Are halogen lights anygood for growing?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by The Doobster, Jan 10, 2007.

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    The Doobster

    The Doobster Active Member

    ive got 2 65 watt halogen lights wondering if they r good for veg and flowering cycle?:peace:
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    Air

    Air Well-Known Member

    One word, well ill add another one to get the point across: Hell No
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    The Doobster

    The Doobster Active Member

    not good for anything at all?
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    The Doobster

    The Doobster Active Member

    too much heat i assume?
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    Air

    Air Well-Known Member

    They dont provide the right color (spectrum) of light to make plants grow + alot of heat yea.
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    le1337need

    le1337need Well-Known Member

    has anyone used mercury vapor lights?
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    Nelson Mutz

    Nelson Mutz Well-Known Member

    Direct and to the point, Air! :mrgreen:

    Good for outdoor lighting of a basketball court.

    Nelson
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    Al B. Fuct

    Al B. Fuct once had a dog named

    Mercury Vapour lamps are too inefficient to grow with, even if you get some for free. They're not as bad with radiated heat as halogen/incandescent lamps, but they're still not useful for growers.

    The big evil in incandescents, as others have noted, is 'wrong spectrum.' That's spot on- they make an awful lot of infrared, otherwise known as heat! Nice for keeping a plate of fries warm- and will cook your plants equally well!
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    The Dude

    The Dude Active Member

    I got a some "Plant Light" bulbs from HD will this work for flowering as well as veg? The box doesn't say what spectrum it is. And from experience infrared + Misting = Dead Ganja.
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    GoodFriend

    GoodFriend Lumberjack

    CFL's, Fluoro tubes, LED's, Metal Halides, and High pressure sodium bulbs are the only lights you want to be using in you're grow


    well, those or the sun
    =]
    lol
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    IGrowChronic

    IGrowChronic Well-Known Member

    i know this is a old thread but just to say, ive had freinds who have pruduced bud from 500 watt halogen lights.
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    zebra

    zebra Well-Known Member

    3 grams??...
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    joeson

    joeson Active Member

    i have also heard of good results from using halogen lamps... they are not efficient in terms of lumens per watt, however they are cheap... so you can look at it this way halogen lamps work but you will need 10000 watts to produce the same reslults you would get form a 1000 watt HPS. so the answer is yes you can have good results with halogen lighst but it'll cost you a lot in energy
    Hazeye likes this.
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    Bonesmalones

    Bonesmalones Member

    How many cfls and watt wattage FOR ONE plant?
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    Hazeye

    Hazeye Member

    Thanks, I was askin' this in another thread.
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    mrgreenfingerz

    mrgreenfingerz Member

    Just an observation ! In my local tesco store in the uk they have halogen screw in light bulbs at 72 watts= equiv 93 watts ,total 1130 lumens and the important bit 2700k colour temp. ,now I havnt used them but was wondering if they might be of any use , I know halogens get way hotter than cfls but with the right cooling,cud they? As they are specificly 1130 lumens at 2700k. What are ppls thoughts on this ? I know generally halogens are useless but seein as these are what they are ................?
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    hotrodharley

    hotrodharley Well-Known Member

    Dude - this thread has been dead 3 1/2 years. By now most know to not use these hot POS except for lighting driveways and shops.

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