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  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Grow lights (fluorescent ones) - any experiences?
« on: January 27, 2014, 02:12:19 pm »
Has anyone got experience using growing lightbulb? I have been looking at the Fluorescent systems, seems to be costing up to 50 pounds for the basic one, but have so far not bought anything.

What do people use them for - I was thinking my peppers/chillies (just coming through in the propagator), then tomatoes and squashes/pumpkins/courgettes.

Anyone recommend a make/supplier? Or are they just hype? Any normal lightbulbs (energy saving ones) can be used for this too? - I do understand the science behind using the specific ones, but was wondering if a normal light does the trick too, after all it would only be supplementary lighting anyway...


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