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cfl lights how many per plant: watt & lumens & distance

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  • Jun 21 2011 10:39 PM
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:39 PM

How many watt's and lumens per plant do i need for vegetate and how far away from the plant?

How many watt's and lumens per plant do i need for flowering and how far away from the plant?
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:11 PM

Always keep CFLs 1-4 inches away from your plants. Veg you want to avg 80-120 watts per plant. Flowering you want to avg 110-150 watts per plant. More is always better for bigger yields and faster grows.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:37 PM

How many watt's and lumens per plant do i need for vegetate and how far away from the plant?

How many watt's and lumens per plant do i need for flowering and how far away from the plant?

100 watts per plant and 50 watts for each additional plant....As hg420 said more is always better....;)...A good idea as the plant grows is to add more cfl's around the lower(center) part of plant as cfl's need to be closer (4-6") for larger buds and a good yield as compared to hid...
For vegging use 6400K and for flowering use 2700K cfl's.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:27 PM

thx. i got 4x 100watt - 1600 lumens that's 6400. is that good?

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:29 PM

100 actual Watts or equivalent?

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:44 PM

4x cfl that each one is 100watt and have 1600 lumens

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:46 PM

Are they actual Watts or equivalent Watts?

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:49 PM

sorry i dont understand. on the package says 100 watt and 1600 lumens. I think actual watts

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:50 PM

Where did you buy it from?

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:52 PM

A 100watt CFL would put out more lumens than that. It's probably like 18-26watt.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:53 PM

A 100watt CFL would put out more lumens than that. It's probably like 18-26watt.


Was thinking the same.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:01 PM

ok ill will take a picture of the package and ill post it tomorow

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:04 PM

or just save the money and buy a 150w hps light for 75bux and get better result then a million cfls..there cheap until you start getting into 100+ real watt bulbs

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:07 PM

Only $75? Where? I've been looking into getting a HPS for flowering but thought they were like $200+

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:08 PM

they don't sell them to everyone.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:11 PM

they don't sell them to everyone.


So only certain people get HPS lights? Is there a raffle or something? Names in a hat?
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:23 PM

i will buy them from ebay. ok can i put 2x 6500k on 1 plant? and 2x 2700k on the sides??
or will it be to mutch?

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:24 PM

I use a 3 to 1 ratio of daylight to softwhite for veg and opposite for flowering

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:35 PM

is Fluorescent cfl good?

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:36 PM

I like them and its all I use


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