Is there any LED lights that I can just buy and use right out of the box without having to go through all this work?
It might be nothing for some, but for me, it is too much hassle to go through.]
I came across this forum while searching the Sunritek tubes. I sell LED lights and was pleased to see you guys interested in them. I'm not sure why you are looking at the regular LED tubes when much research (with a lot more still needed) has already been done with LED grow lights. I have a power point if anyone would want me to email it to them.
In addition to long life, being cooler, and more efficient, the led tubes will not break like fluorescent tubes and they do not have any mercury vapor or lead in them. LED's are a directional light source rather than omnidirectional like the T5's, T8's and therefore don't really need a fixture to reflect the light. A remote driver will give you the longest life and coolest tube. All others will have a driver of some sort built into the tube. LED's are great for Solar applications.
To answer Happypaphy7--yes, there are systems you can purchase and use out of the box.
Some more information below if I can figure out how to post it. Thanks for allowing me to add some input. I know a guy that left the electrical business 20 years ago and has been making a living selling Orchids since then.
"Fixture Wavelength Mix; Examples
(Vegetation e.g. Deep Red 66%, Blue 16.6%, White 16.6%) (Flowering e.g. Deep Red 35.7%, Red 21.4% Blue 21.4%, White 14.2%, IR 7.1%)
Custom Facility Lighting Solutions
Our Grow Light Rods (GLRs) are the modular building blocks of our custom solutions that are outlined in this file. Beyond delivering fixtures, we engineer tailored systems to cover massive growth areas. The wavelength mix matches the needs of the plants and the wire suspension system of the thin GLRs maximizes natural light by day and PPFD by night.
1’ to 8’ GLR modular building blocks (tubes)