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Lighting Change

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by aronson, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. aronson

    aronson Prolific Poster

    May 25, 2005
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    Hello all,

    Woke this morning to find that my one of my two CF bulbs (a 55W/6500K) was split at the end. With no LFS in convenient driving distance I ran to the local electrical supply house and picked up all they had in stock -- a 55W/3500K.

    Is this a bulb I should refrain from using for the long term? Aside from it's garish red hue is this a bulb that will be of benefit or detrement to my plants in the long term? My other bulb is a 65W 50/50.

    Then I got to thinking... Should I change both bulbs? Any suggstions?

  2. Greg Watson

    Greg Watson Administrator
    Staff Member Administrator

    Jan 23, 2005
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    Re: Lighting Change

    In Tom's March Barr Report on Lighting (you can read it here: ) ... Tom writes:

    Tom continues and writes:
    But here is the most important kicker in my opinion ... Tom continues to write:
    ... so ... in the end ... I think it is your perception that probably matters most ... so when you write "aside from its garish red hue" ... I think that your opinion about whether it is garish or not is the most important factor for you to consider ...

    If you like the red I suspect it will be just fine ... if you don't ... then change out the bulbs when the budget next allows for it ...

  3. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
    Staff Member Administrator Social Group Admin

    Jan 23, 2005
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    Re: Lighting Change is (was?) selklinjg 8800K bulbs that have a great spectrum and COLOR for 2 for 1 pric e at 21$ sp about 11 $ ea!!!!

    Make sure you get the right pin configuration!!!!!

    Tom Barr

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