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flourescent types

This is a discussion on flourescent types within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Ok, need some help here. after reading many many threads on these tubes, I remain ...

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    Ok, need some help here. after reading many many threads on these tubes, I remain as confused as ever. How many different types of these bulbs are there???? I mean as regards light output, not size or actual configuration. I see high output, agro etc etc etc. And the biggie, are they any better than the cool white????? I eagerly await the fruits of your collective wisdom.......
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    The difference in regards to hardware store variety fluorescents e.g. T5,T8,etc is the relationship between light output and energy consuption as far as I am aware. Personally, I am using six T8 bulbs in standard shoplight fixtures. I alternate bulbs...blue spectrum, red spectrum, blue, red, and so on. My plants don't complain and I generally get good growth out of them all. Surely, it's not enough to bloom some higher light plants but it works for me
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    A little clarification-T5, T8, T12, etc represents the type of lamp T(ube) and diameter in 1/8"(5/8", 8/8" or 1", etc). I haven't grown anything under lights for more years than I care to remember, but there are lots on this forum who do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Personally, I am using six T8 bulbs in standard shoplight fixtures. I alternate bulbs...blue spectrum, red spectrum, blue, red, and so on. My plants don't complain and I generally get good growth out of them all.
    I do the same and get good results.

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