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Re: lighting

Posted by Michael L on 1/24/06
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    On 1/24/06, meeko's mom wrote:
    > Thanks so much. I've done a search on them. Can't find the
    > Phillips in my area. I did find the Vita-Lite. How many
    > should I use per room? And, which wattage do you suggest?

    I've not used the Vita-Light, but wattage in any fluorescent tube
    lighting is based upon the length of the tube you want to use.
    I use 48" tubes over most of my cages and that length tube is in
    the 35 watt range, I believe. I also use some smaller lights
    (24") and they are 20 watts.
    You would have to decide what kind of fixturing you would want to
    use in your bird room and base it on the size of the room and how
    many cages you have. Even if you can't get a light over each
    cage, generalized lighting will be better than nothing at all.
    Start with a few and see how it goes for you.
    Sorry I can't give you an exact amount.

    Michael L