User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Which bulbs are best?

  1. #1
    mass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    8,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Which bulbs are best?

    Looking to replace all of my old T5HOs, but not sure which color to go with. Not looking to get vines or flowers, just want to grow my neps. Would 6500k or 10,000k be best? I never did fully understand the spectrum chart.
    I would mix & match a few of the different bulbs, but only allowed 1 spectrum per case of 25 bulbs.

    The options: http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/htgsuppl..._GALLERY_1.jpg

  2. #2
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cascadia Subduction Zone
    Posts
    2,113
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I really like the 6500K GE Starcoat bulbs. If you don't supplement with any red bulbs, the plants will be relatively compact and won't be quick to vine or flower. The 10,000K bulbs will be more harm than good.

  3. #3
    mass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    8,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    I really like the 6500K GE Starcoat bulbs. If you don't supplement with any red bulbs, the plants will be relatively compact and won't be quick to vine or flower. The 10,000K bulbs will be more harm than good.
    Perfect! I tried catching you in the chat to ask this question, but you had already gone.

  4. #4
    BS Bulldozer SubRosa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sunlight at sea level is about 6500K. Higher K numbers approximate the light as one goes deeper underwater, where red is filtered out preferentially over blue.
    Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
    Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.

  5. #5
    mass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    8,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks again for the tip Mat.
    Just found a case of 30 - 6500K T5HO GE Starcoat bulbs for $22 shipped!!

  6. #6
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cascadia Subduction Zone
    Posts
    2,113
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's an incredibly good deal. I think those are usually like $12 each. Assuming they're new?

  7. #7
    mass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    8,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    That's an incredibly good deal. I think those are usually like $12 each. Assuming they're new?
    meh'.. too good to be true.
    It was advertised as (30pcs per case) with a unit price, but they failed to mention that wasn't the cost for the entire case. Rather, just the cost per bulb.
    Actual cost for the entire case is $68.48. Which is still pretty good IMO..
    Last edited by mass; 06-01-2014 at 02:37 PM.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •