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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Jul 16, 2015 10:19 AM CST
Anyone know if hydroponic led lights can be used indoors over houseplants in soil?
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jul 18, 2015 8:53 AM CST
Here is some info on growing with LED lights for soil grown plants. Hope this helps.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-High-Light-Plants-Indoo...

http://www.ledgrowlightforum.com/led-soil-grow-t32.html




















Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Jul 18, 2015 10:12 AM CST
Well, thank you for the info, but i am not wanting to grow hydroponics, i have normal houseplants, but the only plant lights i can find, that are rectangular, are lights for hydroponic growing. I'm asking if they are safe to use in the house? Are they very hot? Dont need any extra heat here in TX.
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jul 18, 2015 5:36 PM CST
Yes, I understood your question.
The links are for growing plants in regular soil using the hydroponic lights...LED are generally much cooler than incandescent lights.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Jul 18, 2015 5:37 PM CST
Thank You!
For the info!
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jul 18, 2015 5:39 PM CST
You are most welcome. I hope it helps answer your questions.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 26, 2015 12:27 PM CST
I thank you too, Jean. My DH is going to build me a simple grow light system using those LED floodlight bulbs from the big box store, as I need to start seedlings indoors before the weather cools off, so they will be ready to plant in our school's garden in the fall. The article in your link shows exactly how to do it.
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jul 26, 2015 4:22 PM CST
You are most welcome Elaine. I am pleased the info was of good use to you. Would love to see a picture when he gets it built.

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