Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 6
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ElPico grow lights
This is my second purchase of this item, and I have had time to find out more about it.
The best thing is that my plants (various tropicals) are doing very well with the extra light they are getting.
However, I don't know why the light is designed with the power cord in the same corner of the housing as the on/off switches. That leaves the buyer with a choice of putting them both toward the wall so the cord is out of the way but having to reach under and feel around for the switches, or putting the switches where they are easy to see and reach, away from the wall, and having the cord hanging out and in the way.
May 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kram T5 light fixture
After arriving plugged unit in went to turn unit on and nothing worked not happy at all
June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bigbird T5 light fixture with timer and straps
Received item with half the lights not working not very happy returned for refund
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ElPico The plants love it!
Since I installed this fixture for my tropical plants, they have developed better color than they had when I bought them, and they have stopped getting lanky. In fact, there is so much more light, I can turn on all four bulbs for only a few hours and just use two for most of the day. It's nice that there are two switches because it is really a lot of light with all the bulbs on. This fixture would probably be perfectly adequate for cactus, and other succulents might need time to adjust to the high light levels.
My only problem with the fixture is that it hangs just a little bit crooked. I don't know if it is fixable, and most people probably wouldn't even notice.
February 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LauriM Don't buy kit version/Didn't have 2 switches
When I purchased this, only the light showed up. Thought maybe the timer and ratchet hangers would show up separately but after almost a week, I called Home Depot customer service and they tried to get info from the vendor about what was happening but didn't have any luck. HD changed my order to the light-only version and will refund the difference. The light also only had a single switch to operate the lights, vs two switches so you can only have two bulbs on if you choose to. I don't know if the vendor changed the design recently or what but this whole thing isn't what you would expect from the listing. The light I DID get appears to work so I'll live with the fact that all the bulbs are on. If that's ok with you, buy this light via the light-only listing and buy the ratcheting hanger and timer separately.
August 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tucax Works excelent!
I am growing indoors hydroponic lettuce and this set is just what my plants needed.
I really recommend this product.
April 30, 2013