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Old 05-13-2009, 12:22 PM
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At most home improvement stores you can pick up floods in either MH or hps in the 70-100 watt range, the hps is more costly but the MH is around $1 a watt, with the smallest option being 50 watts............my question is ....Is this sufficient lighting for a small startup in enclosed space, say 3-4 plants in closet, or just a waste of money? I have read where 4oowatts is enough for 22 plants so i was wondering how many this light would "feed".

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Old 05-15-2009, 09:29 PM
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I too would like to hear iffin that is enough light for 3 or 4 tomato plants. Newbie here.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:16 PM
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At most home improvement stores you can pick up floods in either MH or hps in the 70-100 watt range, the hps is more costly but the MH is around $1 a watt, with the smallest option being 50 watts............my question is ....Is this sufficient lighting for a small startup in enclosed space, say 3-4 plants in closet, or just a waste of money? I have read where 4oowatts is enough for 22 plants so i was wondering how many this light would "feed".
It should be enough.
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:06 PM
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I appreciate the response, any other valued opinions out there?
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:53 AM
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It would all depend on the size of the closet first of all. I cant really recommend running anything smaller than a 70w. Also IME, MH is great for veg stage but I would use hps for flowering. When setting up a grow I tend to aim for 55w PSF. I would be more than glad to offer any assistance to help you grow great plants. Peace

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