CFL what wattage??

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by chrisdunne, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. hi what wattage would do for the vegative state?? I am looking at some 11KW Energy Saving CFL Light Bulbs are these ok???
  2. The CFL doesnt matter!

    You need 100 watts for the first plant and 50 more for each plant after!

    This is actual wattage not equivalent wattage

  3. i have 4 plants so ill need a 250watt cfl?? and will i only need 1 x 250watt cfl to cover all 4plants?

    Thanks for the help
  4. #4 coffeeandherpes, Feb 21, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 21, 2009
    100 watts for the first plant and 50 for each additional are just the recommended minimum. If you have more than that, your plants will perform better. Try to get as much lighting in there as possible without throwing your temps out of control.
  5. Ya 250 watts is fine!

    But i would go with 5o watt bulbs becuse u want the plant to be covered in light!

    If a plant as no light on one side... its will grow slower on that side causing the buds to be smaller!

  6. thats great lads thank for the help
  7. Don't use 11w bulbs, no matter how many. The light intensity of each bulb is so low that it wouldn't help the plant beyond the first inch away from the bulb.

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