Hydrofarm 4 feet Jump Start T5 grow light review

hydrofarm jumstart 4 feet  side viewHydrofarm 4 feet Jump Start T5 Grow Light System is a high lumen output energy efficient grow light fixture that is best for indoors growing of flowers and different houseplants as well as seedlings and cuttings.

These light fixtures are manufactured by a company with the same name – Hydrofarm, Inc. that is working already 35 years to develop the best and most qualitative and energy efficient grow lighting out there. They have made a name for themselves with the excellent quality, long lifespan bulbs that have very intense light and their durable fixtures for these bulbs.

With these light you will get 15 – 20% higher lumen output which means that you will get more light for the same price and for pretty low wattage. These lights chew up only 54 watts per hour and the lumen output for each bulb is 5000 lumens. So you will save your money and the some portion of the total price of these lights which by the way isn’t that high will pay off fast enough with lower electricity every month.

The best feature about this T5 fixture is that when you are germinating seeds you can keep the fixture literally just a couple of inches above your seeds, but when they are sprouting you can put these lamps 3 to 6 inches away from the plant canopy. This all is just thanks to the low heat that these lamps produce.

But the low heat emission also means less heat in your grow room. So that you don’t need to go out and buy expensive ventilation systems to take care of the excess heat.

These Hydrofarm 4 feet Jump Start T5 Grow Light Systems also have wide reflectors that provide that you have the maximum coverage and you don’t lose any space under these light as it is with other kind of grow lights because of the fact that on the sides the light is less brighter and less intense. And because of the internal reflective finish of the housing, the light is reflected right back to the plants for maximum light usage.

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And also the light spread for this T5 grow light fixture is very good and even, that means that you won’t get any hot spots – places where the light is more intense and therefore also more dangerous to the plants because in those hot spots you have very high possibility of burns.

The bulbs that comes with this light fixture have color temperature of 6400K. That is approximately the same as our natural light source – sun have so they will be good for growing plants on their vegetative stage too, not only seedling and cutting. And the lifespan of Hydrofarm bulbs is up to 20’000 hours.

The assembly of these lights is very easy. You literally need just a screwdriver, pair of pliers and a couple minutes of your time. And after that any type of high adjustments to lower or rise the fixture are very easy too, thanks to the toggle clamp and feather-touch height-adjustment mechanism that is included into the purchase. This height adjustment mechanism is different that any other grow light because this specific light is meant for small plant growth and seedling starting. With this fixture you won’t be able to grow plants to their maturity because the light is not that intense but as a seedling jump starter or small plant growth lamp it is excellent.

The fixture itself weighs 10.9 lbs (4.94 kg) but taking that it is 31 inches high, 18 inches wide and 50 inches long (78.74 cm x 45.72 cm x 127 cm) it has very small weight and you will be able to assemble this light without problems.

With the purchase you will get the fixture itself with bulbs, 6 inch grounded cord with built in on and off switch and of course also 1 year warranty.


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