CFL & Watts

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by jayek, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Really basic question here for just starting out. CFL's listed as 60 watt 6500K on the box in store, on the actual bulb it shows 13watts. Also notice with 40 watt bulbs it will read 11. What measurement do I go by?

  2. .... if people would only read the beginners section it contains a bunch of easy to read relevant info.

    To answer your question it is by the actual watts. Typically you don't want anything less than 23-26 watts because you would need so many bulbs to get anything done. The 23-26 watters are listed as 100W incandescent equivalent
  3. Go with 23 watt bulbs they are the most efficient.. watts to lumens
  4. right on that's a good suggestion. I have used 26 watts on some cacti, it was decent, BTW mr. OP there is a lot of good info on GC regarding CFL's, it has popped up in the last year or so in a major way around these sorts. do the search.
  5. [ame=]Ecotechnics 125w Eco Light 25000k - Purple: Garden & Outdoors[/ame]

    get one of these they are much better than small bulbs and will give you a faster growing plant

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