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By LWFtheDJ
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Joined:  Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:39 pm
#190470
It's almost winter and it is much more darker in my growroom so I think about getting some artificial lighting.
I though about fluorescent UV neon lights like this http://static.kupindoslike.com/UV-neonk ... 582061.jpg
Do plants like that? Btw, I got Dionaea's, various Droseras and some Sarracenia.
P.S. If plants don't like that light what do you recommend me?
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By Matt
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#190473
I have no idea what sort of light spectrum is emitted from those sorts of lights, but my guess would be very little of it would be usable for photosynthesis. Probably better to just get a standard fluorescent light, somewhere in the 4000 Kelvin to 6500 Kelvin color temperature range. High output T5 bulbs seem to be the way to go these days.
By Leo756
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#190475
UV light's probably not too good for plants, but *you* might get a wicked tan from it!
Just ask "Tan Mom"...
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By Leo756
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#190488
LWFtheDJ wrote:Well, I saw this topic ( led-grow-lights-t8359.html ) so I though...
Umm, did you see the fifth paragraph...?
Steve_D wrote:The LED lights produce almost no infrared nor ultraviolet light and instead concentrate on the parts of the spectrum that plants use most.
By Sander
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Joined:  Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:29 pm
#190514
Yes, the last one will work.
The UV lights wont work (spectrum is between 350-400nm)
By stubbingsj
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Joined:  Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:09 pm
#190546
Matt wrote:I have no idea what sort of light spectrum is emitted from those sorts of lights, but my guess would be very little of it would be usable for photosynthesis. Probably better to just get a standard fluorescent light, somewhere in the 4000 Kelvin to 6500 Kelvin color temperature range. High output T5 bulbs seem to be the way to go these days.
Where can you get those? They look pretty awesome, but their site has no information on where to order them from, or where a store is.. :?
By LWFtheDJ
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Joined:  Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:39 pm
#191364
Sander wrote:Yes, the last one will work.
The UV lights wont work (spectrum is between 350-400nm)
I bough that http://static.kupindoslike.com/STEDLJIV ... 482133.jpg and I use it almost 2 weeks but plants doesnt recognize it.
Everyone, serious:
http://static.kupindoslike.com/STEDLJIV ... 482133.jpg or http://www.hidroponika.com/index.php?ro ... uct_id=285 ??? URGENT!!!
By Sander
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#191373
You mean it has no effects on the plants?

Whats the distance of the plants to the light and how many square meters are u try to light up?
By LWFtheDJ
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Joined:  Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:39 pm
#191375
Yes, that is what I mean.
It's 30x45cm and top of the bulb is 20cm above top of the plants
By Sander
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#191407
Well, should be enough light for them to survive on, but do expect to lose coloration.
I can not imagine your plants dying, but keep in mind some species need more light then others, i have a tray which i dont give any extra light, and the others just get 1 10w led (6400k) per 30x80 cms.
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