daylight clfs?

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I have a 45w 2700 lumen kelvin 6500 daylight cfl will this grow anything or do I absoulutly need cool and warm whites please help I think I may have wasted my money
 

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It will be useful but you'll still need more.
 

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for cfls the most useful kelvin temps are 6500k and 2700k. 6500 is the best cfl for representing the blue spectrum like a MH or mercury vapor while the 2700k is closer to an hps though i think hps are 2100k while i think MH are 6700k i have 350watts of 6500k cfls in my veg room and one stray 2700k cfl
 

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hey be careful though ive seen companies call 5000k daylight the 5000k lights arent good
 

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agreed. stay away from cool white too. although with some CFLs its fine. ideally you want only 'daylight' 'sunlight' etc, and warmwhites for flowering, or in addition during veg.
 

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whats the deal with cool white why isnt it good that is waht everybody else is telling me to get let me know please
 

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honestly i dont know the specs on it. but i know that before cfls were the new thing, all that was around were regular long tube fluoros. and when using those 'cool white' was always a no no.

so i guess it just kind of stuck for cfls too. essentially im sure a cool white cfl would still work. but i know i would personally feel alot more confident getting ones that say sunlight- or daylight, etc. you know?
 

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use cool for veg use soft for flower use warm for flower use cool and warm cool and soft.ect........
 

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well i was going to say some thing but i you guys have it under control
 
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