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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Bulb Recomendations?

What would be better for plants, a 3000k spiral bulb or an incandescent 25w bulb? I have an incandescent hood, so I can only put in bulbs. A new fluorescent hood is out of my budget at the moment.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2013, 09:17 PM
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6500k/6700k spiral CFL bulbs :D

I've heard they can fit just fine in an incandescent hood. Plants like a spectrum between 5000k and 7000k. I personally use and have had the best results with 6500k bulbs, they're the GE brand, called 'daylight' bulbs. The kelvin rating is on the back of the box. They're around $7 for a 3 pack. :D
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I'll have to look for some of those! Thanks a ton!
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No problem :D
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Check under your hood. Mine had standard (I believe they were 15 watt) incandescent lighting. I replaced them with two blue daylight 15 watt plant bulbs with no damage to the hood, and some very happy plants.
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