Fluorescent light fixture at Wal-Mart for $10.00?

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by k-town, Jun 25, 2007.

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    k-town

    k-town Well-Known Member

    Hey what's up everybody,

    So I just came back from picking up some household stuff from wal-mart and came across a shop light fixture for T-8 and T-12 fluorescents for $10.00 and was wondering if this would be alright to grow with and if it is o.k. to grow with, then I was wondering about bulbs, I found the 6500k but the closest to 2700k I came was 3000k, will the 3000k be alright in place of the 2700k?

    And obviously for $10.00 there will not be an exhaust fan already equipped or any way to cool the lights.

    Will I be ok with a fan blowing on the lights or does anyone have any suggestions to cool the lights?

    Thanks ahead of time for all the help!
    Peace
    K-town
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    midgradeindasouth

    midgradeindasouth Well-Known Member

    nice find.
    Use the 6500 for veg and the 3000 for flower.

    You should be able to get them right down on the plants since they are fluro's. <Maybe 2-3"'s away from tops.
    Fluro's do not put off much heat.
    Yeah, just a fan blowing on the tops of the plants and the below the lights then you should be fine.

    Where did you find the diff spec bulbs?
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    BloodShotI'z

    BloodShotI'z Well-Known Member

    WalMart huh? $10? Im on it.
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    k-town

    k-town Well-Known Member

    Hell Yeah, I'm bout to go buy about 2 or 3 of them right now!

    midgrade:I found the different specs of bulb in the aisle over from the fixture with all the fluorescent light bulbs

    Thanks fro the help guys!

    Peace
    K-town
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    k-town

    k-town Well-Known Member

    You guys don't think there will be a heat issue with these lights since they don't have a exhaust and I plan on using two?

    Peace
    K-town
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    midgradeindasouth

    midgradeindasouth Well-Known Member

    The only draw back I can see using these lights would be the penetration of the canopy.
    A sog or scrog would do great with these lights.

    Look in the hunting dept I saw an emergency blanket (mylar) last time I was at Wallyworld.
    It is folded up in a small clear package.
    Did not pay attention to size though.
    May need a few of them depending on sq ft.

    I recommend the mylar with lower wattage fluro's for sure.
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    midgradeindasouth

    midgradeindasouth Well-Known Member

    How big is your grow area K?
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    k-town

    k-town Well-Known Member

    all right thanks midgrade for all the help, I'm bout to go get them suckers right now!

    Peace
    K-town
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    k-town

    k-town Well-Known Member

    It is a 3x3 closet
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    midgradeindasouth

    midgradeindasouth Well-Known Member

    I use the cfl's in a closet.
    They get a bit hotter than these fluro's that you are talking about.

    I have found leaving my door cracked with a pc fan sucking in air at bottom and a 6" fan blowing air at top seems to keep it 78-82 degrees F.
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    midgradeindasouth

    midgradeindasouth Well-Known Member

    yeah, get some small fan's.

    simulation of intake and ehaust air flow is important.
    the plants always need fresh air.

    I run the one at the top 24/7 and the pc fan at the bottom is hooked to the light timer and comes on with lights.
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    BloodShotI'z

    BloodShotI'z Well-Known Member

    Im setting up a clone area....they should be good for that.
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    daddychrisg

    daddychrisg Well-Known Member

    Speaking of wal-mart, I saw in the auto department that they had ac/dc clip on osculating 8" fans for about 10 bucks! So if any of you are running a solar set up, this is for you! Very hard to find osculating clip on fans...C
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    VictorVIcious

    VictorVIcious Well-Known Member

    How are you going to put a 4' fixture in a 3' room?? VV
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    grower_elim

    grower_elim Well-Known Member

    do you have any idea how much that mylar might be??
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    jamaica braden

    jamaica braden Member

    I am currently using a NuTone deluxe light fan. There are lots of available light fan online.

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