Hydrofarm JSV4 4-Foot Jump Start T5 Grow Light System
- Light system for starting seeds, propagating cuttings, and growing indoor flowers and houseplants
- Feather-touch height-adjustment mechanism raises or lowers fixture easily; energy efficient
- Premium-quality ETL-listed fluorescent fixture with wide reflector provides maximum coverage
- T5 high output grow light fixture and bulb. 6′ grounded cord with on/off switch
- System measures approximately 50 by 18 by 31 inches; full 1-year warranty
The 4 ft wide Jump Start T5 Grow Light System is ideal for seedlings, cuttings, flowers and house plants. The super efficient T5 lights help you grow faster by providing 15-20% more lumens than traditional grow lights. It features a simple toggle clamp for easy lamp height adjustment, and the fixture has an internal reflective finish that directs more light to plants. Ideal for African Violets, orchids, flowering bulbs, vegetables, seedlings and cuttings. Super easy assembly.
List Price: $ 79.95
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New and better design, September 26, 2009
I use this for growing vegetable plants from seeds until they’re ready to go outside. I have seen reviews that say that this fixture doesn’t supply enough light for seedlings and that is not true. For seedlings, adjust the light so that it’s as close to your plant tops as possible without touching them (no more than 1 inch from the light). The closer the better. Keep your light(s) on for 16-18 hours a day. I use a timer to turn my lights on and off. Adjust your light height once or twice a day as your plants grow, always keeping the light close to the plant tops but not touching. Touching the light for a period of time will burn your plants. I do not shorten the time that my light is on as the plants grow. I have had great success with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and others, all from seeds.
Another feature that comes in handy is that you can tilt the light at an angle (using the cord adjustment). My plants are different heights so I tilt my lights and tall plants go under the high end while the shorter plants go under the low end. If you just want a wider light, buy 2 of these and place them side by side. Again, see my customer images that show my setup.
As far as not being sturdy, once on the table top, they’re as sturdy as they need to be. I’ve had no problems at all and I’ve been using these for a few years. If you’re always moving them around then you need to be careful. The frame isn’t designed well enough to be banged around.
Simple, light weight, easy to adjust light, February 9, 2008
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