My current lighting consists of:
2 - Generic 3-panel garage lights (80W/8000-lumen/5000k) (work well, but not a lot of area coverage)
1 - Viperspectra XS1000 100-watt white full-spectrum panel (works well, good 1-1/2' square area)
3 - Walmart 48" LED Shop Light (5000-lumen/5000k) (side-by-side so roughly 12"x46" coverage, so-so intensity)
The garage lights work well, but plants basically have to be gathered closely beneath them...probably 14" diameter round area. The Viparspectra panel works very well to cover a 1-1/2' square area very well...extending to 2' square with light falling off at the edges. The 48" shop lights cover roughly a 14"x46" area with fair lighting though plants need to be close to them.
With spring/summer on us, most of the plants will be moving outside so there should be plenty of acreage available under the lights. But, come this fall they'll be shuttled back inside and if I've got more plants then things could get a bit crowded. so a couple of extra lights would be nice. (Ya'll like the way I'm rationalizing buying some new lights? ).
I've been looking at the Yescom lights and thinking I might buy a 2-pack of them. That would give me more acreage this fall when the winter migration indoors takes place. I could go with one large tray or two smaller trays beneath them. I've seen good and bad reports on them...kind of a coin toss on their longevity. But, the price is right!
Which color would be best for sundews? I'm partial to white simply for the appearance, but for just a couple of trays of sundew seedlings I could deal with one of the darker colors. For some reason (maybe something that I read in the past?) I'm gravitating towards the blue/white combination.
Any thoughts on color of lights for the average sundew seedling? Or, even thoughts on whether I even really need to get more lighting. I do think I need to standardize some pots so they'll fit better together beneath the lights, but that's another subject, I guess. Your thoughts are welcomed...I'm all ears!