Ratio of daylight white so soft white question

Discussion in 'CFL / Fluorescent Lighting' started by Thebanktella, Jan 12, 2018.

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    Thebanktella

    Thebanktella Active Member

    is there a specific ratio of 6500k to 2700k cfls that I could use in veg and flower? So that I just need to change timing of "day" time and " night " to assist from veg to flower? Or is it just get as much cfl as financially possible?
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Get all in daylight, they put down more lumens
     
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    Thebanktella

    Thebanktella Active Member

    So I then just leave it al down to light timing ?
     
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    Thebanktella

    Thebanktella Active Member

    Cors I'm currently running 3 x 85w daylight cfls was wanting to get 4x20w warm white cfls
     
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    ANC

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    Sounds like you want to flower with those. I like 23W spiral CFL for vegging plants. Don't think it is practical flowering with them, not with how much I smoke anyway.
     
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    Thebanktella

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    So would u say what I have is sufficient for 1 plant ? With some lst ?
     
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    ANC

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    You need about 30W per week per plant, so you would need a crap tonne of those.
    I'd save up and order some starter HLG kit, or some LED strips or COBS and just make something small. The HLGs and LED strips are easiest to heatsink.
     
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    Thebanktella

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    Well I gotta make do with what I bought for now till I save some more first lol
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Oh well, you always learn.
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    is this your first grow with them?
     
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    OldMedUser

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    I like to use 2/3 daylight to 1/3 warm/soft white for vegging plants and reverse the order for when you flip to flower. Haven't flowered under fluoros for 16 years tho still veg small plants with them until big enough to power them up under a 400w MH.

    :peace:
     
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    ANC

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    I have a little veg box I use for seedlings. It has a DIY 10 bulb fixture. I have tried running mixed bulbs.
    Growth was lacking under the warm white ones always.
     
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    BudmanTX

    BudmanTX Well-Known Member

    damn has been a while for ya. Heck I just finished one under a combo of Fluores and led bulbs. Just takes a little longer to finish. That's just me though. I have a complete grow of fluores under my belt as well. Looking to upgrade when $$$$ is a little better though....
     
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    Thebanktella

    Thebanktella Active Member

    Thanks for all the help guys it's really appreciated
     
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