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Jump Start 4' T5 Grow Light System (Stand, Fixture & Tube)
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- Ideal for seedlings, cuttings, flowers and house plants
- Grow seedlings faster with 15-20% more lumens
- Simple toggle clamp for easy lamp height adjustment
- Super easy assembly
- Internal reflective finish directs more light to plants
- CE Certified, 48" interior width, Compatible with Hydrofarm's FLT, FLV, and FLP tubes
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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||31.75 x 18.25 x 50 inches|
|Light Source Type||Fluorescent|
|Manufacturer Part Number||JSV4|
|Shipping Weight||6.32 pounds|
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The 4 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.
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Second, this is very expensive for such a minimal set up. This should cost about $20-$30. It is a single bulb light, which is great if you have one row of plants you are trying to grow. If you try to grow a full flat under this, it will not work because the plants on the outer edge will curl towards the middle. I had to keep rotating my plants. Luckily I managed this well enough but I had to move my plants 2x a day and run it 24/7.
Save your time (and especially MONEY), and purchase "EnviroGro FLT44 4-Ft, 4-Tube Fixture, T5 Bulbs Included". This is a little more expensive, but will get the job done better than this thing. This unit is now relegated to a single row for myself. Just a bummer it cost me so much up front rather than getting the 4 bulb set up off the bat
This unit will work great if you have a couple plants or a single row of plants you want to grow. If you want more, you need more lights.
It also comes with a 24 watt T5 6400k High output fluorescent bulb which is already installed upon arrival. The 6400k bulb is a very efficient low heat bulb which is designed to promote overall growth in the plant. Because it is a low heat emitting bulb you can place the light source a couple inches from the plants to prevent the loss of light.
This is not a complex system, it is simple and efficient. For the price it would be hard to find a package which comes with a stand, a reflective fixture, a good bulb, easy adjustment, and easy assembly. It is a good first step into the grow light world which is vast and and many times confusing. I also found that it isn't really that flimsy. The product isn't industrial grade but the light fixture is sturdy and so is the stand if you put it together correctly.
I will be growing venus fly traps when they arrive and I have researched grow light systems quite a bit. This system will only cost me $1.50 cents to run per month. The calculation can be done by taking the 24 Watts and dividing it by 1000 to get KW. Then multiply that number by how much the electric company charges per Kilowatt hour. That is the price it will cost to power the light for one hour. Then multiply that number for one hour by however many hours you will run it during the day. Then just multiply the cost of one day by 30 days and you have how much it will cost you to run the system for a month.
For example here is mine 24W/1000 = .024
.024 x .1484 (cost per kWh) = .0035616 cents per hour (less than 1 cent an hour). .0035616 x 14 hours = .0498624 dollars per day (about 5 cents). .0498624 x 30 = 1.50 per month. So my light run for 14 hours will cost one dollar and fifty cents per month. This is assuming that the light runs at 24 Watts per hour.
When I was shopping for grow lights online I found a very helpful website that includes a much better description on the Jump Start grow light and has a lot of technical and very helpful information on plant lighting. littlegreenhouse.com/accessory/lights2.shtml#jsfixture.
The website has a grow lighting guide and also contains the calculation above. It was by far the most helpful website when considering this purchase. It includes a good bit of information about the T5 6400k bulb and the Jump Start from HydroFarm.