ARTIFICIAL LIGHT GARDENIN

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ARTIFICIAL LIGHT GARDENIN

Post by Mike Walk » Fri, 14 Jan 1994 13:29:00



Hi all;

Anyone know much about indoor light gardening? (Long winters up here
in Canada!) I have 2 planters with flourescents, they're doing well.
Now I want to have a*** plant in another location where a
flourescent is not appropriate. Is there any other kind of lamp which
will promote growth and make plants look as lush as the Plant-Gro type
flourescents? Preferably a spot of narrow beam bulb? Thanx. . . Mike


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Post by George Walter VandenBerg » Fri, 14 Jan 1994 21:43:48


    Several compact flourescent bulb manufacturers
have come out with***in assemblies consisting
of a 15 watt bulb and a parabolic reflector.  
These project a fairly concentrated beam several
feet.  They are designed to replace 75-150 watt
floodlights and the actual light intensity is close
to that of a 75 watt floodlight.  Having a 1 foot
globe of foliage two feet from one of these is
roughly equivalent to having it
six inches from a two bulb 20 watt
tube fixture.

 
 
 

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Post by Sharon L Ringro » Sun, 16 Jan 1994 06:03:51



Quote:

>    Several compact flourescent bulb manufacturers
>have come out with***in assemblies consisting
>of a 15 watt bulb and a parabolic reflector.  
>These project a fairly concentrated beam several
>feet.  They are designed to replace 75-150 watt
>floodlights and the actual light intensity is close
>to that of a 75 watt floodlight.  Having a 1 foot
>globe of foliage two feet from one of these is
>roughly equivalent to having it
>six inches from a two bulb 20 watt
>tube fixture.

This sounds great.  My Canary date palm would love me if
I gave it more light. :)  Does anyone know who makes these
or even better where they can be purchased through mail
order?  I doubt that I'll be able to find them here in
Ames, Iowa.  Or is there someplace in Minneapolis that might
have them - I'm going to be there tomorrow, so please send
email if you know of a source in Minneapolis.

Thanks!!

Sharon Ringrose

Any information or educated guesses on price would be appreciated
also.

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Post by Nick Notesti » Thu, 20 Jan 1994 10:33:34


You can use Metel Halide lights for reguler growth and High Pressure sodiom
lights for blooming.  They both put out a great amount of light intinsity for
the electricity cost.  They are the same big oval bulbs you see in parking
garages and stuff.  I never use these though i would like to but I don't want a
bunch of gung-ho cops destroying my home only to find my arabica coffe and
Damiana plants and not ***.
Nick Notestine

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