Fluorescent Tubes vs. CFL

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by Legalize.Me, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. I'm currently in the process of building a new stealth cabinet, and I need some advice on lighting. I have a 400w HPS I will be using for flowering, but my concern is my vegging chamber.

    I need some advice as to which type of bulbs I should use. Tubes or CFLs.

    The space I have to work with for vegging is 26" wide and 13" deep. I can either fit four 2ft long fluoro tubes, or about 8-10 CFL bulbs. I plan on using it to start 6-8 plants which I will then weed out the males and move the girls to the flowering chamber which is much larger.

    I was just wondering what you guys/gals thought. I have searched the forums heavily over the past few days but I still haven't been able to make a decision. I would really appreciate any help you could give. I would like to get started over the weekend if possible. I'll also be posting a grow journal of the progress. :smoke:
  2. If you can get 8-10 CFLs in there, I would go that route. Look for daylight or bright white bulbs, 6500k for veg. Better quality light and low heat for a small area.
  3. CFL will definitely give you the most lumens per watt for that size space. check the link in my sig for a great thread on comparing lighting...
  4. thanks for the advice guys. good info on your link weasel. looks like CFLs for me. time to go shopping! :smoking:

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