Besides, how do you know if a bulb is full spectrum?
To be full spectrum, the light should emit all the wavelengths of light like a rainbow and in the same proportion as natural sunshine. The multiple wavelengths combine into white light. If just some of the wavelengths are present, the light has a partial or distorted spectrum.
Secondly, what color spectrum is daylight?
Natural daylight is on the blue end of the spectrum at approximately 5,500 degrees Kelvin, and manufactured daylight lamps have color temperatures in the 5,500 to 6,500 degrees Kelvin range.
Which light bulb is closest to natural light?
Halogen bulbs are a type of incandescent that gives a close approximation of natural daylight, known as “white light.” Colors appear sharper under halogen light and the bulbs can be dimmed. They’re a little more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, but they’re more expensive and burn at a higher temperature.
Full spectrum fluorescent lighting uses a mix of phosphors in order to reach wider ranges of the Kelvin color temperature scale. They appear much “whiter” and closer to daylight than typical fluorescent lamps. The lamps look white when unlit, similar to typical fluorescent lamps.
“Full spectrum” lights usually meet this standard. Any electric light bulb with a “color temperature” of 5000K or higher also meets this standard.
Believe it or not, LED lights have a lot in common with sunlight. LEDs can mimic the hue and intensity of natural sunlight and help to maintain the human body’s natural circadian rhythm. This is because LED components allow for finer adjustments of color, brightness and intensity.
Fluorescent lights are by far the most economical and easy choice for houseplants. They come in tubes or compact bulbs (CFL) that screw into regular lamp sockets, and they’re cool enough to put close to plant foliage. … LED lights are also a low heat, energy-efficient artificial light source.