CFL vs Metal halid lamps
Hello, i need lamp, to help grow my plants , and get advised to buy CFL, because is cheaper, but same effect , how do you think?
A CFL will definitely stay cooler, where a metal halide may fry your plants, but it doesn't have a very wide area where the light stays bright. I would recommend a basic t8 shoplight about a foot away from the plants tops.
if you can afford them t5ho the way to go
Not Growing Up!
If you run a search or look at the section about lighting
(I think there is even a sticky on it)
you will find all the info you need here on TF already posted.
The subject has been extensively discussed quite a few times
and the info already here makes for nice reading.
Good luck with your project.
Ok, but search didn`t show me nothing about lights I put Lights , lightening.
Most equipment discussion is in the Greenhouses, Terrariums and Bog Gardens forum.
Here's the lighting sticky post:
Terrarium lighting 101
Thx, but i will wanna put lamp on windowsill not terrarium .
Doesn't matter where you hang the light, the information on the effects of the various lamps the same.
I'm telling you how to find the lighting posts and any future equipment questions you should be able to find there as well.
I will try, but it`s hard to read such a lot in foreign Leangue, i just wonna simple answer, CFL or Metal halid.
The problem iis this is a subject that does not have many simple answers. If you only have a few plants go with CFL of about 6500k and you should do fine.
I would not recommend Metal Halide for someone with no experience.
Hope this helps,
Last edited by Av8tor1; 03-04-2012 at 01:16 PM.