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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 1 decade ago

What kind of light bulbs can be used to grow plants?

I heard flourescent can, how about those power saving bulbs? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Yeah like the others said "Grow" lights that you buy from hardware stores like Home Depot would probably be the best bulbs to grow plants.

    The problem with those is that they are a bit more expensive to not just buy but for the amount of electricity they use (although there are new LED Grow lights that take up very little electricity...but they are new and therefore expensive).

    If you are just a casual grower you can easily just use a flourescent light or energy saving light bulb. While they don't emit the full spectrum of light that a Grow light has, they emit enough of it for your plants to still thrive. Probably more cost effective if you are just growing a few plants

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    The "Forever Bulb", last ten years and coast a fraction of the normal yearly cost. Is that the bulb you are talking about? The suck for plants, just not the right color spectrum and not nearly enough lumens. For the same price you spend on house hold lights that dont work you can buy real lights made for plants. Check out my link they have some of the best deals I have ever seen!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go to a hardware store or places such as Home Depot. Ask for grow lights for plants and flowers. They are a special type of light.

    By the way, you will need to keep them on for at least 12 hours in the day time. Turn them off at night.

    If you have just a few seeds to grow, plant them and put them in a south facing window (USA) and they will grow just as well.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • Amy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Plants reflect green, so they absorb and need red. Use light bulbs that only give red (and onfortunately also infrared). You can use a normal l.b. but supply less voltage. (Place 2 or 3 in series connection)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can use Fluorescent Fixtures or Fluorescent Replacement Bulbs for your plants. T5 Fluorescent fixtures provide light that is ideal for growing all kinds of plants indoors. They are lightweight and high output fixtures. You can buy these quality and branded products here :- http://www.hydroasis.com/hy/items.aspx?id=409&item...

  • Susan
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    For the best answers, search on this site https://shorturl.im/awACO

    You need to google on "grow lamps" to obtain useful info. See the link for example. Don't forget though that in the winter almost any device that comsumes power (watts) indoors will help heat your building (or house basement?) and is not really "wasted." Ten 100W bulbs are equivalent to a 1KW heater. Good luck.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    go to a lighting store or a light bulb section is a bigger supermarket or discount store, look for a UV lamp that says it is for plants. the flourescent and the CFL's are the same thing

  • 1 decade ago

    power saving lights won't give enough footcandles to produce good results.

    flourescents are fine, gro-lights are better

    either way place the lights as close to the plants as possible to the light source for best results.

    incandescents are pratctically worthless for plants

    Source(s): professional and personal growing experience
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Full spectrum lights work best. Look for those labeled as grow lights or aquarium lights.

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