Indoor lighting setups

goddess9(7b)August 6, 2012

Hi, everyone! I hope everyone is doing great today. :)

Anyway, I'm already anticipating bringing my plants in for the colder weather. I'm looking into lighting setups since I have 3 windows in my apartment and while they're big, they're not going to be enough.

What do you use?

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scsva(7/VA)

I'll be looking at T-5 setups this winter. That's as far as I know right now.

Susan

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:33PM
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emt23(5)

I have a couple shelf units. A two shelf and four shelf. I use standard shop light fixtures with sylvania grow lux light bulbs. I have them on a timer for 12 hrs on and off. With light coming in from windows you probably would want to use a light meter to get it timed correctly for your environment. I did mine by trial and error in a low light basement. The hoyas do bloom under these conditions. Check that timer occasionally to make sure it stays on track. I have burned them when it stuck on for a day, what a set back that was!! ~ Mary

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:40PM
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goddess9(7b)

@Susan
I'm right with you. I just don't know where to start. >_@Mary
Thanks! I'm going to try for shop fixtures. I have a big fluorescent light in my kitchen (the long tube lights) and so I'm hoping I can work on that.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 7:07PM
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