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OfflineJuggaloMoe420
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CFL lighting
    #502267 - 12/01/10 12:45 PM (6 years, 11 days ago)

i am using a 65 watt 65k flourex light with two 20 watt 35k spectrum CFLs
im curious as to how much bud i can expect to get with this lighting ne input would be great


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: JuggaloMoe420]
    #502269 - 12/01/10 12:49 PM (6 years, 11 days ago)

They're waaaaay too far away from your plants, and I don't think you'll get much yield for 100w of CFL. Step it up to 200...and I'd make that for 1 plant.

If thats not an option...well, just don't be disappointed.

Yield depends on so many factors, its impossible to tell. Make sure you do some LST though, that'll increase it for sure.

Edit: Looks like you're also losing a lot of light down at the bottom too...try to section it off as best as you can, I think even a piece of cardboard would be better than nothing :yesnod:


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: RasJeph]
    #502271 - 12/01/10 01:20 PM (6 years, 11 days ago)

thanx for the advise ill give it a try


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: JuggaloMoe420]
    #502274 - 12/01/10 01:59 PM (6 years, 11 days ago)

put the lights 3 to 6cm away from the plants
and if you can't get more lights, just try to keep a even canopy under the lights with LST,also give them a little longer time of veg if you go with low wattage

keep it green


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: JuggaloMoe420]
    #502299 - 12/01/10 02:58 PM (6 years, 11 days ago)

Keep in mind a majority of the light is coming off the sides of those CFLs so that's not an optimal arrangement of your bulbs at all.


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: NizzyJones]
    #502307 - 12/01/10 03:10 PM (6 years, 11 days ago)

Look into bowl reflectors, and do you have a fan? You might expect anywhere from 4-28 grams it all matters on how much care you give them


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: The_Philosophy]
    #502336 - 12/01/10 04:29 PM (6 years, 11 days ago)

I love my 65 watt florex.



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Re: CFL lighting [Re: SmOakland]
    #503290 - 12/05/10 09:13 PM (6 years, 6 days ago)

re adjusted my setup ne more suggestions let me know


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: JuggaloMoe420]
    #503772 - 12/07/10 11:24 PM (6 years, 4 days ago)

looks better ,if you can get a 400 w hps for $150 or so you could get 2 oz a plant,it would be well worth your time !


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: dmtcorey]
    #503775 - 12/07/10 11:36 PM (6 years, 4 days ago)

Your using 105 watts of lighting now. Go up 45watts and get a 150 hps and double the light. I guess I'm just a cfl hater. (other then seedlings and clones and to be honest I don't like them for seedlings). I see so many people spending two months growing a weeks worth of smoke.

People keep making the mistake of comparing like wattage bulbs but they should be checking the light output. I hear the "cfl lights are cooler" crap and it's just that, crap. Remember 250 watts of cfl light runs cooler then 250 watts of hid light but it only takes 75 watts of hid light to get the light output of the 250 watts worth of cfl's. :potleaf:


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: Magash]
    #504069 - 12/08/10 09:18 PM (6 years, 3 days ago)

I grow 4 plants under 250 CFL on a two month loop and get at least an ounce per plant.  I flower at 1 foot.  You could easily get an ounce or more off each plant, but more lights always helps.  I would get some bowl reflectors for sure.


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: muse42]
    #505058 - 12/12/10 08:22 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

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I grow 4 plants under 250 CFL on a two month loop and get at least an ounce per plant.  I flower at 1 foot.  You could easily get an ounce or more off each plant, but more lights always helps.  I would get some bowl reflectors for sure.




Upgrade to HPS and you will never go back.  But whatever works for you.


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: SmOakland]
    #505072 - 12/12/10 09:36 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

Some day soon I hope. Just not ready to invest the money until I know what I'm doing a bit more.


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: muse42]
    #505160 - 12/13/10 07:57 AM (5 years, 11 months ago)

so im wondering, what is a good range of luminous flux to shoot for in a grow...I feel like this is relevant but I am planning on growing some autoflowering strains bc im a little short on time for this grow...and i know autoflowering strains typically do not yeild as much...so i would like to get as much bud as possible off of the 5 seeds I have...I currently have 18 CFLs outputing 1750 lumens a piece, in a 80cm x 80cm grow area...so that works out to 31500 lumens total and a theoretical luminous flux of just under 50000 lux. If i had the money i would go down the street to the hydro shop and pick up a 400W MH/HPS combo...but i got a deal on the CFLs...pack of 6 of these bulbs cost me 3 dollars even haha. I was just wondering if this will be enough? I have the capacity to put in a 90W LED unit too if neccessary...which i will probably do anyway...I think its good for another 30-35k lumens equivalent...it says that its rated for 4000 lumens in the red-blue range...which by my research makes up about 10% of the visible light coming from the sun...and i rounded way down to compensate for a conservative estimate.

Sorry if this is considered a threadjack...i just thought that this might be a better way to determine if JuggaloMoe420's grow has enough light as well :blush:

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Re: CFL lighting [Re: muse42]
    #505498 - 12/14/10 01:19 AM (5 years, 11 months ago)

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muse42 said:
Some day soon I hope. Just not ready to invest the money until I know what I'm doing a bit more.




If your getting a once per plant under a 250 cfl you already know how to grow under a light. Not using a 250 watt hid light it's costing you half a crop. You could triple the light without going up by a single watt.


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: agmotes165]
    #505500 - 12/14/10 01:21 AM (5 years, 11 months ago)

ive grown with alot less than that dude u got plenty of light


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: JuggaloMoe420]
    #505512 - 12/14/10 02:31 AM (5 years, 11 months ago)

We will see how the current grow goes.  My first two were Mexican bag seed and took 13 weeks to flower but Jesus Christ was it worth it.
I do want to move up in light.  My space is small, 6 sq. feet with 5 feet of height.  Could I go higher than 250


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: muse42]
    #505585 - 12/14/10 01:09 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

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We will see how the current grow goes.  My first two were Mexican bag seed and took 13 weeks to flower but Jesus Christ was it worth it.
I do want to move up in light.  My space is small, 6 sq. feet with 5 feet of height.  Could I go higher than 250



Yes sir you could go bigger in that space.  I also grow in a 2x3x5 space and use a 400 watt HPS and a 120watt LED with no issues.


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Re: CFL lighting [Re: muse42]
    #505589 - 12/14/10 01:31 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

i may be able to afford a small HID soon...im currently working on a small scale mesculine extraction :awecid:

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Re: CFL lighting [Re: agmotes165]
    #505599 - 12/14/10 02:47 PM (5 years, 11 months ago)

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Yes sir you could go bigger in that space.  I also grow in a 2x3x5 space and use a 400 watt HPS and a 120watt LED with no issues.




Nice, I was looking into the 400s
Do you use both lights at the same time or is the LED for seedlings or veg? I was thinking about keeping some of the CFLs or getting 3 ft T5.


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