how far away should i keep my CFL bulbs?

Discussion in 'CFL / Fluorescent Lighting' started by mr.man, May 27, 2008.

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    mr.man

    mr.man Well-Known Member

    :wall:ok i have 3 (13) watt CFL lightbulbs (getting ready to upgrade to 20's or 42's if i have a 20 watt how far away should i keep the light? my 13 watts are 9 inches and 11 inches away. (i think they are too far away but my plants still seem to like it i dont want them to burn) how fat should i keep a 42 watt bulb away? can somone list the watts and how far away for each bulb :wall:
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    cheetah2007

    cheetah2007 Well-Known Member

    9 inches?!?!?! you nuts.....the plants will strech like ivy or somefin!!!!!!!!!!! you should keep them 2" far @ most man!!!
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    mr.man

    mr.man Well-Known Member

    well theres also sunlight in the room and this plant is 72 days old but i do have a seedling
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    Mitsu racerX

    Mitsu racerX Well-Known Member

    13 watt you can go close 1 to 2 inches...when you upgrade go to about 2.5 to 3 if ya got good air flow..

    Hope this helps I raise and lower line at will...
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    mr.man

    mr.man Well-Known Member

    ok, im going to move the lights closer, i have a box fan thats about a foot high running, i just wanted to be sure
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    Mitsu racerX

    Mitsu racerX Well-Known Member

    72 days and not into flower yet?? Why not I clone and veg for 2.5 months and flower for 6 weeks(like it 60/40) ....
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    mr.man

    mr.man Well-Known Member

    well its only 14 inches high its indica and only on its first set of 5 leaves
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    cheetah2007

    cheetah2007 Well-Known Member

    sounds like not enought light man
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    Mitsu racerX

    Mitsu racerX Well-Known Member

    Give that bad boy some more light. I just got done cutting down a Indica..18 inches tall and produced 1.25 oz of good sweet smoke...Got 2 hybrid clones in flower as we speak got 1 week left of those then have 2 more behind that(2.5 weeks left)...


    Cheetah have to disagree with ur SIG....I just use bagseed and get awesome weed....HAHAHAHA Peace man
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    mr.man

    mr.man Well-Known Member

    did your plant double in size?
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    smokalotshaw

    smokalotshaw New Member

    mine was on 5 at like day 10
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    Mitsu racerX

    Mitsu racerX Well-Known Member

    No the buds got big as hell and smelt fruity.....It will grow but not like Sativa...BRB let me get some pics
    My lil grow
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    cheetah2007

    cheetah2007 Well-Known Member

    be awared!!!!! you just got lucky ;)
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    rushbuds

    rushbuds Active Member


    your lights can go closer then that
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    sweet jake

    sweet jake Active Member

    i have 1 75 watt cfl and 1 50 watt, how far away should i keep them from the plant which is just a sproutling. (2 weeks)
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    Mitsu racerX

    Mitsu racerX Well-Known Member

    to tell ya the truth with the reflective material my lights are as close as they need to be. the closet was wraped in the reflective material. The way the shots taken it looks farther apart then hey appear.:bigjoint:
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    Mitsu racerX

    Mitsu racerX Well-Known Member

    Me personally 10 to 12 inches. :eyesmoke:
    (sorry for the thread bump)
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    mr.man

    mr.man Well-Known Member

    You guys wanna know how that plant turned out last year? 30 inches tall, 5 inch buds on the sidesand they were about 2 inches fat only lasted me 2-3 weeks though, plus i smoked the leaves for like a week. on a REALY REALY shitty set up, 14 buds on it. now i have 2 seedling in a good grow room in my closet:bigjoint:

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