The timer function and ability to change the brightness is a plus, but i plan to only use the light at full brightness. The timer has a 4h, 8h, and 12h timer that comes on automatically once set. The bulbs stay cool to the touch when lit.
The controls are amazing otherwise it’s flimsy. Regardless, it is very nice and definitely helps my plants get the much needed light.
The ground stakes is very sturdy and held very well to all of the soil surfaces that i tried out. I wish it came with changeable end pieces where one was flat so it could free stand on a surface rather than being put in the plant.
It is probably ok for one established plant, but definitely not enough for seed germination. Power button barely works and the timer doesn't work either. Cheap and flimsy.
Best bang for your buck. Easy to setup. Easily supported by 3/4 pvc frame.
Amount of light emitted is perfect and direct.
Grew geraniums, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant with the lights. Always should have double switch to control flowering.
Buyer beware. Philzon company & they want $80. They state they have a 3 year warranty. But don't honor it.