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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    Or just drop 20 bucks on a shop light that holds two 4' florescent bulbs. Or 40 bucks will get you two fixtures that hold four 4' florescent bulbs. That's what I (and many others use) and they work great. I had mine hooked up in my closet on a built in shelf, so you don't have to put the pedal to the metal on a grow shelf or anything like that. You could even hang it above the plants in the window and give them the bulb light supplemented by the window light.

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    you can get 4 foot shop lights at walmart for $8
    thats what I bought. I bought a 10 pack of cool white tubes for $10.
    very cheap for fairly good lighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    you can get 4 foot shop lights at walmart for $8
    I guess next time I expand I'll be going there instead of Lowe's.

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    People have told me that 40watt is the best and it has to be spirally. I find 40watts but they are not spirally or florescent. I've found spirallies, but not 40watts
    I bet you're reading this huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut View Post
    People have told me that 40watt is the best and it has to be spirally. I find 40watts but they are not spirally or florescent. I've found spirallies, but not 40watts
    Are the spirals you are talking about the size of a normal incandescent bulb? If so, you just have to remember that depending on how much space you need to grow under you will need more of those bulbs.

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    Who tells you this? Those energy savers have a lot of restrike. And for that matter they come in larger sizes than just 40 watts.

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    Right now I only have 2 CP's so I only need 1 spirally
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