Will the light be used for veg, flower, or both? How many square feet are you trying to light?
Will the light be used for veg, flower, or both? How many square feet are you trying to lights
How much canopy space you want is a function of how much yield you want per grow. In soil and without supplementing CO2, one ounce dried per square foot is a reasonable approximation. I want at least 30 watts of LED per square foot for soil and ambient CO2. At least 40W/ft² with hydro and/or CO2. Other features I want include detachable drivers (to get heat out of the tent) and continuous dimmers. I don't know how to get you within your budget buying new from Mars or Spider Farmer. You should be able to find something used around there.Sorry! I’m currently two plants in a 4ftx4ft tent , but I think a 3x3 should suffice? Or should I get a 4x4?
It will be used for just flowering as I’ll always be using a 250w hps for veg