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Asked on Apr 21, 2019

Can we use LED tube light for growing seedlings inside?

Nancy TurnerKmdreamerBetsy


(From Costco)

3 answers
  • Betsy
    on Apr 22, 2019

    Hi Parv: I would suppose, but to get the best results, a grow light. It has different wave lengths. Like plants growing outdoors in the sunlight, indoor plants grow best under full-spectrum bulbs, which produce a balance of cool and warm light that replicates the natural solar spectrum. They're excellent for seedlings as well as houseplants, culinary herbs and other plants. Horticultural LED grow-lights produce only the wavelengths most utilized by plants, so you may want to look for these bulbs rather than buying ones for general use. Halogen lights can also provide full-spectrum light, but like incandescents they put off a lot of heat and are less energy-efficient than fluorescents. Hope this helps. Good luck with your plants.

  • Kmdreamer
    on Apr 22, 2019

    Not enough light fluorescent lights needed

  • Nancy Turner
    on Apr 22, 2019

    I agree with all, fluorescent light bulbs don't have the full spectrum light that the plants need to grow healthy. LED grow light bulbs are the most energy efficient. Halogen the worst for efficiency. The price of the LED bulbs are a little more, but they will also last longer and are worth the extra. You can get them as separate bulbs or use the strip kind, making sure that the light covers all the seedling pots for them to have the best chance of being healthy and beautiful plants.

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