Advantage V. disadvantage CFL's

Discussion in 'CFL / Fluorescent Lighting' started by lastfrontier, Mar 16, 2008.

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    lastfrontier

    lastfrontier Well-Known Member

    you see it seem to me that people feel that if you give it the most intense light you can find and the best hydro setup that it equils dank fat buds and that is simpley not true.


    CFL's do not have the danger or heat problems that HPS and MH have also it cost more all around to dissapate the heat and the smell with it also CFL's are self ballest in most cases and there are so many that if one goes out you dont have to shell up 150.00 or 250.00 or what if the ballast goes out what if either of them fail while you are out of town and you loose the crop if one or two fail then i loose a few lumens and keep on rockin again consider the fire danger while you are gone a fan can fail of trip the braker also they use less wattage and you are able to spread the light as you see fit in most cases instead of coming from a central location high above i will say in defence of the production grower large intense lights are a good and usefull thing because it cuts down on the doliers per OZ of production that in my opinion is the onley time you would need the extra lumens i my self will never grow more then 14 plants at a time i get around 3-5 OZ per plant with that light at 14 plants only geting 3 OZ per is still 42 OZ every 4 months what the hell will i do with all that and i am only using about 420-680 watts when you have MH and HPS you are stuck with on or two kelvin ratings and that is it with CFL's i can swap the kelvin rating as i see fit mabey i want to flower at 2100 kelvin mabey i like 6500 kelvin for veg or mabey i want to try 4500 kelvin for veg and see if i get a better sun leaf with CFL's there is room for discovery and creativity we know that all strands are not the same and come from diffrent parts of the world mabey you would like to plant all dark purple indiga and the next crop you want to plant a virgin sativa they have diffrent requirments for light and with CFL's you can provide that with half the cost just remember people that the higher you go in watts when buyin a single CFL bulb the lower you go in lumens per watt stay at 26-55 watts and that is the best spot to stay...................... here are the periods that belong up there disperse them as you please
     
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    lastfrontier

    lastfrontier Well-Known Member

    this is my prefered configuration look haw this ak48,ice, and polio reach for the light from its sheer intensity.
     

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    suspect54

    suspect54 Active Member

    is it just me or is this the third or fourth topic about this same light setup?
     
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    Titania

    Titania Well-Known Member

    yep.:mrgreen:
     
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    shamegame

    shamegame Well-Known Member

    I have seen some very nice grows done with CFL's. But I think if you have the space, HIDs are the way to go. Isn't that how the CFL craze came about in the first place? Tiny stealth grows in rubbermaid tubs and such? I think they are a great alternative if you have limited space and / or money.
     
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    lastfrontier

    lastfrontier Well-Known Member

    its about filling the box for less dollers with the same quality shit.



    i was not trying to boast about the set up if i came off that way then i am sorry you feel that way i mean what do i care what you grow and how good or bad it is i have my own and i know what works for me its not about my set up its about CFL's doing there part and nothing more i am not the best in the world but i do have good strains and i do hold my own you know what ever. it is what it is so sorry if i talk a little to much how about you go fucking die under a rock where the smell of your decaying body wont bother me ha ha ha haand stick a period in that whore.......
     

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    shamegame

    shamegame Well-Known Member

    Someone needs a hug.
     
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    stickyhits

    stickyhits Well-Known Member

    why do people always try saying hps and mh are hot my aircooled 1000w is always at 78 F but that is amazing you claim to get 42oz's with 18 cfl's every 4 months cause i only get about 32 every 2 months but if you only use 420-680 watts you pull about 2.8 grams per watt hats off to you thats the highest i've ever heard of
     
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    LoudBlunts

    LoudBlunts Well-Known Member

    EVER!

    i call bullshit!
     
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    stickyhits

    stickyhits Well-Known Member

    you call bullshit that don't even make sense it's the highest ive heard not what you've heard post something were someone claims better then that
     
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    LoudBlunts

    LoudBlunts Well-Known Member

    smh, calm down grass hopper, im agreeing with you.
     
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    stickyhits

    stickyhits Well-Known Member

    lol ok lastfrontier worlds greatest cfl grower without picture proof also the buds in your box look really leafy
     
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    LoudBlunts

    LoudBlunts Well-Known Member

    yes in his other thread, i really cant blv this dude said he gets at least 2 oz/per plant under cfls


    yea fucking right!!!

    i smell bullshittttttttttttttttttt!
     
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    lastfrontier

    lastfrontier Well-Known Member

    wow sush hate i was getting more per plant using the bubble bucket method hay man please have a hard time beliving me because it going to make me loose some sleep please hold while i take this CHRONIC brake ------------------------------------------------well then wasent that plesent haaaaahaaaahaaaahaaahaaahaa
     
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    LoudBlunts

    LoudBlunts Well-Known Member

    it must suck to have to pretend!
     
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    stickyhits

    stickyhits Well-Known Member

    hows that leaf burn? a little harsh? serious though the only pics you show don't back up what you claim go to the bottom of the page thats what a 2 oz plant looks like http://www.rollitup.org/grow-journals/15784-1000w-backcross-grow-10.html
     
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    stickyhits

    stickyhits Well-Known Member

    were mad cause your a phony i dont like leaf man and i'm not trying to hate but don't post if your not legit end of story and no need to be an ass but you have like 5 threads that are the same
     
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    LoudBlunts

    LoudBlunts Well-Known Member

    pretender!
     
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    lastfrontier

    lastfrontier Well-Known Member

    o how quick the haters circle the wagon this is a free place to post if you dont like the material then tuff titty what i choose to wright about is what ever i choose and for the record i am right on with my numbers my light dose a total of 80,000 lumens more then enought to grow 14 plants you only need to buy journeyman tools when you are a journeyman
     
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    Titania

    Titania Well-Known Member

    If you could tell us all the details, how long you vegged, nutes, photo period ect. then we will be able to determine whether it is possible. I'm not saying your lying, maybe you just got your figures wrong, or maybe you just guessed without weighing?

    The only time I've heard someone getting 2 o a plant was vegging for 6 weeks, with cfl's surrounding the plant, usually around 260w per plant.
     
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