I have a 250 watt CFL grow light. I'm thinking of doing a Auto grow with it. I know its not a lot of light. How will it work? Any input would be appreciated
It will probably work. I did my first indoor grow last year with CFL's. I used 6500k the whole grow and they came out great. I only got about 8 ounces from two plants, but I was happy. The only difference is that I had two lights. One was a 250 watt like yours and the other was a 300 watt. Had I grown only one plant, I'm sure it would have done just fine.
I stand corrected Thanks for that info
However should you need to buy anything new you're better off getting the lower CCTs (~3000K) for full cycle and flowering.
Ok, pushing the strips in a cfl question thread? Come on... .
Oh yea, I am not trying to be a weasel. I was being smart saying pushing, I should have put lol or jk�� I agree your strips are efficient and work well as I have seen others do the same. I was just answerring his question about cfls as I used them years ago also.
Like most any kind of lighting it will work and with all kinds are different efficiencies and lots of other vriables, but they all work, if there is enough present.
This 250 watt CFL grow is only for fun and only experimental. It does not need to supply my needs. This makes it easier to run with what I got. At some point in time I will upgrade from my 1000 watt HPS I normally use. I don't see new lights being better. Mostly they are less expensive to run and they create less heat. LED is just one of the many options out now. With sky high start up cost for some of these lights its not something you want to do on a whim. Someone mentioned the new lights coming out. Some will stand the test of time most will not. Lots of new everything now that companies can create products made just for marijuana. Any new light system I am interested in cost upward of a $1000. Way to much to spend for something that can only do as well as what I am already running. If I was going to make a COB style light system I would probably go with a Phototron type box for total light penetration.