Green light in grow room?

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by GreenGro, Apr 26, 2007.

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    GreenGro

    GreenGro Well-Known Member

    Hi

    I saw on a Jorge video that you can use a green bulb in your grow room so you can work during the lights off period as the plants cant see the green light - does anyone know if a simple green coloured bulb from a hardware store is all that is needed?

    Thanks
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    buzzzzz

    buzzzzz Active Member

    I was told by our local xperts that all u need is a green party light from wally world is fine and was only a couple of bucks. I've had mine for a couple of months with no prob. except it's pretty dark.

    :peace: out
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    buddhaeyes

    buddhaeyes Active Member

    Good Morning Pot head. I know of a company somocohydro.com that has a 6'' wide tape called energy ink tape that goes on the wall's in your grow rooms. It absorbs light when the light are on and is photo luminescent and glows for 12 hours so you can see in the dark. they also have light switch plates and strips to put on your flash light and little feet to make a path so you can walk anywhere without tripping over stuff
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    buddhaeyes

    buddhaeyes Active Member

    Good Morning . I know of a company somocohydro.com that has a 6'' wide tape called energy ink tape that goes on the wall's in your grow rooms. It absorbs light when the light are on and is photo luminescent and glows for 12 hours so you can see in the dark. they also have light switch plates and strips to put on your flash light and little feet to make a path so you can walk anywhere without tripping over stuff
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    Hairy Bob

    Hairy Bob Well-Known Member

    I like the sound of this very much, however a quick search of google, ebay and the site you mention gives no results for energy ink tape. Are you sure that's what it's called?
    Also have you actually used this stuff and if so how well does it work? Maybe I'm just sceptical but I never saw photoluminescence bright enough to see much by (besides whatever was glowing).
    Thx.
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    Phelps

    Phelps Well-Known Member

    i was told to use any green light so I got a green halogen 80 watt bulb and I'm not sure about all that. Its really bright in there. Its just as bright as a normal light and I think it is too bright. Anyone know?
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    bunstinky

    bunstinky Well-Known Member

    Why would u have an 80 watt green bulb on in your setup during the plants dark period.
    u may as well have a 14 watt which will easily produce enough light for you to see.. its not like you want more light for the plants.
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    Phelps

    Phelps Well-Known Member

    Thats all they had.
    Why would it matter if it is 80 or 13 watts? A green light is a green light, no? If the plant suppossedly cant get energy from a green light why does it matter if its 13 w or 13,000watts?
    coopdevillan likes this.
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    nomaad

    nomaad Active Member

    I don't think its that simple. "Any green light" including a "party bulb" from walmart just doesn't seem right. Using this logic it would follow that I could take a white bulb and my daughter's green washable crayola marker (any green as there are 6 or 8 of them) and color in the whole bulb. Essentially, the "party bulb" is a normal incandescent bulb with green glass, but the filament of the bulb still burns with the same properties as the white or clear bulb. Granted, ganja uses part of the red spectrum and part of the blue spectrum of white light to do its thing, but are we sure that the green glass is an efficient filter for these parts of the spectrum? Any green? I'm not so sure. I would be a bit more careful about what bulb you buy in terms of color temp and the other bulb-specific technical specs.

    For example, I could trust a green LED, because LEDs are tuned to a certain part of the spectrum measured in nanometers...

    My point is, unless you have enough specific info on the green bulb to trust it scientifically, I wouldn't use it. I believe in the purity of light and dark in indoor gardening.
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    Lemon Fiesta

    Lemon Fiesta Member

    Maybe thats the thing, the plants don't receive any light because of the green color from the spectrum (if it gives off a green light from the spectrum).

    Then he is able to work in the dark if he ever needs to.
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    nomaad

    nomaad Active Member

    yeah. i get it. re-read what i wrote. you can't just use ANY green light. IMO.
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    Hairy Bob

    Hairy Bob Well-Known Member

    So ideally you would want a bulb that gives off the same colour as the plants, right?
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    Lemon Fiesta

    Lemon Fiesta Member

    no, you want a bulb that doesn't do anything to the plants when they're sleeping and you're trying to work on them. One that doesn't give off a light on the spectrum that will make the plant wake up or accept the light
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    Hairy Bob

    Hairy Bob Well-Known Member

    Which would be a light the same colour as the plant. If the light is being reflected by the plant then it is not being absorbed, that is how we see colours.
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    Xeno420

    Xeno420 Active Member

    Buy the green CFL at your local Home Depot. It's cheap.
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    amish420

    amish420 Active Member

    Just like we know the plants use red and blue light, they do not use green light for photosynthesis. They are many products out there that are useful. The one i use is a head lamp w/ a green light. They are available at alot of grow stores now or a simple online search. Great Investment.
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    Phelps

    Phelps Well-Known Member

    Yes, exactly what u want.
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    Illegal Smile

    Illegal Smile Guest

    The question seems to be this: For the plants to be unaffected, does the bulb have to be one that emits only light in the green spectrum? Or, does the coloration of a bulb constitute a filter than removes all light BUT the green spectrum?

    I'd really like to know the answer too. Logically I side with nomaad that not just any green light will work. But there seem to be a number of growers using plain colored bulbs with no ill effects. We would be hearing about hermies all over the place if they didn't work. I know some people who would know this but none I can think of a way to ask it. I don't want to say I'm growing anything.
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    djhacker3

    djhacker3 Active Member

    I would like to know the answer too. Anyone?
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    drgrowboto

    drgrowboto Member

    If Jorge did it it tis ok

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