During the propagation stage a plant still needs light in order to grow. The amount of light given off by High Intensity Discharge lights (such as HPS lamps), however, is usually too much for seedlings and cuttings.
For this reason, it is recommended to use a Fluorescent Lamp during propagation. These low wattage lamps emit less light and heat – but still provide the necessary amount of lumens for a plant to survive.
In this section you will find a variety of solutions for propagation. Compact Fluorescent Lamps (or CFLs) provide a cheap and effective way of nurturing young plants. Available as 125W bulbs, they can be used with a reflector or simply with a lampholder. One CFL is usually enough for a large propagator or an area up to 1m2. ***
Alternatively, you may wish to use a Fluorescent Tube Light or a T5 Propagation Light. These lights come as complete units (with a reflector) and contain either 55W bulbs (for Fluorescent Tubes) or 24W bulbs (for T5’s).
The advantage of using these lights is that they are compact – meaning you have an increased amount of space in your propagation room or clone station.
All of the lights on this page come with blue or white spectrum bulbs (ideal for vegetative growth) and produce low amounts of heat.
To find out more about each product, click on an image to the right, or contact us via email, over the phone or at our central South West London store.