Personal preference for me but even if I got better growth out of LEDs I wouldn't use them. They're just to horrendous to look at. If you're never near your plants that's one thing but I couldn't look at that all day long.
Also nothing beat the good ole sun in a greenhouse right?
Post by Justintime on Apr 24, 2017 21:52:59 GMT -5
You're a lucky guy! Not many can say they work in a greenhouse with birds, frogs, tortoises, fish flamingos, turtles, iguana, butterflies, moths so many different kinds of plants a natural lowland of nepthes growing all without the need for artificial lighting. Also your sarracenia collection looks awesome and hope to see it next time I'm out there. if anyone else gets the chance to go to Vancouver island I highly suggest the butterfly gardens!! I agree the pinkish light after a year of it grows old but growing inside with lights, power consumption is a big deal! Leds give you more for less. I'm thinking 4 white leds to counter the red and blue leds might Work.
Last Edit: Apr 24, 2017 21:54:50 GMT -5 by Justintime
Hi Justin, if you add green LEDs it can counter the purple better too. But it needs some adjusting and tweaking. Personally I would just go with whites. Your setup is really neat though, love it! PS: I NEED to visit the butterfly garden, everyone (just talked to Keith the other day) is telling me to go see it! Willy
Carnivorous Plants lover, Mechatronic Systems Engineer BC, Canada
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