Club 315w lec

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by bob223, Mar 31, 2016.

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    ilovetoskiatalta

    ilovetoskiatalta Well-Known Member

    Hey all its been a long winter hope everyone is well.
    Has anyone used the 3100k 315 for seedlings? How high should I keep the light? Or should i just use my 8 bulb t5?
    @GroErr @Bad Karma @DemonTrich @GemuGrows I am open to suggestions since this is only my second run with these lights and I used my t5 last time for seedlings until they were 5 nodes or so(and every other time before for years)

    Thanks
     
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    GroErr

    GroErr Well-Known Member

    I haven't personally. but my son tried it and got too much stretch, lights have to be fairly high up for seedlings under these. He stuck to his T5's until they get a few nodes like you mentioned, probably your best bet if they're available. I did run some under the 3100k straight to 12/12 from seed and they stretched like mofo's too.
     
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    ilovetoskiatalta

    ilovetoskiatalta Well-Known Member

    So get the 4100K bulb?
     
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    Bad Karma

    Bad Karma Well-Known Member

    I haven't had any stretching issues with my seedlings or clones under the 3100k bulb. I keep the light at 3.5 feet from the youngsters and let them grow towards it for awhile before adjusting the lamps height.
     
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    HockeyBeard

    HockeyBeard Well-Known Member

    This is the method I use with the most success. 75% success rate overall, if it's a good, strong clone site, almost 100% with proper humidity conditions.
     
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    HockeyBeard

    HockeyBeard Well-Known Member

    What's giving you that leaf curl?
     
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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    Heat/light. Running it about 16" away from the light. Getting some leaf taco up top but below that is fine and getting better results then when i have run it at 22" away.
     
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    DemonTrich

    DemonTrich Well-Known Member

    I still use a 4k bulb for veg and a 3k for flower. I'm absolutely KILLING it with these 315s. Equal to my 600hps runs.

    Week 5 iirc

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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    nice, those are really healthy looking DemonTrich!
     
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    ilovetoskiatalta

    ilovetoskiatalta Well-Known Member

    @DemonTrich are you using the phillips 4200K ? I am running the hydrofarm phantom ballast 2nd gen.
     
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    DemonTrich

    DemonTrich Well-Known Member

    Prism ballasts
    3k philips agro bulb in veg
    Philips cdm elite 4k bulb in flower.
     
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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    you mean the other way around yes? 3k for flower
     
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    DemonTrich

    DemonTrich Well-Known Member

    Yes
    3k flower
    4k veg
     
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    TheBeesKnees

    TheBeesKnees Well-Known Member

    Hi guys I recently got a 315 watt and the bulb feels really loose in the socket. The instructions said when I insert it into the mogul and turn clockwise, I would feel a lock in type mechanism. When I try to install my bulb I stick it, turn clockwise, but there's no lock in feeling. My bulb fell out and hit the floor but luckily didn't break, any help would be appreciated. Maybe I can put some electrical tape near the socket to secure it?
     
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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member

    that doesnt sound right, mine is tight. can you post a link to product for reference?
     
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    TheBeesKnees

    TheBeesKnees Well-Known Member

    It's a Philips Mastercolor CDM-TP Elite 315W CMH Agro Lamp T12 - 3100ºK and a sunsystem lec 315 ra remote reflector. Ya, it's not tight at all, the reflector is made so the bulb is faced downwards when I have it in the socket, if I turn the reflector so the bulb isn't facing downwards, then the bulb falls out.
     
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    Growdict

    Growdict Well-Known Member



    like this?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I seriously think you don't have the bulb in far enough.
     
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    TheBeesKnees

    TheBeesKnees Well-Known Member

    I'll try sticking it in further now, and Growdict I have a sunsystem reflector, it's not a conversion socket.
     
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    genuity

    genuity ambition

    You have to make sure the 2 prongs are in the holes
     

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