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Old 02-08-2011, 02:03 PM   #11
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I think you want the "420" friendly lights......consumer reports say that they last a long time, use less energy and are "eco-friendly".
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Contact a 'grow' store. For really effective growing of vegies, will need a bunch of stuff that is not very economical unless you are selling your vegies.

Metal hallide, HP sodium, fluorescents all come into play. For seedlings and cuttings, fluorescent 24 hrs. Mid size, a combo of MH and HPS for 24 hrs. Once the plants are large enough for flowering, then again a combo of spectrums for no more than 12 hrs on. In order for the plants to get an equal array of light, then you need a sun circle or another mechanical system for slowly rotating or moving the lights.

Keep in mind that 1000 watt bulbs with ballasts and all will use a bunch of electricity. The shiny stuff that C3 mentioned is mylar. You can also buy boxes and other set-ups that will contain the light and keep out the light. The last thing you want is to mess up the lighting and turn all of your vegies into males where they don't produce.

Check out places like "The Huge Tomato" or other grow shops out there. Probably web sites that can help.
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I saw a post earlier complaining about googling everything.......google isn't necessary when Skullcrusher is around. His last post proves it. Much respect Skull and I mean that. You are the "Encyclopedia Brown" of this forum. If you don't know who he is .....google it.
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