Plants grow better under a fluorescent light bulb. The light of a fluorescent light bulb shares more similarities with natural sunlight than that of an incandescent light bulb. Scientists measure this with a spectroscope, which analyzes light by breaking it down into its unique color patterns.
About this Author
Jessica Alzarana has a Bachelor of Music in music composition from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in music therapy from Texas Woman's University. Alzarana's essays have been published by UNICEF State of the World Children's Report, BootsNAll, Alarana Atelier, eHow, and Travels.