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By andrUwU
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Hi Guys! I usually grow my carnivorous plants outside (Sars and VFTS) but i’m going to have to go to college soon and have no clue how the dorm life will affect my plants so I was wondering if you guys knew of any affordable but good lights?

I found one on amazon, but I have no clue of this would be good or not?

Grow Light for Indoor Plants - Upgraded Version 80 LED Lamps with Full Spectrum & Red Blue Spectrum, 3/9/12H Timer, 10 Dimmable Level, Adjustable Gooseneck,3 Switch Modes ... aGbCMNN1NP
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By MikeB
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I tried to use some of these gooseneck lamps, and I wasn't impressed. The amount of light that they gave off was disappointing, even with the brightness maxed-out.

On January 1st, I spotted the Mars Hydro TS 600 on sale for $60 (it's $80 on the manufacturer's site, $90 on Amazon), and I pounced on it. When this panel lights up, it's like a miniature sun formed in the room. My plants are doing very well under it.

This is my 2¢ worth. Hopefully the indoor growers will chime in here.
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By Apollyon
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I second the Mars Hydro. I use T5s, Mars Hydro and some Yescom panels and the Mars Hydro gives the best reaction from the plants. Seeds tend to start quicker under it as well. It does get hot though and it will heat up the area around it. Unlike other lights though, you can keep the light a decent distance away from the plants and it will still be effective, which is great if you're growing Sarracenia.
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By Supercazzola
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Yeah I use the TS-1000 in about a 2x2 grow tent and like the dimmer on it. When it is 100% output, it feels like a sun going supernova.

Prolly just shock from being in a new environment.

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