I've been looking at building a grow rack for my small nep collection for awhile now, and finally have the time. I've been leafing through past forum posts on lighting, got all excited, dashed down to the local hardware store and realised I don't understand how people are wiring their lighting systems up.
It seems like 99% of the T5 fixtures are hardwired to the wall. The few I could find with a power cable were amazingly expensive. I went down to a local lighting shop and found the same trouble.
I know nothing about electrics, and don't want to have to start cutting and splicing wires, but I also don't want to have to pay all that money for the fixtures with power cables!
Are there fixtures I'm just missing?
I was also wondering how the lights go with all that humidity? I know i've read about a few people having rust issues, but isn't there also an electrocution issue? As i said, I know little about electrics, so am probably missing something, but it seems a little worrying.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
All the best,