Yes Fat Cat your right, it was a broad statment but I was trying to get the point across that any plant requiring proper sunlight (as do basking reptiles which is what this is all about) will not grow efficiently under Flouro's (in particular Compact's). A cool white and a warm white flouro side by side DO NOT make a balanced spectrum.
If you are growing under lights the plant does not know when to flower. Plants use a photoperiod to flower. The red spectrum of HPS lamps and the blue spectrum of MH lamps has nothing to do with making the plant flower or vegetate it just creates light of a similar spectrum to suit the photoperiod.