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led grow lights

 
gary reif
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Has anyone tried led red/blue grow lights. I have read the blue is the wave length for folge and red for blooming. I would like to get one for staring plants so more blue should be better but most of the lights out there have about 80% red to 20% blue.... my guess is that is for getting more buds on pot

Just wondering if anyone used these for starting plants and how they worked
 
Miguel Laroche
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If you are not growing a cashcrop with them they are a little too expensive to buy. Though you should never have to replace them if you only use them in the spring. Instead of REDs or Blues or a mix of both, you can get something that is warm white 3750k and it will do very well for both the vegetative stage of growth AND for blooming...


http://a51led.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=197
 
elle sagenev
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I don't know where you live but I live close to CO. I can get an entire grow set up on Craigslist for cheap. lol Thank you marijuana.
 
Landon Sunrich
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I'm pretty sure red light is mostly for working with daylight sensitive plants in the 'dark'. I agree with the warm white light thing. And that even is mostly just useful for getting starts going early or keeping chickens laying late.
 
Landon Sunrich
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This is a pot growing website, and like you can grow pot outside with zero expense if your into that sort of thing, but its got a lot of great info on the history use and manufacture of LEDS

http://howtogrowmarijuana.com/led-grow-lights/#ledproscons
 
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