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Fluorescent light for vfts

by johnLiu2468 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:13 am

Can anyone recommend me a fluorescent clamp light that can grow only a few vfts, preferably off the internet? :D
I dont know anything about light fixtures such as which bulb will fit into which fixtures..
I understand that at least 40w of flourescent light will be necessary to grow these plants

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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by swat007j » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:45 am

i heard 20+watts does the job as well well i hope you find what your looking for but i hear LED are much better.

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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by jht-union » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:00 am

Led growlights the 45 led grow panel should do it! :)
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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by johnLiu2468 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:53 am

Hmm those led panels are too pricey for a student xD
is there a cheaper alternative besides a shop light since it takes up too much room?

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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by jht-union » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:35 pm

If you go to petsmart, there are lights that are use for aquariums for plants under water. Those are good for terrestrial plants as well. Usually they are somewhere in the $50-80 range. :)
You won't find cheap lights for plants, and you also don't want the energy to go up and the bill higher. That's another thing to look at ;). :)

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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by johnLiu2468 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:42 pm

Good idea. i already have two t5 fixtures cause i have 3 fish tanks

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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by Maiden » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:53 am

The best light in the world is Sunblaster (14x Winner hightimes magazine)

I grow all my plants under this brand, my seedlings, everything.
Its so 'sun like', you can get tan if you stay under for too long.

My plants reward me with amazing results.

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You can have a 24w T5 with crystal nano reflector for under 30$.
And it doesnt cost more than a normal bulb on your electricity bill.

Sunblasterlighting.com :-)

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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by sbrooks » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:53 pm

Maiden, I was just on Sunblaster's website, trying to find what you were talking about for $30. They have one of those aggravating websites that tell you all about their products, how great they are, and how you need them. They just forgot to include prices, or a way to actually order. Seriously, their website does not appear to actually include a way to purchase the product (maybe the HighTimes angle is a factor in that aspect!)
JohnLiu, what I have been using is a mixture of 4 ft. fixtures, and CFLs. For the CFLs, I purchase: a standard electrical extension cord, a plugin socket from Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-Whit ... mu_3hCaiRU ,
Home Depot also has a dual socket that screws into the first light socket http://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-660- ... mvD9BCaiRU
For some reason, neither the HD nor Lowes in my area carry 6500K CFLs that are of the 100 watt equivalent. I have to go to WalMart and purchase them in three-packs. I can't find the link on Walmart's site: They are in a blue box made by GE, and they say Daylight Bulbs on the front.
With these items, you can make a grow setup as small or large as you want.
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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by Maiden » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:53 pm

Top right you have the contact section, you even have a 1800 number to reach them.

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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by sbrooks » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:22 pm

Maiden wrote:Top right you have the contact section, you even have a 1800 number to reach them.

So, just to find out pricing, you have to contact them and get stuck in the middle of a sales pitch. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. Personally, I will never purchase from anywhere (not even a yard sale) if they're too ignorant to let you know prices without having to get into a lenghthy discussion. Sorry, but that type of sales approach makes me want to break stuff. :x :evil: :x
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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by sbrooks » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:48 pm

Funny I just noticed that JohnLiu asked the question on this thread in 2011. Something tells me that he got his lighting situation figured out by now. :oops:
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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by stubbingsj » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:22 am

sbrooks wrote:Funny I just noticed that JohnLiu asked the question on this thread in 2011. Something tells me that he got his lighting situation figured out by now. :oops:

:lol: That is embarrassing... :oops:

Maiden wrote:Image

I hope Maiden is still growing, because those plants are AMAZING!!! :shock: :shock:
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PM me if you got any S. excellens plants for sale! :) (USA)

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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by Maiden » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:11 pm

Yeah i didnt notice the date LoL
Its my bad sowwy for that.

And yes, i still grow heli :-) thanks a lot for the compliment :)

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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by stubbingsj » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:39 pm

Are they easy to grow? I've always thought they'd be cool (and beautiful) to have, but they are SO expensive. :shock: (I've also heard they are really fragile.. :? )
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Re: Fluorescent light for vfts

by bigbowlowrong » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:29 pm

Those of you in major cities looking for grow lights just need to go to any hydroponics store. The obvious stoner behind the counter will be more than happy to sell you a gigantic CFL and ballast for your *wink* "carnivorous plants" *wink*.

If you don't live in a major city, just go to any old grocery/hardware store and find the coolest, brightest CFL they have.

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