Gardening Indoors with H.I.D. Lights, by George Van Patten, is a "how-to" book that unlocks the door to the world of gardening indoors under fluorescent and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps.
From the book:
The benefits of artificial lighting are not exclusive to the professional gardener. Home hobbyists also reap the benefits of flexibility, control, and increased plant health. An otherwise unusable dark basement corner can be converted into a garden room with a small investment. In fact, you can set up an indoor garden area anywhere in your home provided that the air temperature remains between 65 and 75 degrees. Artificial lights can be used to highlight an already flourishing plant collection, or to promote growth in a new or struggling species.
This book is about artificial light. Topics include:
- General information about light and its relationship to plant health
- Various sources of light, including sunlight and artificial light
- Incandescent, tungsten halogen, and fluorescent bulbs
- High intensity discharge (HID) lights and their horticultural applications