Hey guys, since I'm restarting with CPs I kinda decided to redo my terrarium, and with it, I redid the lighting as well.
I used to have 4 light bulbs from 23-36W something like 1300-1600 lumens each with 5000-5500 K, at about 10 inches and it was alright, but I wasn't that thrilled about it, not to mention it got hot as hell in there. Today I went to Home Depot and bought new light fixture and with it a new bulb. It is actually a flood light for illuminating 70 by 70 yards of lawn and I'm using it on a 10 gallon terrarium from 9 inches lol. The bulb is Fluorex 100 Watts, it says on it 6500 Kelvin=10,050 photopic lumens=6,700 and CRI is 80. I heard that the 10,050 lumens are not real or w/e and the real number for plant growing is lower. Is it the 6700? I tested it on my terr for a few hours and the temp only got up to 32C and there is plenty of open space all around it to allow for air movement. It is also so bright that trying to look at it is like looking at the sun, blinds you instantly.
I dont have anything growing in the terrarium right now because I don't have anything at all lol, but just wanted to get ready for when I get the little guys.
So I'm just wondering if this light is ok or not.
Thanks to all who respond.
Oh yeah, they were also selling VFTs in Home Depot and I couldn't resist buying one So now I do have something growing, but not in the terrarium.