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JumpStart JSV2 2-Foot T5 Grow Light System
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- Easily adjustable light height for growing plants
- Great for African violets, other houseplants and for getting an early start with garden vegetables
- Sturdy, durable and energy efficient
- T5 high output grow light fixture and bulb. 6' grounded cord with on/off switch
- Super easy assembly
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Hydrofarm - Tools for growing
Hydrofarm is the nation’s oldest wholesaler and leading manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and high-intensity grow lights.
Our products incorporate only premium quality components, and our professional-grade hydroponics and UL-listed lighting fixtures give you years of dependable service.
Jump Start JSV T5 Grow Light System from Hydrofarm
The Jump Start maximizes your germination success and is great for seedlings, cuttings, veggies, flowers, herbs, greens, and more. Features a high output T5 full daylight spectrum bulb for faster growth. The cool running design lets you position the light closer for healthier, hardier plants.
- Grow seedlings faster – 15–20% more lumens than shop lights
- Maximize plant growth – Simple toggle clamp for easy lamp height adjustment keeps light close to plants
- Save time & money – Highly efficient T5 bulb (with more lumens per watt) and super reflective internal finish mean more light for your plants and less stress on your budget
- The environmental choice – Longer life, smaller bulb means less waste and a smaller environmental footprint
- Easy to use – Assembles in minutes
- Compatible with Hydrofarm’s FLT, FLV, and FLP tubes
Easy to assemble – no tools required
Assembles in minutes. Just slide pieces together to assemble.
Easy to adjust fixture height
Just pull the cord up or down and slide the locking mechanism to adjust. Simple toggle clamp for easy lamp height adjustment keeps light close to plants.
Grow seedlings faster with 15-20% more lumens
Highly efficient T5 bulb and super reflective internal finish.
|Item Dimensions||24 x 18 x 26 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||JSV2|
|Shipping Weight||6.35 pounds|
The 2 ft wide Jump Start T5 Grow Light System is ideal for seedlings, cuttings, flowers and house plants. The super efficient T5 lights help you grow faster by providing 15-20% more lumens than traditional grow lights. It features a simple toggle clamp for easy lamp height adjustment, and the fixture has an internal reflective finish that directs more light to plants. Ideal for African Violets, orchids, flowering bulbs, vegetables, seedlings and cuttings. Super easy assembly.
Top Customer Reviews
I did notice that there are 3 very similar hydrofarm 4 foot grow systems listed on amazon, with a $15 price-range difference. This is the most expensive of the three. The only difference I can tell from the written description is that this product is described as having a premium light fixture. The pictures look the same. One of the other 4 foot hydrofarm systems received a few positive reviews.
Assembly required a philips head screwdriver, pair of pliers, and about 5 minutes of my time. One screw is used to connect each of the two vertical supports to the base cross-bars. Due to the shape and construction of the parts, this fit is tight and secure. Then each of the vertical side bars slips into the top piece (metal button is pressed and then releases into a hole on the top piece). Then you attach the light fixture itself, by hooking nylon string with s hooks attached to the top to either end of the light fixture. Pliers are used to close s hooks. The light is raised and lowered with the nylon string, very similar to a heavy venetian blind. It would be nice if the nylon string were a tad thicker, but it is sufficient for the job.
Overall, I am very happy with this product and would recommend it.
This, plus a few heat mats and a small fan on a timer are all I've needed to start and grow thousands of strong seedlings in my tiny apartment, populating the neighborhood with flowers and veges for years now!
I'm re-writing my review because issues mentioned in it previously are no longer issues. I have 2 of these now. I've uploaded 3 customer images to show how 2 of these can work together. One is an older design that uses two T12 bulbs, a pull rope for on/off switch and pull strings on the side for height adjustment. The newer design that is selling now is much better. The on/off switch is on the power cord. The height adjustment is much simpler using a friction/slip knob on a thicker cord. This newer design also uses only one T5 bulb.
I use this for growing vegetable plants from seeds until they're ready to go outside. I have seen reviews that say that this fixture doesn't supply enough light for seedlings and that is not true. For seedlings, adjust the light so that it's as close to your plant tops as possible without touching them (no more than 1 inch from the light). The closer the better. Keep your light(s) on for 16-18 hours a day. I use a timer to turn my lights on and off. Adjust your light height once or twice a day as your plants grow, always keeping the light close to the plant tops but not touching. Touching the light for a period of time will burn your plants. I do not shorten the time that my light is on as the plants grow. I have had great success with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and others, all from seeds.
Another feature that comes in handy is that you can tilt the light at an angle (using the cord adjustment). My plants are different heights so I tilt my lights and tall plants go under the high end while the shorter plants go under the low end. If you just want a wider light, buy 2 of these and place them side by side. Again, see my customer images that show my setup.
As far as not being sturdy, once on the table top, they're as sturdy as they need to be. I've had no problems at all and I've been using these for a few years. If you're always moving them around then you need to be careful. The frame isn't designed well enough to be banged around.