Full Spectrum CFL lighting
I was wondering if anyone here has tried or currently uses this style of lighing for their CP's?
I am looking for options to increase the amount of light reaching my CPs but I think that this is about as high output as I can go without over heating my growing area.
is there another option that would allow for a higher lumen output for my plants and still keep a compact fixture. I am very interested in hearing what everyone has to say.
your better off with t5's there cheaper and easier to replace the bulbs
I agree with Mickey on choosing T5HOs over those. T5s are cheaper, cover a larger area and most importantly for me they're are cooler in temp than those large CFLs. I have at least one Hydrofarm unit and one of those of those hanging reflector type ones and they both run so warm I don't like to use them. Heats up the room and the tank under them.
If you are looking for a cheap entry to T5HOs check this vendor out, unlike other suppliers these are plug and play, no assembly or wiring necessary and prices include the tubes of your choice: http://htgsupply.com/Category-Fluore...row-Lights.asp
I've bought 6 four foot, two tube fixtures and a box of replacement bulbs from them over the past year or two and no problems yet!
I've used liquid cooled halides with great results.. but that's it for lighting other than T5HO's.