T5 2 feet 2 bulb fixtures are one of the smallest grow light fixtures you can buy but these lights can give you around 4000 lumens so they are good enough to start your seedlings as well as give you supplemental lighting if you have a stronger grow light in your grow room. 2 feet 2 bulb fixtures can also be used to grow big plants if you daisy chain them together or place multiple of these fixtures in your grow room. 2 feet T5 grow lights are often used in smaller places and these two bulb fixtures are often the smallest of them all and can give you supplemental lighting in the winter months to your home plants. They can also be used in a prolonged vegetative growth stage settings for short day plants where you rig them to only turn on when the dark comes so they will give your plants some light and those plants will not start the flowering phase. These fixtures are fairly small and compact but because they use T5 technology they are usually very efficient and will give enough light to grow your plants or start your seedlings in the spring. Here will be the best two feet two bulb fixtures so you can compare them and find the best one for yourself.
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FLP22 is a T5 grow light that is made from structured steel, is powder coated with a grey/brown color and the texture and feel of this grow light is very powerful indeed. This two bulb fixture has the dimensions of 23.2 inches x 7.5 inches x 2.3 inches(59 cm x 19 cm x 6 cm) and that makes it very compact and low profile. The bulb bed is made from German made specular aluminum and is at least 95% reflective and that will increase the total downward light output of this fixture almost 3 times! Hydrofarm has made this FLP22 to use only T5 HO bulbs and that means they are more powerful and will give off far more light than any regular NO (Normal Output) T5 bulb would. These 2 feet bulbs each consume around 24 Watts and 0.2 Amperes of electricity and that makes the total fixture electricity consumption at around 48 W and 0.4 Amp. Each one of these bulbs will give off 2000 lumens and that is the default amount for a HO T5 2 feet bulbs. These are Hydrofarm made bulbs with the daylight or 6400K color temperature light output and they is best used for vegetative and seedling growth but can also be used for flowering stages. Hydrofam has also fitted this fixture with 3 louvers on each side that will allow the heat from these bulbs to dissipate better and keep them cool. That will increase their lifespan as well as the ballast lifespan. The company gives you 5 year warranty on those ballasts but only one year on the craftsmanship but I think there should be no problem with the build quality as the light is made from steel and held together with 12 massive screws. It also comes with hangers and an on/off switch as well as a cable for that daisy chain option that I mentioned earlier.
This High Output (HO) T5 grow light fixture is another steel constructed 2 feet grow light that is powder coated for maximum environmental resistance and strength. SunBlaze has created this light with the end user in mind so they have applied a white paint over the light to make it even more reflective, that means it will absorb less light so there will be more light for your plants! SunBlaze has not stated what is the material used in those reflectors that are built into the fixture but they seem pretty efficient and probably will reflect close to those 100% of the light that comes from the top and sides of those two fluorescent bulbs. There are two 2 feet 24 Watt bulbs fitted inside this fixture and that means it will also consume around 48 Watts as most two feet fixtures do. These bulbs are made by SunBlaze and they have 6400 K color temperature and that is the equivalent of daylight light color so plants will thrive in their vegetative growth stages under this fixture. Both those T5 bulbs produce around 4000 lumens with the efficiency of 83 lumens per watt and that is a great number for indoor grow lights. On the fixture there are 8 louvers made for better heat dissipation so they will extend this fixtures lifetime quite a bit and I doubt you will have to use the included 5 year warranty on the ballasts that SunBlaze provides. The whole steel structure is held together with 10 screws and it also comes with cable hangers that allow you to position this fixture horizontally or vertically and makes it a very multifunctional light. I also like the fact that SunBlaze packages this light in a environmentally friendly box and that is a nice bonus feature when you receive this T5 fixture.
Pioneer 2 Jr
Sunleaves Pioneer two feet two bulb T5 grow light is a fluorescent self contained light fixture that uses two Sunleaves HO bulbs and gives you about 3600 lumen output. Sunleaves has created this Pioneer light to be strong, lightweight and compact and that is why it has the dimensions of 23.1 inches x 9.5 inches x 2.2 inches (58 cm x 24 cm x 5.6 cm). The light fixture itself is made from high strength metal and is coated with black and white paint. This grow light has very interesting rounded corners that make it even better looking. It is suited for all environments from living room to grow room. This two feet grow light operates on 48W of power and spews out 3600 lumens which means it has the luminous efficiency of 75 lumens/watt. That is a bit lower than the industry average but Sunleaves state that this grow light is specially made for growing so it has a great Photosintethically Active Radiation (PAR) rating. The whole light fixture is held together with 4 screws that can be easily dismountable if you want to. Underneath where the bulbs are there are two reflectors that direct all the light from the top and sides of the bulb to your growing area and makes this light that much brighter and efficient. I also like that power switch that is located on the side on that inclined surface and is easily accessible , and there are also three louvers on both sides of this fixture. I would presume any buyer would like the 5 year warranty on the fixture itself and one year warranty on the bulbs!
Apollo Horticulture 2 Feet 2 bulb T5 grow light fixture
Apollo Horticulture has created this T5 grow light as one of the most efficient and strongest grow light systems rivaling the efficiency and spread of HID light sources. This 2 feet 2 bulb model is made from metal and is coated in black corrosion resistant paint. The fixture measures 26 inches x 13.5 inches x 6 inches (66 cm x 34,2 cm x 15,2 cm) and this is including the two high strength metal hanging clips. This black grow light is held together with 4 screws and there is one louver at both sides of it for better ventilation and better bulb/ballast life expectancy. Underneath there are those two T5 grow lights enclosed in a reflective bed that will allow your plants to get up to 3 times the light that they would get in a system without reflector. Apollo Horticulture gives you the ability to choose between 6400K and 2700K grow lights where the first ones are specially designed for seedling and vegetative growth but the 2700K bulbs are made for flowering plants. These two bulbs consume around 48W of electricity and they spew out around 4000 lumens just like your typical 2 feet 2 bulb T5 fixture. Apollo also states that this fixture is more economical than a HID comparison and you can get it much closer to your plants without damaging them. These bulbs also have a rated lifespan of 20000 hours and their PAR is supposedly very High.
New Wave F24T5-HO
New Wave 2 feet 2 bulb fixture is the perfect grow light for small scale growing requirements as it uses two T5 bulbs that can be placed close to plants but they give out around 4000 lumens. F24T5-HO fixture has been made with high strength steel housing that is designed to stay cool because it has 5 louvers on both sides of the fixture and it also has openings at the top that will allow this fixture to be ventilated and keep itself cool. The light is held together with 14 screws and unlike many other T5 grow lights this has a different shape because of the two reflectors at the bottom of the fixture. These reflectors are 95% reflective European made secular aluminum that are polished and smoothed and thatwhich means they are very efficient and durable. At the both ends there are also extensions that act as hangers when the light is positioned overhead or in the vertical position. The fixture itself has the dimensions of 22.9 inches x 7.1 inches x 3.5 inches (58,1 cm x 18 cm x 8,9 cm) and that makes it very low profile and multifunctional. This fixture uses two T5 HO bulbs that are not included in the package and that means you can choose whatever you want and get flowering or daylight bulbs. New Wave also gives 2 year warranty on this grow light and they have managed to also powder coat this thing in a white matted color.
Hydrofarm EnviroGro 2 feet 2 lamp T5 fixture
Hydrofarm EviroGro lights are their environmentally friendly and discount priced grow light line that includes the complete set of T5 lights. This grow lights has been made with aluminum interior, a high strength steel housing and powder coated white paint. This light has the dimensions of 26 inches x 9 inches x 5 inches (66 cm x 23 cm x 13 cm) which means it is fairly low profile and will not take up a lot of space in your growing area. Hydrofarm hasn’t fitted this fixture with louvers but it is held together with 12 screws that will make it durable but also easily demountable if you ever need to do that. Looking from the bottom there are two 24W T5 bulb sockets made for T5 HO bulbs and there are also two 6400K bulbs included in the purchase. This light color will give you better growth at seedling and flowering stages but of course you can mount different lights inside there if you want to. Hydrofarm has created a very reflective surface around both bulbs and that means this light will be perfect for any grow environment as it will direct almost all the light downward on the plants and will not waste it. Both of the bulbs give out a combined lumen output of 4000 lumens – a standard measurement in these grow lights. On the top there are two high strength metal hangers that allow you to position this EnviroGro light horizontally, vertically or overhead. But what I like the most is the white color and ease of use as you just hang it and plug it in that 120V socket.