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OfflineDieCommie
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Smallest usable wattage
    #1171 - 04/20/08 03:30 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

I wonder what the smallest light I could feasible use, and get something out of it, would be?


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: DieCommie]
    #1248 - 04/20/08 03:51 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

100w but I would not reccomend it. I dont know why people want to risk their freedom to produce a plant with tiny fluffy popcorn buds. It just isn't worth the risk to me.

Do yourself a favor and buy a HPS. Any HPS will be better than 'the smallest light'. A 250w hps would be a great way to start.


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: derx]
    #1381 - 04/20/08 04:19 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

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derx said:
A 250w hps would be a great way to start.




How many plants or space would that support?


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: Sirius]
    #1393 - 04/20/08 04:21 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

about 2 by 2 feet.


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: erb]
    #1457 - 04/20/08 04:28 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

If you are a handy man you can buy small (70-250W) HPS and MH flood lights and rewire them as remote ballasts.

http://www.e-conolight.com/Product/EProducts.asp?ProductFamilyID=3

A little google search on how to wire a flood light to a remote ballast should pull up sufficient info.


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: ganjahero]
    #2904 - 04/20/08 08:48 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

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ganjahero said:
If you are a handy man you can buy small (70-250W) HPS and MH flood lights and rewire them as remote ballasts.

http://www.e-conolight.com/Product/EProducts.asp?ProductFamilyID=3

A little google search on how to wire a flood light to a remote ballast should pull up sufficient info.




Thanks for that link!  I thought that place went down awhile back.  Great prices. :thumbup:


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: DieCommie]
    #6543 - 04/21/08 11:15 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Thx for the info!


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: DieCommie]
    #6595 - 04/21/08 11:20 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

600w is the shit

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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: DieCommie]
    #7179 - 04/22/08 12:49 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

In the grow journals section I've seen a few people using CFLs with pretty intriguing results. Maybe some of them could chime in on the differences they experience.


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: DieCommie]
    #7261 - 04/22/08 01:05 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Even something as small as 35w can grow a single plant.


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: Script]
    #9217 - 04/22/08 09:55 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

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Script said:
In the grow journals section I've seen a few people using CFLs with pretty intriguing results. Maybe some of them could chime in on the differences they experience.




I'm using two cfl's right now. I'm only growing 2 plants but they seem to be pretty effective. One is flowering the other is vegging. I was just more focused on my budget, and lumens/light spectrum/cost wise: cfl's were the way to go.


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: mel_lonta_tauda]
    #9519 - 04/22/08 11:39 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

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mel_lonta_tauda said:
Quote:

Script said:
In the grow journals section I've seen a few people using CFLs with pretty intriguing results. Maybe some of them could chime in on the differences they experience.




I'm using two cfl's right now. I'm only growing 2 plants but they seem to be pretty effective. One is flowering the other is vegging. I was just more focused on my budget, and lumens/light spectrum/cost wise: cfl's were the way to go.




I do quite well using CFLs. I don't think many ppl realise how far they have come in the last couple of years. They are def worth looking into.

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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: ethnoguy]
    #9521 - 04/22/08 11:40 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

EG, lets see some pics of your harvested CFL buds.

I definetly know you can grow 'decent' buds using CFL's but you do need quite a few to make it worthwhile.


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Edited by derx (04/22/08 11:41 PM)


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: DieCommie]
    #9825 - 04/23/08 02:14 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

DieCommie said:
I wonder what the smallest light I could feasible use, and get something out of it, would be?




If your question is about watts, like the title of the thread, then LEDs.



If your question is otherwise directed, it is akin to asking 'how shitty can the weed be that i grow?', and in that case, id say, pretty fucking shitty.


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: Dexter_Morgan]
    #10110 - 04/23/08 04:34 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

It'd be interesting to see some charts of the light spectrum for CFLs and LED's compared to HPS, MH, and etc. Maybe I'll have luck searching for them later, if so, I'll post them and maybe try to create an article for the main site or something. :smile:


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: Sirius]
    #10113 - 04/23/08 04:51 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Don't HPS lights use a lot of electricity?


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: niteowl]
    #10119 - 04/23/08 04:57 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Well, I guess a fridge uses like 2000 watts, so a 400 watt HPS shouldn't be too bad. :shrug:


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: derx]
    #10789 - 04/23/08 07:42 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

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derx said:
EG, lets see some pics of your harvested CFL buds.

I definetly know you can grow 'decent' buds using CFL's but you do need quite a few to make it worthwhile.




I don't have a cam, sorry. I wish I did. Anyhow 2.5 oz (approx) a pop, on a 125w CFL.

EG


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: ethnoguy]
    #37728 - 05/23/08 03:33 AM (8 years, 6 months ago)

what do you mean a pop?


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Re: Smallest usable wattage [Re: pong]
    #37783 - 05/23/08 05:22 AM (8 years, 6 months ago)

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pong said:
what do you mean a pop?




a pop usually mean per. Like These 5 pipes costed me 10 dollars a pop, totalling at 50 dollars.


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