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Grow Bar - Grow Light Starter Kit
What is a Grow Bar?
Grow Bars are full spectrum, dimmable LED grow light kits, that emit a bright, cool-white, full spectrum light to give your jungle a boost. Grow Bars are designed for indoor plant hobbyists venturing into the often confusing world of grow lights for the first time. An affordable, complete starter kit including built-in timer, with everything you need to light up your plant shelves, grow tank or cabinet.
These kits offer an easy, adjustable solution for a smaller collection, for a light boost to get plants through winter, for low light areas, or when you start getting into more high-maintenance plants, especially to look after the higher-light requirements of variegated leaves. These kits are very much 'plug and play' with no fancy set-up, extra attachments or fittings needed. NZ plug included.
I use one set above my babies and cuttings in my Exo Terra prop tank terrarium, and I have another set for my plant shelves. Unless they're switched on, you wouldn't know they're there, as they are lightweight and slim, simply attached on to the bottom of each shelf above, out of sight.
I love that this kit comes with a built-in timer too. Choose the 2 hour setting to give your plants a boost in the morning or evening, great to extend daylight hours in winter or on cloudy, rainy days. Or set the 4 hour or 8 hour timer to boost low-light areas for longer periods of time.
You can also simply switch it to 'always on' if you prefer to run it manually (I do this over my babies in the Exo Terra and simply turn it on in the morning and off at night). And if you forget what setting you're on, there's a handy indicator light on the controller that lights up green for 2 hours, blue for 4 hours, or red for 8 hours.
What's included in the kit?
Each Grow Bar measures 33cms long and this kit comes with 2 Grow Bars included (2 bars connected to one controller and plug). Kit also includes the USB power cord with in-line controller, a USB to NZ plug adaptor, the option of screws or strong self-adhesive tape to secure in place. Both screws and tape are included. Or you can use cable ties or plant velcro (not included), if you want a less permanent solution.
As you can tell from the great price, this isn't a high-end solution. It's a great value-for-money starter kit for smaller collections and those newer to the hobby.
The 2 Grow Bars can be used in-line for longer shelves, or up to 33cms apart for attaching to multiple levels or shelves, as the power cord (which is 1.8 metres long), splits into two cords going to each light. Everything comes neatly, safely tucked up in a plain cardboard box (shown in the photos). No fancy packaging other than that though, so keep that in mind if giving as a gift.
The sciencey stuff (and what it means for our plants)
Combined you have 10 watts and 5 volts for low energy consumption, with 48 LED full-spectrum chips per bar, with a light wavelength range of 380 to 780 nm. Nm stands for nanometers, which measures the wavelengths of the light produced.
Plants require light in the 400 to 700 nm range to photosynthesize, known as PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation). It's not the brightness (how it appears to us), but the PAR that matters to our plants.
Full-spectrum doesn't mean sunlight. It refers to the CRI or Colour Rendering Index being over 90, meaning the light produced is much the same as how we see colours in our natural world lit by daylight. Although the traditional 'neon pink' grow lights that combine red and blue to produce a pinky-purple light, are focused on the red and blue spectrum that benefit plants the most to support growth, not everyone likes that pinky glow! Grow Bars light up cool-white.
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