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Lighting in Buffalo NY?

This is a discussion on Lighting in Buffalo NY? within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hey Everyone, I live in Buffalo NY,but I know how harsh the winters are. I ...

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    Question Lighting in Buffalo NY?

    Hey Everyone, I live in Buffalo NY,but I know how harsh the winters are.
    I do have some 40 watt lights to prepare, but I'm worried about my higher light growing phals, bellinas, violaceas ect.
    I was just wondering if they might need a little bit more light than just 40 watts.
    I notice that even if they recieve lower light for at least a day their leaves get less trurgid.....
    Anyone have any input on this subject?

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    Allesandra, if it's a fluorescent bulb and the plants are kept near the center within 6 or 7 inches under the lamp and not out toward the edges, they should receive plenty of light. An incandescent bulb would put out too much heat I think for as close as you would need to put the plants to get the light intensity.

    Garland posted some good info about lights that might help you more, here.

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