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    Exclamation Advice on 125w solar glo for flowering?

    i have a 125w solar glo exo terra bulb will this be good for flowering
    one plant at a time it is full spectrum but dont know if it will be any good

    advice please if any thanks

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    Re: advice on 125w solar glo for flowering ??

    id like to find out too, i've always wondered if sun lamps for reptiles would work for growing.

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    Re: advice on 125w solar glo for flowering ??

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    Re: advice on 125w solar glo for flowering ??

    Quote Originally Posted by sausage200723 View Post
    i have a 125w solar glo exo terra bulb will this be good for flowering
    one plant at a time it is full spectrum but dont know if it will be any good

    advice please if any thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Grow Hard View Post
    id like to find out too, i've always wondered if sun lamps for reptiles would work for growing.
    I'm certainly no expert on these things...but I'll share my thoughts. I looked that bulb up real quick, and it appears to be an incandescent bulb. Generally incandescents aren't much use to growers, because a very high percentage of the wattage is wasted in heat.

    I'll give you an example of this wasted energy. A CFL that puts out roughly the same amount of light as a 100 watt incandescent is only 23 watts. That means more than 75% of your wattage for incandescent lighting is just making heat.

    The main limiting factor for an indoor grow is light. Our plants, if given everything else they need, will not only handle, but will thrive, under way more light than we can usually deliver.

    Now the other side of that, is that ideal temps without CO2 enrichment is between 70-80º F during daylight hours. Temps in the 90s will slow growth, and temps in the high 90s will all but stop growth for most strains, and can damage the plant.

    I don't think you could get the plant anywhere near enough light, and still keep your temps in check. I don't think there's much point to even looking at the color temperature and light spectrums if you can't deliver enough light.

    By the way... I'm sure these bulbs are excellent for what they were designed for. Reptiles, being cold-blooded need the radiant heat provided by the bulb...our plants don't.

    Anyway, like I said those are just my thoughts!

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