The lighting assembly can be raised "extra" high. Up to about 2' above the deck where the plant pods go.
Assembly was pretty easy, as far as the unit went. Snap the hood arm into the base. Connect the trellis plates to the hood. Snap the lights into the hood. Snap the hood onto the hood arm. Place the basin into the base. Get your seed pods ready and snapped into the "grow deck". Add water and nutrients. Plug it in.
That's it. There really isn't a lot to it. You select your plant type after power-up and then get your lighting schedule situated.
Here are some setup pics:
|First look in the box. So, where's my "extra"?|
|I Come in Pieces!|
|Hood with lights & trellis plates. Base + hood arm, behind|