I’m starting 2 auto seedlings in solo cups so I need a consistent and decent indoor lighting source to veg them a couple of weeks before moving outside for the grow. My indoor tent is packed full plus the QB power driver is set to high output for mature plants. This is forcing me to get the seedlings started elsewhere.
I have a desk lamp with a flexible neck that be adjusted easily for height. I found some CFL bulbs at Lowes that are 100 watt equivalent but only draw 23 watts at the wall. The color temperature is 5000k daylight.
I will only use this CFL for a couple of weeks until the leaves reach the cup’s rim, then I’ll up-plant one time and harden the plants off for the outdoor grow.
My question is - Will the CFL bulb I described do the job to get the plant up and running? I don’t want to spend a ton of money on something as short term as this will be used.