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This is an update to the T5 versus LED Grow Lights trials. These plants have been under the lights for 10 days.
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LED vs T5 NFT Hydroponic System Trial Update by The Lettuce People

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  • doglaikadog
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    can you please tell me how exactly are the LED light strips called? and how much did they cost? thank you, kind regards.

  • Usc529 (Jay)
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    Can you do a video on how your stand is built looks like you have two sections on top and a long section on the bottom thanks abunch 

  • Usc529 (Jay)
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    Love the color them led's put off. Try checking your lumen output with the led lights could be lower than the t5's. From my experience plants need a lot of lumens to grow good. 

  • Ed Farrell
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    Katie, how big of an area did you cover with the 6 bulb t5 fixture, and how many plants were you able to grow in that space? your vids are great! thank you

  • Cohobapr
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    Nice and net set up!!! Great video I will get LED just for the fact there are mercury free and more energy efficient

  • JimmY McLovin
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    LED have to be a lot closer to the plants honey 1 to 2 inch. And the T5 can go down to 1 to 2 inch from top of plants try that and see them bloom

  • InrDmons2011
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    What about those on SmartMeters,where the price per usage changes depending on time of day? Will that device work?

  • katie phibbs
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    I have so much to learn too. So the people that sent the lights to me made a lighting plan. Then I read in the lighting brochure that each LED light can replace two fluorescents. Since the Hort Americas light guy is trained in lighting I just went with his recommendation and made an educated guess for the t5's. I think I want to try less t5's though. I had some tip burn on a few heads. I believe I forgot to mention that in the update. I want to try alternating t5's and LED's at some point.

  • FlintMich
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    This side by side comparison is very interesting. Thank you for sharing your results. I am really looking forward to the end results. This may be a silly question, but how did you determine the number of lights for this comparison. For example, you have 6 of the T5 bulbs but only 3 strings of LEDs. Did you go by lumens? I have so much to learn. Thanks again.

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