So I'm upgrading my grow rack from a makeshift shoe rack conversion to a full fledged, multi-shelved growing environment. Now I must choose the lighting, which will be used for primarily nepenthes and drosera (for now).
I know I want florescent, I just don't know which one I really need. Here are the options I've narrowed it down to:
Lithonia Lighting Shoplight Diamond Plate Chrome Finish 50 In. 2 Light T8 Fluorescent Fixture:
For about $35 + cost of bulbs.
Is that reflector going to be good enough? How about 32 watt bulbs? With the highest lumen bulbs I could find (and at 6,500K), the most lumen I think I can get out of the fixture is around 5,800.
OR should I go with two of these?
$43 a piece, bulbs included.
This fixture is actually meant for hydroponics and would produce 10,000 lumen with two of them.
Thoughts on which one I need to go with? If I can get away with the lower lumen output on the first one I'll go with that.
Or is there another fixture I should look at?
Thanks for everyone that provides advice. I plan on sticking around!