User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: VFT lighting requirements?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Appleton,Wisconsin,USA
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Im trying to setup a growing station indoors and I was wondering how many lumens would be required by VFT's to grow healthily.I was considering using 4 shop lights suspended above a 4 ft by 4ft area using a total of eight 40 watt cool white fluorescent lights producing approx. 12480 lumens in that area.Or would I have to go with a MH bulb of at least 400 watts creating approx 40,000 lumens.Any advice would be of great help.Thank you. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    KANSAS
    Posts
    173
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello,

    That sounds more than adequate; you can start by having the tops of the traps off the lights about 6-8 inches and that may be perfect; if not adjust shelf or whatever up or down an inch or two at a time until all varieties seem happy.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Western MI USA
    Posts
    1,473
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Make sure you warm your plants up to the light level if they are not used to high light. Otherwise, sounds great. The more light the better so long as the transistion is slow and they have plenty of water. (I lost some plantlets from light shock last year, be proticularly carefull when helping them adapt. In my case the light just caused mild burn, but an infection took advanatage of it and killed the poor things)
    There is no item greater in value than life, for without life value would cease to exist.
    My Grow List

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Appleton,Wisconsin,USA
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Would it be ok to start VFT seedlings from seed and other CP seedlings from seed under this lighting level?

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
  •