What are your thoughts on running lights 24/7 for autos?

I figured the only bad thing about it was a waste of electricity.

I don’t have any actual science to back up my opinion, but I prefer giving my plants at least some downtime. In an all auto run I do 20/4. If I’m running a mix of autos and photos I do 18/6.

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I can see that a little downtime wouldn’t hurt them. Sometimes I have to go out of town for 2 to 3 days. I have an auto waterer that covers my watering. So I will give them a 4 hr break when I am home. Thanks for the input!

They need some rest, depending on your light you can run it at 12/12

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I have a 400watt led and a180watt led in a 4x4x80.

this was on 12/12 its entire life

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That’s how I want to do it NICE!! Great job!

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I topped this one, first time i topped

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My best auto to date was thrown into a tent with a photo and flipped to 12/12. Agree with what is being said above. They respond better with a dark period, recover faster with a dark period, and over all seem to do better with some time with lights out

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It was an auto? I thought you shouldn’t do that. I am too new and scared to try yet. But nice result for you.

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That makes total sense. The few days I am away I will have to run 24/7. But other wise 12/12.

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Why not put it on a timer? Timers are cheap and can be purchased almost anywhere. I think that a consistent light schedule is important.

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A timer will also make things alot easier. Nothing worse then having to be home at a certain time to flip lights on or off.

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Never crossed my mind. That’s a awesome suggestion! Easy and cheap. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that. I have a automated water when I am gone. Thanks!

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Once you take lights on time away, you can’t add it back. Iam not telling you to run them at 12/12 . Just letting you know its possible. And yes that was a auto. And i run my lights at night to help with heating and cooling

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Wow. Nice job. Is that an auto flower? What strain? Amazing results

Jack herer auto@ 18 weeks from seed that i topped

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