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 Post subject: Home Lighting System - Bonsai Under Lights
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:32 am 
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This thread is for discussing Mike Simmons' article "Home Lighting System - Bonsai Under Lights"

http://www.knowledgeofbonsai.org/misc/lights.php

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It has been written that supplemental lighting is essential when keeping tropicals indoors. A great set up you have there. In my case I used cafeteria trays for humidity trays and to collect run off. The system is also equiped with a timer, they're on for 14 hrs a day.

Because of the different height of various plants I use blocks to raise the trays so that all my trees are approx. 2 inches away from the light source. The cost to run my system is $0.39/day, a pittance compared to the amount we spend on coffee a day. These shelves are now full with trees including the top shelf. The shelving unit is in my dining room where it gets full southern sun. The unit is 4ft tall by 6 ft long.


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