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Is it a good idea to use CFL lamps WITH Sodium Lamps for Flowering?
    #649404 - 12/04/12 12:13 PM (4 years, 7 days ago)

Quick question, would it be a good idea to use a CFL 250 w alongside a 600 w Sodium during Flowering - or is it a waste of time?

I just want to boost the light until I have enough cash for another Sodium.

Any advice well appreciated :smile:


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Re: Is it a good idea to use CFL lamps WITH Sodium Lamps for Flowering? [Re: starspangled]
    #649407 - 12/04/12 12:29 PM (4 years, 7 days ago)

It wouldn't hurt.  Not sure how much it would really help though either.


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Re: Is it a good idea to use CFL lamps WITH Sodium Lamps for Flowering? [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #649412 - 12/04/12 02:10 PM (4 years, 7 days ago)

Thanks again for replying my post and giving me advice

I felt that the CFL might get lost in it all but was going to try it - thought I'd ask first
Cheers :smile:


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Re: Is it a good idea to use CFL lamps WITH Sodium Lamps for Flowering? [Re: starspangled]
    #649413 - 12/04/12 02:21 PM (4 years, 7 days ago)

One other question -
I  recently dropped and broke one of my CFL 250's.

I have one 250 CFL  left, plus the shade and ceramic fitting from the bulb that broke.. and also a 125w CFL bulb.
Am I right in thinking that whatever "transformer" the bulb uses is within the bulb and that I can use this 125w CFL in the same shade that housed the 250w CFL which broke?

Sorry for asking so many basic questions, i just don't want to start a fire or anything


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Re: Is it a good idea to use CFL lamps WITH Sodium Lamps for Flowering? [Re: starspangled]
    #649414 - 12/04/12 02:21 PM (4 years, 7 days ago)

Unless it's in The Heart! l0l


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Re: Is it a good idea to use CFL lamps WITH Sodium Lamps for Flowering? [Re: starspangled]
    #649439 - 12/04/12 05:37 PM (4 years, 7 days ago)

Yes, your 125 watt cfl will work with the same fixture as the 250 watt cfl.


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Re: Is it a good idea to use CFL lamps WITH Sodium Lamps for Flowering? [Re: night train]
    #649456 - 12/04/12 07:55 PM (4 years, 7 days ago)

Thanks night train , that means my reflector doesn't have to hang about and i don't have to worry about causing a fire with my sometimes stoopid experimenting


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Re: Is it a good idea to use CFL lamps WITH Sodium Lamps for Flowering? [Re: starspangled]
    #649679 - 12/05/12 10:48 PM (4 years, 6 days ago)

put the cfl's very close to the plant near the middle-bottom; the HPS will take care of the top & middle layers.


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Re: Is it a good idea to use CFL lamps WITH Sodium Lamps for Flowering? [Re: starspangled]
    #649680 - 12/05/12 10:52 PM (4 years, 6 days ago)

Quote:

starspangled said:
Am I right in thinking that whatever "transformer" the bulb uses is within the bulb and that I can use this 125w CFL in the same shade that housed the 250w CFL which broke?




whether HPS, MH, or fluorescent, it's called the ballast.  the transformer is the voltage-increasing part of the ballast.

*and for cfl's, the ballast is in the base of the bulb; within the plastic housing, between the glass pig-tail and the metal screw-in contacts.


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