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DIY Grow Lights for Plants During the Winter

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jan 12, 2010 • References: popsci and city-data
During winter when the days are short and sunshine is in short supply in many regions, a little extra light can help house plants to survive, even thrive. Popular Science has published a detailed ‘how-to’ for making your own LED grow light spikes. Not only will the spikes help your plants make it through the winter, they’re attractive too.

The grow lights will supplement sunlight during the day and provide enough light after dark to make provide the 12 to 18 hours a day that plants need to survive.