I'm not very knowledgeable about fluorescent lights and ballasts and stuff, so maybe you could point me in the right direction. I have a little shelf of plants at my dorm and currently they are lit by two desk lamps sporting CFLs. The length of my pots right now is just one foot, but I would be looking into getting maybe a two foot ballast.
I am looking to just buy one of these because I think my desk lamps are too high wattage for the CFLs...my first one burned out after only like 3500 hours.
Let me know what you guys think.
Here are some pics of the setup.