Plant Light Box Construction

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These instructions describe how to construct a plant light box from two stackable plastic file crates that are cut, lined with aluminum foil and lit with a 40/42-watt CFL bulb. This 3-page document includes a complete materials list and 12-step assembly instructions with photographs that illustrate each step. This light box works well for growing Fast Plants.

Note: We now recommend using LED bulbs in place of the CFL bulb. For example, the GE Full Spectrum grow light bulb that is sold for "Seeds and Greens" is a good replacement for the CFL bulb.

Alternate Title
Building a lighthouse for Fast Plants
Materials Development Era
The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
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June 19th, 2023 at 8:21am (W3C-DTF)
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