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Indoor lighting setups

Posted by goddess9 7b (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 6, 12 at 19:09

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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RE: Indoor lighting setups

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

Susan


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RE: Indoor lighting setups

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


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RE: Indoor lighting setups

@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.


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