Grow lights for 5x5x6 ft tent

Hello, first time here. I have a 5x5x6 ft. grow tent. I’m planning on putting 9, 5 gallons pots (hopefully). I would like to know which grow lights will best fit to cover all 9 plants. any other advice will be greatly appreciated.



@lablue 50-75 watts per square foot of True watts , when a Company say Equivalent Watts beware

Alot around here are on the quantum board/ strip led train. Anything around HLG 600 should cover you ft ² wise.


Welcome to the community !

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@PurpNGold74 What character(s) did you use to form the sq. Ft. 2?

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He had to add it to his keyboard, I asked the same… lol.

Welcome aboard @lablue !!


on your keyboard ALT + 0178

Thanks, any brands you guys recommend?

I run 3 HLG 260XL Rspecs in my 5x5.


Welcome to the community. Id reccommend HLG lights. The size is compact enough to give you head room should you need it and a lot of people here use them with great results. I personally have the growers choice roi e720 but wish I would of gone with HLG from the get go now that I have them

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I run HLG , and love them . But Their are so many new lights out, that are producing similar quality . @dbrn32 is ILGM light guru. He’s the man to ask about bang for the buck

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Why not 1 big one?

Multiple light fixtures allows you to fine tune light distance and thus light intensity for different needs of diff plants. Some light a bit more light, some are light hogs, and some light sensitive. If u had one fixture, u have to adjust that only and others will suffer.

With multiple, u can arrange pots to get the ones that need more light all together and lower a single fixture, while the others are at recommended heights. Just allows the grower to tinker a bit more

I have an SE7000 by Spyderfarmer in my 5x5…very good coverage. It was a little bit better in my 4x4 though. The SE1000w by Spyderfarmer is made for a 5x5 space and will leave you with “commercial” lighting.