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Apr 27, 2017 7:36 PM CST
|Are there grow lights that aren't high lumens? I realize that lumens does not mean a light is beneficial to planta but for the most part it appears that the higher lumen lights are often used.
Basically I'm looking for new lights that will beat my current set up with it just 23w cfl bulbs and won't light up the room as much. Thanks for the help!
Apr 27, 2017 8:09 PM CST
|Lumens are basically a measure of light intensity. For example, the sun's intensity at sun up is less than at midday. Shade-loving plants obviously require less intensity than "full-sun" plants. You probably first need some idea of your particular plant's requirements, then select lamps that furnish the appropriate intensity, bearing in mind that high-intensity (high lumen output) lamps generate more heat and consume more electricity than standard or low-intensity lamps. This might help you decide what is appropriate for your particular plants: http://www.gardeners.com/how-t...
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