Cactus and Succulents forum: Artificial light

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Feb 21, 2016 6:31 PM CST
I'm curious what kind of light do you guys use

Me I get very little natural light in my room so I have a 4 foot sunleaves t5 50 watt 4 bulbs two red and 2 blue and two smaller lights one from bachmens another from Amazon the one from bachmens its a $50 bulb the one off Amazon is $24 99 and has mainly red and blue spectrum

In summer if all goes well I plan to have the plants outside eƟsically the cacti
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Feb 21, 2016 8:47 PM CST
I use T5 grow light bulbs with 6500 k. They cost about $5 each for 48 inch tubes. I think they are called 'planet lights'.

Although red and blue light are used mostly by plants, they use all the other colors of the spectrum too. Except green. They don't use a lot of green.

The important part is getting a bulb with over 6000k.

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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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Feb 27, 2016 8:59 AM CST
T5HO, 6500K is the only way to go. Gene

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