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What type of light should I use for fruiting chamber?
    #3976988 - 03/27/05 08:02 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I was wondering what type of light I should buy for my fruiting chamber. From what I read, you want a light that is in the blue spectrum. Are most fluorescent lights in this spectrum? I have already put a few hundred dollars into this project in my attempt to achieve perfection. I really dont want to have to buy an overpriced grow lamp though.


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Re: What type of light should I use for fruiting chamber? [Re: PowerTrip]
    #3977001 - 03/27/05 08:05 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

blue is good


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Re: What type of light should I use for fruiting chamber? [Re: PowerTrip]
    #3977043 - 03/27/05 08:18 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

About any light will work. Shrooms don't photosynthisize. Light is just triggers pinning & the direction to grow.

You want to think about the HEAT a light creates & the space they take up.

old agar simply uses a couple golf ball size clear Cristmass type bulbs. Compact, small watt, cheap & easy to install.


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Re: What type of light should I use for fruiting chamber? [Re: agar]
    #3977063 - 03/27/05 08:23 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I was thinking about one of those small fluorescent desk type lamps.


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Re: What type of light should I use for fruiting chamber? [Re: PowerTrip]
    #3977557 - 03/27/05 10:11 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I use a 7 watt night light from a dollar store. There are 2 little slots cut into the lid of my tub. They are just the right size for the prongs of the plug to pass through from the inside. The prongs are plugged into a light extension cord.



Before I plugged it in I unscrewed the bulb and sprayed it and the rest with oil. It's been working for months.


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Re: What type of light should I use for fruiting chamber? [Re: ticktock]
    #3977698 - 03/27/05 10:44 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Good thing that water didnt get into it and shock the Fuck out of you...or catch fire....letting the neg. and pos. coils sit in the open like that in a humid environment :thumbdown:

Should have cut a slit for the cord :thumbup:

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Re: What type of light should I use for fruiting chamber? [Re: PowerTrip]
    #3977768 - 03/27/05 11:02 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Well, there aren't any coils, not that it matters. Every now and then I take it apart and look for corrosion. Water really isn't a very good conductor, but metal salts and oxides are.

One day I might find out that it won't work forever. It could end up melting a hole in the lid. My point was that you don't need much light. Just enough to trigger pinning, and that's not much.


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