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Trouble with double lamp

Posted by norbizzle2012 9 nv (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 13, 10 at 20:31

I bought a double t12 bulb lamp and i could only afford one bulb at the time so i was wondering if the lamp will completely work with 1 bulb. When i connected the single bulb in one socket it seemed very dim and when i connected it to the other socket it glowed orange at the ends. It needs a 20 watt bulb but im sure its supposed to be bright enough. Does it need the other bulb to work properly? plz help

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RE: Trouble with double lamp

Some light fixtures require all bulbs to be good and installed to work properly, evidently yours is one of them.

RE: Trouble with double lamp

Each bulb is supposed to be 20W at 720 lumens is this enough for growing my seedlings. Also i bought GE Plant bulbs so i dont know if it is supposed to be less bright than normal?

RE: Trouble with double lamp

IME, only while the seedlings are very, very small.


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