Is this a CFL light

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by turdo, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Okay. I went into this store and saw some spirally lights. I read all over em but could not see CFL or Fluorescent anywhere. All it said was "soft white". Is that what I need?
  2. Compact Florescent Lamps (CFL) come in a variety of configurations. The lamps you describe sound like the mini-twist variety. These have a built-in ballast and screw into ordinary light sockets. The soft white CFLs (I think) have a color temperature around 2500 degrees Kelvin, meaning that the light is in the orange/red range of the visible spectrum. These lamps also come in Bright White and Daylight designations. The bright white lamps put out light in the blue end of the spectrum. I use a mix of Soft White and Bright White CFL mini-twist lamps in my grow box. (4 bright white 27 Watt and 2 Soft White 23 Watt bulbs.)

  3. Thanks man! Youre a real help! :D Gonna go back and see if they have any of the other (bright lights) ones. Then its time to grow :ey:

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