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40 watt incandescent

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by mikebudsmoker, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Hey guys, I'm new to growing and will be growing outdoors. For now I'm starting my seedlings indoors. I need to know if one 40 watt incandescent light is going to provide sufficient light for the first 2-3 weeks of the seedlings.
     
  2. No... not a hope in hell, but you might keep 'em warm with it, drop in 3-4 hi wattage cfl's...take a look in my library in my blog

    peace
    "V"
     
  3. What about a 14 watt spiral looking bulb?
     
  4. Those are CFLs

    Your seedlings will survive but... I dont think 14 watts will be enough for them to do well
     
  5. How many seedlings? Get one 23-26w (100 "equivalent" or "replacement" watts) CFLs in daylight / 6500k color spectrum for each 1-2 seedlings, keep the light no more than 1-2 inches from the sprouts. That will do for the first couple of weeks.
     

  6. Incadescents make terrible grow lights. Go to Walmart pick up a three pack of CFLs.
     
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