Where to buy T8 48-inch bulbs with over 3000 lumens?
Hi gang, I usually hang out in the Orchid Forum. I set up fluorescent shop light for my plants a few weeks ago and am trying to find T8 bulbs online, and it's been a real bear. Yes, they're everywhere, but I've been trying to find some in the US that I can order without buying a case, and I want them to have over 3,000 luments each. I've found lots under 3k, but I've been told by a number of people to go for more lumens since I'm not using a more heavy-duty light like CFL or HID etc. I was wondering where you folks might recommend online to buy the lights? I've noticed a number of sites don't even tell you the lumens of the bulb, or then they don't tell the temperature. It's driving me nuts.
Any suggestions for where to go - or specifically what 48 inch T8 fluorescent bulbs I should get for my orchids?