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Science & Technology / Re: Geek Talk
« Last post by pdrake on January 09, 2019, 01:37:29 AM »
Daylight runs about 5-6000K.

Most bulbs list a temp. I know all the LEDs I purchase at work do. Clients request warm/cool light all the time.

Not sure this will have much effect on plants, though. Don't they need UV light too? That's a totally different thing than the color spectrum.

I guess that's pretty much what axe said.
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Science & Technology / Re: Geek Talk
« Last post by random axe on January 08, 2019, 04:54:48 PM »
You'd have to look it up.  Most of the fluorescent-style LED bulbs I see are cool white or nearly daylight, but some are warm.  They might or might not be especially plant-friendly, though, regardless of their color tone.

They do sell grow bulbs in that format, but they're often not that pleasant as room lighting.
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Science & Technology / Re: Geek Talk
« Last post by mo on January 08, 2019, 04:43:49 PM »
But then.  We were at Home Depot on New Year's Eve (yes, rockin' the party), and for $32 we got a 4' pretend-T8-fluorescent fixture that's 2100 lumens of near-daylight for under 20 watts.  Well, OK! 

I wonder how those would do for plant lights? I bring my potted plants inside for the winter and use 4 old T8 fluorescent fixtures. I have some gro-light bulbs, but most of the bulbs are just cool white. I imagine the spectrum of the LED would be better. I don't have a point of reference for the 2100 lumens though...
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Science & Technology / Re: Geek Talk
« Last post by random axe on January 08, 2019, 01:25:06 PM »
Serbously.
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Science & Technology / Re: Geek Talk
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 07, 2019, 04:20:11 PM »
Your looseing it man
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Science & Technology / Re: Geek Talk
« Last post by random axe on January 07, 2019, 02:43:18 PM »
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You can't peak out through them

:eyeroll:

Officially getting old.  :whatever:
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Science & Technology / Re: Geek Talk
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 06, 2019, 02:10:51 PM »
OOOh I get it now.
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General Discussion / Re: Shopping!
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 06, 2019, 02:10:16 PM »
:hmm: also relevant to my interests
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you listening to?
« Last post by random axe on January 05, 2019, 12:42:08 PM »
Also?  This is why The Voice is terrible, right here. 

Don't make these kids sing together so you can pick one and eject the others from the contest.  Keep them together as a band, sign them immediately, and make millions of dollars:

Three Dutch kids DESTROY "Demons"

Don't shut up and take my money.

Anyway, apparently whichever kid made it out of this "battle" was eliminated afterward.  :whatever:
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you listening to?
« Last post by random axe on January 05, 2019, 12:10:48 PM »
Another thing that I've noticed from the shows -- aside from how little I realized I'd actually heard songs by Imagine Dragons :eyeroll: -- is that a lot of people want to audition using songs that I would recommend that you not use at an audition.

Everybody wants to do "Hallelujah" and Adele and "Rise Up" and "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman" and "Let It Go" and Calum Scott's version of the Kings of Leon version of Robyn's "Dancing By Myself".  These are understandable, although I suspect judges get sick of hearing "Hallelujah" constantly.  And "Natural Woman" and "Let It Go" are perhaps more difficult to nail than people realize.

BUT.

- "This Woman's Work" -- Honestly, Kate Bush can make this song sound good.  Maxwell's version is a hell of a stab at it, but personally I think it's about 50% great and 50% interesting.  I've heard about a dozen amateur renditions now, and . . . maybe leave this one to Kate Bush.


- "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" -- Not sure I've heard the Jennifer Hudson original.  I've heard some amazing audition versions, but . . . it still made me think another song would've been a better choice.  Especially if there's an audience behind the judges for you to rouse up.


- "Sex on Fire" -- I'm not even completely sure why, but every audition rendition of this that I've seen has been a near wreck.  Sometimes people are trying to imitate the dude's vocal style too much, and sometimes the 1991 Karaoke Bar backing music is just way too weak, and sometimes . . . it just doesn't work.
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