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    what is the best type of cfl color range for veg cycle red blue or both?
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    Re: Best light for veg

    blue is a better choice if its not a problem for you to get your hands on
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    Re: Best light for veg

    You want to use 6500k lighting for veg, 2700k for flower. These k, or kelvin ratings are printed on the box. 6500k=more blue spectrum light. 2700k=more red spectrum light.

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    Re: Best light for veg

    walmart has them and lowes

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    Re: Best light for veg

    thanks for the info i have them on 6500k now i wasnt sure
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    Re: Best light for veg

    you can also go by lumens Bird [VEG- Bright White>@ least 3500L per plant FLW- Warm White>@ least 6000L per plant (get a HPS from EBAY>HTGSUPPLY, they're alot better! ;D)

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    Re: Best light for veg

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely87 View Post
    you can also go by lumens Bird [VEG- Bright White>@ least 3500L per plant FLW- Warm White>@ least 6000L per plant (get a HPS from EBAY>HTGSUPPLY, they're alot better! ;D)
    Actually, lumens is a measure of intensity, not the sprectum or wave length. Degrees kelvin is what measures the wave length. Photsynthsis occurs with more blue light, or a higher degree kelvin. Of course more lumens is a good thing also because the more light the plant gets, the more it will produce the sugars that make it grow bigger and better. But a light source that, say, produces only the red spectrum will not make a plant grow better than a light source that produces only the blue spectrum, even if the red light has triple the lumens than the blue light does

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    Re: Best light for veg

    i learn something on this website every day :headbang:

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    Re: Best light for veg

    CFL/Lumen wise during veg is what usually works best IMHO & a HPS is a better light source when it comes to the flowering stages.
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    Re: Best light for veg

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely87 View Post
    CFL/Lumen wise during veg is what usually works best IMHO & a HPS is a better light source when it comes to the flowering stages.
    This doesn't make sense. Yes the HPS is a good chocie for flower but when we talk about the opposite (veg) we usually mention MH (metal halide) or blue light.
    With lumens...You want to use the most lumens possible no matter what cycle your in. Not just veg.

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    Re: Best light for veg

    When I say LUMEN WISE, i meant lumens is the most helpful info for ME. Yes i know the more lumens the better it is. I don't know much all bout the whole red/blue spectrum thing thats why I usually just go by the LUMENS. Just SAYING WHAT I READ ABOUT THE LUMENS IS MORE HELPFUL BEFORE I CHOOSE A LIGHT SOURCE... Make sense or still no?

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    Re: Best light for veg

    Best light for veg is deff. CFL
    I dont like MH in veg its hot and to strong for young plants...
    it would be best if you can use cfl cool daylight 6500k 865 in first few weeks then switch ti MH and then in flowering HPS ...but thats to much so ....the best is to find whats good for your setup ...its on you to decide and try and then you'll know what works for you !

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    Re: Best light for veg

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely87 View Post
    When I say LUMEN WISE, i meant lumens is the most helpful info for ME. Yes i know the more lumens the better it is. I don't know much all bout the whole red/blue spectrum thing thats why I usually just go by the LUMENS. Just SAYING WHAT I READ ABOUT THE LUMENS IS MORE HELPFUL BEFORE I CHOOSE A LIGHT SOURCE... Make sense or still no?
    i kinda understand what ur saying but ummm if you dont kno much about the red/blue you should just read up

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    Re: Best light for veg

    im using a 200 watt 5000k cfl and a 150 watt 6500k with wing reflectors. and 2 40 watt
    fluorescent 4' tubes 6500k, and 5 clamp reflectors w/ a 42 watt 5000k, and 4 32watt 6500k. a total of 600 watts. my closet is 4' by 3' by 7'. i use a propane torch to supply c02. i have 7 plants between 7 and 11 inches. is 3 months a good veg. time period or less? im doing 20/4 for light. 4 plants are in 3 gallon buckets and 3 are still in good size pots.they are really thick and bushy. basically what im asking is whats a good veg time?
    open to info on nutes also. i started these plants the first week in april.

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