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By johnLiu2468
Posts:  19
Joined:  Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:21 pm
#121751
Can anyone recommend me a fluorescent clamp light that can grow only a few vfts, preferably off the internet? :D
I dont know anything about light fixtures such as which bulb will fit into which fixtures..
I understand that at least 40w of flourescent light will be necessary to grow these plants
By swat007j
Posts:  478
Joined:  Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:31 am
#121756
i heard 20+watts does the job as well well i hope you find what your looking for but i hear LED are much better.
By johnLiu2468
Posts:  19
Joined:  Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:21 pm
#121779
Hmm those led panels are too pricey for a student xD
is there a cheaper alternative besides a shop light since it takes up too much room?
By jht-union
Posts:  3205
Joined:  Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:43 pm
#121792
If you go to petsmart, there are lights that are use for aquariums for plants under water. Those are good for terrestrial plants as well. Usually they are somewhere in the $50-80 range. :)
You won't find cheap lights for plants, and you also don't want the energy to go up and the bill higher. That's another thing to look at ;). :)

Good luck!
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By Maiden
Posts:  1047
Joined:  Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:46 am
#189875
The best light in the world is Sunblaster (14x Winner hightimes magazine)

I grow all my plants under this brand, my seedlings, everything.
Its so 'sun like', you can get tan if you stay under for too long.

My plants reward me with amazing results.

Image

You can have a 24w T5 with crystal nano reflector for under 30$.
And it doesnt cost more than a normal bulb on your electricity bill.

Sunblasterlighting.com :-)
By sbrooks
Posts:  748
Joined:  Tue May 22, 2012 3:33 pm
#189881
Maiden, I was just on Sunblaster's website, trying to find what you were talking about for $30. They have one of those aggravating websites that tell you all about their products, how great they are, and how you need them. They just forgot to include prices, or a way to actually order. Seriously, their website does not appear to actually include a way to purchase the product (maybe the HighTimes angle is a factor in that aspect!)
JohnLiu, what I have been using is a mixture of 4 ft. fixtures, and CFLs. For the CFLs, I purchase: a standard electrical extension cord, a plugin socket from Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-Whit ... mu_3hCaiRU ,
Home Depot also has a dual socket that screws into the first light socket http://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-660- ... mvD9BCaiRU
For some reason, neither the HD nor Lowes in my area carry 6500K CFLs that are of the 100 watt equivalent. I have to go to WalMart and purchase them in three-packs. I can't find the link on Walmart's site: They are in a blue box made by GE, and they say Daylight Bulbs on the front.
With these items, you can make a grow setup as small or large as you want.
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By Maiden
Posts:  1047
Joined:  Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:46 am
#189890
Top right you have the contact section, you even have a 1800 number to reach them.
By sbrooks
Posts:  748
Joined:  Tue May 22, 2012 3:33 pm
#189897
Maiden wrote:Top right you have the contact section, you even have a 1800 number to reach them.
So, just to find out pricing, you have to contact them and get stuck in the middle of a sales pitch. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. Personally, I will never purchase from anywhere (not even a yard sale) if they're too ignorant to let you know prices without having to get into a lenghthy discussion. Sorry, but that type of sales approach makes me want to break stuff. :x :evil: :x
By sbrooks
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Joined:  Tue May 22, 2012 3:33 pm
#189901
Funny I just noticed that JohnLiu asked the question on this thread in 2011. Something tells me that he got his lighting situation figured out by now. :oops:
By stubbingsj
Posts:  322
Joined:  Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:09 pm
#189927
sbrooks wrote:Funny I just noticed that JohnLiu asked the question on this thread in 2011. Something tells me that he got his lighting situation figured out by now. :oops:
:lol: That is embarrassing... :oops:
Maiden wrote:Image
I hope Maiden is still growing, because those plants are AMAZING!!! :shock: :shock:
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By Maiden
Posts:  1047
Joined:  Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:46 am
#189977
Yeah i didnt notice the date LoL
Its my bad sowwy for that.

And yes, i still grow heli :-) thanks a lot for the compliment :)
By bigbowlowrong
Posts:  84
Joined:  Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:20 am
#190056
Those of you in major cities looking for grow lights just need to go to any hydroponics store. The obvious stoner behind the counter will be more than happy to sell you a gigantic CFL and ballast for your *wink* "carnivorous plants" *wink*.

If you don't live in a major city, just go to any old grocery/hardware store and find the coolest, brightest CFL they have.
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