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OfflineFunkyBlunts
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Flourescent or LED ?
    #352014 - 01/22/10 07:42 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Which is better?

What wattage do each type require to provide light for 4 tomato plants ?


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: FunkyBlunts]
    #352016 - 01/22/10 07:43 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

... tomato?

... And as for lighting; depends on your setup, plants.. ect... Rule of thumb; you can never have to much...


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: Kine]
    #352028 - 01/22/10 08:05 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Neither. This is the MARIJUANA CULTIVATION forum. For questions about tomatoes take it to the "Other Growables" forum.:mad2:


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: DrGreenThumb]
    #352032 - 01/22/10 08:10 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Why not a HID?


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: DrGreenThumb]
    #352090 - 01/22/10 10:41 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

OK

but what about the questions?


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: FunkyBlunts]
    #352093 - 01/22/10 10:43 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Like I said Tomatoes have the OTHER forum. :shakefist:


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: DrGreenThumb]
    #352099 - 01/22/10 10:46 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Im talking about weed man weed

thc tomatoes


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: FunkyBlunts]
    #352114 - 01/22/10 11:15 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

OK

I'm not really sure about your question..It all depends.

I can tell you this though. I have two 300 watt cfls which is equevilant to roughly 128 incandescent watts. They work great for mother plants and clones. These would work great to flower four small to medium size plants.

I've never used LEDs.

Hope that helps.

Now what about my question smarty pants? Why not a HID?

how big are you wanting to grow these 4 plants?


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: Sgt. Smoke]
    #352123 - 01/22/10 11:36 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

I've not even heard of HID :blush:

Do they make much heat, main reason for flourescents is they don't make a big heat signature like HPS does.


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: FunkyBlunts]
    #352133 - 01/22/10 11:50 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

HPS IS HID. And I wouldn't worry at all about heat signature unless you're running over 3K watts. You need to read some more.


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: FunkyBlunts]
    #352134 - 01/22/10 11:52 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

HID stands for High Intensity Discharge lamps.
Not sure what size your grow area size is but a 400 watt HPS would give you 100 watts per plant and would create DENSE buds.

As far as heat goes good ventilation is the key to keeping that under control. And for a heat signature from a 400 watt lamp is highly unlikely. Maybe if your house temp was below freezing at all times it may show a heat signature under infrared but like i said it's highly unlikely.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: Sgt. Smoke]
    #352137 - 01/22/10 11:59 PM (6 years, 10 months ago)

400W on the North Pole might create a heat sig. Other than that you're fine. Invest now, invest early.


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: DrGreenThumb]
    #352168 - 01/23/10 12:48 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

Exactly and a 400 or 600 watt is substantially less expensive than a LED.


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: Sgt. Smoke]
    #352217 - 01/23/10 02:56 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

LEDs are all neat and stuff and from what ive read can be good for a veg room, and are very cheap to run. so thats a plus. also CFL are cheap readily available and also work really well for veg from my understanding. But they dont have a good penetration. SO get 42watt cfl or higher but not as easy to get or t8 bulbs. veg use the daylight blue color for flower maybe toss in a few more orange bulbs. to offset the weak penetration you can put some long tubes along the sides of the plants or cfls along the sides. do some research there are alot of people who only use floros. prob do 60-80 real watts(not incendecent equivelant) per plant as a guess will give ya plenty but dont quote me on that.

little run down for ya. check the resource on this site and UTFSE


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Re: Flourescent or LED ? [Re: the man]
    #352256 - 01/23/10 07:59 AM (6 years, 10 months ago)

I have been reading through the forums just spent like 3 hours reading but didn't find out what I want to know.

Thanks for the help but not the moaning.


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