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Household Bulbs for House Plants
I'm trying to find a regular household-type bulb that would be great for daily use and house plants. I'd like to use adjustable arm table lamps, or pendants to light single plants or a small display and match temp to all other bulbs in the home. I'll change all if necessary.
Based on the details provided, there are a few different products that we might recommend depending on the preferred color temperature output.
For starters, we might recommend the CENTRIC DAYLIGHT™ Full Spectrum Flicker-Free A19 10W LED Bulb product. Though these are not dimmable, they offer flicker-free performance and a high CRI. Further, the Ultra High 95 CRI A19 5W LED Filament Bulb for Home & Residential products could look quite nice on a shelf display among plants.
We have attached a blog post link below from our website regarding color temperature selection, which might be helpful for your planning purposes.
Which LED Light Color Temperature Should I Choose?: https://www.waveformlighting.com/home-residential/which-led-light-color-temperature-should-i-choose
As our A19 bulbs will offer a very similar quality of light output, the right option might be better defined by the purpose of the space. For example, while we might recommend a 4000K option for a home office space, we would alternatively suggest a 3200K for a reading area.
I read the blog but didn't see anything about plants. Maybe I should rephrase my question. Which of your A19 bulbs has the correct spectrum and other properties to grow healthy houseplants? These plants are typical tropical varieties composed of mostly foliage, not flowering. Most prefer bright to medium indirect light. Some small 6" ish pots on a tabletop and some large floor plants. I just want to use a variety of attractive lamps that accept regular bulbs.
Though our High CRI A19 bulbs have not been specifically designed for horticulture as some of our other products have been (such as the PhotonTube™ T5HO LED Grow Light Tube for Horticulture product), I am happy to confirm that they offer an extremely similar full spectrum light output to those of our horticulture-focused products.
Regarding the right color temperature for your installation, you might find benefit in either the 4000K or 6500K options of the CENTRIC DAYLIGHT™ Full Spectrum Flicker-Free A19 10W LED Bulb.
While the 4000K provides an output that simulates late-season light, the 6500K option will offer light that is very similar to natural daylight and simulates the light which occurs in early-season growth periods. For an in-depth analysis of the technical benefits that our full spectrum lighting has on plant growth, we have attached a terrific blog post from our website below.
Blog post link: https://www.waveformlighting.com/horticulture
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Home / residential lightingHorticultural lighting (grow lights, vertical farms, indoor growing)T8 LED tube lightsA19 Bulbs (60 watt equivalent)A19 Filament Bulbs (40 watt equivalent)