stephani at onslowonline.net
Sat Jan 13 22:55:57 EST 2001
General rule seems to be that one cool bulb and one regular bulb equal
full spectrum for plants.
I have many plants under lights...african violets, bonsai privet,
terreriums, cacti, aloe, to name a few. I use the florescent tube
lights with shop light fixtures. (just make sure the lamp and the
bulbs are compatable.) I am sure someone out there will
reccommend different lights for blooming and non-blooming plants.
I run the lights 12-16 hrs a day. I could not tell you how much it
costs to run them...my electric bill is average so I can't imagine
that it would cost that much.
My advise is to not make yourself crazy over it. Buy some lights,
and turn them on. :-}
"Toby" <Joe at schmoe.com> wrote:
>I have two main questions with some minor other ones.'
>Cost to opperate grow lights?? I want to supplement some of my house plants
>light and starting Bonsai with grow lights. How do you figure the cost of
>running grow lights? Can some one point me to some good articles or FAQs on
>Do they need to be grow lights or will regular bulbs or florecent lights
>work well enough? How do I determine how much watts or lux I should have?
>DarthBuck at e247.com.remove
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