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Apr 19, 2017 3:19 PM CST
Will a led flood light grow plants? It's 6000k, 4000lumens, 50watts. Under it will be 2 orchids (currently in bloom) a small parlor palm, a spider plant and a passion flower plant. (Found on Amazon, but I can't post links yet)

Also how will that light stack up against 2 23watts cfl bulbs that are each 1600lumens. (Same plants)

Both lights are 12in from plants

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Apr 19, 2017 4:33 PM CST
Okay, I don't know anything about the size or the wattage or any of that detailed stuff, but I can say that I purchased an LED shoplight and, having no other light available, I used it on the plant shelf and everything grew like crazy. I had to keep shifting the plants around so each got a certain amount of light. I only had enough money to buy one; three would have worked better.
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I found a link to show you the light.

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Apr 19, 2017 5:19 PM CST
Thanks for the reply, unfortunately where my plants are, there is only enough room for a 2ft strip light and under 3ft the wattage decrease alot. That's why i was looking at the particular flood light.
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Apr 19, 2017 5:34 PM CST
@Alexp08, Welcome. That light should work but you may have to experiment with the placement. You want maximum coverage of all the plants while not getting the lamp so close that it damages any of the plants. I personally use shop lights with fluorescent lamps on a setup similar to what @greene shows in the picture. But, you have to use what fits with your particular layout.
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