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T8 LED Tube Lights for Grow Shelf Installation
Can you please let me know your answers to the 3 questions below? We need to order 8 of these tubes today to make sure we can use them in time for our project. 1) How many lumens? 2) Are there instructions for ballast removal & wiring that come with this item? 3) For a 22" x 48" growing platform, will four tubes provide enough light?
Our T8 LED tube lights sound like a great option for your grow shelf installation. Below are answers to your questions:
1) How many lumens?
Each lamp puts out 1800 lumens.
2) Are there instructions for ballast removal & wiring that come with this item?
Yes, an instruction sheet will be included in the product, and can also be located at the link below:
3) For a 22" x 48" growing platform, will four tubes provide enough light?
For most plant types and early-stage growth, the four lamps would be the minimum we would recommend. Ideally, we generally recommend installing 100 watts or more for sufficient coverage. At 18 watts per lamp, this would work out to six lamps or more per shelf.
As an alternative, we may also recommend our PhotonBlast fixture. Two of these lamps can provide nice coverage of a 22 x 48 shelf. Please see below for the product link:
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