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Horticultural Light Fixtures

Light fixtures suitable for growing terrarium plants

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About Horticultural Grow Lights:

About the lighting we use in-house

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We've experimented with dozens of brands of grow lights in our grow rooms. Some work great, while others have failed before plant growth could have even been measured for a comparison. We grow a ton of different terrarium plants, and the required amount of usable PAR light ranges up and down by an order of magnitude depending on the species. We've always aimed to be open and honest about this stuff, and we're not big on "over-selling" something just for the bottom line. The majority of plants we grow are still being kept under good old T5HO lights, though many of those are being phased-out in favor of Sunblaster LEDs. We've discontinued almost all of our Mogul-Base CFLs (also called "Commercial Pendant Lights") in favor of LEDs for higher output and efficiency. We may decide to launch a couple new LED products after we're done with some long-term tests, but for now we're still big fans of T5HOs for medium-scale growing of terrarium plants. If you are a hobbyist looking to grow a tray or two worth of plants, even a simple CFL setup will work. :-) If you are a larger-scale grower, it may be worth considering the custom LED route. We've had great luck with custom-designed 8-12ft long fixtures in our newest grow areas. The lineup below was created with our personal experiences in mind, and we're confident you'll be satisfied with the results of each.
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Jump Start T5HO Fixtures w/Bulbs

With Integrated Timers + Terrarium Appropriate Bulbs

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Above right: A NEHERP plant rack with Jumpstart T5HO Fixtures!
Jumpstart T5HO Fixture Extras For Terrariums
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NEHERP Staff Description
We've used hundreds of Jump Start T5HO fixtures in our indoor greenhouses up through 2020, and we can't say enough good things about them. They are very inexpensive, very light, fairly cool running (esp. for a T5HO!), dependable, easy to mount, and include an excellent Agrosun / Agrobrite bulb. Considering all that and the expandability of the link cables and dock kit add-ons, these are our favorite T5HOs. We're now carrying the newest models with integrated timers, which can be bypassed for commercial purposes. (Lights default to "on" when powered by default) If using this type of fixture over a terrarium, we strongly recommend following the manufacturer's advice of hanging/suspending the light, rather than simply allowing it to sit on top. (Hanging clips are included for this purpose!)
Manufacturer Description
This high-output, energy efficient T5 system ensures that your plants get the light they need for robust growth. The super-slim T5 Light Strip includes a 6400K full-spectrum T5 lamp, electronic ballast, hanging hardware, and power cord. The Omni-Max reflector easily snaps onto the T5 strip. The highly reflective material directs light downward, bathing your plants in full-spectrum light, and increasing your growing success. The built-in timer allows you to easily set a 12 hours on/12 hours off schedule or an 18 hours on/6 hours off schedule with a single button press. Fixtures can be linked in tandem via the optional link cable quickly and easily. The optional Modular Dock system is available for those looking to create their own 2-4 strip fixtures, and it's easy to add/remove fixtures to/from the dock to fit your needs. Dock systems include link cables, 18in removable stand legs, and are compatible with up to 4qty 48in or 24in fixtures. Link no more than 5qty 48in fixtures, 10qty 24in fixtures, or 12 18in fixtures per row.
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18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$39.99/ea 18in Fixture w/Bulb
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Includes Fixture w/Timer, 6400K Bulb, 6ft Switched Cable, and Hanging Clips
18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$44.99/ea 24in Fixture w/Bulb
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Includes Fixture w/Timer, 6400K Bulb, 6ft Switched Cable, and Hanging Clips
18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$47.99/ea 36in Fixture w/Bulb
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Includes Fixture w/Timer, 6400K Bulb, 6ft Switched Cable, and Hanging Clips
18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$49.99/ea 48in Fixture w/Bulb
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Includes Fixture w/Timer, 6400K Bulb, 6ft Switched Cable, and Hanging Clips
18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$3.99-5.99/ea Link Cable
9in & 21in Lengths Available In-Cart
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18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$13.99/ea Modular Dock
(Does not include fixtures or bulbs)
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Lamp Stand

Fully adjustable metal stand for dome and wire fixtures

Light Stand For Terrarium Heat Lamps Stand For Grow Lights
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NEHERP Staff Description
This lamp stand features adjustable height, adjustable length, bendable wire-holding clips, and an all-metal construction. We've used these stands over terrariums, small-scale plant propagation projects, and on tabletop displays. They are great for suspending specialty lamps (UVB / LED Grow / Etc) over a desired surface, and the sturdy metal base holds everything tightly. The stand is adjustable in two directions from 20-38in tall, and 8-15in deep. Everything locks in place with metal-on-metal screws for a secure hold. We tried a couple of other types of stand (adhesives, plastics, and smaller bases), but this relatively old-school option remains our top choice.
$29.99/ea
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$23.99/ea

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Plant Growth Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Inexpensive grow light bulbs for hobby-size growing areas

Generic Plant Growth Bulb Stand For Grow Lights
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These super inexpensive bulbs are perfect for growing basic plants, and can be used in just about any common fixture with an appropriate wattage rating. Both are too long to use in standard clamp lamp fixtures, so a Deep Dome Fixture is recommended. Depending on the brand available to us at the time, color temp ranges from 5000K-6400K on the 23W model. The 32W CFL must be used in a suspended deep dome fixture due to it's size & considerable heat output.
23W 32W
$5.99/ea 23W
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Rated Lumens: 1400-1500 (Each)
Effective for many plants up to 12-20in away
23W 32W
$11.99/ea 32W
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Rated Lumens: 1800+ (Each)
Effective for many plants up to 14-24in away

Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs

The same horticultural T5HOs we use to grow plants at NEHERP

Agricultural Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs
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NEHERP Staff Description
Our T5HO tubes offer plenty of output at a great price. These are from the same horticultural brand of T5HOs we use in our grow rooms at NEHERP, and you can see a bunch of them in action in our Grow Room Gallery. These are rated for 6400k color temperature, and their full spectrum light output ensures a naturally-realistic appearance. These are compatible with both of the Jumpstart T5HO fixtures we carry, as well as other brands of 24in and 48in fixtures on the market. If you've bought plants from NEHERP, you might have already seen what these bulbs can do! :-) T5HOs are rated in nominal length, with actual dimensions listed below the add to cart button.
Shipping Info For 48in Size
Due to the ever-raising prices at FedEx and USPS, the longer models are now getting whacked with a pretty big "oversize shipping fee". We sincerely apologize for the shipping cost (especially if you aren't local) on the longer bulbs, but our hands are tied for the moment. On the bright side, the dimensional weight the shippers follow allows us to ship up to 20 bulbs at the same price! If you are only looking for 1-2 bulbs and live far enough away to make shipping costs especially high, it may be worth visiting a local hydroponics shop for the 48in models. :-) Thankfully the 24in bulbs are well under the size cut-off for the fee, so shipping remains reasonable. :-)
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24in 48in
$7.99/ea 24in
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Lumens: 2400 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures 16-24in tall
True Dimensions: 0.625in X 23in
24in 48in
$11.99/ea 48in
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Lumens: 5000 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures 16-24in tall
True Dimensions: 0.625in X 45.8in

Sunblaster LED Strips

An awesome value on a high output linear LED solution

Sunblaster LED Bars For Bioactive Terrariums
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NEHERP Staff Description
We love these things. Very few terrarium lights are serious enough to hold up to commercial grow room use, but these Sunblaster units are an exception. We've been using a couple dozen of these LEDs in our hot & humid grow rooms for over two years, and have never seen one fail. PAR output on the 48in model over 116µMol/M²S @ 12in according to the manufacturer, making it one of the best bangs for the buck we offer. The shorter sizes will likely meter a bit less, but the performance we've seen thus far has greatly exceeded our expectations. (NEHERP in-house PAR/Lux testing will happen in 2021) They don't run too hot, and unlike fluorescent lights won't require periodic replacement. Sunblaster LEDs are absolutely ideal for terrarium use, thanks to their naturally-accurate 6400K daylight color spectrum and high level of PAR output. There's no better quality linear-style LED for the price!
12in 18in 24in 36in 48in
$52.49/ea 12in
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Recommended for enclosures 12-16in wide + 18-26in tall
PAR / PPFD: ~116µMol/M²S* @ 12in
Approximately 1202 Lumens / 12W

*PAR rating for 48in model from manufacturer. NEHERP tests coming 2021.
12in 18in 24in 36in 48in
$64.99/ea 18in
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Recommended for enclosures 18-23in wide + 18-26in tall
PAR / PPFD: ~116µMol/M²S* @ 12in
Approximately 1803 Lumens / 18W

*PAR rating for 48in model from manufacturer. NEHERP tests coming 2021.
12in 18in 24in 36in 48in
$75.99/ea 24in
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Recommended for enclosures 24-30in wide + 18-26in tall
PAR / PPFD: ~116µMol/M²S* @ 12in
Approximately 2404 Lumens / 24W

*PAR rating for 48in model from manufacturer. NEHERP tests coming 2021.
12in 18in 24in 36in 48in
$109.99/ea 36in
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Recommended for enclosures 36-42in wide + 18-26in tall
PAR / PPFD: ~116µMol/M²S* @ 12in
Approximately 3607 Lumens / 36W

*PAR rating for 48in model from manufacturer. NEHERP tests coming 2021.
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$118.49/ea 48in
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Recommended for enclosures 48-54in wide + 18-26in tall
PAR / PPFD: 116µMol/M²S @ 12in
Approximately 4809 Lumens / 48W

 
Non-Stock Product Recommendation:

Viparspectra Grow Lights

An Ultra-Inexpensive High Output Grow Light

Viparspectra LEDs
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NEHERP Staff Recommendation:
We've tested and worked with dozens of LEDs for horticultural purposes over the years. Of all of the inexpensive brands we've tested, Viparspectra has been incredibly reliable and the price can't be beat. These have offered us high PAR output and solid reliability for the past 3+ years we've been using them. To be clear, these are definitely not appropriate for vivarium & terrarium use, since the color spectrum is definitely on the "Blurple" side of things. We primarily use them for plants which would benefit from a higher-than-typical PAR rating in our grow rooms. Like all electronics with built-in fans, we'd recommend blowing them out from time to time to ensure the heat sinks stay clear of dust. In our experierience, these are a great high-PAR solution for small to medium scale indoor horticulture.
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Zoo Med Deep Dome & Nano Fixtures

A great choice for CFL Grow Light bulbs!

Zoo Med Deep Dome For Horticultural Zoo Med Deep Dome For Horticultural
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NEHERP Staff Description:
Zoo Med is the originator & innovator of the Deep Dome Fixture in the herp hobby, but these fixtures are perfectly applicable for basic horticultural applications as well. Between the brightly reflective inside, rugged black outside, and long-term proven reliability, these are a great choice for any of the CFL bulbs listed above. Wattage ratings and dimensions for each model listed below the Add To Cart button.
Std. Std. Double
$25.99/ea Std.
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8.5in Diameter, 9.75in Tall
Rated 160W Max
Std. Std. Double
$57.99/ea Std. Double
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16in Wide, 8.5in Deep, 9.75in Tall
160W Max Per Socket / 300W Max Overall

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