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    i just switched my 60 watt bulb for a big 75 watt halogen bulb. that thing maks my eyes water just by looking at it! it really shines in my terrarium, because i want my plants to redden up. will this help?
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    You have to be very careful. Halegen lights create alot of heat. You may just end up cooking your plants.

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    i put it a little bit farther away from my terrarium, its about 8 inches away from the plants and it still shine more brightly than the 60 watt, which was only 6 inches away
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    Halogen lights produce alot of light but they majority of the light is not suitable for plant growth.
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    how so?
    its a whit light halogen, its says on the box that i got it in
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    blah.. gonna make me dig up statistics on Halogen lighting now eh ?

    White light has no technical meaning. Here is a link to the spectral graph for Halogen vs Fluorescent spectral graphs

    Notice in the halogen there is extreamly little light produced in the 420-435nm range. This is mostly where plants need light to grow and halogen has almost none.. Most of the light is produced above 650nm. Plants can use some red/far red light around 720nm but this light isn't used for driving photosynthesis by the plant.

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    You should listen to Tony, he knows what he's talking about.

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    woot, the stats dont lie
    ill sitcth back my lights, i need a new bulb tho, ill prob use my old reptile daylight blue bulb [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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