pbs Digest, Vol 170, Issue 4

Mike Rummerfield mikerumm@gmail.com
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:49:48 PST
RE: grow lights

The link on grow lights that Johnathan provided is very useful, but most of
the lights on the link are *very* pricey.  For smaller budgets, I bought
two LED grow-lights for $50.00 each at a big box store.  Still not
inexpensive.  It is the FEIT; model 74302; 2ft LED Plant Grow Light/Blue
Spectrum Enriched For Vegetative Growth.  There is also a model to promote
blooming.  It may be too small for many applications, but is working well
for me on my Clivia and Cryptostephanus seedlings.  It is of a size that
might be more manageable to travel with - cardboard carton size, 5 1/2" X
2" X 25 1/2".  Could not find wattage info.

A Note: on this model, the wire hanging ports must somehow be taped over to
exclude insects from entering and dying in the light tube, therefore
decreasing efficiency.  Surprisingly, this was the solution offered by the
manufacturer (disassembly negates 3 yr. warranty).

Good luck in finding what you need, Norton.


On Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at 6:20 AM, Jonathan Knisely <jpsknisely@gmail.com>

> There are a number of approaches to the use of lights.  Fluorescent tubes
> that were fabricated to provide the appropriate spectrum of light for
> indoor growing of plants are less commonly seen, though still available.  I
> am unsure whether or not the standard lengths that might be used in North
> America will fit the fixtures (and voltages) for you, Norton.
> More recently, the LED technological advances have resulted in a large
> number of devices being fabricated, primarily, I suspect, for assisting
> those who wish to furtively cultivate marijuana indoors.
> Below is a link to a website that provided a ranking of a variety of LED
> products.  One of the products reviewed might be ideal for your windowsill
> bulb-raising.  The timing of getting it (i.e. you don't want to pay for
> something that is out of stock and only able to be delivered a month after
> your family member leaves the United States) is worth considering.  Some of
> these may not be too expensive to have directly shipped to you in Peru (as
> they aren't like our classic conception of fragile light bulbs)!
> https://goo.gl/g5rc5N/
> Jonathan Knisely
> New Haven, CT (where we have Eranthis, Galanthus, and Crocus tommasinianus
> up and blooming so far)
> USDA 6a
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> > Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2017 00:49:51 +0000
> > From: norton cuba melly <nortonc26@hotmail.com>
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> > Hello everyone,
> > I want to ask about light bulbs for plants, since I dont have a backyard
> I
> > only have my plants expose to sunlight in a windowsill, that can reduce
> > posibilities of forming an strong bulb . But i wanted to know if any of
> you
> > can advice me a brand of a light bulb that offers full spectrum for plant
> > growth. I have a family member traveling to the US ??, so if anyone that
> > lives there can tell me where to buy, what brand, how much watts... ? It
> > would be helpful
> > Thanks if you can help me
> >
> > Best regards
> > Norton
> >
> >
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