Hey kids. It's been a while.
Recently, i've been moving around the light fixtures and bought a GIGANTIC (emphasis on entire word) light fixture from a rather sketchy place nearby for cheap. I think it used to be a pot grow light. Anyways, the thing is really huge; it's a, and i extract from the bulb box the following info,: optiLUME 400 watt metal halide lamp with a concentrated blue-yellow spectrum designed for vegetative growth
Lamp shape: ED37
ANSI ballast: M59
Temperature: 4,200 K
Initial lumens: 39,000
Life: 10,000 hours
Burn Position: Universal
So, that's the box. No pics yet, but i was wondering if anyone else has done something quite like this. If there is any information on how good this is compared to, say, typical cool white fluorescent tube bulbs, lemme know. I've seen a guy growing plants using something that looked quite a lot like this in Switzerland, and i dare say his plants were mind boggling in beauty and epic splendor.
PS: I should probably tell you what i'm growing.
i specialize in drosera. Intensely. I want them dripping in dew and crimson red. That's what i love to do. I need something with intense light to grow D. regia, madagascarensis, large red capensis, dichotoma, peltata, etc. If anyone has hunches about this light, or knows a thing or two, i'm listening.