I'm a beginner, but I'm thinking no. I made a CFL lamp made out of a power strip, bulb 'splitters' from home depot to plug two bulbs into one outlet on the power strip. I ended up fitting about 10 23 watt CFL's on it = 230 watts of light. I made my own reflector out of emergency blankets (mylar) and yard signs. It was pretty ghetto, but I'm confident I could've grown four plants with it - it would just take awhile. Here's a link to my grow journal - there are pics of the light in there: http://forum.grasscity.com/indoor-grow-journals/313839-my-first-grow-attempt-post3604021.html FYI - most people say the recommended amount of light is 100w for the first plant and 50w for each additional.