Financially, a no-brainer.
But there was a catch!
According to Uncle Ben, "With great power comes great responsibility!" A lesser known quote of his is, "With a great deal comes reduced choice!" How true.
I was provided two color options from QVC: An electric blue/white combo (kinda reminded me of the original iMac) and a pink and white unit. I tried to make myself tolerate the blue unit but failed. And so I bought this:
Anyway, I'll add some thoughts about the unit, some pics and a special note about a small mod I did on it immediately after opening it.
Ok, below are the typical unboxing shots. I am pretty impressed at how they designed the unit, above, to be packed into this little, cubey box.
|How do they fit it in there?|
|Yep, all this fit in that box.|
Ahh yes, the hood. Now, my Extra hood has three of the flat lights and a reflective under-surface to shine some of the up-shooting light, back onto the plants. My AG3 hood's underside was simple, white plastic.
A few questions to ponder:
Does white reflect as much as a dedicated reflective surface? No.
Will almost all of the bulb's topside light be absorbed by the plastic, much of which will be as heat? Oh, yes.
Will said plastic become yellowed and dingy as a result? Yes, again.
Will a yellowed underside of the hood absorb even more light as heat, than when it was white, thus exacerbating the problem. A final, "Yes."
So I decided to address both issues. Long-term, I have no idea if my hood mod will hold up. It was pretty spur of the moment, once I realized the hod was white underneath:
|Super Hood! Now with the power of FOIL!|