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CFL vs T5s and FLORESCENT TUBE LIGHTING

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:14 AM

as for all lamps they all lose intensity . or the wouldnt say they all lose intensity after a few months to a year. its ( all math aside ) how you get the light where it needs to be and the simplist way i see this post is that cfl does a better job for the space he has for TOTAL COVERAGE OF THE PLANT not just on top of the cannopy like a t5. i dont know how this is all blown out. lol

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:14 AM

I hear ya "sister" all cool right?


Always,brother,always :D

Still miss 'school' though :(

Everyone ok?Send my 'good karma' to the class for me:wave:

And understand completely ' You Wish' ROFLMAO:laughing:!

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:19 AM

as for all lamps they all lose intensity . or the wouldnt say they all lose intensity after a few months to a year. its ( all math aside ) how you get the light where it needs to be and the simplist way i see this post is that cfl does a better job for the space he has for TOTAL COVERAGE OF THE PLANT not just on top of the cannopy like a t5. i dont know how this is all blown out. lol


Just had to jump in too didn't ya.Jigg:D

Love my CFLs - White Widows are pushing 3' tall under 'em & wouldn't trade them for the world + only added $15-20 a month on electric bill for 2000 watts (reg - 486 CFL) on 18/6 so I aint gonna fight that:)

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:40 PM

There's no "trolling" going on here. There is you, claiming untrue things about T5s. And then there is me, posting facts. T5s decrease in output like any lamp, but they retain their output the best out of any common grow light technology. There is no possible debate; T5s have a better lifespan than CFLs, and retain their output better over their life.

I really have no idea what you're even talking about with the 45 degree angle thing. You can't deliver light at an angle with intensity? That doesn't even make sense in any way. And nothing about my T5 fixture is 45 degrees.


Dude, don't bother. Seriously, the guy just found out what the inverse square law is after "25 years in the know". Just leave it alone. He is going to believe what he wants to believe. After all, he has 25 years in the know. ;)

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:52 PM

yeah i did texy,i dont use math either n have no i dea what the math answer to light is per whatever but , shit like that doesnt realy matter to people like us does it.
cfl's work for small spaces n i dont doubt that for a second since i've done it n use them for moms n clones . simple +/least expensive +/efficient = my math.

people just want to hate n will go out of their way .its whatever texy. bottom line is cfls work better in some cicumstances no matter how many years people grow .

i am happy for you n your plants . they will be delightfull i'm sure...

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:57 PM

growing is turning to rocket science for sooooo many, and I laugh to my self when I see a grow that was produced with all that electricty and it dont compare to my 104 total watt grow. some folks get so tied up in the "tech" shit that they forget that there is a plant involved. I have never needed a tranverse anything for my babies. its just a matter of "utility" and adaptation. But I guess that when I produce 2 1/2 ozs of PRIME smoke with 104 watts of light then It proves that I don't know what I am talkin about. but the grow is there and we can see it from start to finish. and the final conclusion: No flouro of any type has done that for me, ever! and I have yet to see a compareable grow with just a T5 at the same wattage, so for all general purposes SHOW ME THE GROW!

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:02 PM

Wait'll ya see what my 'babies' will give me w/CFLs:D

And I don't even PH or nothing - just organics,right Kelvins & basic plant knowledge can grow anything:)

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 12:24 AM

lumens really dont mean anything when growing its all about color temperature(kelvins). 2200k-2700k optimal for flowering and 5500k-6500k optimal for vegging. Lumens just refers to how bright it is to the human eye the plants just absorb the color of the light. Also like always the more watts the better.


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Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:47 AM

Wait'll ya see what my 'babies' will give me w/CFLs:D

And I don't even PH or nothing - just organics,right Kelvins & basic plant knowledge can grow anything:)

you need to make sure about your ph texy . it has to be within range or you will get big problems. make sure you water with no less than 6.2 or higher than 7.0 ... you will regret not prepareing with a tester. the plants will lock out and basicaly stop growing then die if they cant eat properly without have n the range at 6.5 to 7.0

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 02:35 AM

you need to make sure about your ph texy . it has to be within range or you will get big problems. make sure you water with no less than 6.2 or higher than 7.0 ... you will regret not prepareing with a tester. the plants will lock out and basicaly stop growing then die if they cant eat properly without have n the range at 6.5 to 7.0


Tell that to my 2" long blackberry & 1 -1/2 lb Beefsteak tomatoes still green on the vine (wwill include pics 4 u:)

1 & only time I gave them full strength tea they got nute burn! Follow the pics & see if I'm doing alright.

Here they are :)

Any help on sexing the 1 in close ups would be greatly apperciated - got hairs on the other 4 & don't want 1 bad 'boy' to ruin my girls :(
http://forum.grassci...ry.php?cat=2858

Thank you very much,Jigg:)

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:33 AM

Oh & I do have testers & test about once a week for grins - never been higher than 6.8 & that was w/the full strength nute tea!

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:56 PM

Old lady needs help w/lights and when you need advice it's best to ask the best for help! CFLs and Barney's LSD do a hell of a grow (about 1-1/2 ozs of buds per plants :-) but think I can do better....just need to know what to do to get my system better! Doing 2 Barney's LSD and 2 Female C99s (been waiting to try this 1! If 1/2 as good as the LSD I'll be happy woman ;-) and any help from the 'gorilla' ;-) of grows would be appreciated! Hope you,yours and your business is doing well and have missed the City...old stoners never go away ..we just kinda fade in and out :-)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

i'm using a 100 w cfl and an addtional 42 w cfl and will let you know how my results go. I've actually gotten over and ounce per plant usiing just 3 42 w cfls and the strain was sour diesel.


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