Lighting - Fluorescent
While fluorescent grow lights are not the ideal solution for
general indoor gardening, there are some situations where they work well. The
diffused light from a fluorescent fixture requires that the fixture be placed
very close to the plants to provide adequate lighting. In most cases, that
means its most useful for seed starting and vegetative growth.
Once the plants are well started, they can be moved to new
locations, either in an outdoor garden or an indoor garden where high intensity discharge lighting can take over to promote healthy growth for flower and fruit
production. Fluorescent Grow Lights are also suitable for many tropical plants,
like Orchids and African Violets, which have a natural environment in the dim
light under the canopy of a tropical rain forest.
Fluorescent bulbs are available in cool 6500 Kelvin, best
for vegetative plant growth, and warm 3000 Kelvin, for blooming growth. They can
also be combined in a single fixture for full spectrum lighting. They generally come as T5 stripes or compact.
When it comes to fluorescent grow lights, we are the place
to shop. We offer the fixtures and accessories you need to create great indoor
garden environments when fluorescent lighting is the answer. Our fixtures are
designed to stand up under the humid conditions of indoor gardening. We sell
only proven fluorescent bulbs that produce the color spectrum and high output
light that is essential for plant growth.