Originally Posted by somewhatshocked
You want a fixture that produces lighting that's at least 6500K in color temperature.
I agree that higher kelvin would probably be better and more appealing to the eye.
This is not true. 2300K, 3200K, 4100K, 5000K, 6500K, 7500K, 8000K, 10000K... I've grown lush plants with all of them. All you need is enough of the kind of light you are providing.
My personal preference is 4100K, smooth spectrum.
I'm not sure why this 6500K "rule" keeps being passed around. I'm guessing it's marketing.
I agree with you too. The light just looks very orange.
And then the real question is whether the par30 I own is enough light?