125 w CFL

sea_of_green(9)January 26, 2007

i just bought a 125 watt full spectrum compact fluorescent and i don't know how close to set the bulb to my plants without burning them up.

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    Bookmark   January 26, 2007 at 6:41PM
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dcarch7

125 w CFL do not run too hot. still, from your pictures, may be just a little too close. give it 12' from the top of the seedlings.

Those are expensive bulbs. have you considered regular 48" fluorescent?

dcarch

    Bookmark   January 26, 2007 at 9:03PM
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sea_of_green(9)

thanks for the info. i have a 48" fluorescent too but i wanted to try one of these out.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2007 at 5:51PM
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ralleia(z5 Omaha, NE)

dcarch,

I don't use CFLs for plant growth, but did you mean 12 feet or 12 inches?

confused...

    Bookmark   January 27, 2007 at 11:22PM
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dcarch7

Ha,ha,ha,

12" is correct. (12 inches).

But too late now. sea_of_green has already torn down his/her house to install the fixture 12' above the seedlings.

dcarch :-), :-D

    Bookmark   January 28, 2007 at 8:28AM
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sea_of_green(9)

lol no i havnt torn anything down installing my light 12' high. i knew you meant 12". i have it about 12" over them and there doin fine. i have a few bush basil sprouts and lettuce up (in the picture) and i have
15 more germinating in my humidity dome along with 13 sweet basil and 12 spearmint.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2007 at 3:11PM
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dcarch7

"lol no i havnt torn anything down installing my light 12' high. i knew you meant 12". ------"

Just a result of a bad habit. Always lying about measurements to my girl friend.

dcarch LOL

    Bookmark   January 28, 2007 at 3:23PM
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