Hydrofarm FLT48 T5 HO Grow Light Review

Posted by bsledlee on December 9th, 2013

Hydrofarm FLT48 Pro’s
I love the fact that the T5 HO from Hydrofarm is a cool running High Output option for indoor growing. The only way you are going to burn a plant is if the tops of the plants touch the bulbs, and you get a high output light with low power draw. This is great if you are growing plants that have a fast growth rate and you forget to raise the light to accomidate the growth. These give you a little more time to get the light raised before the plant gets burnt.

From the Manufacturer: This commercial T5 system delivers performance, flexibility and high lumen output in any growing environment. This daisy chainable system allows to choose multiple hanging configurations to meet the garden design. They combine German specular aluminum with energy efficient and high output T5 bulbs and put out double the light energy of normal fluorescent systems. Consists powder coated, textured steel housing. Dual On/Off switches allow you to control the amount of lumens as needed. It comes with 5 year warranty on ballast, 1-year warranty on craftsmanship and has 10-feet grounded power cord. Hangs 3 ways overhead, vertical or horizontal. Includes fluorescent 6400K tubes.
Hydrofarm FLT48 Con’s

It is hard to find anything that I dont like about the Hydrofarm FLT48. I personally use HO T5′s and love the outcome. The only downside I can see to these fixtures is the weight of the unit. These are heavy and not easy to handle. The good part is after you have them secured to some hangers, you should not have to lift them often, only to adjust height.

Hydrofarm FLT48 Spec’s

Dual On/Off switches allow you to control the amount of lumens as needed
Powder coated steel housing
UL listed ballast with 5 year warranty
Hangs 3 ways – overhead, vertical, or horizontal
Includes 8 fluorescent 6400K, T5 tubes “Perfect for Vegitative Growth”
120-Volt, 60-hertz
Initial Lumens are 40,000
Maximum amperage is 3.78
Measures 49-1/2-inch length by 34-inch width by 6-1/2-inch height

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