will these bulbs work for dormancy and seeds

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will these bulbs work for dormancy and seeds

by Fly Trap Hunter » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:37 pm

I have some FEIT LED lightbulbs that are energy efficient at 7.5watts to produce 3000k/500lumens. they get HOT. says can be used in Luminaires. idk.

can that bulb work for Winter dormancy in a overhead light? and if i have 2 bulbs, is that 2 x 3000k/ 2 x 500 lumens = 6000k and 1000 lumens?

is it bright enough for drosera seedlings? i only need this setup for a month and im moving. Thanks always

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Re: will these bulbs work for dormancy and seeds

by Hungry Plants » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:36 pm

It would be 3k @1000 lumes

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Re: will these bulbs work for dormancy and seeds

by Fly Trap Hunter » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:47 pm

i wondor if 4 bulbs in a chandelier would get me through a few months of dormancy? that would be 2000 lumens. i got to check for manufacturers specifics also because these bulbs get really hot.

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Re: will these bulbs work for dormancy and seeds

by Huntsmanshorn » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:15 pm

Dormancy for what, VFTs? Then yes, if the only worry is light, absolutely.

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Re: will these bulbs work for dormancy and seeds

by Fly Trap Hunter » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:45 am

yes. dormancy for vfts. ok. maybe I'm not being clear. yes i need to keep the fly traps inside for a few months and great to know those bulbs will work.

its finally freezing out so i had to bring my adult d.capensis and d. spatulatas inside and they are under a 500 lumen bulb. I'm not sure if they are happy or stretching up toward the light. but also, i am trying to germinate drosera seeds and get them going with the LEDs. i only need 2 months of growing indoors and then i should be able to put them in natural sunlight. i wondor if 500 lumens is enough light for baby drosera?

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Re: will these bulbs work for dormancy and seeds

by Sundew boy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:53 am

Fly Trap Hunter wrote:yes. dormancy for vfts. ok. maybe I'm not being clear. yes i need to keep the fly traps inside for a few months and great to know those bulbs will work.

its finally freezing out so i had to bring my adult d.capensis and d. spatulatas inside and they are under a 500 lumen bulb. I'm not sure if they are happy or stretching up toward the light. but also, i am trying to germinate drosera seeds and get them going with the LEDs. i only need 2 months of growing indoors and then i should be able to put them in natural sunlight. i wondor if 500 lumens is enough light for baby drosera?
I think so

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Re: will these bulbs work for dormancy and seeds

by Fly Trap Hunter » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:27 am

Sundew boy wrote:
Fly Trap Hunter wrote:yes. dormancy for vfts. ok. maybe I'm not being clear. yes i need to keep the fly traps inside for a few months and great to know those bulbs will work.

its finally freezing out so i had to bring my adult d.capensis and d. spatulatas inside and they are under a 500 lumen bulb. I'm not sure if they are happy or stretching up toward the light. but also, i am trying to germinate drosera seeds and get them going with the LEDs. i only need 2 months of growing indoors and then i should be able to put them in natural sunlight. i wondor if 500 lumens is enough light for baby drosera?
I think so

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thanks. 2 LED bulbs that makes 1000 lumens just seems to easy. lol the drosera seem to enjoy that light and the fly traps are greening up as well.


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