Lighting help please


I have ten square feet of grow space.So far I have 1 led light thats 600 watts full spectrum with 200 to 240 watts of real pull. My question is how much cfl lighting do I need to add? And do cfls actually block the led light because they need to be closer? Planning on growing 4 white widow auto flowers.


Hey there✌.

I’ve been using 2 x 600 full spectrum LEDs without any other light sources. Works just fine :laughing:


Your looking for 50 watts per square foot so with you having 10 square feet you should have 500 watts actual draw
Hope this helps bro


Cfl’s will not block LED , they only gone a “blend” .

Hope to have respond to your question, and that you’ll find this helpful :innocent:


so i need to shop me up a real wattage use 300 led to go with my 200…back to hunting amazon i guess lol


If you picked up a second light same as your first you should be close enough on actual watt draw you would have a successful harvest and grow


Hey @Niala, what is a good "Starting " light for plants up to 4 week grow (start) before I move them outdoors, for the rest of their grow. I start 6 plants at a time in 6 inch pots.


For me it’s all the way from sprouting to harvest with LED’S , it’s gone a give your new one a first taste off what’s coming with a real spectrum light , just remember that you’ll need to keep the light at the recommand distance, for a LED lights between 600 and 1000 watts it’s 3 feet :wink::innocent: For how much watts you need it really depend on the space you have !?:wink:


I’m just looking at lights to Start my plants, I have 36 inch (3Ft.) CFLs now , I was just looking into LEDs for starting plants for the first 4-5 weeks, grow space is 2 ft by 3 ft area… I’m not looking for $250 lights yet but something a bit cheaper, any suggestions?


This one is a good choice since it have veg/Bloom buttons


@Oldstoner (meizhi)


Here’s another one


Thanks I’m looking into a few lights now !!


And of course


I have a aimike high-efficiency full spectrum 192 W cob it was 39$ with a half off discount code but it works really great very intense


I got 2 of these for 109 each they are a 450 w reflector veg bloom switch they run pretty quiet and the heat is not bad . These plants are under them now and only on grow lighting these plants are shorter and fat with under growth like my last grow . I’m thinking that means that the light penetration through the canopy is pretty good with these but this is only my 2nd grow I see some people trim and some say never trim green so maybe this is just in need of a pruning


I got really lucky on ebay a couple months ago… I got a meizhi 900 for 189.00 shipped on ebay… I checked back the other day and it went up to 199…still a good. deal… and it draws about 418w actual draw…


Mine only draw 195 but they are great for my 3 x 3 tent and I have a spare 450 true watts worth of leds and cfls but when I tried to add more the girls started to squint so I had to back off on the lights


lol I know the feeling Oldstoner… I can walk out to my shop at night unassisted… then after a few mins with my plant, I need to use the flashlight on my phone to make sure I don’t trip up at night on the path back to my house… leds can really blind you temporarily


All the little spots after the first time I tended the grow had me investing in a good pair of UV sunglasses for when I unzip my tent . I got lucky I just set up in my basement but still my glasses are on the top and I never open up without them . But when I tried to add my last light this time the girls started to wrinkle and the leafs were just starting to taco shell so I turned it off and they are fine