NANFA-- Halogena bulbs?
Fri, 16 Mar 2001 20:57:53 EST

In my search for affordable lighting that grows plants and looks good, I
am forced to explore different alternatives and types of bulbs. Right now I'm
using some real cheap($8.00) twisting power compact flourescents that screw
into a regular incandescent fixture, but have too much red in their spectrum,
have a CRI of 84, and have a kelvin temp of 2800(not very good, considering
the sun has a kelvin temp of 5000-7500, and a CRI of 100). I have been told
by several people that kelvin temp is not a reliable scale, and I would have
to agree with them. Anyways, moon brought to my attention that the new
halogena bulbs by phillips look good. Has anyone else tried the halogena
bulbs? I am worried they may throw off too much heat, and their spectrum may
not be all that great. Anywho, please let the list know if you have tried the
halogenas, and if they worked out, I am very curious. Thanks! __Dan

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