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recommend an indoor drosera germination...lighting

by riveraXVX » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:49 pm

I have searched the forums back and forth up and down as I tend to do, this time of year the windowsill spot for seedlings I have going is not getting as much as light as I'd like to be giving them, I don't have much room for a large indoor setup by any means nor do I wish to start one. so my question!

I've seen people posting using simple reflector lamps from the hardware store with CFL bulbs, and read that 6500k is the warm/cool spectrum to aim for.... for a small and simple setup (no more than 10" x 4" wide) using a reflector lamp and CFL bulb(or multiple) what should I be looking for as far as bulbs go? my only note I took a while back when thinking about doing this was

23W/100watt T-2 6500k 1600 lumens CFL

would a single bulb like that and a reflector be sufficient for germination/getting seedlings going? really any tips as to how far away from seedlings, on/off cycle times -- would it be ok to use it to while still supplementing natural light from window where it is currently.

if you have specific examples of what you have done similar, heights, times, etc that is the kind of stuff I'm curious of / would like to build off of. not looking to invest a ton into this at the moment and already have reflectors sitting around from screenprinting days

optionally I wouldn't mind moving a small tub of our live sphagnum indoors to be test subjects for alternate growing conditions for the kid and I to experiment more.

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Re: recommend an indoor drosera germination...lighting

by Hungry Plants » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:44 am

I would go with a couple of led flood lights in those domes. More looms and a brighter light. Depending on you setup I would also get a heat mat off the net. If you do enuf searching you can get them fairly cheap.

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Re: recommend an indoor drosera germination...lighting

by riveraXVX » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:33 am

Hungry Plants wrote:I would go with a couple of led flood lights in those domes. More looms and a brighter light. Depending on you setup I would also get a heat mat off the net. If you do enuf searching you can get them fairly cheap.


I am looking around hardware stores and amazon at LED flood lights, it looks like most of them are less lumens than the 23W/100W equiv CFL's if you have any links to show for reference maybe I'm looking for the wrong thing but it looks like the 23W CFL's are much cheaper also. if you have any examples of what you are recommending I'll keep digging!

example: https://www.amazon.com/Philips-433557-1 ... s=CFL+bulb

$10 4 bulbs, rated at 1600 lumens

https://www.amazon.com/Luxrite-Equivale ... 7801675011 $50+ for 4 bulbs 14W/85W equiv 1100 lumens (most were less than that)

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Re: recommend an indoor drosera germination...lighting

by riveraXVX » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:17 pm

alright so I'm looking at 100W A19 LED bulbs

would one of these in a round clip-on reflector lamp be sufficient for a small germination chamber / maybe a small plant or two? (no larger than a 12" x 12" growing area, actually closer to 12" x 6"

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-100 ... /206923041

any ideas how far away it would/should be? (if supplementing from a window?)

I've almost read myself stupid with options


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