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How close to keep CFL's to plant??


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cody8892000

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how close exactly should 2x26Watt 6500k CFL's be to the plant.... i read some thing that said to keep it within an inch or two and i tried that......and it burnt my plant before i could:( ...its in intensive care right now though haha but really about how close should i keep these lights

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effektz

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No more than 5 inches away, try 3-4. And get a fan on them to blow the heat away

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cody8892000

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will do....thanks alot

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jaredr64

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No more than 5 inches away, try 3-4. And get a fan on them to blow the heat away

word. and with good ventilation you can go even a bit closer.

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chromeblazed

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2-3 inches even without good ventilation, especially with only 23w cfls, just make sure the temp isn't above 90.

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1-2 inches is best. If a CFL is 4 inches away instead of 1 inch away it is delivering only one-sixteenth the amount of light. If your plants got burned then they had to be touching the bulb, and that indeed is too close.
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chromeblazed

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Hey toasty biz, good to seeya on the posts again. This man was just one of my mentors, listen to him. HE KNOWS HIS SHIT!

2 inches i'd say is best.


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