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48-inch Folding Light Set
Compact, Adjustable, and Portable -- The Light System for All Your Growing Needs!

48-inch Folding Light Set

Accessories
Item # 06809
$79.95
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Steel frame folds for easy storage and will last a lifetime!

The 2 long flourescent lamps can be placed anywhere from 3 to 15 inches above the growing trays, so you can light almost any size plant!
Custom lighting for all your indoor plants, from germinating seeds to growing winter houseplants! This system is designed to last a lifetime, yet is very affordable. And once you begin using it, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it!

The steel frame (which folds for easy storage) measures 51 inches wide, 23 inches high, and 12 inches deep. From it are suspended two 48-inch-long, 32-watt flourescent bulbs in a high-light white cover. The height of these lights can be adjusted anywhere from 3 inches above the growing tray -- for starting seeds -- to 15 inches, for keeping big plants colorful all winter! The 2 growing trays are each 22 inches long and 11 inches wide, a handy size for seed flats, starter cubes, and pots (any size from 2¼ inches on up). The entire unit weighs 30 pounds.

Just the right size for a table, workbench, or the floor, this light set operates with a simple 3-wire grounded cord. Its simple, streamlined design is attractive enough for anywhere in the house, and its mobility makes it perfect for accessible gardening -- set it up beside a convalescent's bed or at eye level for young children! This Folding Light Set brings the joy of gardening indoors to everyone!Replacement light tubes available.

ItemForm Accessories
AdditionalCharacteristics Lighting, Tools
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

How long should grow lights be kept on per day and how close to the plants should the light be kept?

For germination and seedling/plant growth, you want to simulate the natural day-night cycles, and as a general rule, grow lights should be on 8-12 hours per day and off at night. You can vary this timing, as some seeds such as tomato, pepper, petunia, impatiens, and others, benefit from 14-17 hours of light per day (and the remainder of the 24 hour period in darkness). The most common grow lights used are fluorescent; using cool white, warm white, and wide-spectrum fluorescent tubes. These lights work well for germination and for growing plants up to a transplantable size. Fluorescent lights should be kept close though, 3-6 inches above the soil or the growing plants, adjusting the height as the plants grow.