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    T8 LED growlight tubes

    Does anyone have any experience with these, or can comment on how they might preform with CPs based on their specs? I am new to the hobby, and know nothing about lighting...

    https://www.1000bulbs.com/category/2-foot-t8-led-tubes/

    A friend recommended these too me, but I would love to get some insight from the community before I pull the trigger on them.

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    That's a new one for me.

    The lumens seem rather low though for plants, I have 10,000 lumen (2 tubes) and 20,000 lumen (4 tubes) T5 High Output fixtures over my plants.

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    I have 2 setups. The low light
    setup has 2 T5 bulbs, both about 6000K.

    The heavy setup has 3 T5HO rating 6500K
    and one T5HO that runs in the 5000K spectrum. (I highly recommend heavy lighting)

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    Standard T5HO tubes are about 1,000 lumens per foot so you'd need twice as many of these to replace T5's. In addition, not being designed as a grow light it may not produce light at the correct wavelengths for plants. It doesn't look like a good choice to me.

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    I am using 6x 2ft T8 bulbs. Each bulb is rated at 1300 Lumen's. My plants colour up really nicely under the lights. Some of the plants turn blood red
    I've got a mix of 3000k, 4000k, and 6500k.
    Last edited by Brolloks; 05-22-2015 at 10:39 AM.

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