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How are YOU Handling DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by Rusty Shakelford, Nov 3, 2012.

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    Rusty Shakelford

    Rusty Shakelford Active Member

    Hey RIU,, I thought I would throw this question out there, to see how everyone handles their Daylight Savings time change. I am not on my first grow, but apparently have not been in the middle of flowering During a Daylight Savings change for any of my Previous, and am wondering HOW, if AT ALL, does anybody handle the Time Change?

    Does anyone actually change their Timers by an hour? And could this cause a Problem in Flowering?

    Lets hear your thoughts on the Matter!
     
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    nick88

    nick88 Well-Known Member

    Why would you change your lights by an hour?
     
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    Rusty Shakelford

    Rusty Shakelford Active Member

    Cause Daylight Savings changes time by an hour. But not every State does it. Arizona for one, does not buy into the Daylight Savings thing.
     
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    UncleBuck

    UncleBuck Well-Known Member

    i usually set my clocks back an hour during daylight savings.
     
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    nick88

    nick88 Well-Known Member

    Not being smart, but the plants dont read a calender. Unless its for security reasons or something, no need to change. I live where they have it, and never change my light cycle.
     
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    cannabutt

    cannabutt Well-Known Member

    I put mine back along with all my other old fashioned time keeping devices
    Besides nothing wrong with having an extra hour of sleep once in while :leaf:
     
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    Rusty Shakelford

    Rusty Shakelford Active Member

    Yes, we realize the plants dont read a Calendar, but we do and an hour change in our life, can tend to mean an hour change in our plants, and I just wanted to open a little conversation and see how others are treating their Flower Timer during these Hourly Transitions. Its not one you see much on these boards, and we already see that people are handling it differently.

    I am mainly curious as to whether it will Jack with the Plants in Flower if there is a Shift in their Day/Night period my an hour?
     
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    nick88

    nick88 Well-Known Member

    Cool, i just leave my timers where they are that way everything stays the same for the plants.
     
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    GrowinTheDank

    GrowinTheDank Active Member

    Before we discuss any further, I think it'd be best if you created a realistic hypothetical scenario in which someone would feel the need to change their timers.

    Indoor growing is supposed to be a completely controlled environment. Outside time changes shouldn't affect your OP whatsoever.
     
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    Rusty Shakelford

    Rusty Shakelford Active Member


    Here is one scenario for you GrowinTheDank.. But we know you can change Veg without issues.. I am mainly concerned with Flowering.
     
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    cannabutt

    cannabutt Well-Known Member

    The clue is in the word "Timer"
     
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    Trousers

    Trousers Well-Known Member

    Daylight savings ends tomorrow morning at 2.
    It sucks. I would rather have more light later in the day when I can use it.

    Why would anyone need to change their plant's light cycle?
     
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    ru4r34l

    ru4r34l Well-Known Member

    OCD, the time is 8 but my timer says it's 9, I think I will kill myself now!

    regards,
     
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    skefaman

    skefaman Well-Known Member

    i actually meant take and hour from the day time so 11/12 sunday
     
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    Ringsixty

    Ringsixty Well-Known Member

    I'm not...:bigjoint:
     
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    skefaman

    skefaman Well-Known Member

    i do it so the plants go to sleep when i go to work and wake up when i get home
     
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    GrowinTheDank

    GrowinTheDank Active Member

    We also know setting the timer back one hour won't have a significant effect on flowering plants. Cannabis only reacts to extended periods of darkness.
     
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    ricky6991

    ricky6991 Well-Known Member

    Ok, noob question... my plants are set at 1pm to 1am for my flower cycle... at 1 i got check them for water cause its the beginning of cycle. What time would i go check them if i were to check them when lights just turning on?

    12 noon or 2pm according to my phone cause its automatically going to do daylight savings. For me its important to know the hour difference because i need to be sure to be there when they just just turn on.
     
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    ricky6991

    ricky6991 Well-Known Member

    Nvm, used my brain for a sec lol. I need to start checking my stuff at noon from now on.
     
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    PJ Diaz

    PJ Diaz Well-Known Member

    I like my lights to be on for flowering between 8pm and 8am. That way, I can check them before I go to work in the morning, and they're ready to check at night when the kids go to bed. For this convenience factor in my life, I'll give them an extra hour of daylight tonight.
     

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