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Which of these lights is better for veg stage?

Wally Water

New Member
I've got this homemade reflector/hood type light that I made out of some aluminum ducting and 200W worth of CFL bulbs. It does a good job vegging plants, but it's pretty small. I can only fit 3 or 4 plants under it at a time.

I've also got a 4' workbench light with t-8 style 6500k daylight florescent bulbs. It's very bright and much bigger so I could fit more plants under it... I'm just not sure if it's the right light spectrum so I need some advice.

Will switching to the daylight floro bulb affect vegging, or should I stick with the CFL bulbs?
 

lil stinker 420

New Member
the 6500k is the right spectrum, but i dont know which would put out more lumens. how many bulbs does the shoplight have? use both if possible you can never have to much light.
 

JJ Bones

Nug of the Month: Feb 2013
I recommend keeping the T-8's for veg, like you mentioned more spread so more plants. It is the correct spectrum for veg.
 
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