Plant and Lighting
Do plants grow as well with artificial light as with
"real" light (sunlight)?
Indoor plants are adapted to growing under low light conditions, so
artificial light is okay for them. However, there are some plants that
require full sunlight.
for example, see:
Anthony R. Brach
"Artificial" light comes from many kinds of bulbs that emit different
wavelengths of light; Many plants will grow under some artificial light, but
most not as well as with sunlight. Indoor gardeners use special bulbs that
are light balanced to be as close as possible to sunlight.
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Update: June 2012