So i had been using regular CFL 100 watts, I had two of those and one green grow lamp 120 watts dome shaped. I noticed the tiny cfl lightbulb was producing nicer plants then the green lamp and I read up and realized the green color is bad after germination. I actually lost one seedling ;(… this picture is about 12 days
Believe you have to buy a ballast for your light. CFL lights are no good for cannabis plant past the seedling stage. The cheap Led’s off amazon will work but not great. A lot of us on here use quantum boards but they are expensive
I’ve used 100w cfl in the past for seedlings and they work fine but I would use one lamp directly over each seedling.about 6” above since cfl are hard I’ve been using my 135 w hlg at 5’ and there is not much stretching at all no light lean or anything then after a week I start moving down good luck and happy growing
Your 400w MH is ideal for flower but will need a ballast that matches the bulb rating. When you switch to flower just swap the bulb out for the same rated HPS and its game on for the flower
Thank you everyone, the leds have been working okay for now. i have one high sodium light buld but it doesnt work in these light socketss… ill have to order a special socket i guess? but here is the progress since transplant and switc to LED lights one on each plant almost
You need more than just a socket to run the 400 watt HPS or MH, you need a proper ballast like Davyg said earlier. You’ll also need a reflector or cool tube that will have the proper socket in it, then you’ll need to properly cool it as well, here is an example of a ballast:
Thank you so much !!! that was the explanation I needed! The LEDS should be ok for now in veg state for a few wks til I get the MH setup?
Hey i ordered one of these quatum boards https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TQ55VYN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 someone said it wasnt any good… what do you think?
I mean it will grow weed but I wouldn’t expect huge buds
I have never grown before and I wanted to give it a try. Im now over 60 and I have a lot pain now a days and weed helps tremendously. I purchased 2-30watt grow lights from Lowe’s. I dont really understand the wattage and lume. The box says 43 par/ppf…1 par38 light…photon flux…22.5 with 400-499 range and luminous flux…2200. Can anyone tell me how much light I have. Not wanting to spend a lot of money just to try an indoor grow.
This is one of my lights, and it works great for as cheep as it is, it runs MH and HPS and it is dimable. Comes with both bulbs.
I have 5 barrina full spectrum and 6 barrina 4500k white all 4 ft. Put them on a rail 4 inches apart alternating colors. Total cost was 119.00 dollars. Fox farms happy frog with advanced nutrients micro grow bloom as food. Advanced nutrients Overdrive last 3 weeks with 1 week flush. My white widow yielded 4.75 ounces. my whitaker blues yielded over 10 ounces. All in 5 gallon pots.