Selecting a grow light for your hydroponic system is very important and there are a number of factors to consider, such as:
Look for a grow light that will be the right size to fit in your grow room. You will need to have enough room to get around your tanks and access all equipment and plants. Measure the space you have for your grow lights and choose something that will fit within the space with enough room to spare.
What is your overall budget for your hydroponic growing system? You will want to make a budget before you start shopping for equipment so that you don’t get carried away and go overboard. Remember that the lights are not the only thing you will need to buy, you will also need all of the other equipment and supplies so make sure that this amount fits within what you can afford. There are options out there to suit all budgets, from the simplest beginner systems to high tech and complex equipment.
When determining your budget don’t forget to factor in the running costs of the system. Figure out how much electric the hydro systems will use and what that amount will cost you per month.
Eventually you will need to buy a new replacement lamp at least every 9 months in order to keep the light levels high, especially if you are using the lamps more than 12 hours per day. Make sure that the type of lighting system you choose allows you to find affordable replacement bulbs.
Keep these tips in mind so that you can choose the best lighting system for your home hydroponic garden.