Cfl Proximity To Foliage

Discussion in 'CFL / Fluorescent Lighting' started by Garden Knowm, Dec 29, 2007.

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    harris hawk

    harris hawk Well-Known Member

    CFL's work great for "side-lighting" really improves total yields
     
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    Carver1

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    Buddy615

    Buddy615 Member

    Can someone give me some advice here how am i doing i have grown 6 plants before with no care and was able to get 1oz EACH now i am have really gotten serious and been taking GOOD care how is my plant doing any suggestions 25 days since it popped out of the ground do i need more lighting going to veg for another 2 weeks i think not sure if i should flower NOW or not...HELP Please
     

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    I'mBatman

    I'mBatman Well-Known Member

    You're correct, I've got 400 watts of bulb's on my grow.
     
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    I'mBatman

    I'mBatman Well-Known Member

    This is my first grow, I'm using cfl in a 2x2x4 grow tent. I've done everything wrong, root root, nut burn, and heat stress. I've got all those problems solved. The only other thing has been light distance. Thank you for clearing that up.
     
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    churchhaze

    churchhaze Well-Known Member

    Someone should unsticky all the fluoro threads.

    Hasn't anyone wondered why this garbage technology still has it's own section while leds are in the "and other" section?

    Make this the "other" section. Noobs shouldn't be pointed toward CFL anymore....
     
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    ThatCrispyKid

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    I have my cfls about 4 inches and doing well, seem to be getting heat stress
     

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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    raise them up a couple of inches, cfl is basically a ball lighting, make sure a fan is going across the tops between the bulb and plant, that should take care of that heat stress, need to keep air moving with heat, move cooler air in as the heated air goes away...
     
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    BudmanTX

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    for someone who doesn't have much money and wants to start growing, cfls are ok to go with, in time as cfls go away from the stores and such, move over to led bulbs.

    my setup cost me less than 80 bucks to build, and i've done many grows with them
     
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    I'mBatman

    I'mBatman Well-Known Member

    What type of LED's are you using?
     
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    Peaceful Smoker Of Weed

    Peaceful Smoker Of Weed Well-Known Member

    how many do you use for side lighting?
     
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    ThatCrispyKid

    ThatCrispyKid Member

    Hasn't anyone wondered why this garbage technology still has it's own section while leds are in the "and other" section?

    Make this the "other" section. Noobs shouldn't be pointed toward CFL anymore....[/QUOTE]


    The "garbage technology" is still working for this noob.. and it will work for this noob until they burn out and I upgrade.... will post pics here awhile after my flip to flower
     

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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    actually u can use these, just take the diffusers off of them for better lighting..... fc975ace-2976-4575-862e-f643b8346ca1_1.26837afca2637fd6346a0f5079f1f24e.jpeg

    you can get them in 5k and also 3K, 5k for veg the 3k for flowering.....
     
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    BudmanTX

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    techincally it depends on the plant's height.....i like to put mine in the along side about the middle of a plant, i use cfl's as a ball light......
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    it's all a part of learning mate........
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    not bad dude, looks healthy.....might wanna take those diffusers off those led bulbs though....it will increase the intensity of the light
     
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    ThatCrispyKid

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    now I wanna try this haha I have a shit load of those100w leds. I think there 3k too
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    cool try them when you flip for flowering if they are 3k, you would be surprised.....
     
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    I'mBatman

    I'mBatman Well-Known Member


    The "garbage technology" is still working for this noob.. and it will work for this noob until they burn out and I upgrade.... will post pics here awhile after my flip to flower[/QUOTE]
    What kind of led? N how much are they? How is your grow going?
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    What kind of led? N how much are they? How is your grow going?[/QUOTE]

    usually u can buy the bulbs for $5 each, some packs are about $20 but you get 4 of them in a pack. General rule is to look at that picture i put up earlier and get the same or equivalent, just make sure you get the ones where you can take the diffuser off of it, then your golden......

    for the person who think this kind of tech is out dated, stfu, i've been using this stuff for 6 yrs or more and have made great grows from it, i've also taught people how to use the setup as well. I've grown cannabis, vegitables, and standard house plants with these kinda bulbs, and never had a problem.....if some one is brand new to growing i would push them here first so that way that person can learn how to grow, from this the person can grow from there......time and patience is all that's needed with these kinda of bulbs.......
     

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