Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)

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125 Watt Blue CFL

Code: 1587

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125 Watt Red CFL

Code: 1588

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Market-leading fluorescent lamps found to be very effective at raising cutting/seedlings and developing young plants. Also sometimes used as supplementary lighting during the main stages of the plant life cycle. Maximum coverage area: 80cm x 80cm

• Blue and red spectrums available for vegetative growth and flowering respectively
• Energy efficient and cheaper to run than high intensity lights
• Minimal heat output
• No separate ballast required – run directly through a mains plug
• Screw into a standard E40 fitting (normal grow light lampholder)

How to Use

As useful additions, we offer a standard CFL Lead and Lampholder (an E40 lampholder attached to a mains cord - no reflector) and the CFL Reflector (a version of the BAY6 Reflector that includes a mains lead and E40 lampholder). If you simply want to use CFL lamps as a supplementary light source, then the CFL Lead & Lampholder is a good choice, whilst either our CFL BAY6 Reflector or Sun Mate Grow CFL Reflector are better options if these lamps are to be used as the primary light source.

Q & A

Questions and Answers (12)

I want to ripen my tomatoes. Which bulb would you recommeng
We would recommend using the 125W Red CFL lamp to encourage fruiting or flowering growth, & the 125W Blue CFL for vegetative growth.

Written by SS | 5 Sep 2016

Which colour of bulb do you use for flowering?
You would use a red spectrum lamp for flowering, & a blue spectrum lamp for vegetative growth.

Written by DL | 22 Mar 2014

Could you give me an idea of how much less these cost to operate compared to a ballasted HPS?
A 125W Eco Light will consume 1/2 the power that a 250W HPS will. However, on a Watt for Watt basis, the HPS is more efficient, as it produces more lumens per Watt. A 250W HPS lamp will produce 33000 lumens, whereas 2 x 125W Eco lights will produce 24000 lumens.

Written by RJ | 30 May 2013