Artificial Lighting?

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Artificial Lighting?

by CARNIVOR » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:35 pm

Does anybody know the best artificial lighting I can buy while not breaking the bank?

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Re: Artificial Lighting?

by Veronis » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:38 pm

That's a little too open-ended. ;)

How much do you want to spend, thereabouts, and what size grow area do you want to be able to support?

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Re: Artificial Lighting?

by CARNIVOR » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:02 pm

A LITTLE UNDER 100-150 DOLLARS AND I AM TRYING TO BUILD A SMALL GREENHOUSE INSIDE THE HOUSE WHERE IT CAN LIT AROUND LESS THAN 100 VENUS FLYTRAPS

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Re: Artificial Lighting?

by Veronis » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:22 pm

You can light a 4-foot by 18-inch grow area (I grow about 50 or so flytraps under it) with this: http://www.plantlightinghydroponics.com ... -3351.html - I've had great results, using a mix of two 6500K/two ~3000K bulbs.

For what you want, you may want to look into HID lighting, either a Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium light. These kinds of lights are not something I've used personally, though.

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Re: Artificial Lighting?

by CARNIVOR » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:35 pm

All right sounds good thanks for the help

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Re: Artificial Lighting?

by Veronis » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:39 pm

Np, just keep in mind HID lights can run very hot - you'll want to think about the size of the greenhouse vs. temperature (as in Fahrenheit temp) of whatever light you get, and talk to someone who knows about the HID's prior to making a purchase.

The Quantum I linked does not put out as much heat as other comparable T5 setups, but puts out just as much light.


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