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NYC,NY ZONE 6
May 10, 2016 9:33 AM CST
|WILL SOMEONE TELL BE THE BEST LIGHT BULBS TO USE. I HAVE REGULAR SIZE BULBS INSIDE REFLECTORS.
ALL ARE SPIRALS EXCEPT FOR A COUPLE RED AND BLUE GROW LIGHTS.
May 10, 2016 2:10 PM CST
|Someone else will have to chime in here; I have no experience with indoor lighting.|
May 10, 2016 3:46 PM CST
|Father, I use T-5 HO fixtures in both greenhouses. I only use them in the fall and winter months, simply to augment the natural light. These are so intensely bright (and hot) that I had to continue to move them further and further away until they were no closer than 3' to my plants. I'm growing orchids, not plumeria. The regular T-5 are good light fixtures too though not nearly as powerful as the T-5 HO fixtures. Thus they can be positioned much closer and don't get nearly as hot as the HO. Oh, the T-5 fixtures are probably 1/2 to 1/3 as expensive as the HO fixtures.
I wrote two articles on light and lighting, the first on 1/13/14 and the second on 2/23/15. You might find them interesting and helpful.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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