I'm sorta new to growing CPs, but after saving 6 VFTs from the grocery store that i work at (stupid little kids and their pencils...) i've gone pretty crazy growing these. i own a little bit of everything right now.
anyway i have a terrarium that is 36x18x12 with 2x 48" 40-watt shop lights on top, totalling 4 bulbs.
i bought them at first with 4 philips "cool white" bulbs... they were sold in bulk so i have no idea of the lumens output, color temp, etc.
i figured they sucked by default so i went out and bought some philips "plant and aquarium" bulbs. these are 1600 lumens each, 2700k and no info on the CRI. after reading a bit it actually sounds like these suck for CP growing, or is it that because they are specially made for plants, exceptions are made to the numbers?
I just want to know which bulbs would be best for my plants, i can buy more as long as they are shop-light style, beyond that money isnt really an issue.
also, is lumen output cumulative with multiple bulbs? how about color temp?
oh and one more thing.. if anyone knows where i can buy a N. Hamata, villosa, or Macrophylla? all the online stores i've looked at always seem sold out... and i dont think i'm deep enough into the "CP underworld" yet to "know a guy who knows a guy" any info or sources would be really cool, thank you much!