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Old 07-06-2011, 08:59 PM   #11
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Well, 6500K light usually looks yellow, and a lot of CFLs come in 6500K. 2500K would be a bit low for plants... not much blue in that light. You would want to look for bulbs that either have a color temp on them (6500-10000K) or look for the ones that say daylight (these are usually 10000K).
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I wish there was a way to find out the k... I guess I might just have to go out and buy new bulbs... Shucks
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If you don't want to do that, consider making the other changes first and see if there is any improvement. You can always come back to the bulbs.
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U many just need to go to radio shack and get a new switch and some other parts if u can take the light and timer with and let them know what u r trying to do
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Well, I just bought 2 6500k clfs. They're white! Sooo much better than the 'soft light' ones thanks everybody for the imput! I might just have to upgrade my fixture later.
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