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    Posted: 28 March 2008 at 11:37

Hi all

Im back growing again after a year off and I was given a envirolight by a friend to keep some cuttings and maybe a mother plant later on  - what I was wondering is how can I fix the envirolight as I would like to keep it horizontal at the top of the small bedside locker /drawer unit because if I hang it vertically there would only be a few inches from the tip of the bulb to the floor -I was thinking of getting some steel banding and wrapping it around the light holder and then fix it to roof  ?

Any suggestions or ideas would be great

Thanks Dread

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Since the bulb emits most of its light from the sides, a vertical position is quite a good way to get maximum coverage in a small area.

Of course, plants can use light more efficiently when it strikes the upper surface of their leaves, so there's also a good argument for placing the bulb horizontally.

A cheap reflector would do two jobs for you:
1) You could get one with a large screw-fitting attached, which would allow you to mount the bulb horizontally (the reflector is usually hung from hooks on the back of the shade).

2) It would allow you to reflect and use the light that will otherwise be emitted upwards, missing the plants.


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  Quote dread Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 March 2008 at 12:40

Thanks for that

But the problem is if I hang it vertically there will be no room (height) for a mother plant  and also I understand about fixing it to a reflector  like my other lights (hps) but there are no places on the screw fitting to fix to a bracket or reflector ?

Any diy suggestions please or pics of what other peoples ideas
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  Quote connery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2008 at 12:11
the enviro are designed to be used horizontally with a reflector,  You can keep the source very close to the plant.  But be care using second hand lamps.  I am use to measure the light emits with a luxmeter and once the lamp miss their potency I replace it with a newone.  Therefore i.e. is not advisable to buy such a used lamp via internet because for sure are not efficient.   Those lamps are usually those the growers throw away after the use....  Are then good to illuminate the home but not the weed
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