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Re: Stands for grow lights

Post  sanderson on 3/12/2015, 5:22 pm

Thank you for writing and posting all of this information! Very Happy

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Post  yolos on 3/12/2015, 6:01 pm

Thanks for the very detailed information.  I think, based on all the information you provided, I can expand my light set up next year.

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Post  yolos on 3/25/2015, 3:08 pm

Well, I followed your suggestions and purchased two T8 lights and the same bulbs and Sterilite trays you mentioned.  It is working real good.  I love those big Sterilite tubs to carry around the plants.  One question, how much gap do you have between each light.  Are the sides touching or is there a gap between the lights.  I am concerned that if there is not a gap, then the light would not hit the very outside edge of the containers.  Or another way to ask the same question, how far apart are the chains of the two lights mounted?.

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Post  slimbolen99 on 3/25/2015, 5:30 pm

Yolos: Glad to hear it's working out for you!
I leave a small gap -- maybe an inch or so...not much. I'll have to go down and measure. The reflectors help dissipate some of the excess vertical light back down, so I don't really experience much drop-off of growth between the lights.

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Post  CitizenKate on 2/21/2016, 5:22 pm

I decided my old 2-tube grow light stand was not providing quite as much light for my seedlings as they seemed to want, so this year I decided to make a new one that holds 4 tubes on each level.  This design is derived from this design I found online.

I needed a modified version to raise it up a little higher, to make it fit in our kitchen in the space where our dog eats.  Hardly anything got displaced by it.  The dog now has a roof over his head when he eats.  And the bonus - it will easily fit at least one more light fixture on each level, so this thing should be able to deliver a TON of light.


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Post  CitizenKate on 2/21/2016, 5:44 pm

I have the plans for this in a PDF that I'm willing to share.  Is there a way to post it here?

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/21/2016, 7:41 pm

Nice, Kate!

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Post  yolos on 2/21/2016, 7:46 pm

Kate - if you can scan the plans in as a jpg file, you can then upload it the same way you upload pictures.

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Post  CitizenKate on 2/22/2016, 4:05 am

I tried converting it to images, but it loses a lot of clarity when I do that, and then the image hosting service reduces it even further.   Not very readable after all that.  Oh well.

I may just see if I can find somewhere to host it and post a link.

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Post  sanderson on 2/22/2016, 7:41 am

Nice setup.

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