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Help Adjusting Grow Lights

 
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How do you adjust the height of your indoor grow lights?

I figured this topic would be relevant to seed starting indoors, even though I intend to use it for some kratky style hydroponic lettuce growing.

I have some LED growlights about 2ft long. And any time I have used them, I need to adjust them up and down based on the growth of the seedlings. I know there are fancy equipment you can buy that will adjust lights up and down, but I keep thinking there must be an easier way than untying a string and re-tying it constantly. Another thought was some kind of spinning dowel with a stop. Take the stop out, turn the dowel a couple times to wrap up the string and raise the lights, then put stopper back in?
 
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My lights are on lightweight paracord. The cord loops up over a nail or S-hook and I clip it to itself with a binder clip (the black ones with the chrome handle used in office supplies.) To adjust I just squeeze the clip "handles" to loosen, adjust the height, and release the handle.  
 
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Matt Todd wrote:My lights are on lightweight paracord. The cord loops up over a nail or S-hook and I clip it to itself with a binder clip (the black ones with the chrome handle used in office supplies.) To adjust I just squeeze the clip "handles" to loosen, adjust the height, and release the handle.  



I like that idea
 
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My grow lights attach to hooks. The hooks catch lightweight chains.
 
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Joseph Lofthouse wrote:My grow lights attach to hooks. The hooks catch lightweight chains.



This is why I ask these questions :), another really good and simple idea I had never thought of.
 
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