Wil this HPS light work?

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by stev0848, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. i would go with a 400-600 watt Metal halide or HPS

  2. for 1 plant? thats alot of light
  3. I agree, you don't need that much wattage for one plant (but I wouldn't discourage you from doing it if you wanted to). That bulb isn't exactly right for color spectrum (should be closer to 2700k) and the lumens-to-watts efficiency isn't great (95:1 ratio) -- a 250w HPS outputs around 33,000 lumens for example (132:1 ratio).

    All in all I think you could use that bulb if you also supplement with a few warm-color CFLs.
  4. I think you should grow at least 2 plants just in case one turns out male; or in my case where all three of my plants turned out male.

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