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Cfl And Led Difference

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Rodgie_III, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Rodgie_III

    Rodgie_III New Member

    Nov 17, 2017
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    Greetings everyone,

    I’m looking at a CFL bulb with 900 lumens and, LED 821 lumens. Now I’m setting up a walstad method but the light have is the 821 lumens LED. But CFL bulb is recommended in this method. A guy in YouTube is using the 900 lumens CFL one and his tank is already 7 months old and I can say that it’s Succesful with massive plant growth.

    Can I also just use my LED, be succesful perhaps with siesta (8 or 10 hours with 4 hours lights off in between)? I really want to find out the difference between this lights

    Thank you,
  2. bshenanagins

    bshenanagins Junior Poster

    Mar 3, 2017
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    7F59369C-676C-4ACC-9865-AD18875537A8.jpeg 87C9011E-EE88-44EE-842D-86D4CBCBAF17.jpeg 1E7C4EF7-D801-4214-A596-685083D84E0F.jpeg What size is your tank? I have a 10 Watt Cree 5000k LED bulb over my 5 gallon cube and it works perfect. Plus, you get a nice shimmer effect. Ignore the yellowish tint that is just because the tannins from the soil, the light itself is a nice crisp white.
    #2 bshenanagins, Jan 8, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018

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