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    Hydroponic Fluorescent Lights Bulbs Lamps

    Hydroponic System DiagramFluorescent Light
    Fluorescent tubes offer a broader color spectrum and are available in a variety of kinds including bright white. cool white. warm white. plant bulbs. daylight and full spectrum. The combination of warm and cool white offer a broad light spectrum.

    Fluorescent bulbs are relatively inexpensive, long-lasting and provide even, cool lighting.

    The down-side to fluorescent lights is that they are low in intensity and need to be very close to the plants to be effective. Seedlings, cuttings and most house plants will benefit from fluorescent lighting. Listed below are some fluorescent lights to get you started with.

    There are several options when it comes to lighting your indoor hydroponics system. One of them is fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent lighting is the least expensive of the lighting system for indoor hydroponics growing. It is also one of the more energy efficient and coolest running systems. Despite these pluses, there are also some significant drawbacks to fluorescent lighting.

    The biggest drawback to fluorescent lights is that they do not provide the full spectrum of wavelengths in the optimum bands for photosynthesis. The newer T5 fluorescents are an improvement and are getting closer to covering the full spectrum needed for all phases of plant growth.

    For the moment, fluorescent lighting is best suited for ornamental house plants and for starting seedlings, cuttings and clones. Full-spectrum fluorescent lights are also great for leafy produce like lettuce spinach and herbs. They fall short, however, when it comes to fruiting vegetables and flowering plants. Despite the improvements with the T5 bulbs, they are still lacking in the wavelengths most suited to fruiting and flowering, so they are not well suited to activities such as growing tomatoes.

    If you are going to limit your growing, say, rafts of lettuce, you might well consider taking advantage of the low cost of fluorescent lighting. If you do choose this option, here are a few guidelines in utilizing them:

    • Since fluorescent lighting does not produce much in the way of heat, lights can be hung very near to     your plants. As a rule of thumb, 4-6 inches above the plants is sufficient.
    • When planning your system, plan on using about 40 watts of fluorescent lighting for each square foot of growing area. With T5 fluorescents, use one 4 foot tube for each two square feet of growing bed.
    • Fluorescent lights are not well suited for larger plants because the light they emit does not penetrate foliage as well as some other types of lighting (Notably, lighting of the High Intensity Discharge varieties), this can be overcome by placing lights to the sides as well as above larger plants.
    • You can split your operation, utilizing fluorescent lighting for vegetative stages of plant growth and moving your plants under an HID lighting system for flowering and fruiting.

    Properly used, and with an understanding of its limitations, fluorescent lighting can be a useful tool in indoor hydroponics, they are economical to purchase and cheap to operate. They also produce less heat than other lights and therefore reduce the amount of cooling your growing space will require. They can be a big money  saver, if their spectrum meets your growing needs.

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    TopoGrow T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Fixture Lamp W/bulbs for Plant Germination  picture

    TopoGrow T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Fixture Lamp W/bulbs for Plant Germination

    $78.41



    VIVOSUN 6500K 2FT 2TUBES Fluorescent Grow Light Fixture for Indoor Plants Read picture

    VIVOSUN 6500K 2FT 2TUBES Fluorescent Grow Light Fixture for Indoor Plants Read

    $38.99



    T5 HO FLUORESCENT 24 2' 2ft 4 LAMP GROW LIGHT BULBS NEW picture

    T5 HO FLUORESCENT 24 2' 2ft 4 LAMP GROW LIGHT BULBS NEW

    $86.90



    iPower 2FT 4FT 2700K 6400K 24W 54W T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Bulbs - Pack of 5 picture

    iPower 2FT 4FT 2700K 6400K 24W 54W T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Bulbs - Pack of 5

    $25.99



    T5 4 FT 4 8 16 BULBS FLUORESCENT LAMP GROW LIGHT HYDROPONICS VEG DAYLIGHT T5HO  picture

    T5 4 FT 4 8 16 BULBS FLUORESCENT LAMP GROW LIGHT HYDROPONICS VEG DAYLIGHT T5HO

    $46.95



    California Lightworks SolarSystem UVB Fluorescent Hydroponic System Grow Light picture

    California Lightworks SolarSystem UVB Fluorescent Hydroponic System Grow Light

    $134.99



    4-Pack T5 HO Grow Light - 1 Bulb Light System - Fluorescent Hydroponic Indoor  picture

    4-Pack T5 HO Grow Light - 1 Bulb Light System - Fluorescent Hydroponic Indoor

    $32.29



    DUROLUX T5 HO INDOOR GROW LIGHT - 4 FT 8 BULB  DL8048 FLUORESCENT HYDROPONIC VEG picture

    DUROLUX T5 HO INDOOR GROW LIGHT - 4 FT 8 BULB DL8048 FLUORESCENT HYDROPONIC VEG

    $129.99



    2 new USA 24

    2 new USA 24" Verilux F20T12 /SUN fluorescent FULL SPECTRUM GROW light bulb 20w

    $59.99



    T5 BULBS T5HO HIGH OUTPUT FLUORESCENT LAMP 2 & 4 ft GROW BLOOM UV 1 4 8 25 packs picture

    T5 BULBS T5HO HIGH OUTPUT FLUORESCENT LAMP 2 & 4 ft GROW BLOOM UV 1 4 8 25 packs

    $34.95



    5× iPower 2FT 24W T5 Fluorescent High Output HO Cool Blue Grow Light Bulbs 6400K picture

    5× iPower 2FT 24W T5 Fluorescent High Output HO Cool Blue Grow Light Bulbs 6400K

    $25.99



    iPower 54W 4 Feet 2-Bulb Fluorescent T5 Grow Light Stand Rack Fixture 6400K picture

    iPower 54W 4 Feet 2-Bulb Fluorescent T5 Grow Light Stand Rack Fixture 6400K

    $89.99



    Oppolite 2FT/4FT 4/6/8-Bulb 24W/54W T5 HO Fluorescent Plant Grow Light Fixture picture

    Oppolite 2FT/4FT 4/6/8-Bulb 24W/54W T5 HO Fluorescent Plant Grow Light Fixture

    $128.40



    iPower 10Pack 2FT T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Bulb High Output Tube Lamp 24W 6400K picture

    iPower 10Pack 2FT T5 Fluorescent Grow Light Bulb High Output Tube Lamp 24W 6400K

    $39.99



    DUROLUX T5 HO INDOOR GROW LIGHT - 2 FT 4 LAMPS DL824 FLUORESCENT HYDROPONIC VEG picture

    DUROLUX T5 HO INDOOR GROW LIGHT - 2 FT 4 LAMPS DL824 FLUORESCENT HYDROPONIC VEG

    $56.99



    2 of NEW Sylvania F20T12 fluorescent grow light bulb 20w Gro-Lux 24

    2 of NEW Sylvania F20T12 fluorescent grow light bulb 20w Gro-Lux 24" plant lite

    $54.40



    New AEROGARDEN 3 Pack Deluxe Compact Fluorescent Grow Bulbs Model #100633 picture

    New AEROGARDEN 3 Pack Deluxe Compact Fluorescent Grow Bulbs Model #100633

    $22.95



    DUROLUX T5 HO INDOOR GROW LIGHT - 4 FT 4 LAMPS DL844 FLUORESCENT HYDROPONIC VEG picture

    DUROLUX T5 HO INDOOR GROW LIGHT - 4 FT 4 LAMPS DL844 FLUORESCENT HYDROPONIC VEG

    $85.99



    Durolux T5 HO Grow Light - 4 FT 8 Lamps - DL8048-240V Fluorescent Hydroponic Ind picture

    Durolux T5 HO Grow Light - 4 FT 8 Lamps - DL8048-240V Fluorescent Hydroponic Ind

    $133.52



    T5 HO Grow Light - 4 FT 8 Lamps - DL848S Fluorescent Hydroponic Indoor Fixture picture

    T5 HO Grow Light - 4 FT 8 Lamps - DL848S Fluorescent Hydroponic Indoor Fixture

    $92.45