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Urban Farmer: * Light Movers * LEDs * Kits!
April 01, 2014


The Urban Farmer, Issue #070 * Light Movers * LED Lighting * Kits

April, 2014: 

"Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration."

        ~Lou Erickson

Light Movers

There are three obvious advantages to using a grow light mover:

  • More efficient/better light coverage; more even growth
  • Eliminates hotspots; allows you to get your light closer to your plants without burning them
  • Enables you to use less wattage/fewer lamps with the same or even more light coverage. Lower light bills!
  • Learn all about light movers here.

Hydroponics: LED Lighting... All Grown Up!



We currently recommend some LED light panels.
Moderately priced LED panels. These LEDs are usually specified as banded units, like 3-band, 5-band, 7-band, etc. What this means is they cover several spectrums in the growth cycle of plants, and can be quite effective for supporting your hydroponic crops from seedling to fruit.

These units usually have 3 watt or 5 watt diodes, cost between $300-$900 (depending on wattage) and last 5-7 years or even longer without failing. They can have red and blue diodes, most have cooling fans, and are often called BROAD SPECTRUM lights.

We do recommend some of these lights at this time, read the reviews before you buy.
Check out our picks for LEDs here.

Video of the Month: Hydrofarm's Megagarden


Read all about this versatile garden kit here.

Hydro Tip of the Month- More Hydroponic Kits!

Not a do-it-yourselfer? Prefer a kit with all the necessary items and step-by-step instructions?
Then give a look-see to our new expanded expose on  hydroponic kits.

We hope you have enjoyed this issue of The Urban Farmer Ezine. Each month, we will bring you another inspiring photo, gardening quote or idea, plus fresh new hydroponics news, techniques & products.

Insiders tips to get you growing...


~Stella and Simon from Hydroponics-Simplified.

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