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Old 07-22-17, 06:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec-2016
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Re: Lighting for 4x2x4 encosure

As for plant light, you need full spectrum light, and plenty of it. 2000 lumen is bright inside, but about as bright as shadow is outside on a sunny day. Jungle dawn is great over short distances, but 2 ft is quite a lot for it. I would suggest you look into LED light which has lenses and not a flood configuration (like the JD screw mounted strips have). The JD 40W spot might be an option. None of the LED light can be mounted inside of the viv, they are unshielded against moist and very sensitive for it. Also they need good ventilation because the outside of those lights get very hot. Not sure if that's an issue... If it is, there is also T5HO lighting for plant growth which can be mounted inside and can take moist.
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