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Indoor Horticulture Bulbs

Bulbs suitable for growing terrarium plants indoors

Plant Growth Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Inexpensive generic bulbs appropriate for illuminating a vivarium or small grow area

Generic Plant Growth Bulb
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These super inexpensive bulbs are perfect for growing basic plants in smaller vivariums & terrariums, and can be used in just about any common fixture with an appropriate wattage rating. We use these on a few of our vivariums where a little extra heat won't be a concern for the inhabitants, and where the plants included will be fairly basic. Depending on the brand available to us at the time, color temp ranges from 5000K-6400K, which falls within the ideal recommended spectrum for viewing & plant growth. Available in 13W for enclosures 13" & shorter, 18W for enclosures 13-18" high, 23W for enclosures up to 24" high, and 32W for horticultural or custom applications. The 13W, 18W, and 23W models fit all sizes of Exo Terra Compact Tops and Zoo Med Hoods. The 32W CFL must be used in a suspended deep dome fixture due to it's size & considerable heat output. Please visit our Vivarium Lighting Kits page to see which CFLs we'd recommend for your specific enclosure. (You'll get a discount on the CFLs and fixture that way, too!)
13W 18W 23W 32W
13W $3.99/ea
Always 5%+ off in our Vivarium Lighting Kits!
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13W Usually $3.99/ea
25% Off - $2.99/ea
Save even more with our Plant Growth CFL Vivarium Lighting Kits!
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Sorry, but this model has sold out, and isn't expected to arrive for 6+ business days.
Check out Value Grow VG10 LED. It's our best-priced alternative, and will grow plants even better!
Rated Lumens: 800 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures under 13in tall
Relatively low operating temperature
Use 1 CFL for every 8-12in of enclosure width
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
13W 18W 23W 32W
18W $4.49/ea
Always 5%+ off in our Vivarium Lighting Kits!
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18W Usually $4.49/ea
15%+ Off - $3.79/ea
Save even more with our Plant Growth CFL Vivarium Lighting Kits!
Sold Out!
Sorry, but this model has sold out, and isn't expected to arrive for 6+ business days.
Check out Value Grow VG13 LED. It's our best-priced alternative, and will grow plants even better!
Rated Lumens: 1000-1100 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures 13-18in tall
Medium operating temperature
Use 1 CFL for every 8-12in of enclosure width
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
13W 18W 23W 32W
23W $5.49/ea
Always 5%+ off in our Vivarium Lighting Kits!
On Sale Now!
23W Usually $5.49/ea
18% Off - $4.49/ea
Save even more with our Plant Growth CFL Vivarium Lighting Kits!
Sold Out!
Sorry, but this model has sold out, and isn't expected to arrive for 6+ business days.
Check out Value Grow VG13 LED. It's our best-priced alternative, and will grow plants even better!
Rated Lumens: 1400-1500 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures 16-24 tall
High operating temperature
Use 1 CFL for every 8-12in of enclosure width
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
13W 18W 23W 32W
32W $11.99/ea
(Not a recommended solution for most bioactive vivariums!)
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32W Usually $11.99/ea
12%+ Off - $10.49/ea
(Not a recommended solution for most bioactive vivariums!)
Sold Out!
Sorry, but this model has sold out, and isn't expected to arrive for 6+ business days.
Rated Lumens: 1800+ (Each)
Recommended for horticultural & custom applications
Very high operating temperature
Use 1 CFL for every 8-12in of enclosure width
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
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Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs

The same horticultural T5HOs we use to grow plants at NEHERP

Agricultural Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs
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NEHERP Staff Description
Our T5HO tubes offer plenty of output at a great price. These are from the same horticultural brand of T5HOs we use in our grow rooms at NEHERP, and you can see a bunch of them in action in our Grow Room Gallery. These are rated for 6400k color temperature, and their full spectrum light output ensures a naturally-realistic appearance. These are compatible with both of the Jumpstart T5HO fixtures we carry, as well as other brands of 24in & 48in fixtures on the market. If you've bought plants from NEHERP, you might have already seen what these bulbs can do! :-) T5HOs are rated in nominal length, with actual dimensions listed below the add to cart button.
Shipping Info For 48in Size
Due to the ever-raising prices at FedEx & USPS, the longer models are now getting whacked with a pretty big "oversize shipping fee". We sincerely apologize for the shipping cost (especially if you aren't local) on the longer bulbs, but our hands are tied for the moment. On the bright side, the dimensional weight the shippers follow allows us to ship up to 80 bulbs at the same price! If you are only looking for 1-2 bulbs and live far enough away to make shipping costs especially high, it may be worth visiting a local hydroponics shop for the 48in models. :-) Thankfully the 24in bulbs are well under the size cut-off for the fee, so shipping remains reasonable. :-)
24in 48in
24in $7.49/ea
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Lumens: 2400 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures 16-24in tall
True Dimensions: 0.625in X 23in
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
24in 48in
48in $9.99/ea
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Lumens: 5000 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures 16-24in tall
True Dimensions: 0.625in X 45.8in
Stock Notification!
Our records show that this product has very little or no stock left at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment imminently. If ordered today, we'd expect it to ship within 1-5 business days.
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Note About Horticultural Grow Lights:

About the lighting we use in-house

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We've experimented with dozens of brands of grow lights in our grow rooms. Some work great, while others have failed before plant growth could have even been measured for a comparison. There are a ton of different terrarium plants we grow, and the required amount of usable PAR light ranges up & down by a factor of 10 depending on the species. We've always aimed to be open & honest about this stuff, and we're not big on "over-selling" something just for the bottom line. As of April 2019, the majority of plants we grow are still being kept under T5HO lights. We've discontinued almost all of our Mogul-Base CFLs (also called "Commercial Pendant Lights") in favor of LEDs for higher output & efficiency. We may decide to launch a couple new LED products after we're done with some long-term tests, but for now we're still big fans of T5HOs for medium-scale growing of terrarium plants. If you are a hobbyist looking to grow a tray or two worth of plants, even a simple CFL setup will work. :-) If you are a larger-scale grower, it may be worth considering the custom LED route. We've had great luck with custom-designed 8-12ft long fixtures in our newest grow areas.

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