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    Thanks guys, I'm going to do more research like you've all suggested and keep in mind everything you've told me.
    I'll have to check out the Phillips and Cree LEDs lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S. View Post
    The term Watts is used to determine how much power it can potentially put out. You can also look for color which is often called daylight (in the below example 5000K).

    I am a big fan of using LED light technology for growing plants indoors. I have done so since 2006. I still use most of my original lights from back then.

    Here is what I would suggest for a heli or two: http://www.homedepot.com/p/TCP-200W-...z0u18wZ1z0u1gt

    The true test will be to see how your plants react and if you like the results.
    5000k with 85CRI is impressive and almost guaranteed to grow Heliamphora pretty well based on what little I know
    The amount of color one attains is also highly dependent of species.
    Some species practically turn red under candlelight, while others refuse to under the most intense lighting.

    fwiw, DaveS is a long time grower of heli, he gave me my first H 'Tequila' many moons ago
    He doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk.... and he is good people
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    Hahaha thank you for the reinforcement av8tor what species for you don't color up? Or which ones do you know of?

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    follic is about the easiest to get red, show it a lit match and its red...

    parva is stunning but likes to stay green

    nutans giant shows its glabra genetics and displays yellows,oranges and reds

    tequila (certain clones) shows dramatic red till it slowly acclimates, then not as intense..

    bang for the buck, parva and folliculata.... both easy, both very appealing visually but each totally unique


    edit: last pic shows parva in foreground and folliculata in background
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ell-phone-pics
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    Ahhh I love parvas, it's still pretty red around the rim. I guess I'll have to do some testing and see what my plants like should be fun

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