Could the Unusual Looking Plant Lamp Help 'Em Grow?

Could the Unusual Looking Plant Lamp Help 'Em Grow?

Taryn Williford
Nov 3, 2009

Sure it looks a bit strange, with three lamp-handed tentacles stalking over a palm tree and couch, but is it a good idea to keep both plant and owner happy? Designed by Caroline Schilling, the Spotlights lamp "is a lamp for the growth of plants in urban inadequate." Well, that's as much as Google Translate will let us know. But could it really be good for plants?

This web page tells us that artificial lighting from light bulbs is enough to start seedlings in spring and even be the sole source of light for low- to medium-light plant varieties as they grow larger.

But as a single light source for plants, incandescent light bulbs are not particularly well suited for growing plants*. They can't provide the full spectrum of rays plants need and can often produce too much heat. ">CFL's are a better option for anyone looking to keep plants going indoors.

So if you're looking to grab one of the Spotlight lamps to keep your palm happy and fresh, contact designer Caroline Schilling via email about updates about availability of her design.

[Via HomeTone]

*Designer Caroline Schilling wrote in to correct "the light bulb used for my lamp is not an incandescent one, but a CFL and it does provide the full spectrum of rays plants need!"

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