Its 23 thousand, not hundred. And I will upgrade the lights later on. But ppl say the plants can make use of 2700k too, its just not that good.For vegging you want light in the blue spectrum and that is the 6400K range. The 2700K lights are more in the red spectrum and better for flowering. Twenty-three hundred lumens isn't much for the 375 watts you are using. If you are having to buy lights, go with T5s--they will save you money on your electricity bill each and every month as (lumen for lumen) they cost about 35% less to run--i.e. your will consume 35% less power and provide the same amount of light with T5s over CFLs. Twenty-three hundred lumens will only light a space about 4' x 2'.
I know. I'm mostly wondering, will 20.000 lm of 2700K do more for me than 8.000 lm of 6400K in addition to the 15.000 lm of 6400K I will be using no matter what.LOL--I meant 23,000--2300 would not even do a foot of space. How do you know they are putting out 23,000 lumens if they are only pulling 200W? These lights are not capable of putting out over 100 lumens per watt, so if the wattage is not there, I am pretty sure that the lumens have gone down in proportion (or more).
The 6400 lights are better for vegging. You can use 2700K lights, but the plants will have more stretch and less budding sites than a plant vegged with 6400K.
Not considering its only pulling 135 even though its called 250W, that makes it 111I know that a lot of these manufacturers claim that their CFLs put out more useable light than HPS. However in actual practice, they do not produce more bud. So my only conclusion is that this is just more of the hype we have always seen. Everyone is trying to compete with HPS, but in fact, when you get down to an actual grow, they don't.
That CFL is still only putting out 60 lumens per watt, which pretty much costs more to run than any other type lighting we use--i.e. the most cost per lumen of any bulbs we use. If they truly out-produced a HPS, this would be wonderful, but they don't. However, this is your grow, you should use what you want.