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Offlinechrislesnar
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8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store.
    #688715 - 10/11/13 07:44 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Hey Guys

Bought a T5HO fluoro set up for my current vegging area.

Was pointed in this direction from the my local hydroponic supplier. Once i had the unit set up I flicked on the bulbs only to notice they were purple. 8500k to be exact.

I rang old mate back and he reckons there is nothing wrong with it. Is 8500k not good? Bulbs are 2ft and a quick google search indicated i'm going to have a hard time finding 6400k bulbs to suit.

Is he talking absolute shit? I have a feeling old mate has no idea. Pretty upset as this unit cost nearly 200 and i have already thrown the box away. Man it pisses me off with some older folks, I am constantly arguing when i tell them information i've come across on the net. If they haven't heard of it, its incorrect.


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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: chrislesnar]
    #688716 - 10/11/13 07:53 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah i think he's talking shit. I'm pretty sure 6400k is the correct spectrum for veg. You should tell him to give you a replacement for a 6400k setup. Stupid humans :shrug:

And i know what you mean about "some older folks"

Sometimes they just think they know better than you, but they are just being ignorant.


Edited by signeg (10/11/13 08:09 AM)


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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: signeg]
    #688722 - 10/11/13 09:36 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

6500K*


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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: CrushNazT]
    #688785 - 10/11/13 08:39 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

At 200, you might be better off returning that junk and picking up an HID MH-bulb, ballast and reflector. :shrug:


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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: TomCollins]
    #688792 - 10/11/13 09:06 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)



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Dude she isn't as young as she use to be.

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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #688793 - 10/11/13 09:08 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Your problem is that you were searching for 6400.  All you had to do is search for grow bulbs for your size and specific fixture.


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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #688816 - 10/12/13 12:38 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

I live in Australia so it seems to be a little harder to track down locally.

Most local lighting stores dont stock the higher kelvin tubes.

I was wondering if I could put a lesser strength lamp like an 18w in the unit? Will it still power a lesser tube or only 24w like the ones in it currently.


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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: chrislesnar]
    #688824 - 10/12/13 04:16 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Well I would think it would  be too much for the bulb, but that's just a guess.  Why not just order online, through the link I just showed ya?


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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #688827 - 10/12/13 05:20 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: signeg]
    #688828 - 10/12/13 06:43 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

In my opinion, all Floros sucks for growing to the point of harvest.  They can work all right as veg, but really don't compete when it comes to flowering.


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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #688830 - 10/12/13 07:12 AM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, i actually didn't even think of there being no point in the second bulb haha :stoned:.

I've actually veg'd a plant fine under one of those 130watt CFL's. I was just wondering on others opinions. I have HPS lamps also.
I want to get a MH for veg eventually, but I can't really grow indoors at the moment anyway.


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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: signeg]
    #688849 - 10/12/13 12:32 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

Flouro's can work amazing as veg lights, but the bud from them is never really up to par.


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Re: 8500K Purple bulbs for vegging? Bought at hydro store. [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #689168 - 10/14/13 03:30 PM (3 years, 1 month ago)

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In my opinion, all Floros sucks for growing to the point of harvest.  They can work all right as veg, but really don't compete when it comes to flowering.




You nailed my opinion on them dead on :lol:


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