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By Intheswamp
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davinstewart wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:37 pm <snip>

My only complaint is that the leds throw a lot of light off to the sides and would be more efficient if they were all directed down. Still, plants seem to grow very well under them.

Hope that helps!
That's a lot of light, too! Another option!

As for the light coming from the sides... What about some strips of aluminum form attached to the edges of the lights? It would help to keep from blinding you, too.
By davinstewart
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Yep, that'd work. The reason I mention it is that it's something to watch out for when buying new lights. Hope that helps!
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By Dan V
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Intheswamp, I purchased my first two sets about one year ago and all good so far. They do offer both a "white" and a "soft white "version".
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By Intheswamp
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I’m going to keep these in mind. Already saved them to my Amazon “carnivorous plant” list! ;) Thanks for the feedback!
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By andynorth
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Panman wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:27 pm I grow all of my intermediate neps under shop lights and they still get too much light.
So is it too much light or too much heat? I have my plants about 10 inches from the lights. Although my plants seem to do great and are growing with no signs of burning, the dead moss that is in my soil
seems to have a burnt appearance to them. I keep the temp between 84 to 86 degrees F so I am thinking the lights are too close, which would obviously make sense.
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