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here is my little garden, the morning glories are doing well and so are the Amaryllis as you can tell by the leaves. Here is picture of my little garden, I turned the clamp on light off for a while, do you think it will have a negative impact on the morning glories? [url=https://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/412/pc292887.jpg/][img]https://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7/pc292887.th.jpg[/img][/url]

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I saw your books, I love the OddThomas books.

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what do you mean by odd thomas books? Do you mean my Dean Koontz books? I LOVE his books, they are very interesting and exciting, he runs a close race with Stephen King in my opinion.

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Looking good! The tall lamp won't hurt the morning glories, but it is too little light too far away to help them very much either. The clamp on will help more if you can get it a little bit closer.
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I was worried about getting it too close to the plant, won't it burn it if it gets too close?

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Yes Koonntz wrote them the Odd Thomas books are some very good.

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I am always on the lookout for new Dean Koontz books, I had to make a list to carry around so I would not buy the same one over again. All my plants are doing well, and the one that I had in the vase I put back out on the paper and there is a bit of green showing out of one necks. But I think I am going to leave it there for a while longer. The other one I think I may throw away, it is peeling away layers and there is greenery but it feels dry and spongy, so I think I am going to get rid of it. I will show you a picture of it and maybe someone can tell me if [url=https://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/805/pc302897.jpg/][img]https://img805.imageshack.us/img805/8903/pc302897.th.jpg[/img][/url]

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Re: morning glories

ghostrider wrote:I was worried about getting it too close to the plant, won't it burn it if it gets too close?
Not if you use a fluorescent light bulb. The compact fluorescent bulbs fit in a regular socket, use less energy, and give off less heat.
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I found one of the newest bulbs, the curlique ones, I put that in the clamp on light, is that what you meant? I seems awfully bright to me, I robbed it out of a ceiling fixture, and I replaced it with a regular bulb. You are right, I put my hand next to the bulb and it was not hot! It is amazing that something that bright could be so cool. Hopefully it helps out. Will turn it off when I leave or go to bed.[url=https://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/215/pc302898.jpg/][img]https://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7325/pc302898.th.jpg[/img][/url]

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If I'm not mistaken, an incandescent bulb ("normal bulb") doesn't do much for a plant with regards to lighting, in that, it's not going to help it grow (it will make the room where the plant is placed brighter, but it won't necessarily help the plant grow bigger). Fluorescent lights will do more for the plant with regards to lighting and growing. I think that's why they say a number of plants you see in offices and banks grow pretty well, because of all the fluorescent lighting. I read this online somewhere ages ago so my information could be wrong.

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just a bit of reality to the topic.....
(since everyone seems to hate the truth . . .)

the human eyeball perceives "light" differently than "plants"

incandescent vs. florescent bulbs produce "light" in a variety of wavelengths i.e. "spectrum"

there are thousands of Internet "expert" sites which degree of spectrum x-y-z is "valuable" - I'm not going to attempt to sort that out. go and research / believe the source of your choice.

but, bottom line, you can push a florescent light right up to mashing a first true leaf on a seedling and see "no heat damage" - yeah,,,, well,cause,,, florescent don't make a lot of heat - incandescent bulbs do.

a florescent bulb mix - 50% warm white, 50% cool white , is reputed to be the most effective cost replacement for "sun light"

those "full spectrum" lights - yes, they are, for a very short period of time.
30-90 days., after that full spectrum is not "full" of anything other than the sellers wallet.

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Sort of true.. fluorescents give much more light for the same amount of energy and have a fuller spectrum. Incandescent skew red and have little blue. But the main problem is that they give off so much heat. You can't have it very close or you burn/ desiccate your plants. But of course if it isn't close, then the plant isn't getting much light. Light diffuses by the inverse square law... if you move your light twice as far away, say from 4" away to 8" away, it gets 1/4 the light at 8" as it did at 4".
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So, just to ask for future reference, if you do grow a plant indoors, is it better to have it near an incandescent light bulb or a fluorescent? I understand that the incandescent light bulbs generate more heat which isn't good if you want your plant to get an adequate amount of lighting (you can't place them close enough to the light source without it burning). I've just read in the past that fluorescent is the better of the two, but am still curious if there is any truth to that.

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plantomaniac08 wrote:So, just to ask for future reference, if you do grow a plant indoors, is it better to have it near an incandescent light bulb or a fluorescent? I understand that the incandescent light bulbs generate more heat which isn't good if you want your plant to get an adequate amount of lighting (you can't place them close enough to the light source without it burning). I've just read in the past that fluorescent is the better of the two, but am still curious if there is any truth to that.
That's what we've been telling you... fluorescent is better, fuller spectrum, more light, less heat. Incandescent does not work very well because you cannot get it close enough, due to the heat output, it doesn't provide enough blue light, etc etc....
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I have the fluorescent light right up to the morning glory plant, and you will not believe it, there is a bud with color there! It is purple and it is very pretty. I did not know those light bulbs could be so cool, I put my hand next to the bulb and there is no heat at all, just took this picture of the colored bud this morning.[url=https://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/pc302902.jpg/][img]https://img94.imageshack.us/img94/8739/pc302902.th.jpg[/img][/url]

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here is another picture I took after I moved the clamp on light. The clamp on light has a fluorescent bulb in it, I can't put one in the other lamp it won't fit right, so I am just[url=https://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/pc312903.jpg/][img]https://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6397/pc312903.th.jpg[/img][/url]

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