What lighting should i add?

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by talem84, May 25, 2009.

  1. i currently have 5 20w t12 6500k floros in my cabinet growing a plant. What should i add to flower ? Should i go with t8? add cfls on the sides? Please help? i currently have 2 27w cfls on hand. What should i use for flowering? HPS isnt a choice unless i can get something cheap like a ballast and bulb for under 100.
     
  2. Well if you can its always a good idea to get more light on em. That being said, those lights you have now should be enough to flower one plant. Just get some 3500k bulbs to flower with.
     
  3. Although 3500k will work, flowering is usually done with 2700k bulbs. It's more in the red spectrum which is great for flowering. If I had to choose, and all things were equal, I would switch out all of the bulbs to 2700k when time for flowering. The Green Man is right; you have enough actual watts for your plant, so you should have a good yield. But there's not usually harm in getting more light, as long as the plant doesn't get too hot. Good luck!
     

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