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    Helical / Cfl light?

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    Can some one help clear this up for me? Its a GE brand Helical 26w 120vac 60Hz 390mA lightbulb, and judging by pictures it appears to be the same, but I dont know if this is really a cfl or not. I have like 6 of these and was wondering there ability to be used for growing.

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    Looks CFL to me.

    I say give it a whirl.

    Just make sure you use all 6.
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    aight, thanks for the fast reply harddon, these bulbs are relitivly cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez87x
    aight, thanks for the fast reply harddon, these bulbs are relitivly cheap.
    Thats why you need all 6
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    If youre gonna use 6 26w CFL bulbs, you might as well go out and buy some 75-100w ones at wal-mart for like 10 bucks, theyll be so much brighter and they dont even get hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rysk8er420
    If youre gonna use 6 26w CFL bulbs, you might as well go out and buy some 75-100w ones at wal-mart for like 10 bucks, theyll be so much brighter and they dont even get hot.
    A common mistake.

    You do not buy 75 - 100W CFL' at wal-mart for 10 bucks. You may buy 27W =100W but not true watts.

    Or may 35W=100W.

    But they are not the wattage you need for tomato plants. Also, their Kelvin temps tend to range around 3500......not enuff
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    "buy some 75-100w ones at wal-mart"

    What Harddon said.

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    well for a cheap buy, they worked for me quite well, until i transplanted my plants into 5 gallon containers. They are now 8 1/2', 7', 7 1/2', and 6' so i would say as starter bulbs for a noob grower they work well.

    Obviously i am aware there are much better light sources, i just bought what was available to me at the time and it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rysk8er420
    well for a cheap buy, they worked for me quite well, until i transplanted my plants into 5 gallon containers. They are now 8 1/2', 7', 7 1/2', and 6' so i would say as starter bulbs for a noob grower they work well.

    Obviously i am aware there are much better light sources, i just bought what was available to me at the time and it worked.
    No one said they won't work. Just that your suggestions that they were the wattages you said was wrong.

    "their Kelvin temps tend to range around 3500."

    Warm White - 2700K
    Cool White - 4100K
    Bright White - 5000K
    Daylight - 5100K

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    Quote Originally Posted by rysk8er420
    well for a cheap buy, they worked for me quite well, until i transplanted my plants into 5 gallon containers. They are now 8 1/2', 7', 7 1/2', and 6' so i would say as starter bulbs for a noob grower they work well.

    Obviously i am aware there are much better light sources, i just bought what was available to me at the time and it worked.

    OH and I bet they are just filled with buds and secondary bud sites

    Hell why waste the juice?

    Just light some candles
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    four of them was in a plastic package that read 100w . . . and it was at walmart lol

    yeah, I have em dangling low near my lil one, a bit stretched out from poor lighting when it started out v_v alot of round leaves and barly and multipointed ones o_0

    but yes, hopfully I can get my closet setup in the master bed closet up soon.

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    "four of them was in a plastic package that read 100w"

    Sort of like this one. 43 watt that replaces a 200 watt.
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