For anyone wanting an introduction to indoor growing, the Budget 125W CFL System is the easiest way to get started and one of the cheapest too, the kit consists of a standard Euro reflector, adapter to convert the IEC connector from the reflector to a UK 3-pin plug to plug straight into a timer or wall socket, and the lamp or lamps of your choice as selected above.
All Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) are self-ballasted so they can be plugged directly into any wall socket, avoiding the expense and heat of external ballasts.
They also run at a much cooler temperature than HID lamps meaning it is often possible to use them with little or no ventilation.
With CFL’s the main advantage is that they can be positioned as close to the plants as possible without the risk of burning, making them ideal for propagation when used with a blue spectrum (6400K) CFL. The red spectrum (2700K) lamp can be used for flowering, ideally as a supplemental light source. Both models put out approximately 5500 lumens.
The Euro reflector features a four-metre power cable and pop-up tabs so you can hang it easily.
It is worth noting that this reflector can only be used with the 125W CFL as the 250W CFL is too big.
This system is suitable for use with a Grasslin timer alone, no lighting controller is necessary.
Reflector dimensions (approx):
**Please retain original packaging for your lamps to validate the 12 month warranty**