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  • Herb Wall as Art

    Created by heatherslmn on

    Hello, I’m glad I found this site, but I am overwhelmed. We are building a home and I would love to incorporate an herb wall above my kitchen sink. I will need lighting as we have no natural light directly to the sink area. I was thinking of having the lights built into shelves so that they wouldn’t show because I cannot find another solution. I have found several containers but I am unsure if the light that I need will hit them all. I am quite the novice and after seeing the forum think I may be over my head. Please feel free to tell me that I am. Any suggestions?

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    Eric Vinje

    Hi Heather,

    What a great idea! I like the idea of having lights built into your shelves. It sounds like the simplest option for that set up would be to just fill those light sockets with our AgroSun 26W CFL grow bulbs. They fit into a normal light socket and provide full daylight spectrum lighting while using very little energy. Additionally, these lights can be placed much closer to your plants than most grow lights. The only other thing you would need for this system would be a timer to ensure your herbs are getting at least 12 hours of light each day. A second option would be to install a T5 lighting system above your sink, also with a timer. These systems are ready to go with full spectrum bulbs and just plug into a normal outlet. We offer a wide variety of sizes but the size of the system you need will depend on the dimensions of the space you are working with and the amount of plants you want to grow. Links to these products are below.


    Hope this helps!

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