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    Quote Originally Posted by dashman View Post
    Silly question but...
    Wouldn't a normal incandescent light you probably have in the room work? These do not give off the type of light needed for photosynthesis anyway and due to it's distance from the plants wouldn't contribute much even if it did?
    Not a silly question. The room that they're in doesn't have a light close enough to cast any useable light on the plants. I have to unplug the lamp and bring it over to the plants.

    I was just going to buy a cheap lamp and keep it closer to the plants, like you suggested, but I started thinking of the possibility that yielded this thread - can I keep one that's timed to turn on over night that only uses a few watts and keep my plants visible at night? Good responses so far; it gives me stuff to research.

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    Ah, I see.

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    In my online readings I've come across info that people who grow certain plants keep a green incandescent "party bulb" in their grow area so they can work on their plants at night. This is because the plants' dark hours don't get interrupted when using a green light.

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