bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Mon Nov 14 19:55:58 CST 2005
Ken Seefried wrote:
> From: "John Allain" <allain at panix.com>
>>>>>>>>>> So given the choice, what lighting *is* good?
>> Natural white seems to be worse in traditional fluorescents, but newer
>> corrected bulbs are available.
>> Expensive stores and some art galleries like to use high temperature
>> sources, like 12V50w reflector lamps. They may be among the whitest,
>> can be used either in quantity for an almost daylight look, or
>> sparingly, to
>> allow the blinkenlights to be prominent.
> For many requirements like this (aquariums, hydroponics, etc), the
> lighting of choice is high-Kelvin Metal-Halide lighting. With bulbs
> over 150W, you can get 10,000 K bulbs, and at 175W and above, you can
> get 14,000 K. Bulbs go to 1000W and more. All of these are very
> bright & very, very blue-white.
Green Green . I want green! . The sun is green ... ears are pointed ...
> If you are more interested in "natural Sun-like" spectrum, there are
> numerous choices in VHO florescent bulbs, again in the aquarium &
> hydroponics world. These are *totally* different than the florescent
> bulbs you get at the local hardware store.
> Pretty much anything you get at, say, Home Depot, even the "aquarium
> bulbs" or "grow bulbs", will be noticeably inferior from a spectrum
> perspective. Stick to the hydroponic or aquarium stores.
Well all I got in Canada is the standard bulb fixtures. I got the screw
in florescent bulbs to save on power
but I don't like the color spectrum. I want daylight everywhere but I
can't change the fixures. Any Ideas?
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