I ended up dipping my toe into grow lights. I got a few bulbs which fit normal sockets and also got a small (45W) board with 225 LED (Kingbo for $28).
The first 2 arrived (Amazon Prime) and I made a slightly broken box (bottom is intact) into a growing enclosure with aluminum foil. Yes, I know I do things classy
Along with a couple jujube seedlings and a young fig, the first inhabitant is a potted muscadine. I think it is Fry Seedless (lost tag). I’m particularly excited by this, as my in ground FS hasn’t produced anything in the 3 years I’ve had it. It had the tiniest starts of grapes when I brouhgt it inside about a month ago. I’m surprised that it has been able to size them up while growing in the window. But, I figured that it wouldn’t last and needs more light.
Here’s what the setup looks like with the lights on. Given the harsh light, I will probably only leave it on during the day, when I’m not using the room.
The light on the left is a 24W Apollo bulb with 3 colors (Red- 630nm, 660nm & Blue - 460nm)
The one on the right is the 45W, 225bulb Kingbo with 6 colors- more than half is red (650-660nm) and Red (620-630nm), with a decent amount of Blue (450-460nm) and White (6000-6500K). It also includes a tiny amount of UV (380-400nm) and IR (730-740nm)- 2 bulbs and 4 bulbs.
I know that UV can be dangerous- just how bad is this? I’m guessing that brief exposure to reflected (not looking directly at it) light probably isn’t too bad, but I’m guessing that minimizing exposure would be good.