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1 light with reflector, or 2 without

Posted by fearthelettuce (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 24, 09 at 14:37

I recently purchased a grow rack. It isn't the size I wanted(only 36" long and 18ish deep), but I got it really cheap. I bought some double bulb, 4' long shop lights with wide reflectors(I am working on getting some mylar to line them with). I cannot fit two of the lights with reflectors on them side by side on the shelf.

I was wondering, would it would be better to have just one light over each shelf with the reflector, or to have two lights over the shelf, but without reflectors?

Or... 3rd option, does anyone know where I can buy a reflector that would fit 2 shop lights in it? I suppose I could possibly make one myself with some sheet metal, but I'd prefer a premade solution.

Oh, and btw, I am using this for Cephalotus, Drosera, and highland Neps. I also might use this for TC, but that is a ways off(and I hear TC explants don't require much light)

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RE: 1 light with reflector, or 2 without

Take the bulbs out and glue mylar on the fixture. That+ mylar lining would be great. I've got five double sets on my rack. The mylar made a huge difference. I'm growing sarrs, vft's and neps. got more vft's and some dews(cape & pygmys) on the way.>8P

RE: 1 light with reflector, or 2 without

I tried taping some mylar to the reflectors, but it doesnt really stick too well. What kind of glue should I use? I know T-8s aren't very hot, but still...

RE: 1 light with reflector, or 2 without

Rubber or contact cement should work.

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