Veg with shop light

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by ihctoab, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Hi guys

    I am setting up my first grow room and I'd like to know if I can veg my plants with a 4' shop light. Actually there would be 2 of them making it 4x4' tubes. I plan on doing SOG and I have a 1000w for the flowering part.

    Will a standard shoplight be enough to veg or is it not worth it? The lights would be near the plants.

    Should I use cool white tubes or something ?

    Am I just wrong?
     
  2. You're not wrong. I'm sure the shop lights will be fine, if they're bright enough. And yes, you want to use the bright - blue lights.

    I can pretty much guarantee though after about a week or two they will be light starved and start turning themselves towards the lights. You might want to switch to your HPS at that point, to either continue vegging or just starting the 12/12 cycle.
     

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