My Phal closet!

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by Mackarov » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:19 pm

Thank you for chiming in I will have to take a look, had not checked the lighting section yet.

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by rangiku » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:58 pm

Just ask where it is. What I had to do after not finding it on several trips.

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by Mackarov » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:38 am

I did ask Home Depot and Menards and must have asked the wrong people, told it was a special order only item. Of course they didnt seem to certain they even knew what I was talking about.

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by rangiku » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:04 am

I'll take a photo of the tag next time I'm at Home Depot and post it here.

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by TheBlazingAugust » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:45 pm

I bought mine at Home Depot too.
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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by Mackarov » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:11 am

Found it at menards this time around, thanks for the help.

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by rangiku » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:36 am

Glad to hear it, mack asI haven't yet ventured to HD to take the pic for you. I will, though. :)

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by brooklynfishman » Mon May 20, 2013 11:22 am

Just curious.... How many lights and they are t5s or 8a? I have 6 cfl between 250 and 300 watts each and my FCs are only about 600 by the plants with the bulbs being less than 8 inches Away. Is my light meter broke or did you mis read? I ask because your. And my setup are similar but our foot candle readings are Way off. Thanks. Jon

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by TheBlazingAugust » Mon May 20, 2013 11:37 am

brooklynfishman wrote:Just curious.... How many lights and they are t5s or 8a? I have 6 cfl between 250 and 300 watts each and my FCs are only about 600 by the plants with the bulbs being less than 8 inches Away. Is my light meter broke or did you mis read? I ask because your. And my setup are similar but our foot candle readings are Way off. Thanks. Jon

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by Jayfar » Mon May 20, 2013 1:27 pm

brooklynfishman wrote:Just curious.... How many lights and they are t5s or 8a? I have 6 cfl between 250 and 300 watts each and my FCs are only about 600 by the plants with the bulbs being less than 8 inches Away. Is my light meter broke or did you mis read? I ask because your. And my setup are similar but our foot candle readings are Way off. Thanks. Jon

Are you sure about the wattage or are those labeled as equivalent to that many watts incandescent? Looking at Home Depot's site, a 300W equivalent that I see there is actually a 68W bulb with brightness of 4200 lumens. I'm not aware of any CFL bulbs higher that 250 actual watts. I have a fixture with a 125 watt CFL and another with a 200 watt; both require a 'mogul' socket.

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by brooklynfishman » Wed May 22, 2013 8:25 am

All the bulbs I have are FELIZ CFLs, specifically made for plant growing. the bulbs are actually 250 and 300 watts each, NOT equivelant. I guess I need to add some T5 VHOs to my set up?

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Re: My Phal closet!

Post by Jayfar » Wed May 22, 2013 8:33 am

brooklynfishman wrote:All the bulbs I have are FELIZ CFLs, specifically made for plant growing. the bulbs are actually 250 and 300 watts each, NOT equivelant. I guess I need to add some T5 VHOs to my set up?
Oh, that's good to know. I think I'd like to change up my 200W CFL for a 300W, if I can find it online. I use the 200W CFL in a Hydrofarm fixture above my Vanda corner, with the spillover serving as supplemental light to an adjacent small table of Phals (which is set back about 5' from a southern window).

I think your light meter may be off. I'm seeing about 2000 fc at approximate 8 inches directly below a 6500K 200W CFL.

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