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Thread: CFL vs Metal halid lamps

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    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?

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    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.
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    if you can afford them t5ho the way to go

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    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.
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=113866

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    Ok, but search didn`t show me nothing about lights I put Lights , lightening.

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    Most equipment discussion is in the Greenhouses, Terrariums and Bog Gardens forum.

    Here's the lighting sticky post:

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=87561

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    Thx, but i will wanna put lamp on windowsill not terrarium .

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    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.

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