Last week, I asked MetaFilter about growing a tree indoors. This week, I have a question about aesthetically pleasing artificial lighting solutions.
Last week I asked about growing a tree indoors
. Your advice was very helpful and I decided to purchase a lemon tree from Four Winds Growers
I have the tree in an east-facing window. I'm wondering whether my choice of tree might not have been the wisest as I don't know if the tree is going to get all the light it needs. I'm debating supplementing with additional light. One thing holding me back though is that I have the tree in my bedroom, and most artificial lighting solutions are pretty aesthetically unattractive.
So I'm kicking around the idea of putting a grow light into a fun-looking floor lamp.
Ideally I want something with a flexible head, so that I can get the light really close to the tree and which will allow me to adjust the head as the tree grows.
Examples of the design I have in mind:
I am thinking that I'd probably use CFL lighting for my grow light as it uses less electicity and creates less heat than the alternatives. I'm debating between either a 40W or a 125W CFL bulb
. I'm struggling, however, with finding lamps that are rated for either kind of bulb. And so, yet again, I turn to you, hivemind. Please aid me in my quixotic quest to grow a tree in my bedroom.