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By DesertLlama
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I bought 3 of this 4-Light T8 fixture:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-Li ... /202968125

With a combination of 32/40W equivalent 6500K and 3000K LED tubes that are rated for 1800 and 1700 lm respectively. This gives me 7000lm per fixture that will be on 16 hours/day.

I'll be growing different shelves of Drosera, Pings, and Neps under these lights. Is a mounting height like 6 inches above the Drosera and 12 inches above the Pings and Neps good? And this is the height from the growth point of the plant, correct?

Another question for anyone whose used these kind of lights is how hot can I expect the fixture to get? Hopefully not more than a 10F increase.
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