Master Kush grow!
by, 02-16-2012 at 03:47 PM (347 Views)
I have been vegging this plant since December 18th. Thus is day one of 12/12 on Febuary 8th. She has 23 main colas due to the LST technique. I have been using 3x26w 2700k cfls, and 3x26w 6500k cfls. This calculates out to 156 actual watts, putting out 9500 lumens. In my 2x2 space this is 2375 lumens per sq ft. so needless to say im ready for my 400w hps/mh...come on uncle sam!!! i also figured up 61 lumens/watt. a 400w hps with cool tube is spitting out 50,000 lumens. the cool tube will enable me to ventilate my grow space and still use a ton of light. i figured this up as well...ulti lumenx 400w hps - 50,000 lumens - 12,500 lumens/sq ft - 125 lumens/watt...but....i was also thinking of another light that might better suit my small personal medicinal garden. the sun system 150w hps. its rated for 16000 lumens. out of the same 150watts of consumption as the cfls i get 4000 lumens / sq ft at 107 lumens/watt.
so the cool tube 400 is 170.00 the sun system is 70... the cool tube is more powerful, but im afraid i wont be able to utilize the full 400w output. and being a hippie i would feel bad wasting something.
feel free to help me with my quandry.