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I need lighting help please

This is a discussion on I need lighting help please within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi everyone. I burned out orchid wise.... I know. Inconceivable! (did I spell that right?? ...

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    Hi everyone. I burned out orchid wise.... I know. Inconceivable! (did I spell that right?? too lazy to look) I'm down to 2 orchids.
    I have a Mexipedium with one full sized growth and one trying to grow growth. And I have a Paph delenatii. I have them inside on a small shelf with cheap boxstore lights that seemed like they might be good enough for orchids, but I think maybe they aren't bright enough?? Since I am down to 2 orchids, I want to spoil them and make them grow well for me. What is the best lighting I can do? Again, it's small.
    Thanks!!

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    Are you using the grow lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikva View Post
    ... I want to spoil them and make them grow well for me...
    Spoiling orchids is like the fastest way to send them to orchid heaven ... Orchids thrive on benign neglect ... Hope you know that ...
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    I lost the packing for the lights, but they are plastic fixtures where you can't exchange the bulbs ever. I think once they burn out, they are trash... so I will need replacement lights anyway...

    Hoa, I can always use reminders. By spoil, I mean more than I had before. My poor orchids were not getting enough water. I hope I don't overcompensate... :c) Good lights, some food and slightly more water than they had before is what I mean by spoil.... I guess I meant "not neglect any longer". *sigh*

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