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Offlinearaucaria
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The CFL thread
    #8325 - 04/22/08 01:04 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Here's the place to discuss our more affordable options for lighting, CFLs. post your setup, your bulb's color temperature, lumen per watt ratio etc. pros and cons, where to find deals, more efficient bulbs...

i'll start with my veg. lights:

2 x GE 26W 6500K 1600 lumens each = 61.5 lummens/watt

used for an approximately 2x2x2 space, no problems...


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: araucaria]
    #8342 - 04/22/08 01:17 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Are all CFL's the little bulb with the crazy shapes, or do they have long tubes that could be housed in something like this, an under cabinet fixture?



My friend has a cabinet about two feet long by a foot and a half wide, little doors on the front and everything, probably about two feet tall as well, and he's thinking it would be perfect for clones. He was planning on going with regular fluorescents, but if something like that is available for CFL's, that would be even better. :smile:


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: Sirius]
    #8564 - 04/22/08 04:11 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

cfl=Compact fluorescent lamp..they are the smaller crazy looking tube ones


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: Relapse]
    #8592 - 04/22/08 04:39 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

They can also look like this 105Watt CFL that puts out 7600 Lumens.



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Re: The CFL thread [Re: night train]
    #8595 - 04/22/08 04:41 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

2 x GE 26W 6500K 1600 lumens each = 61.5 lummens/watt

used for an approximately 2x2x2 space, no problems...


Exactly what I use


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: Sirius]
    #8596 - 04/22/08 04:43 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

These are an economical alternative for compact spaces.


http://www.rvfgardensupply.com/cgi/display.cgi?item_num=960315


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: Sirius]
    #8712 - 04/22/08 06:13 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

that undercabinet light in the picture looks like a T5 tube


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: araucaria]
    #9325 - 04/22/08 10:33 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

these T5's have a high lumen output, much more than normal flourescents.



http://www.littlegreenhouse.com/accessory/lights2.shtml

With 8000 lumens and 4 lights it runs at $125. Worth it though, uses little power and are perfect for vegging especially easy with heat issues.


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: Evan]
    #9476 - 04/22/08 11:25 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

I use a 125W CFL. It works great. It came with my hydofarm hood (plug n play). I think I will be switching to a 200W shortly.

I think that they are great for closet grows because of the low level of heat. A big plus is that my hood and light cost $130 brand spankin new.

Anyhow, I have had great results in my 8.5 sq ft closet. CFLs are geat for people on a budget.

MY FIRST POST HERE! YAY!

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Re: The CFL thread [Re: ethnoguy] * 1
    #9499 - 04/22/08 11:30 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

This thread should be renamed the popcorn bud thread. :grin:


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: derx]
    #9509 - 04/22/08 11:34 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

derx said:
This thread should be renamed the popcorn bud thread. :grin:




Not true. I get about 2.5 oz a rip.

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Re: The CFL thread [Re: derx]
    #9514 - 04/22/08 11:37 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

2.5oz of popcorn


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: derx]
    #9555 - 04/22/08 11:56 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Its true the buds aren't huge, but 2.5 oz is 2.5 oz any way you figure it. Who gives a shit if I don't have 10 inch buds. My longest one was probably about 8. I would say the average (main) bud tops are around 4 inches. I think that is just fine.

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Re: The CFL thread [Re: derx]
    #9622 - 04/23/08 12:12 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

derx said:
2.5oz of popcorn




And....

Dont you breakup your weed before you throw it in your bowl or roll a joint? popcorn bud is better than no bud, and its sure as hell better than handcuffs.

Stealthier grow, smaller risk, ease of mind, decent pot... What's the problem?


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: Script]
    #9859 - 04/23/08 02:26 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

i could probably even afford an hps if i wanted to but i don't have a room to use it in. so whatever the cfls can provide are fine with me


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: araucaria]
    #10274 - 04/23/08 11:40 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

I ran t-12's for veg for a long while. Just got a chance to try out a T-5 bank and im now a believer. Soon as i have room for a veg cab im purchasing a bank for T-5's and some bulbs. Low heat, high lumen output, and happy plants. Can't beat that!


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: coda]
    #10653 - 04/23/08 05:25 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

i grow a lot of herbs, cacti + others even get some jalapenos under my t5s, i don't think i even need to recommend them, they sell like hot cakes


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: araucaria]
    #12390 - 04/25/08 03:28 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

So I was scoping out CFLs in the store the other day, and I saw a 42 watt one, and the package says it puts out 2700 lumens. It got the old gerbil wheel spinning in my head, and I thought, what if you made a concave scrog, bowl shaped to fit around that bulb with about a 3-4 inch gap? I did a little quick math and figured it would come out to roughly 1.3 sf. If it worked, that set up could put out an oz +/- each cycle. The question is, would it work?


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: Hemp King]
    #12420 - 04/25/08 04:56 AM (8 years, 7 months ago)

i would use more then one bulb if i were gonna do that,

i only use cfl's for veg, then i switch to my 250w hps, i have 4 26w daylight's that i use in veg


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Re: The CFL thread [Re: dutchmushroom]
    #12994 - 04/25/08 11:13 PM (8 years, 7 months ago)

sounds like a good idea, cfls can get hot though so count on using some fans


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