Basement Apartment and Indoor Plants

In a few months I am going to be moving into a basement apartment. There are a few windows that I believe are facing west and are the small kind you would have in a basement (near the ceiling).
I have started to look into getting full spectrum CFLs for floor lamps (unfortunately LED bulbs aren't there yet). One consideration I would like to make is for some indoor plants, but obviously don't want to doom them.
The bedroom will be painted to a much brighter colour then it is now - which is a dark colour that dooms the room to sadness.
Any advice?
Jeffrey Drake (Sarnia, ON).
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advice on what Jeff?

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Stay with low-light plants.

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The primary concern I had with selection is whether or not there are varying types of 'low light level' plants.
- Jeff.

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using fluorescent bulbs you can grow almost anything that DOESNT need full sun. so look for "part shade" plants, including flowering plants. the distance to the lights is also a factor. the taller the plant, the less sun it should need. Ingrid

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