Grow lights are indoor lighting sources or systems that come in a variety of sizes and designs and are used to grow plants indoors. The University of Missouri Extension recommends using fluorescent tubes, but some retailers also offer LED systems. Grow lights are easy to find at a wide variety of retailers. Prices are as of 2010.
Home Improvement Stores
Home improvement stores, such as Lowe's and Home Depot, typically have large gardening departments. Both offer simple reflector bulbs for grow lights for less than $10.
Walmart sells the Rion Greenhouses Super Fast Grow Light, an LED light source that promises to make your plants and vegetables grow faster. It sells for $159.99 and can be used indoors or outdoors.
Grow lights are available for order from hundreds of online retailers, such as Amazon. Specialty gardening retailers also sell grow lights online.
Nurseries and Gardening Supply Stores
Check with your local gardening supply store or nursery. Many sell grow lights.
EBay or Other Online Auctions
If you don't want to spend a lot on a grow light system, try eBay or another online auction site. You might score a bargain.
- University of Missouri Extension: Lighting Indoor Houseplants
- Lowe's Home Improvement: Grow Lights
- Home Depot: Grow Lights
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