In this post, I will go further about how to use CFL grow lights for the best results and also help you choose the best CFLs for your growing setup. In a hurry, here is my recommendation for CFL grow lights. Agrobrite FLCDG125D Fluorowing Compact Fluorescent System. Able to change the light spectrum by switching a 2000K, or 2700K bulb.
Light quantity and quality of your bulbs can bring or break your garden's productivity. Most of the CFLs sold on the market only have the Lumen, wattage, and Kelvins as the descriptions of their bulbs. But to measure the effect of these units onto your plant growth, they are not a very good measuring unit. PPFD , known as photosynthetic photon flux density, is the unit of PAR It tells you how many photons of light within the visible light between 400nm-700nm hit a square meter per second. PAR , or Photosynthetic Active Radiation is the range of light, from 400nm (Blue) to 700nm (Red), which plants use to grow. DIL , or Daily Light Integral is the total number of photons of in a full photoperiod (i.e., a day) However, as there are not many CFL types sold and they also do not have as many PPFDs (and DILs) as LEDs and HPs, this figure is not so important when choosing CFLs. First , even if the manufacturers list the PAR and DIL meter, it still doesn't tell you much. Unless you are growing in a very small place and placed in an exact position like the manufacturers, the PPFD will not give much accurate information.
It is better to tell the complete environment that manufacturers use to measure the PPFD, but is it worth the necessity for them to do that? Second , a PPFD only tells how many photons can approach plants, and it treats all wavelengths the same even though specific wavelengths are stronger than others. And many studies have shown that light quality does affect plant growth. That also means, even though light quantity is always more important than color types, the two light types have the same PPFD, and DLI will give different results for plant growth at different wavelengths. With that said, DLIs should be given to other types like LEDs because people can custom the specific wavelengths. CFLs only have a particular wavelength of the spectrum. Compared with other types of lights like LEDs, CFLs do not have as good PPFDs or DLIs as them. And, in fact, most of the CFLs on the market do not have high DLIs. In this case, we can use the relative measuring units. Third , most of the time, you choose CFLs because of many benefits like low cost, less heat, convenience for small-setup, and portability. And definitely, just keep in mind that CFLs will work for every setup, and measuring units like PAR are not as efficient as in LEDs. This list below shows our favorite CFL grow lights. For many growers, especially starters, it's easier to buy already set up CFLs bulbs with the fixture. This is to save you so much time and to forgo the headaches and hassle when setting the full CFLs system for growing. There are lots of CFLs brands on the market, but there are few already setup products, and I will only list the brands that are well known, have been tested and proven by indoor growers. Hand pipes have been one of the staple devices in the glass pipe industry for a long time and the basics and designs change everyday. While some may prefer a bong or dab rig instead, hand pipes provide the convenience and capability of taking it anywhere you go, keeping it as discreet as possible. Hand pipes have been one of the staple devices in the glass pipe industry for a long time and the basics and designs change everyday. While some may prefer a bong or dab rig instead, hand pipes provide the convenience and capability of taking it anywhere you go, keeping it as discreet as possible. With the vibrant Rastafarian themed colors throughout it's body, the Rasta glass pipe is sure to become the go to for the herb and tobacco smokers .The many features include a carb hole and an easy cleaning surface design. This recycler dab rig had got a rasta color pattern paint finish. As you can see on the pics, this is a two chamber design recycler, the bottom half features a barrel shape percolator and there is a tube on the back and two straight tubes connecting the top part and the bottom part. When you inhale, the vapor/smoke will be diffused from the barrel perc and travel upwards to the top cone via the tubes and the water will create a vortex, pretty heady feature if you ask me! This piece is also dual purpose, you can use it for dry herbs or concentrates as you like. Standard Accessory: 1x 14mm Female Glass Bowl Piece Height: 8"/20cm, Base Width: 2.9"/7cm Weight: 246g Thickness: 5mm Rasta Color Pattern Glass Bong Double Chamber Recycler Dab Rig Barrel Percolator Extra Thick Glass Bong.
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