Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden

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Exclusive | Compact, Super-Bright Grow Lights for Seed Starting Success in a Small Space

  • Perfect for starting your own garden plants from seed
  • Grow herbs, orchids and other plants indoors year-round
  • Bright, energy-efficient lights easily adjust to the proper height for optimal growth
  • Holds 6 GrowEase Seed Starter Kits, sold separately
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Grow your own garden plants from seed in a compact space with our Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden. This grow light system's footprint is just 27" long x 14-5/8" wide, so it takes up just over 2 square feet of floor space. It's easy to store, too — just roll it into a closet. Your seedlings will thrive in the glow of the bright, energy-efficient T5 bulbs — much brighter than "shop lights" for more robust plants — and the fixtures easily adjust up and down to accommodate plant growth. This complete SunLite Garden includes frame and fixtures, T5 bulbs, watertight trays and casters.

Product Details

  • Powder-coated aluminum frame
  • 27" L x 14-5/8" W x 68-1/2" H overall
  • Includes 3 watertight shelf trays; each tray is 22-1/2” L x 15-1/4” W x 1-3/4” deep
  • Maximum distance between shelf tray and light fixture is 14-1/2"
  • Each fixture holds 2 full-spectrum T5 bulbs, included
  • Bulbs last up to 10,000 hours for years of use
  • Assembly required
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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4.4

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (30)
  • Simple to use (27)
  • Reusable (18)
  • Durable (6)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Seedstarting (34)
  • Flowers (16)
  • Herbs (15)
  • Vegetables (9)
  • Tomatoes (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (28), Getting started (8), Master gardener (7), Professional landscaper (3)

Reviewed by 44 customers

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4.0

Great product

By Luna the gardner

from Hanover, NH

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Reusable
  • Simple To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Seedstarting

    Comments about : Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden:

    Overall great product. We're looking forward to veggies in the winter time and it's great being able to get started on our garden early.

     
    5.0

    A Nifty Present I gave myself this year

    By Beatrix the Tree Hugger

    from Upstate New York

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • raising and lowering the lights are a breeze.
    • Reusable
    • Simple To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flowers
      • Seedstarting

      Comments about : Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden:

      I set it right up in my kitchen and put the lights on a timer. They are already on when I come downstairs at 6 am. A very cheery reminder that spring is here.

       
      4.0

      Works great for our needs, despite a few inconveniences

      By bilu

      from Fairfax County, Virginia

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Reusable
      • Simple To Use

      Cons

      • Unclear instructions

      Best Uses

      • Herbs
      • Seedstarting

      Comments about : Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden:

      The shelf is a great unit for starting seeds and growing herbs. It is as advertised. While we are very happy with the unit overall. However, there are a few cons: The instructions are not fully clear regarding construction. Better images might help and clearly identifying which way the dimpled bolt holes on the fram pieces should face would help. Also, the shelf pans are smaller than the shelf opening which is a waste of useable space. Lastly, the power cord on the sun lamps makes them hang at an angle - not straight. We solved this by strapping the cords to the vertical bars with Velcro straps. We also got a bad part, but customer service was on the job and responded quickly to provide the replacement part. Nice job!

       
      5.0

      Works great!

      By none

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about : Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden:

      I live in zone 5 so this is saving my succulent and cacti collection. Very little sunshine these days, and without this lighting, my plants would be dead.

       
      5.0

      compact 3 tier sunlite garden

      By Ray

      from Monson, Ma

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Simple To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about : Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden:

          The amount of light for my orchids is tremendous using this product, I used to have them crowded on a table now they are placed beautifully on this stand

           
          5.0

          Buy it

          By Astrid

          from British Columbia, Canada

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Simple To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • microgreens
            • Seedstarting
            • Vegetables

            Comments about : Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden:

            I am using it to grow microgreens and kale to enjoy all winter. And to start my seeds for my garden

             
            4.0

            Excited to own this System

            By Marcia

            from Langley WA

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Flowers
                • Seedstarting
                • Vegetables

                Comments about : Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden:

                Having read all of the reviews I have ordered this unit. I would love to know more from Raoul the avid gardener from Palouse about which 4 bulb unit he swapped in for the two bulb units. I agree whole heartedly that this unit would excel with 4 bulbs and have narrowed my choice down to 2.. based on dimensions of the 3 tier compact setup either one would fit but that is not always the case. I think that I will blend the blue and the red lights leaving a two bulb on the top tier and swapping in 2 of the 4 bulb units for seedlings. I have high hopes for this gardening season!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect Sized Indoor Garden

                By Momma Bear 213

                from Pawleys Island SC

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact footprint
                • Nice looking
                • Sturdy, well made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Extra light in a dark corner
                  • Flowers
                  • Seedstarting

                  Comments about : Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden:

                  I love the size of this unit. It is perfect for a space in a dark corner of my kitchen. Even with just one of the three lights on, I enjoy the brightness it brings. The unit is well made and sturdy, and I expect it will last a long time. The assembly took awhile but it was pretty straightforward especially if you keep referring to the picture of the completed unit. I do wish they had made provisions for cord management. The three lights each have their own cord and plug. I ended up using cable ties to secure them to the upright posts, but clips on the posts would have been helpful.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  needs design changes

                  By Raoul the microfarmer

                  from the Palouse, Washington State

                  About Me Avid Gardener, micro farmer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Can be made into an effective seed starting unit
                  • Small footprint
                  • sturdy

                  Cons

                  • 2 t5 elements are not enough to grow seedlings
                  • difficult to assemble

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about : Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden:

                    I agree with those who said it was difficult to assemble. I had the same problems.

                    I use it to start and grow 6 old-style, Styrofoam, 40-unit APS with everything from onions to watermelons, 240 seedlings in all. Not bad for such a small footprint. The two t5 elements in each shelf supply no where near enough light to do this. The first year that I tried, the plants around the edges of the tray dwindled and collapsed, and the plants in the middle grew tall and thin, and though many survived it took a long time to get them healthy in the ground. So I ordered 3 replacement light tiers, each with 4 t5 units. You can find these on line. I swapped them for the original light sources. They were heavier than the originals and the chain clamp that held them at the right height wouldn't hold. I replaced each of those clamps with a pair of stronger clamps, and now I'm in business. These things work so well and the plants are so robust that they need only a little hardening off. I put them in dappled sun for a few days and then full sun for a few days and then plant them.

                    There's just one problem: the 40 cell APS are no longer made. I'll keep mine going for as long as I can, though.

                     
                    5.0

                    Delighted with this product

                    By Barbi

                    from Great Falls, Virginia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Simple To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Flowers
                      • Herbs
                      • Seedstarting
                      • Tomatoes
                      • Vegetables

                      Comments about : Compact 3-Tier SunLite® Garden:

                      This was easier to put together than expected, although having two competent helpers to assemble the lighting components made a big difference. The directions were clear and the suggestions useful. I am looking forward to using this product - it should be a great asset this year and in the future.

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