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I guess indoor growing isn’t very Permie, but with LEDs it doesn’t seem too bad, and is probably better for the planet than buying fruit and vegetables from South America. I think? Opinions are welcome. I don’t know. Winter gets me down. Lights and growing things help me a lot. Also, I’ll probably be either on dialysis or getting a transplant within the next year. That may keep me from doing much outdoor gardening, at least for a while. I want to always be able to grow some things. Some other people probably have no other option due to space or health reasons. I’m not sure how efficient or inefficient it is to grow food this way. I’m trying to figure it out. This light should be delivered today. I’m trying to figure out how much area it will light up. I’m hoping to put at least four Earthboxes under it, about 60” x 30” for the four planters. Does anyone know if it will light that big of an area or maybe more?  

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Looks OK, cool florescent can be used to.  

Generally for all indoor lighting you want to keep the light between 2-4 inches (~7.6 cm), above the plants.
 
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Thanks!

It just got here. It has no instructions at all. It’s bright! I like that you can turn just half the lights on if you want.
 
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It has 8 rows of LEDs. You can turn half on or all on. It’s not dimable other than that.
 
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