The full spectrum light produced by this incandescent bulb helps to promote healthy plant growth.
This medium base bulb is specifically designed for use in accent and display lighting.
The A19 sized base of this light bulb makes it an ideal fit for many different lighting fixtures.
Since this not is a white light source (there is a filter on the glass) there is no correlated color temperature associated with this bulb and it is not possilbe to calculate the lumen count. It will have similar light output to a standard 60w incandescent bulb, although it will be slightly less bright due to the colored filter in the glass.
Yes it is good to provide supplemental light indoors for plant growth and also make them look good
When used primarily during the fall and winter months, these grow bulbs have lasted for my indoor plants on average of about 4-6 months (more if not shaken). My plants require 24/7 lighting. I hope this helps!
No, it is a typical incandescent with some of the infrared filtered out
I have used these during the summer and they have saved my plants. Some grew more and some stayed without dying during the winter. They can even be used in the times you don't want to put them out in dark rooms during the summer. I moved and can't find mine so I am going to order about 3 now. My bedroom doesn't heat well because it is large so I put plants in there and run them a few hours a day and then use my computer for a while so when I go to bed it stays nice and warm all night long saving the heat in that room.
It seemed to help mine.
I have only used mine on established plants but to see how much light and warmth were reaching my plants I bought a Vigoro moisture, light and ph Meter at Home Depot.
I'm using this bulb in a lamp with a shade - my plant isn't getting any light that isn't filtered by the shade - for a fern and it's working perfectly for my fern since it only needs indirect light. If your orchid needs more sunlight than indirect but bright light, I would consider removing the shade.