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Can I use any pink lightbulb for my plants?

Asked by JLeslie (59782points) 1 month ago from iPhone

My plants need more sun, and I know pink lights are good for plants. I googled and in places like Home Depot they have several pink lightbulbs, but how do I know it’s the right thing for plants?

Can you recommend a brand? I want just a regular size bulb to put in a lamp I already have.

Is there any dangers to human beings?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

You need Grow Bulbs like these from Home Depot.

doyendroll's avatar

Will the pink light be in your bedroom?

LadyMarissa's avatar

This is the best grow light that I’ve ever had!!! It’s a red/blue spectrum LED lights. I doubt that it will fit a lamp that you already own; but I only paid $20 for it & the grow light bulbs that you can buy, will probably cost that much. I’ve been using it for about 1–½ years & I’ve not had a bulb go out, so I’ve got NO clue how easy/hard it will be to change when the time finally comes. Also, I’ve been using it on air plants because I don’t get good direct sunlight in my home & that’s what air plants thrive on.

Back in the 70’s I had an inside office where I worked & I had a ton of plants that were growing sickly due to lack of sunlight. The building’s maintenance supervisor exchanged my fluorescent light bulbs from just white to 1 white/1 blue & my plants just about took over my office. He claimed that he had discovered quite by accident that 1white/1 blue gave the plants the same light as direct sunlight. My plants were growing so well that people were bringing me their sick plants to see IF I could save them. After a couple days under my DIY grow lights, their plants would perk back up. Once healthy again, I sent them back to their owners. I told you that so you can have maybe a different way at looking for light bulbs. Maybe a combination of colors could give you the same results as direct sunlight.

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