by Brildayr » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:18 pm
by cyph3r_gfy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:27 pm
by Brildayr » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:26 pm
cyph3r_gfy wrote:Yellow and droopy is usually a symptom of not enough light. How soon after adding the lamp were the pictures taken?
by cyph3r_gfy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:52 pm
I think my soil might not be deep enough. There is rock on the bottom, maybe an inch. The soil depth above the rocks is approx. 1 1/2".
by Brildayr » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:10 pm
by Ras » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:25 pm
by Brildayr » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:29 am
by Ras » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:01 am
Brildayr wrote:They're definitely getting a new planter. I got my eye on one at Lowes.
You confirmed what I'm finding out. I was overwatering and that letting them almost dry out is a good thing. They seem to grow like weeds once the soil starts thinking about drying out.
Probably getting another light. However, I'll continue to use LEDs. I have to feed my geek! Its probably not a good idea to try and directly compare CFL and LED via wattage since LEDs tend to have a much higher lumens per watt ratio. You did make me think more and throw some math at it. I definitely thank you for that! My light is rated at 800 lumens. Typical 20-25w CFL is around 1100-1600w (only did a quick google check). The plants seem to be pulling out of their moving shock, I do think you're right and I'm a little short on light. I'll probably add another 10w LED. That will put me at 1600 lumens at 20w which is slightly less wattage than a 25w 1600 lumen CFL. I eventually want to get a good LED panel or two, especially if I expand my CP real estate holdings.
I'm wondering how much I can discount the supposed "unusable" parts of the light spectrum from a white light source? If so, then it makes it more efficient since I'm not wasting power on those parts of the spectrum. Pure speculation on my part!
I have a degree in electronics and my time in the military was radios, crypto gear and TOW missile systems I can do Ohm's Law in my sleep. Kelvins I didn't deal with even on the thermal sights of the TOW.
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