It's a light query

I’m using that his type of led light. My question is do I leave the light as is… Like photo below

Or do I take the plastic dome of as pictured below

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I don’t believe it will make much difference.

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I would remove it. Even clear glass will hold up some photons, the fact it’s not clear even more.

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@Twitch cut the diffuser off. I use a combo of those 14watt bulbs at 5000k with the diffuser cut off and 15 watt spots at 3000k for my seedlings and clones. My plants do very well under them until I transplant and move them to a 400 watt veg light I made.

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There is quite a difference, I tested it with an 18.5w 2500K replacement and, at the same height to the lampholder, there was a noticeable difference in lux levels.

The reason the “glass”, the plastic globe, is there is to diffuse the light around in every direction. If you do that, you weaken the amount going to where you want it, which ain’t sideways. Remove it and much more precious light goes where you want it, which is the direction the lamp will be pointing, at your plant.

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i read somewhere off is better, i think it was on grow weed ez web site

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