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By Berrybob
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Im looking for a growlight under $100 for my indoor setup. The lights I have now are t12s and my plants don't color up well with them. Are leds the way to go or something else?
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By evenwind
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If you're capable of changing the ballast, you can use these: http://www.fullspectrumsolutions.com/co ... scent-tube

This is the kind of color I can get with them: post358425.html#p358213
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By Ben Goudge
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evenwind wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:24 pm If you're capable of changing the ballast, you can use these: http://www.fullspectrumsolutions.com/co ... scent-tube

This is the kind of color I can get with them: post358425.html#p358213
This may sound dumb, but where would I get an electronic ballast?
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By evenwind
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I've gotten mine at Home Depot and Lowes. Amazon's got them, too. They shouldn't be hard to come by. You just have to know which type to buy - and how to install them.
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By Adriana
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SunBlaster LED is also a good brand. I prefer LED because CFLs lose part of their spectrum with age, and LEDs specifically for plants have a dependable spectrum. They also last much longer (10 years average).
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