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    Best type of cfl to use?

    i had a previous grow and failed because i had crappy flouros. i want to invest in some cfls i was wondering which kind are the most efficient for both veg and flower cycle. and how many wats max i should use for a small yeild (quap)

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    I like N:vision the best...Soft white flower and daylight for veg. At least 2000 lumens per square foot of grow space. Lumen output will be on the package.

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    stonergrower...great info man...ive been surfing this site everyday and you always have the gooood....what you you recomend for landscaper420 as far as the screw in type that looks squigly..or the long flouras. Im pretty new too so bare with me...what does "N:vision" mean. peace man

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    Dude, go into the Grow Journals here and look up the CFL Grow one by BOSS. The guy is a wizard on a budget and mastered CFL grow techniques.

    You can get CFL's and copy his methods or go grab yourself a T5 and get to work; I’ve got both and shift things around according to size, what stage and so on.

    Depends on how much cash you can throw around and what you’re trying to accomplish. Keep em close to the plants and you should be fine no matter what, really. It's all about the Lumen, the more the merrier.

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    i was thinking about possible picking up 6 of theese
    Sylvania at Lowe's: 40-Watt Mini Twist Compact Fluorescents Bulbs (CFL)

    do you think that would be good for one plant to grow. and for veg and flower cycle. its a total of 15600 lumenens i think it should work good

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    im just looking for a cfl i can veg and flower with untill i can get some better lights

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    Dude thats MORE than enough. With that many and keeping them 3 inchs at all times you will get a magnificent yield. Hell id say you would probably still be able to get a dece yeild with 3-4 of those lights. But as greengo said the MORE the MERRIER. tru dat. good luck bro. If your only growing one plant then you will be FINNNNNEEEE. Have Fun and experiment!

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    O and also i recommend the 42 Watt NVISION CFLs you can get at Home Depot. They are about 9-10$ So same as the ones at lowells but you get that extra 2 watts. Every watt counts!! And as stonergrower said, Nvision makes some good bulbs.

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by sportsman9987 View Post
    O and also i recommend the 42 Watt NVISION CFLs you can get at Home Depot. They are about 9-10$ So same as the ones at lowells but you get that extra 2 watts. Every watt counts!! And as stonergrower said, Nvision makes some good bulbs.
    thank u for your response. but will i be okay for veg and flower with them bulbs. and should i get soft white or day bright or whateveR?

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    Well i guess techinacally you should get Day for vegging and Soft White for flowering because of the spectrums. But you will be fine to use either for either cycle. Just give your babies light and they WILL grow i gurantee it.

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    get those light yoyos...and keep em close....good luck man....

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    I am currently using sylvania 43w 880 lumens CFLs. Im enjoying the way they veg my plants. Ive used them before and love them. I dont use them alone when flowering.

    More lumens are needed and a HPS was in order for my rooms set up. Its only a 150w HPS but puts out 13,000-15,000lumens. :D IM using that plus 7 43w CFLs for flowering in a 4x2x7 room equaling 20,160 lumens in a 8 ft2 room. Thats if my HPS puts out 14,000 lumens. SO thats a 2,520 lumes/ft2. But only using 451w of power for 12/12 and 301w power in veg for 18/6.

    My results with the first grow is well good........ i think it is. Check it out yo.
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    Question Re: best type of cfl to use?

    Hey eBud- 880 lumens on 43w CFLS? I got some 23w ones earlier (not for growing, just for household) and they were 880- Is lumens or wattage more important? I had read (somewhere lost to me now) that it was the lumen rating you want higher but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask. What's everyone else's experience?

    (those 40w mini-twists someone posted at lowe's are 2600 lumens each! woohoo, come on Santa, don't fail me now!)

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    Lumens are a key point to a good grow. Like I said before (And seem to always say) you need at least 2000 lumens per square foot of grow space.

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    Re: best type of cfl to use?

    thanks for the info stonegrower.....keep it comming man !!!

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