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Oct. 2nd, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
grow lights...
Hi Lisa,
I don't have much experience with grow lights, but i guess the first one should be enough for your needs, it has plenty of output and a good long life, and looks like it will cover a lot area.

Happy belated birthday, I hope it was great.
Oct. 2nd, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
thanks! :) The B-day was great! I basically celebrated from 9/28 until yesterday. And a little today, since I brough the remains of the cake into the office. :)

Yeah, Im thinking the flourescent light is the way to go. I read up on things today a little. I dont need to grow veggies indoors or anything. I just need to keep a couple plants happy between about now and march. Wish me luck.
Oct. 2nd, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Maybe you've decided already but I'll put in my two-cents from what I've read on a GardenWeb forum. http://www.forums.gardenweb.com/forums/lights/

The cheap way to go is "shop lights" (2 ft or 4 ft fluorescents)with regular bulbs (some people on there swear by them). Next step up would be putting Daylite 6400K lamps in the shop light fixture. Another option is the compact flourescent 6400K lamp you have a link to and that should work great also.

To me, the hardest part would be finding a place to hang the lights from or making up some type of framework to hang them from. Also a timer would be nice and that the lights wouldn't have any annoying buzz or hummmmmm :)

If you do go the Home Depot route and buy a "shop light", make sure to match the fixture and the fluorescent lamps. There are T12 lamps and fixtures and there are T8 lamps and fixtures, T12 is larger in diameter, T8 is smaller in diameter and generally more effecient. Maybe you could pick up a workbench at HD and set the plants on that. (now I'm being a smartass) good luck!
Oct. 5th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
hmmmm, good ideas. i have a couple weeks to sort this out before it gets really cold....i think!
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