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Old 09-07-2003, 04:08 AM
Green Haze
 
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Hi there,

Is there available an economic compact fluorescent light bulb that can
be used on indoor plants? I live in a dark apt., and need to leave on
the light for a while for the plants, so am searching for a low
consumption, long-life fluoro bulb. that gives off the light that plants
need. Do they exist? (Thus far I have been using the regular GE
"Plant Light" bulbs)

Thank you in advance,
GH

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Old 09-07-2003, 10:32 AM
Joseph Meehan
 
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Any compact fluorescent lamp can be used. It is best to supplement the
that light with some incandescent light however.

I have not seen a "plant" version of a compact, but there may be some.
I might also suggest that it may be more efficient to use a mix source
approach rather than "plant" lights as the modified "plant" lights are
somewhat less efficient than standard fluorescent lamps. if you mixed
standard fluorescent with incandescent lamps the result may be as efficient
of more so than using the special plant lights and cheaper. I understand
the recommended mix is usually something like 2 or 3 watts of fluorescent to
1 watt of incandescent.

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Hi there,

Is there available an economic compact fluorescent light bulb that can
be used on indoor plants? I live in a dark apt., and need to leave on
the light for a while for the plants, so am searching for a low
consumption, long-life fluoro bulb. that gives off the light that plants
need. Do they exist? (Thus far I have been using the regular GE
"Plant Light" bulbs)

Thank you in advance,
GH



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Old 09-07-2003, 12:56 PM
Tom Randy
 
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On Tue, 08 Jul 2003 22:58:59 -0400, Green Haze wrote:

Hi there,

Is there available an economic compact fluorescent light bulb that can be
used on indoor plants? I live in a dark apt., and need to leave on the
light for a while for the plants, so am searching for a low consumption,
long-life fluoro bulb. that gives off the light that plants need. Do
they exist? (Thus far I have been using the regular GE "Plant Light"
bulbs)

Thank you in advance,
GH



Just use regular flourescent bulbs. It's all you need. Change them once a
year as the end of the bulbs darken by then and the light level at the
ends decrease.
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Old 10-07-2003, 06:09 PM
Green Haze
 
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Tom Randy wrote:

On Tue, 08 Jul 2003 22:58:59 -0400, Green Haze wrote:

Hi there,

Is there available an economic compact fluorescent light bulb that can be
used on indoor plants? I live in a dark apt., and need to leave on the
light for a while for the plants, so am searching for a low consumption,
long-life fluoro bulb. that gives off the light that plants need. Do
they exist? (Thus far I have been using the regular GE "Plant Light"
bulbs)

Thank you in advance,
GH


Just use regular flourescent bulbs. It's all you need. Change them once a
year as the end of the bulbs darken by then and the light level at the
ends decrease.


Thanks to you and Joseph for your replies. :-)
GH


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