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SURE, you could start your seeds under ordinary fluorescent lights and fixtures. But you can do better. Instead of using a fixture that's meant to illuminate the garage or workshop, use a fixture that's designed to make plants grow. Here's why our bulbs are better:
Roots grown under conventional fluorescent lights.
Roots grown under our high-output lights.
Yes. Our bulbs deliver 80 percent of natural sunlight on a color-rendering index; typical bulbs offer only 75 percent or less. What's more, the "temperature" of the light in our bulbs — 6,500 kelvin — is ideal for growing plants. Typical bulbs are offered in "warm" and "cool" versions; for seedstarting, "cool" bulbs are best. However, it's difficult to get the right light temperature and brightness in an ordinary bulb.
When you grow seedlings with our bulbs, you won't see the usual signs of light starvation: leggy seedlings leaning inward toward the light. Instead, you'll see straight, stocky seedlings with well-developed leaves and root systems.
In the garden, these healthier, more robust seedlings will get off to a faster start after transplanting, which means an earlier, more abundant harvest of fruit and flowers.
Last updated: 9/3/16
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