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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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    dbkick

    dbkick Well-Known Member

    some timers adjust themselves for daylight savings time, which is the stupidest shit and should be banned, daylight savings time that is. personally I'm waiting to flip till the time flips which will be tomorrow.
     
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    carl poot

    carl poot Member

    flowering plants wont mind the 13/11 for one day?
     
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    oatsuzn

    oatsuzn Member

    exactly. I want my lights to go off when I'm leaving the house for work, so I just had to change my timer to match the real clock. My plants will end up get 13 hours of light and 11 uninterrupted dark in this 24 hour period...no biggie.
     
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    skefaman

    skefaman Well-Known Member

    probably not much of a prob but why not give extra dark rather extra daytime ?

    edit: real question there
     
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    brettsog

    brettsog Well-Known Member

    an extra hour of photosynthesis wont hurt i dont think. its only once. if it was repeated then it might
     
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    giggles26

    giggles26 Well-Known Member

    I like to leave my timers the same. That's one less thing for me to worry about my girls having to go through. My time off/on hasn't changed just the time of the day isn't right.

    Now some people may need to change their timers that are trying to get a specific time on/off due to work and other factors I understand but otherwise just leave your timers where they are they aren't hurting anyone.

    I'll just ride out the time change until these girls are done flowering and then fix my timer but once they get to this point only thing I want to have to worry about is water/feed and keeping them happy.
     
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    Endur0xX

    Endur0xX Well-Known Member

    I dont do anything but it sucks now I have to get up before 5 am if I want to see them in the morning!!!!
     
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    somebody1701

    somebody1701 Well-Known Member

    Daylight savings time is the stupidest shit and should be banned. Actually, I want to stay on DST all the time. Who the hell wants it to get dark earlier?????
     
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    LeafGnosis

    LeafGnosis Active Member

    Nope, not changing my timers either... I am up at the time when they first come on, either 1 hour later/earlier.
     
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    Ringsixty

    Ringsixty Well-Known Member

    I don't handle it. What for?
     
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    errb

    errb Active Member

    i simply change my timers for the hour because of peak hydro usage... 7pm to 7am then back to 8pm to 8am.. no big deal take me like 30 seconds to complete and the girls have never noticed the difference.

    E.
     
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    PJ Diaz

    PJ Diaz Well-Known Member

    Nope. However it's really 13/12 for a day only. The dark time isn't affected.

    Photosynthetic plants respond to dark hours, not light hours. So it would stand to reason that they're less affected by changing only the length of the light time, and keep the amount of dark time consistent.
     
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    unknown1231

    unknown1231 Well-Known Member

    Not sure what the question here is?

    The way I see it the only thing that is changing is the time displayed on the clock. Any timers you have setup did not change, therefore the time the lights turn on/off is exactly the same as it was prior to daylight savings.
     
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    Metasynth

    Metasynth Well-Known Member

    I handled it by sleeping in an extra hour.
     
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    imchucky666

    imchucky666 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like extra work to me.....
    Just saying, the plants don't have a clock persay, they know how much and how long, but not when.
     
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    PJ Diaz

    PJ Diaz Well-Known Member

    Plants don't have a clock, but they don't take care of themselves either -- we do! I'm not worried about changing the time for the sake of my plants, it's for the sake of the grower. I don't wanna have to get up an extra hour early for the next 6 months just so I can check on the plants before work.
     
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    mrweedman321

    mrweedman321 Member

    The changes would not effect indoor growing ...
     
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    carl poot

    carl poot Member

    ah, you are correct dear Sir. :eyesmoke:
     
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    LeafGnosis

    LeafGnosis Active Member

    For all of the reasons you have presented here, I have done the same and only added the hour of light and kept the dark 12. Though I am about 5 or 6 weeks out now.
     
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    JoDirt

    JoDirt Member

    Another reason why you would change the timer. I grow in my room, and I can't sleep with lights on.
     

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