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125 w CFL

Posted by sea_of_green (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 26, 07 at 16:26

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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pics of light
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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


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


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dcarch,

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

confused...


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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


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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.


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"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


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