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LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT
    #3756541 - 02/09/05 04:59 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)



Rugged, compact 8 to 10,000 hour spiral screw in 13 watt flouro @ Lowes, HomeDepot, kMart, Target, et al for about $6 per 3 pack. Doesnt throw of much heat - either.


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: agar]
    #3756574 - 02/09/05 05:06 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

lol, i use those on my front porch... never thought of using them to grow with... good call!


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #3756634 - 02/09/05 05:19 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

My internal 4W floro takes the temp up by 2 celcius :S


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    #3756639 - 02/09/05 05:20 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: ShroomGuy86]
    #3756749 - 02/09/05 05:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I use those compact flouros for pinning too. They work great. Don't get the "warm" light spectrum. The "cool" ones have more blue in them.


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: KlingonFromUranus]
    #3756890 - 02/09/05 06:00 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

If you can find it, you are looking for 6500K color spectrum. That is a low intensity noon sun spectrum with strong blues and mild UV. (Not a UVA/UVB lamp and not a blacklight.)

You can get those as low as 5W, which throw even less heat and is the brightness of a 25W light bulb. (Ideal light source for energy efficiency. Just don't put them directly inside a high humidity area, as they run off high voltage and are sensitive to moisture. Some people still throw them in the chamber and end up buying 6 lights a year!)


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: LaughingJim]
    #3756976 - 02/09/05 06:15 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

8 X 5W bulbs = 40W of power consumption, and will easily light 8 fruiting chambers at seporate locations.

One 12" T8 (Fishtank bulb) is 35W and will have a hard time lighting 8 seporate fruiting chambers.

NOTE: They also sell light bulb adaptors that you can hook onto one wire and make a long chain out of. So you don't have 8 seporate plugs. Just plug that one plug into a timer and unscrew the bulbs to any chambers that are not operating at that time.


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: LaughingJim]
    #3757020 - 02/09/05 06:23 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

dont you guys have windows in your caves? :grin: :lol:


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: agar]
    #3758319 - 02/09/05 09:53 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

A 13 Watt lightbulb is the same as a 13 W heater. Depending on the size, insulation, and outside temp or your terrarium this might be the only heat source you'll need to optimal temperatures. Lowes has some good insulation you can wrap around your grow chamber so it'll use less power and won't heat up the house as much.


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: LanceArmstrong]
    #3758453 - 02/09/05 10:21 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i thought this was my suggestion a while back....must have been a different forum,lol.


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: beaumcrunner]
    #14160959 - 03/21/11 09:18 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

ive got an AgroMax F54T5HO fluorescent bulb typically used in marijuana cultivation. could i use this while fruiting mushrooms?


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: lolabean12]
    #14161745 - 03/21/11 11:59 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Sure, but check the color temperature.  Ideal is 6500K, and I suspect your flowering fluorescent runs around 3000K or so. 
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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #14162474 - 03/22/11 02:09 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

alright, this one is 6400k. which should be close enough, yes?


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: lolabean12]
    #14162631 - 03/22/11 02:40 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

yes


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: Psilocyentist]
    #14163595 - 03/22/11 11:10 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Found these at Wally world for $7


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: Redthumb]
    #14163666 - 03/22/11 11:41 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I've been using 6500K CFLS...my bedroom feels like an asylum because of it


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: thomas_knobs]
    #14164469 - 03/22/11 02:49 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

get out of that walley world.


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: ChronicSmoke]
    #14164629 - 03/22/11 03:26 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

am try a 4100k daylight fluorescent tube in mine


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: darkhawk37]
    #14165238 - 03/22/11 05:18 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

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am try a 4100k daylight fluorescent tube in mine



I think the recommended minimum is 5000K, but some light is better than none.


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Re: LET THERE BE LIGHT & FRUIT [Re: Psilocyentist]
    #14166097 - 03/22/11 07:49 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

How does this compare to using LED lighting? I had pins forming on the underside of my cakes, where no light could even reach, so the concept of a specific form of lighting is racking my brain.


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