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Same here. I have this thing providing pretty much all the lighting for three separate 1-gallon jarrariums and they're all doing great.
Though I wouldn't recommend that specific model, I'm not happy with the built-in timer functions and I can't use an external power timer on it because it defaults to "off" when freshly plugged in. Something with similar bulbs but a different timer would be ideal. And three bulbs is likely overkill for your purposes anyway.
Thanks ! I purchased this one ... LED Grow Lights White Sunlike, 68W 132 LED 3-Head Plant Grow Light, with Auto ON/Off Two-Way Timer, 5 Dimmable Levels & 3 Switch Modes, 360 Degree Gooseneck Full Spectrum Plant Grow Lamp [link]
I've been using these and so far have been super handy. They have a timer built in, multiple dimming options and the plants have been thriving off just them and no sunlight. I actually have houseplants that I got almost a year ago now that have been exclusively on these grow lights with zero sun and have done really fantastic.
It's possible to green indoor spaces a lot more than the average house with a few sad houseplants, although it does depend on location, your window situation, etc. I feel ya, I live in an even colder place if you're in Brooklyn.
It will increase your hydro bill somewhat and so care must be taken, but I've grabbed some LED grow lights on Amazon when they've been on sale, and now even a couple of formerly dark corners of my house are growing fresh herbs.
Not referring to the huge grow lights people use for weed either. Those eat serious electricity. In fact lemme dig it up: example light. It's at a regular price atm, but I got three when they were $30 off. Adds just a couple dollars to the bill, but even one of the lamp heads is doing fine keeping a medium-sized houseplant happy. The herbs aren't done yet, but I expect they will grow to maturity no problem too.
Natural sunlight is always better of course. Free!
Got it from amazon LED Grow Lights [link]
I use these ones from Amazon! They've been keeping my plants so happy throughout the fall and winter so far, they're even strong enough that they started crisping up my maranta!
I got this one recently and I’ve been pleased. My plants are responding well!
LED Grow Lights White Sunlike,... [link]
This are the lights I am currently using:
I am using these [link]
I’m also in Canada...I put a plant light on every evening for mine and on rainy days.
This is what I have: LED Grow Lights White Sunlike,... [link]
these! they r great!!
these ones! so versatile!!
It's a grow light from amazon
If you need any help feel free to send me a PM! It's good that you're bringing it out for some direct sun, it'll bring out the stress colours. I use these ones from Amazon as well as these light bulbs in a lamp fixture. I put them 3-5 inches above my plants and they haven't stretched, even gotten some nice colouration out of them.
The warmer lights on the side shelves I just got yesterday, and they are these [link]
And the top lights are Fiet electric LED bulbs in cheap lamps from Amazon [link]
And the bottom shelf light with my seedlings is a good ol 24 inch Sunblaster