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Hi all!

 

Yesterday, while I was walking through my local Ikea, i saw these grow led lights: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70333454/

 

I was wondering wether somebody has had some experience with them and also I haven't been able to find information regarding light intensity and temperature, only that measure of "amount of light per second".

 

Do you think the will be suitable to germinate and grow dionea, sarracenia and all that?

 

Thanks!

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You can get 40W PAR 38 lights on ebay very cheap and they work really well, but i would aim for at least 100W, unless they are small plants and the lights are very close...

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I've had bad experience with cheap grow lights because they lose intensity within a month or so, that is why I want to make sure I buy something with more quality?..

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Do you have any photos of your setup of possible, I've just bought one of the five light LEDs from IKEA along with the tray and light holder, as a wee experiment with some of my plants, windowsills are beyond bursting point now, with the colour on that ceph I hope they put out enough light for helis to?

Mark

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On 01/03/2017 at 7:22 AM, Pelles Carnivorous Plants said:
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Thank you very much for the photos, your plants all look very healthy, nice setup to! Here's a quick couple of photos of my Heliamphora under the LEDs
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Hello,

I am probably being really dumb, but can I ask if the person with the wonderful Heliamphora collection has their plants under the Vaxer LED's from IKEA or another setup?

I have my mother Cephalotus under a single VÄXER LED bulb for cultivation PAR30 E27. This is a relatively new experiment maybe, two months now? She is in a 7-inch/18cm pot about 25cm from the bulb. Just putting on new spring growth now. I have a timer which I change to sunrise and sunset in the UK every week.

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/indoor-gardening/indoor-growing-cultivators/växer-led-bulb-for-cultivation-par30-e27-art-60317483/

My sister's children bought me a BITTERGURKA Plant holder with LED cultivation bulb from IKEA at Chrismas 2018 which I now have a small Nepenthes ventricosa x maxima under (4-inch/10cm pot). Doing well, it is holding onto a pitcher produced early winter and seems to be forming two new pitchers since being under the light in the new year. The leaves (old and new) have coloured red since going under the lights. Again under the same timer as the Cephalotus. I know this is against convention but I only have one timer at the moment.

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/indoor-gardening/indoor-growing-cultivators/bittergurka-plant-holder-w-led-cultivation-bulb-art-50351689/

So my take-home message is that in my limited experience these two luminaires seem suited for a specimen Ceph and a small hybrid Nepenthes. Both these plants are a long way from any natural light. I do worry about supply issues with IKEA, as in will I be able to get replacement bulbs in the future?

Hope I have helped a bit but would love to know how others have fared with the IKEA LED cultivation lights.

I will try and post the pictures tomorrow but the lights are off at the moment.

Cheers Adam

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Hi, I have been using two of long vaxer led bars (think they only stock the short ones now) over a 60x45 terrarium growing drosera, and currently another terrarium with heliamphora, nepenthes, utricularia and drosera. With the exception of one faulty unit, have found them really good despite the low wattage. The light is also nice tone as the terrarium is displayed in my living room, although it's focused so the coverage is limited with one light. Not sure how these compare to the ones you link to.

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Hi there yes all my helia are under vaxer long LEDs, thank you for your kind comment. I'll have to post some new pics soon as alot has changed. Yes find them very good!

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On 5/25/2019 at 12:07 AM, Mark Anderson said:

Hi there yes all my helia are under vaxer long LEDs, thank you for your kind comment. I'll have to post some new pics soon as alot has changed. Yes find them very good!

Hi, I'd like to see that update as well, currently looking at different lighting options but the IKEA one seems the easiest by far!

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