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    Another light thread...

    I just bought two GE 4' daylight 40 watt bulbs with 3050 lumens, 6500k, and 75 cri. Are these ok to use?
    There were others there with 3400 lumens and 3000 k. Would those have been better?
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    i think they would be fine

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    yes, they will be fine to use

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    I think the daylight would have been best choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi914 View Post
    I think the daylight would have been best choice
    usually is
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    I saw you ask for me specifically in the chat box (and since it was after I had already left), so I figured I would post. Everyone above is right. The lamp with 3,000K may have more lumens, but it would look like crap. 3,000K is yellow orange and since there is more red, it would promote flowering over foliage, which isn't what we're after 99% of the time. Your daylight lamp may have fewer lumens, but it's a balanced spectrum so it will promote good growth and the plants will show off their color much better under it.

    If you only have two lights, get at least two more.

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    Thanks for all the help.

    I'm going to keep my eye open for some cool whites (Lowes didn't have them) and combine them with the daylights.

    Or is that not neccesary?
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    You c ould also look for full spectrum
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