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    Let me try rewording this....

    A fluorescent bulb of a certain size and length will only put out so many lumens. If a larger portion of the light is emitted in a wavelength that is not usable by a plant, a smaller portion of that total is usable by the plant compared to a bulb that puts out a larger % in the proper wavelength.

    So in fact you will get more light the plants can utilize by simply using a cool white bulb instead.

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    So a couple of cool white incandescents will work? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    cool white fluorescent..

    Despite Axel using incandescent for his terrarium (I still claim its the close proximity of the South window that is allowing the plants to grow well), incandescent is a poor choice for plants. They are hot and the bulk of the light output is not ideal for plant growth. If you have a screw in type fixture those compact fluorescent bulbs designed to work in and incandescent fixture would work also
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    So if I had the proper fixture for an incandescent, it would work? How far away should it be/ what wattage is best? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    So if I had the proper fixture for an incandescent, it would work?[/QUOTE]

    NO

    IF you happen to have a screw in fixture you can use one of those screw in fluorescent bulbs although the long straight tubes are preferable as they spread the light more evenly.
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    John, save yourself the hassle and just go get a flurescent fixture. Don't even think about incandescents. They are

    BAD BAD BAD

    Hope that clears stuff up. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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