I planted some chili plants at the beginning of the season and they have done very well so far. Had quite a good crop. The varieties are Apache, Carolina Reaper, Chocolate Habanero and Trinidad Scorpion. I'm growing them indoors in relatively small pots, three, four and five liter ones. I live in an 8b hardiness zone.
Lately, autumny, cloudy days and rain have started creeping in, and the plants have started looking droopy with slightly yellowish/brown, crinkly leaves and producing small fruit that doesn't grow too much before turning red. Also some elongated fruit. I was thinking these were all signs that it was time to start preparing them for overwintering.
Everywhere I look they mention trimming them down to the stem and keeping them around 12-14 Celsius, once their leaves start falling. My problem is that I live in a very well insulated building where temperatures rarely drop below 20 Celsius, even during winter. Light is naturally limited however and an LED white light I have does not seem to revive them or help give them more energy.
My question is, should I:
Leave them like they are, give them as much light as possible, and let them survive the winter like that?
Trim some of the surrounding vegetation and leaves, the bottom ones and the ones looking crinkly, brown/yellow and keep them like that over the winter?
Trim down to the stem anyway?
Any other suggestions?
Happy to provide more information and pictures as needed.
EDIT: Added pictures.