today!