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InvisibleDK1
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Halogen Lighting
    #4049175 - 04/13/05 07:22 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Would halogen lighting be any good while fruiting? My friend uses a 25" single flourescent light fixture with a 24" Agrosun tube hooked up to a timer so obviously he is not planning on switching light sources but was just curious if they are ideal for fruiting or not.


Edited by DK1 (04/15/05 02:07 AM)


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: DK1]
    #4049215 - 04/13/05 07:46 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

halogen is no better than a flourescent tube for shroom purposes- halogens also have the tendency of getting really hot.


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: bixo]
    #4049412 - 04/13/05 09:17 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

According to several of the pros around here, that light would be overkill. You want low wattage lighting and shrooms do not need a long term light like house plants. Cervantes(I think)states, shrooms can fruit even if exposed to light for a brief period of time.


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: DK1]
    #4049517 - 04/13/05 10:20 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Trouble with HALOGEN lights is the heat they create. Floro's are better. For that matter, about any small watt bulb will suffice.


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: DK1]
    #4049569 - 04/13/05 10:41 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Fluorescents run cooler and in most cases they probably give off a better spectrum of light for cube cultivation. You want a light that is heavy in the blue spectrum which most fluorescents are.


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: PowerTrip]
    #4049631 - 04/13/05 11:08 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

HPS is more blue then halogen, and I think they run cooler dont they? I dont know for sure..either way, both are very hot, and way more wattage and light then needed.


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4057235 - 04/15/05 02:11 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I guess Magash says it best...

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Magash said:


I like agrosun bulbs cause they have lots of blue but also have the rest of the spectrum. They use more blue light but also need more then just one color of the spectrum.






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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4058023 - 04/15/05 10:40 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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scatmanrav said:
HPS is more blue then halogen, and I think they run cooler dont they? I dont know for sure..either way, both are very hot, and way more wattage and light then needed.




...are you serious have you even seen a high pressure sodium lamp, They are completly red/orange spectrum.. no blue at all


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: indole]
    #4058040 - 04/15/05 10:46 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I was serious.

And wrong.

Thanks for catching it, I even have an HPS light on in my closet right now flowering, though it is a Son Agro bulb (more blue then normal HPS lights)...I mustve just been stoned or something.


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: indole]
    #4058090 - 04/15/05 11:08 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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indole said:
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scatmanrav said:
HPS is more blue then halogen, and I think they run cooler dont they? I dont know for sure..either way, both are very hot, and way more wattage and light then needed.




...are you serious have you even seen a high pressure sodium lamp, They are completly red/orange spectrum.. no blue at all


he's right metal halide bulbs are blue/white. the only reason i know that is i use to have 6 1000w high pressure sodium in one room and 12 1000w metal halide in another.They can be run semi-cool if you have an air cooled fitting to blow air threw a tube to cool the bulb. still prolly way to hot. those things are for lighting a 6-8 foot areas though.


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: thenewguy05]
    #4058105 - 04/15/05 11:14 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Didnt I just say he was right? :smile:


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4058131 - 04/15/05 11:27 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

yes...yes you did. just curious. how much are you paying for a bulb and how many watts do you have???


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: thenewguy05]
    #4058145 - 04/15/05 11:34 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

http://www.bghydro.com/BGH/customkititems.asp?kc=HLHPS04SEW

That one, from that place, under bulb replacements, I got the bottom bulb (430 Hortilux, not the Son Argo)


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Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: Halogen Lighting [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4058197 - 04/15/05 11:48 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I got mine from Insidesun.com The Bulbs are about $55-$60 each. damn hobbies get expensive.


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