The temperature rating in a light bulb is also know as Kelvin rating (K) or "color":bong:BackWoodsDrifter said:Be lookin to the title of this here thread and be thinkin yual be askin what tempiture yual run for the best resullts. Question is bout temp not light if I read it righ I like keepn my plants about 84 to 89 degrees they be likin it fur me anyways others might be cookin them bit higher or to bit lower as they sees fit. Hope yual yield what yual need my pilgrem friend.
It truly is probably not going to make much difference one way or the other, especially if you are using CFLs. If you are using CFLs or other fluoros, you could get a mix of both.poorgrower said:Thanks everybody, I appreciate the responses.
I really wanted to know which would be better between 3200K and 2000K- as far as I know, the proper spectrum is at 2700K- right? So, do I go 700K lower or 500K higher??? I have no idea which would be better? Might have to do both!!
I am glad you posted this before I bought a $90.00 1000w enhanced spectrum bulb for blooming. I can get an ordinary 1000w bulb from 1000bulbs.com for under 30 clams.Hushpuppy said:What kind of bulbs are you looking at using? If you are using floros, there is no evidence that says either spectrum is better than the other. If you are looking at HID bulbs then HPS is going to give you what it gives you unless its a modified spectrum bulb. Some have used the modified spectrum HPS which is supposed to have more blue spectrum in it but the results are not impressive enough to shout about. Just make sure that you get the bulbs that are within the spectrum range of 2k to 3k and have the highest amount of lumen output per watt. The cfls don't have a high lumen to watt ratio but the T5s do as good as the MH for lumens and color but are a tad weak for flowering. If I had to use floros for flowering then I would use the T5 in the 2k-3k range and maybe mix 2-3 bulbs of 6500k in with them. Hope this helps
And see at 3 times the price you can change the bulb 3 times as much and have a much higher lumens for overall bulb life vs the expensive one.YYZ Skinhead said:I am glad you posted this before I bought a $90.00 1000w enhanced spectrum bulb for blooming. I can get an ordinary 1000w bulb from 1000bulbs.com for under 30 clams.
Precisely! Had I not joined this forum I would be paying out the tailpipe for enhanced spectrum bulbs. The $100 Hortilux 1000w has 145000 initial lumens and the $25.34 Precision 1000w has 130000 but 15000 extra lumens doesn't translate to $74.66 extra bucks AFAIAC.Growdude said:And see at 3 times the price you can change the bulb 3 times as much and have a much higher lumens for overall bulb life vs the expensive one.