There are tons of options when it comes to grow lights. From the expensive high tech to the lower costing shop lights it really depends on what you are trying to get out of your lights.
Generally I will use my system to grow seedlings to get a head start on the summer. For this Fluorescent or CFL bulbs are more than sufficient. As a bonus I have been able to grow hot pepper and cherry tomatoes indoors under these lights.
Today I am going to go through quickly how I select and purchase my lights and how to install them into our shelf system.
What is the best Florescent light for an indoor grow operation?
Is a T8 bulb better than T12 for growing plants?
Do Lumens Matter?
How many Watts do I need to grow plants?
What is a Kelven rating and which one do I need to grow plants?
What light ballast or fixture should I get?
How to install Grow lights on a shelf.
How much did this grow light system cost?
Indoor Growing Playlist
Grow Lights Explained CFL LED and HPS:
How to Grow Plants using CFL or Florescent Lights:
Indoor Growing Playlist:
 Light Colour to Kelven rating:
 Fluorescent Lights Info Sheet
 Wavelengths of light care of Popular Mechanics
 Visible Light Diagram care of inda-gro.com
 Additional information on bulbs
 Photo Credit Chlorophyl absorption peaks
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