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Fluorescent

Applications:

Most suitable for plants that require low to medium light intensity

Benefits:

  • Relatively low cost
  • Most readily available, well-studied system for over 50 years
  • Provides white light, but can also emit light in blue and red ranges
  • Uses less energy compared to incandescent

Considerations:

  • Performance typically degrades after the first 1,000 hours of light uniformity, which can cause inconsistent research results
  • Bulbs must be recycled or disposed of properly and with special care