The veg light i am currently using is a 250W HPS. The bulb is old and needs replacing but its not mine so i don't want to spend money on it. I can get 2 115W cfl's 5500k for $60. How would these compare? Alternatively i could really hassle the shit out of my friend to replace it, as he's half of this operation and doesn't do jack shit. Eventually i want to move and do it elsewhere anyway so would these two lights be anywhere near as good as the 250W HPS?
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230W cfl vs 250W hps for veg..
Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:55 AM
For veg, cfl will do fine.. And i actually like cfls better because you can position them a little better.. Work on ur vody to get that hps fixed up in time for flowers...
Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:10 AM
I have a 600W hps. I guess what im trying to ask is will i see similar growth rates with the cfl's as i do with the 250W hps?
Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:33 PM
keep the cfl bulbs closer than seems reasonable, and i would recommend getting 6500k bulbs as usually they waste less wattage on the unusable green parts of the spectrum. But ya two of those bulbs hanging over one or 2 plants like less than an inch from the tops the whole way through growth will spank the shit outta a 250 hps for veg.
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