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    Indoor Lighting Question

    I have been growing outside but my girls will not be ready to harvest before it gets into our rainy season witch will be a problem for me. I have a finished 2 car garage and have 4 ceiling mounted fixtures with CFL lights that equal 240W and I was wondering if that is enough lighting so that if it rains I can bring the girls inside and keep them dry. If this is not enough wattage how much do I need? I can get bigger CFL lights or should I try to get something else? Any advice is appreciated and thanks in advance.

    #2
    CFL lights only produce nutrients 8 inch to a foot max away from the bulb so would have to be really close to the plant. I might look Into a different light for them.

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      #3
      Is this only for when it's raining?
      First grow Bagseed and Acid Dough:
      http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...ough-by-ripper

      First grow Acid Dough:
      https://growdiaries.com/diaries/2642-first-dwc-grow

      Second grow Monster Cropped Acid Dough:
      https://growdiaries.com/diaries/2920...clone-revegged

      1000w HPS. (4) 136w LEDs. 48x96x80" flower tent. (1) 136w LED. (6) 13w cfls. 2x2x4' clone tent. DWC. House and Garden nutes: Aqua Flakes + supplements per HG DWC feeding schedule. Hydroguard.

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        #4
        Yes. I live in Oregon and our rainy season is fast approaching and my girls will not be ready for harvest until the end of September or the beginning of Oct. When it rains and the wind is blowing there just isn't much I can do but try to move them inside.

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        • Tazard
          Tazard commented
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          Oh yeah if it's for more than a day or two I'd buy or borrow a few 3-600w eq LED's (probably cheapest)

        #5
        I'm harvesting this plant tomorrow




        grown entirely under this

        https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01B4...Q5L&ref=plSrch

        It's my first grow entirely under only LED (didn't have room under my HPS) and I'm happy with the results, especially considering it finished in just over 2 months and the buds are super dense.
        #TeamAutoMechanics

        Previous grow journals:
        Pure Power Plant and Blue Mystic + Freebies
        Girl Scout Cookies and Gorilla Glue (AutoMechanics Grow Thread)

        Grow Room Video: https://vimeo.com/218651917

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          #6
          I use (5) of these in various capacities.
          https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00PH...mbL&ref=plSrch
          Last edited by Tazard; 09-03-2017, 02:02 AM.
          First grow Bagseed and Acid Dough:
          http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...ough-by-ripper

          First grow Acid Dough:
          https://growdiaries.com/diaries/2642-first-dwc-grow

          Second grow Monster Cropped Acid Dough:
          https://growdiaries.com/diaries/2920...clone-revegged

          1000w HPS. (4) 136w LEDs. 48x96x80" flower tent. (1) 136w LED. (6) 13w cfls. 2x2x4' clone tent. DWC. House and Garden nutes: Aqua Flakes + supplements per HG DWC feeding schedule. Hydroguard.

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            #7
            I found the HPS that can be found in small flood lights work awesome I picked up a 300w for $60 at local department store and grew 4, 5+ foot giants in a 2.5X2.5 spot and just about to harvest with one light

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              #8
              In regards to my last post, I screwed up. That's not the LED I used, although I do own it and use it as a side light. The plant I posted was grown under this one.

              https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



              took these this morning


              #TeamAutoMechanics

              Previous grow journals:
              Pure Power Plant and Blue Mystic + Freebies
              Girl Scout Cookies and Gorilla Glue (AutoMechanics Grow Thread)

              Grow Room Video: https://vimeo.com/218651917

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              • Vapo69
                Vapo69 commented
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                That's one big bud dude......nice

              #9
              Oh Yeah, Marley that's nice.
              Cfls for a week or two
              315lec for everything else
              Dug up Ms.topsoil, with perlite added
              36x36x63 inch tent.
              6inch - exaust - intake fans an scrubber
              Smart pots
              Molasses
              Autoflowers

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              • Marley
                Marley commented
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                Thanks!

              #10
              Sweet looks tasty!!!
              First grow Bagseed and Acid Dough:
              http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...ough-by-ripper

              First grow Acid Dough:
              https://growdiaries.com/diaries/2642-first-dwc-grow

              Second grow Monster Cropped Acid Dough:
              https://growdiaries.com/diaries/2920...clone-revegged

              1000w HPS. (4) 136w LEDs. 48x96x80" flower tent. (1) 136w LED. (6) 13w cfls. 2x2x4' clone tent. DWC. House and Garden nutes: Aqua Flakes + supplements per HG DWC feeding schedule. Hydroguard.

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                #11
                you can get 500 watt cfl's that use 105 watt's and are self ballast - (1,000 bulbs) one can grow great grows with cfl's + sidelighting (up to 4 quart jars per plant !!!!!

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                  #12
                  This is what 115k lux and probably some heat has done to the top.
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                  This is a few inches away and at about 100k lux.
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                  This one is few more inches away looks great and is at 90k lux.
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                  this is is a side view of the first one.

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                  First grow Bagseed and Acid Dough:
                  http://forum.growweedeasy.com/forum/...ough-by-ripper

                  First grow Acid Dough:
                  https://growdiaries.com/diaries/2642-first-dwc-grow

                  Second grow Monster Cropped Acid Dough:
                  https://growdiaries.com/diaries/2920...clone-revegged

                  1000w HPS. (4) 136w LEDs. 48x96x80" flower tent. (1) 136w LED. (6) 13w cfls. 2x2x4' clone tent. DWC. House and Garden nutes: Aqua Flakes + supplements per HG DWC feeding schedule. Hydroguard.

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