Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Jakarta - Indonesia
Try daylight plugin power compact fluoroscent instead (usually sold as a incadescent direct replacement aka power saving bulb), no ballast starter etc is needed, just plug in the short, small bulb and instant light up. You can use adjustable desk light / reading light with legs and flexible extension for the fixture. Looks right and some people says it does the job. 150W halogen sounds an overkill and probably it does not do much good for your plant (I think it is less than 2000K, too far from 5000-10,000 normal requirement). A screw in power compact will save you much power bill also. 150W better goes out on a MH or a T5 system.