does aluminum foil help to deliver light to all sides of a plant?

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by wwjd4unemo, Mar 16, 2010.

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    wwjd4unemo

    wwjd4unemo Member

    the question is i have a sheet of a foil and i was wondering will it reflect light to the other sides of the plant the light is on the wall its a 34 watt cool bulb made by GE and thats all i have i just want the most light i can get to it, if its not sunny outside...:bigjoint: many thanks
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    geddylee.2112

    geddylee.2112 Guest

    Aluminum foil crinkles which causes light to come to a single point. Much like frying an ant under a magnifying glass, you will most likely get leaf burns if you use it. Not good for the ant or your plants! :peace:
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    geddylee.2112

    geddylee.2112 Guest

    Dude, sorry about your plant BTW!
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    MinorThreat

    MinorThreat Active Member

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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    harry(AK48)

    harry(AK48) Member

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    superstoner86

    superstoner86 Member

    you are better off just having a flat whit surface around your plants it is much more reflective than aluminum foil. plus the aluminum foil will most likely burn your plants.
  7. go to walmart and buy an emergency blanket for $4, that is made of mylar one of the better reflecting materials.
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    jesus420

    jesus420 Well-Known Member

    flat white is garbage, foil is garbage, mylar works but is tricky.

    best is to have a polished reflector... reflector reflector reflector.


    and it wouldn't hurt to bump up the wattage, or make the jump to HID.
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    wwjd4unemo

    wwjd4unemo Member

    i got a 60watt bulb now is that better?
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    Go to a dollar store and look for the shiney colored mettalic wrapping paper. its a buck a roll usually 3x5 feet the back side is silver mylar. The foil as said makes hot spots and you need more light. most home depot type stores sell outside like garage lights like in 70 or 150 watt hps for about 40 bucks then get an orange 10 foot extension cord and wire that to the unit ans then to a reflector so 150 watt hps light for under $70 with reflector takes about 15 minutes to do
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    wwjd4unemo

    wwjd4unemo Member

    thats the best thing ive heard yet :) thanks very much im going to goto the dollar store and go fetch some reflecting wrapping paper and some wire and a bulb that could coz the lamp to burst in flames... yes thank you very much :)
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    not sure if thats sarcasim or not but either way as long as you can twist a bread tie making the light is as simple and safe as can be and the wrapping paper is called polywarp and is actually made of mylar so as long as you have basic abilities its simple cheap and very safe
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    FilthyFletch

    FilthyFletch Mr I Can Do That For Half

    also search my posts I have shown these both with how tos
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    wwjd4unemo

    wwjd4unemo Member

    sweet thanks man and yes that was sarcasm lol thanks again:joint:
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    jesus420

    jesus420 Well-Known Member

    dude what's the actual wattage of that 60w bulb 15w?

    did you tell them it's in a lamp reflected by a lampshade to your plants over 2 feet away soaked in a miracle-gro swamp???
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    bunstinky

    bunstinky Well-Known Member

    Wouldnt be as bad if u could stop the foil from creasing.. the creases in the foil create hotspots

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