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    i just got a full spectrum (5500K) flouresent "vita-lamp" with UVB. its used for exotic animals and supposed to be the closest thing to natural light as you can get. anyone know if this is really a good light?
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    um I don't think it is good to use that kind of light cp's like hot humid air I would check with someone else

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    Can anyone tell me if sylvenia plant light (60 Watt) would work good for vfts

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    my flytrap is in a room that is 80 degrees and about 44% humidity, but not much sunlight. thats why i got the vita-light.
    i was hoping it would "replace" the sun when i cant get it outdoors.
    -UP THE IRONS!!!!

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    hey pip,

    The light you are asking about will work.

    Keep it 6-8 inches away from the top of the plant. leave the light on for 12-14 hours a day.

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    The Vita light fluorescent is fine. You can get cheaper bulbs though that will work almost as well. You can mix cool white and warm white standard bulbs at 1:1. There are others such as ultralume and chroma bulbs that also come in a 5-6K range and have higher lumen output than the standard bulbs but they are a bit more expensive.

    The sylvania 60watt.. is that incandescent? If it is.. careful. Those incandescent spotlight type plant bulbs get VERY hot and can fry plants quickly
    Tony
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