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#1 User is offline   whatjerom 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:36 PM

Hi all! I just created this new account after reading this forum for the past few months. It all started when I first planted my Tomatoes and Pepper plant as an oversea souvenir from my brother at Taiwan. They are approximately 4-5months old only, pepper fruit just started however no sight of flower from tomato plant yet!

Here's a picture of my indoor decor:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/734376_10151738990713317_470885619_n.jpg
Anyone using LED grow light for their indoor plant too?

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:29 PM

View Postwhatjerom, on 04 November 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:

Hi all! I just created this new account after reading this forum for the past few months. It all started when I first planted my Tomatoes and Pepper plant as an oversea souvenir from my brother at Taiwan. They are approximately 4-5months old only, pepper fruit just started however no sight of flower from tomato plant yet!

Here's a picture of my indoor decor:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/734376_10151738990713317_470885619_n.jpg
Anyone using LED grow light for their indoor plant too?


Hi,

May I know where you purchase the LED light and its power consumption?

Thanks.
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 07:47 AM

It's 6w. Just PMed you the details. Usually I will switch on the grow light from 7pm to 10pm. Without this grow light, in the morning i get very little sunlight onto my plant, hence you notice that my pepper plant is quite "botak".
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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:39 AM

I think 6w is not enough ... try 2 45w CFL together (or even 25W as long as you have some sort of reflector), warm white (2700K) and daylight (6500K) .... with my bonsais, I have the lights on 16 hours a day ...



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:42 PM

View Postbrett, on 07 November 2013 - 11:39 AM, said:

I think 6w is not enough ... try 2 45w CFL together (or even 25W as long as you have some sort of reflector), warm white (2700K) and daylight (6500K) .... with my bonsais, I have the lights on 16 hours a day ...





How much Lumens is your CFL giving? I think 45w CFL suits more for plant which has no sunlight at all. Lucky I was able to hang my plants near the windows! :D/>

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:04 PM

View Postwhatjerom, on 07 November 2013 - 05:42 PM, said:

How much Lumens is your CFL giving? I think 45w CFL suits more for plant which has no sunlight at all. Lucky I was able to hang my plants near the windows! :D/>/>/>/>/>


Yes, my mistake, I did not consider your window, which I think is the one keeping your plants thriving. I still think 6w won't do anything except to light up the plants. I may be wrong of course, as I have never experienced it myself, using 6w ...


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:10 AM

It would be better to light up the 2nd halve of the pot with another 6w to balance out for night illumination. Having one halve lighted and the other plant darkness skews the growth as the semi lighted plant will try to stretch for its share of light. If the purpose of lighting at night is not to supplement the room illumination, then turn in on in the day instead.
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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:35 PM

View Postspheredome, on 08 November 2013 - 10:10 AM, said:

It would be better to light up the 2nd halve of the pot with another 6w to balance out for night illumination. Having one halve lighted and the other plant darkness skews the growth as the semi lighted plant will try to stretch for its share of light. If the purpose of lighting at night is not to supplement the room illumination, then turn in on in the day instead.

Thank you for your advice, I will on in the day instead. :D/>
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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

Fluorescent lamps are more acceptable where it comes to look and feel towards house illumination. The RGB combo LED will produce colour fringing which user can add warm white light to mask off slightly. Thus RGB are best for close proximity to object.

In my opinion, two lights angled towards the plants from left and right will cover greater area as compared to vertical from top.

User can double the grow lights as house illumination too if the design is made suitable therefore justify for a higher wattage cost. It may be worth to know that to test if a particular grow light works, the plant must be isolated from sunlight.
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:25 PM

View Postwhatjerom, on 04 November 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:

Hi all! I just created this new account after reading this forum for the past few months. It all started when I first planted my Tomatoes and Pepper plant as an oversea souvenir from my brother at Taiwan. They are approximately 4-5months old only, pepper fruit just started however no sight of flower from tomato plant yet!

Here's a picture of my indoor decor:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/734376_10151738990713317_470885619_n.jpg
Anyone using LED grow light for their indoor plant too?




I used led grow light for my seedling and aeroponic, it helps just like natural sun.
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 03:23 PM

View Postasamjawa, on 19 November 2013 - 01:25 PM, said:

I used led grow light for my seedling and aeroponic, it helps just like natural sun.


where to get all these lights man?!?!
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:42 AM

Hi all
May i know where to get all these lights?
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:39 PM

Try here :

http://ledprincess.com/index.htm

No 6 watt for me though, I'm asking them about the 600w or 125w.

Looks like they have bulbs too (seen in the front page), try calling them ...

I came across their company reading this :
http://www.greencult...ledprincess.com



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:34 PM

View Postwhatjerom, on 04 November 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:

Hi all! I just created this new account after reading this forum for the past few months. It all started when I first planted my Tomatoes and Pepper plant as an oversea souvenir from my brother at Taiwan. They are approximately 4-5months old only, pepper fruit just started however no sight of flower from tomato plant yet!

Here's a picture of my indoor decor:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/734376_10151738990713317_470885619_n.jpg
Anyone using LED grow light for their indoor plant too?


Where to buy your led light, is it diy or need to get contractor to install, very nice :)/>
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

What is the wattage for these led bulbs?
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