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lighting Desk Lamp Grow Light

Ok. Sorry for the second thread about grow lights, but this is about another grow light and its usage. Thsis one is a simple desk lamp with a full spectrum NOMA LED grow light bulb. I had seen something like this for sale online, but I picked up the lamp used cheap today online, and a local hardware store had the bulb on sale for just over $4 CAD. I had just wanted to give this a try because I do not yet have a grow tent, and did not want to set it up for just one plant that I am currently germinating the seeds for in a coffee filter. What I am mainly looking at is has anyone used something similar in a setup, and most importantly at what distance should this light be from the plant when it is germinated and has started sprouting. I am aware of the 18" - 30" for the larger purple grow lights such as the one that will go into a grow tent, but this one is different. Thank you in advance for any help and or insight into this.
 

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i bough one like that for my pepper that had been growing for about a year already under another bigger lamp and then changed to something like that, it didnt take so long before that plant started to look depressive and switched back so i would like dragon says keep a watch over it.
 
Great, thank you for the input as it is exactly what I was looking for. I guess I could have been a bit more clear in what I said earlier. I had originally intended for it to be used to start the plant only and not fully grow it as hopefully I will be able to have it catch up to the rest that have already started a while ago in the window, then I will plant it outdoors. We still have feet of snow on the ground with more on its way, so I do have time!
 
That bulb is not bright enough and has a very low electrical efficiency (= rip-off). What you want are standard 17.5 W 2500 lumen 4000 K (neutral white) ones. I use these regularly for raising my plants indoor. You definitely don't need special spectra bulbs. A higher lamp would be much better to spread the light more evenly at a later stage. And you need several lamps. I use a combination of floor lamps and "architect"-style swing arm desk lamps.
 
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