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Anyone Using a Light Meter?

This is a discussion on Anyone Using a Light Meter? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I saw light meters for sale for around $40, I was surprised because I always ...

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    Default Anyone Using a Light Meter?

    I saw light meters for sale for around $40, I was surprised because I always imagined they would cost a lot more. Does anyone use light meters or would suggest using them? If they work really well it certainly would help me figure out which orchids I can grow in my set up. I don't really know the amount of light I'm getting in my east window, and what orchids would likely bloom with the amount of light received, all other variables equal.

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    If it reads in fc (foot candles) then it might be a good thing to have. If it reads some other scale, then converting can be a pain. A lot of orchid light info is in fc.

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