Lighting, Ott-Lite® True Color Lamps?

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by bigtee212, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. I found this sitting around my house because my mom used to use it, I think my lanky plant needs a bit more light so i decided to give this a try...

    The product im using is Ott-Lite® True Color Lamps

    Here is the link to the site
    http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9htfTCk5D1E4dYAB0dXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE1anYzaGE2BGNvbG8DZQRsA1dTMQRwb3MDNARzZWMDc3IEdnRpZANERlgyXzk-/SIG=11n8hma0e/EXP=1144993316/**http%3a//www.ottlite.com/crafting.asp

    I was just wondering if it will help, hurt or do anything to my plant, if anyone has used one before, or wouldnt mind giving it a quick look, any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Not worth getting. 50 bucks for a 20 watt? hahah! Youd be ripping yourself off hard!

    For the pricce of two 20 watt "true color" flos, you could get a 175watt MH that'll blow those away!

    Standard Flos or HIDS. Sometimes if you have the extra $, its okay spend that extra $ for the wider light spectrum.
     
  3. It is useless. You need to get ATLEAST flourescent lights, or your plants will not make it.
     
  4. well, i did say i just found it lying around my house, so im pretty sure im not going to buy it.

    to be more clear, im going to give them the about 8 hours of sun they get from a window, then at night give them the lamp, provided i can find out it helps at all.

    also these lights are florescent, but i think only like 20 watt? not sure, either way, would it help maybe if i get it real close to the plant?
     
  5. You may find the Ott light to be much better, as watts alone don't equal growth. Its worth a shot, especially if you plan to grow for a while. An effeciant grow light will be easier on your energy bill. As long as the bulb isn't too hot to touch, get it as close as possible.
     
  6. It states that it's a daylight spectrum meaning it is rated @ 6500 on the kelvin scale.
    With it being a fluorescent light and it was laying round your house ,then use it.
    You will need to get it within inches of your plant to see any real results though.
     
  7. hey thanks for the replies all. i started using it on my plant a few days ago, its was about 2 inches with tiny leaves due to lack of sunlight before then, now it gets about 8 hours sun light and close to 24 hours of that lamp, the leaves are still small for how tall it is, but have grown a lot in the last few days. so for future reference it defenitaly works and helps, just hard for me to say how much
     
  8. i too have an ottlite setup with the 48 inch supllement plant bulbs, has worked great for me, i find the closer the better since it doesnt get hot at all, i got a homeboy that is totally talkin shit sayin that my plants wont bud if i dont put a sodium bulb on them, he is full of shit and i want to prove him wrong, am i right?
     

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