Build An LED Grow Light For Seedlings and Cuttings

Introduction

Watch the video above to see how to build a cheap LED grow light for your seedlings or cuttings.  This light is more energy efficient than a shop light or cfl bulb.  This light is perfect for a 10 inch X 20 inch seedling tray.

Parts Used

 

Configuration for cuttings

This configuration is good for a 10 inch X 20 inch seeding tray.  Place 3 bulbs in the fixture.  27 watts of light is more than enough light to root cuttings.

Configuration for seedings

This configuration is good for a 10 inch X 20 inch seeding tray.  Place 4 to 5 bulbs in the fixture.  This will provide 36 watts or 45 watts of light for the plants.  Start wit 4 bulbs. If the seedlings are stretching, ad the 5th bulb.

Configuration for leafy vegetables and herbs

This configuration is good for a 2 foot X 2 foot area.  Place 7 bulbs in the fixture.  This will provide 63 watts of light for the plants.

Configuration for fruiting vegetables and high light plants

This configuration is good for a 1 foot X 2 foot area.  Place 7 bulbs in the fixture.  This will provide 63 watts of lights for the plants.

 

Leave a Reply

  Subscribe  
Notify of