Growing with household LED bulbs?

Noob grower here.

Ive read a lot of conflicting stuff about growing with household LED bulbs. No ££ to buy a proper grow light. Is it possible?

I have a whole bunch of bulbs with e27 sockets here:
- 3x 6500k day light LED bulb (1320 lumen / 100w equivalent)
- 4x 4000k cool white LED bulb (75w equivalent)
- 3x 2600k warm white LED bulb (1320 lumen / 100w equivalent)
- 6x 2600k warm white LED bulb (75w equivalent)
- 1x 24w COB 3000k LED bulb
- 8x blurpie LED cheap grow light bulbs ("10w" advertised, 106* 2835SMD LEDs, 86Red + 20Blue, plastic body)
- 2x blurpie LED cheap grow light bulbs ("28w" advertised, 28* 28SMD LEDs, 15Red+ 7Blue+ 4 White+ 1 IR+ 1 UV, aluminium body)
- 1x 6500k day light 20-25w CFL
- 2x 2700k warm white 25w CFLs

I also have these:
- 1x 25w UVB Reptile CFL
- 1x 4.5v Blacklight LED torch bulb + adapter
- 10m of 12v 5050 LED light strip + adapter (not sure if RGB or RGBw)

I want to save on energy where poss, so planning to use a combination of everything, instead of just CFLs. I wanted to use as much LEDs as poss with as little CFLs as poss.

My grow space for veg is a well ventilated PC case; but im going to move into a grow tent when it gets too big.

Im growing RQS Quick One autos and planning to keep it short with LST, and growing using Coco/perlite 5050 using canna coco, rhizo, zyme, boost, seaweed, magnesium silicate.
 

JonathanT

Well-Known Member
If they have plastic domes, pop them off. You can get adapters that plug into an outlet and turn it into a light socket. Turn your old power strips into little grow lights.
 
It's very possible to grow good weed with household LED's. I'd ditch those CFL's.
thank you - ive got space to fit 12 lights in there. its cold where I am so was thinking to put 1x cfl in there just for heat if anything. or would that be a waste of socket

If they have plastic domes, pop them off. You can get adapters that plug into an outlet and turn it into a light socket. Turn your old power strips into little grow lights.
i read somewhere its best to leave the diffusers on if you need it to cover a wide area, cause otherwise the beam angle is really narrow - is that true?

ive got the socket to plug adapters, just going to fit em with some lower amp fuses, ive got these adapters aswell that make 1 socket into three, as the bulbs are low wattage hopefully its not a problem

oh yeah ive got 2 of these bendy adapters too, its like a bendable pipe with a e27 socket on the end. very nice
 
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