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For the full Transcript go to http://www.albertaurbangarden.ca/2014/11/16/cfl-and-florescent-lights-growing-indoors-cheap-easy-and-effective/ References are below I chose to use CFL bulbs in my house for a number of reasons. Bulbs with excellent wavelengths for plant growth can easily found hardware stores so finding a specialty shop or ordering online is not necessary in most areas. The light fixtures are either fairly cheap or the bulbs can be used in house hold fixtures. The fixtures for CFL are often long tubes allowing you to easily fit more plants under them. Having individual light gives me the flexibility to us what I need when I need it optimizing power consumption They also don Related PostsEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodWhich are the best Indoor Grow Lights for you ?IDIOT PROOF GUIDE TO HYDROPONICS – EASY AND CHEAP $$$$$ GROW VEGETABLES AND HERBSGROW HYDROPONIC HERBS VEGGIES LIKE AN AERO GARDEN INDOOR CHEAP AND EASY I’LL SHOW YOU HOWHydroponics Growing – Best of Hydroponics Grow Box Systems, Indoor Gardening, & LED Grow LightsColorado indoor grow lights transforms commercial agriculture growing

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20 Comments

  • Alain Pelletier 1 year ago

    Although CFL are a good option, I have opted for LED to grow my indoor tomatoes. 500W of LED can grow 6 plants successfully. to maturity while having enough light spill for other less light demanding items such as lettuce etc. I have videos of my setup on my channel.?

  • Anthony Starfield 1 year ago

    I never, never buy CFL or fluorescent bulbs!

    Each CFL bulb contains 4,000 to 5,000 micrograms of mercury!

    There is an article on Snopes com about Brandy Bridges in Prospect, Maine. Her daughter broke a CFL bulb. A local hazardous materials company estimated that it would cost $2,000 to clean up the mercury spill!

    I use LED bulbs, which do not contain mercury.?

  • nayrb11111 1 year ago

    Thanks great info and so well explainedBryan?

  • Bob Lt (BobMel's Gardening) 1 year ago

    Stephen I have found a CFL bulb at my electrical supply store. It is 55 watts 5000k 3700 lumens. The clerk said it replaces a 300 watt incandescent. The cost is $22.30 plus tax US. Would you say this is a good grow light for overwintering. Thanks for your advice. Best wishes Bob.?

  • Hoang Quoc Cong 1 year ago

    Thank you so much!!! I know what to buy now. Just 1 question to confirm:

    Any CFL light bulb that is in between 2100K – 6500K is gonna be good. Does it matter about the Watt (W)? I think it depends on how large our indoor garden is, but I am not sure. So, I need your expert advice.

    Thank you again!?

  • TheseEyesGod 1 year ago

    Looked at some of your links – great vid, BTW – & find I have a question. The links didn't show anything in the 2100 K area – just the 6500 K you also mention as most important for plants. What do you do to supply the 2100 K requirements?

    Also, do you use any twirly bulb lighting? I only saw the long tubes, yet some of your pics focus on the more compact twirly ones. Would like to better understand how to shop for lights in the right K spectrums. Love your work!
    ~?~?

  • bullboo1 1 year ago

    Thanks…..so if I put 6-60 watt CFL lights in my dining room for plants during room like 6 ft from the plants..is that enough?
    Is 6500K CFL ad 2100 K CFl mixed is best?..don't some CFL lights work in normal light sockets and does a CFL have enough for a small 4ft mango tree over the winter??

  • Franky K 1 year ago

    Hi, I suggest using all the spectrum because light do absorb all the wavelength. And its definitely all useful light for your plant any missing spectrum will result in a lower quality plant. Red and blue do not work well and are not that efficient I used them for quite sometime Until I gave up. HPS are OK but generate lots of heat could be hard to manage and are not as efficient as CREE led's. I use two CXA3590 for my grow. get twice the PAR reading for the same wattage compared to a hortilux HPS. 4000k is the ideal colour temp for the CREE CXA3590 IMO.

    Good luck?

  • Franklin DeLuna 1 year ago

    could you use a combo of party color cfl bulbs combined with a 2700k ??

  • Federic Rodz 1 year ago

    do you have any experience in using LED ligth ??

  • tpsu129 1 year ago

    What about regular fluorescent tube lighting instead of CFL??

  • Lindy 1 year ago

    I like the way you explain things.

  • Ellofez 1 year ago

    Hi , Hope your doing great . May I ask what do you recommend to use to grow Orchids and blooming plants ? Thank you and happy gardening !?

  • Richard Del Santo 1 year ago

    I looked around for LED lights on the net as they makes better sense for me here in Chicago IL.. I found some 6500k 100 watt lights to cover the blue spectrum but no 2100K LED's at all for the red spectrum. Will a 2700K light cover the red spectrum as well as 2100K? Please advise. By the way, your YouTube vids are a great education and thanks !?

  • Sourdough Girl 1 year ago

    Thank you for the video.

  • Larry022 1 year ago

    Hi,
    I would like to know the kelvin rate your CFL,s are putting out.

  • Jonathan Cavaseno 1 year ago

    Can you use the same LED for veg room as flower room? Im trying to figure out what the best light is for each stage of growth.?

  • Cosmic Carrie 1 year ago

    thanks i needed to learn this… im in the market for a seedling light.?

  • reyas lj 1 year ago

    Would a 900 watt