By special Order of the Progressive Mafia of San Francisco, all bulbs sold in this city have to be fluorescent. Unless they are for a special use. Like a crystal chandelier or the Lt. Governors tanning bed.
Anyway, I was going to buy some/one of those clamp on shop lights, but as a real conservationist who also happens to be somewhat broke, I decided to take a stroll through a local institution called Thrift Town. Why buy something new when you can reuse?
Well, it's slim pickings these days-seems like everybody is somewhat broke- but I found several spot lights. As in stage lights. One of them had a high wattage filament bulb (sshhh. I don't want to get busted
) in it. I got that one. I'm thinking-great! It's full spec, it's warm, but if you take the spot focus off, it's not gonna fry anything, and I'm not growing a crop anyway-just a few herbs I got a late start on, plus some of "my" sunlight is gets blocked by the giant Art Deco fancy-pants condo unit across the street. I need more LIGHT. In fact, the bulb in there looks just like the grow lights my mother used to use on her "wall of plants" (actually brass and glass shelving unit-oh the '80's. So mauve and breakable!
) to keep her 30 or so houseplants alive during the dark winters in AK.
But I keep reading fluorescent, fluorescent, and fluorescent. Why? If I need to switch over, fine, but I'd truly appreciate an explanation. Be as technical and nerdy as you want. I love it.
Thanks in advance for reading this, and any kind of information you can give me.
In the heart of the city,