led light for Pinguiculas
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

led light for Pinguiculas
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 05-27-2020, 10:12 AM
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 2,435
led light for Pinguiculas
Default led light for Pinguiculas

I want to grow some Pings in my kitchen because they are beautiful and because i have fruit gnats around because i am growing more produce.

I cant have them on the windowsill because dogs and so i am looking for a full spectrum light i can mount under a cabinet.

is this a feasible idea or do they really need more intense light to get their mucus membranes going?

i was thinking about something like this

Robot Check
__________________
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-27-2020, 03:46 PM
Leafmite's Avatar
Leafmite Leafmite is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 5b
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,399
led light for Pinguiculas
Default

You could always grow the pings outside and bring them inside just when you need them to clear off the bugs. To get rid of fungus gnat issues, I put them under a bright desk lamp. The gnats are attracted to the light and then land on the plant below...after one night, two at most, I usually no longer have a bug issue.
__________________
I decorate in green!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-27-2020, 05:18 PM
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 2,435
led light for Pinguiculas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leafmite View Post
You could always grow the pings outside and bring them inside just when you need them to clear off the bugs. To get rid of fungus gnat issues, I put them under a bright desk lamp. The gnats are attracted to the light and then land on the plant below...after one night, two at most, I usually no longer have a bug issue.
yeah, this was my thinking but my outdoor bog is way too big to carry and i like them as decoration too

i could always plant a few as moveable gnat traps lol
__________________
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-27-2020, 08:06 PM
AnonYMouse's Avatar
AnonYMouse AnonYMouse is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Zone: 9b
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 2,307
Default

I don't have a huge gnat problem so I'm not sure of their efficacy. Mine do not get the light they need to produce the pink flush, they stay green but flower regularly. They get Phal lights but still manage to capture some gnats.
__________________
Anon Y Mouse

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." Hanlon’s Razor

I am not being argumentative. I am correcting you!

LoL Since when is science an opinion?
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes DirtyCoconuts liked this post
  #5  
Old 06-08-2020, 10:21 AM
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 2,435
led light for Pinguiculas
Default

so, i got a 1000w led panel and my wife said it was brighter than the sun and ruined the kitchen so...….
i then went and took the two 75w panel i had been using for my micro greens and, viola!

i had the light off in the pic because it is one of the cheap full spectrum ones that adds a lot of red so it looks pink.

the light is bright enough for the mucus to form on the pings and the drosera so it will stay.

it is nice to have flowers in the kitchen too!



Phrag and spider by J Solo, on Flickr
__________________
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Lynn in Michigan liked this post
  #6  
Old 06-08-2020, 10:40 AM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
led light for Pinguiculas
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 10,125
led light for Pinguiculas Male
Default

Why would you not want to be able to see what you're cooking? LOL
__________________
It's a dry heat.
Weather forecast for
my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes DirtyCoconuts, WaterWitchin liked this post
  #7  
Old 06-08-2020, 11:13 AM
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 2,435
led light for Pinguiculas
Default

right??? i guess she is not willing to make sacrifices to accommodate the plants...:shrug:


here is a test setup with the super pink!! it is not as bad as the picture shows lol

Green stuff by J Solo, on Flickr
__________________
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Lynn in Michigan liked this post
  #8  
Old 06-08-2020, 02:42 PM
Subrosa's Avatar
Subrosa Subrosa is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2013
Zone: 6b
Location: PA coal country
Posts: 3,020
led light for Pinguiculas Male
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtyCoconuts View Post
yeah, this was my thinking but my outdoor bog is way too big to carry and i like them as decoration too

i could always plant a few as moveable gnat traps lol
You live in South Florida. Start digging until you hit rock, break a piece off, fill the holes in it with peat moss and call it done!
Attached Thumbnails
led light for Pinguiculas-img_20200508_102159525-jpg  
__________________
Be who you are and say what you think. Those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes WaterWitchin, DirtyCoconuts liked this post
  #9  
Old 06-11-2020, 07:13 PM
Dorchid's Avatar
Dorchid Dorchid is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 162
Default

You should check out the Samsung LT-Q282A led strips. You could put together a pretty sweet mini fixture using a couple of the 1 foot strips relatively inexpensively. They’re pretty sweet. This guy did so on a tub using some older models. Samsung Linear LED module H-series Gen. 3
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes DirtyCoconuts liked this post
  #10  
Old 06-11-2020, 08:46 PM
DirtyCoconuts DirtyCoconuts is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2019
Zone: 10b
Location: South Florida, East Coast
Posts: 2,435
led light for Pinguiculas
Default

Subrosa that is awesome!! I have a lot of limestone I can use. Next setup will be all limestone.

Brilliant!!!


Thanks dorchid ima check it
__________________
Rooted in South Florida....

Zone 10b, Baby! Hot and wet
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cabinet, feasible, idea, light, mount


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Visiting New World Orchids: 09/14/13 MattWoelfsen Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 11 09-17-2013 01:13 PM
fluorescent grow lights clusty Advanced Discussion 28 07-22-2013 05:18 PM
Light for vegetative growth vs flowering? Magnus A Growing Under Lights 11 11-23-2008 07:58 PM
Brassolaeliocattleyas *whew what a mouthful!!* charmbutterfly Cattleya Alliance 13 12-19-2007 02:07 PM
Fine I'll say Hi Vim Introductions - Break the Ice ! 13 04-02-2006 12:30 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:17 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.