To the untrained eye, reflectors can appear pretty innocuous; the tinfoil hat worn by your lamp. Of course most of us realise that isn’t the case, but how many people realise the extent to which the reflector you choose to use can mean the difference between an efficient growroom and an extravagant waste of money?
It’s a mistake to assume that your plants are getting the most from your chosen light source just because your growroom is drenched in light. You may well need welder’s goggles to even glance inside, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that your plants are getting what they need.
The size, or more accurately the area (width x length x height), of your growroom plays a large part in which reflector will work for you; squeezing a large Sun King reflector into a 2m2 grow tent might cure your SAD syndrome during long winter months, but your plants are not going to thank you. They’re going to wilt in the extreme heat and more than likely die, if they grow at all.