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Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


With spring right around the corner and with people test starting seeds.. Don't forget. It's that time of year to change out light bulbs on the grow lights. I know I will need 16 new bulbs... Light output really goes down on my t5 vho bulbs after a year or so and I like strong healthy plants. Just fyi.

3/1/2015 10:14:18 AM


valparaiso, in

Good looking out. How long did the other ones last you?

3/1/2015 6:37:54 PM


Marion WI


3/1/2015 8:29:10 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Are you working for the power company now Gary? If you are I need you to stop by the house & do a free energy analysis

3/2/2015 6:11:59 AM

Master P

Ely Mn

Lol bubba!I did not know this Gary.

3/2/2015 8:22:17 AM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


Lol bubba... I got bored.. So I am remodeling my grow room... Lol... Winter is to long....

3/2/2015 8:26:23 AM


Torrance, Ca.

You know what they say about guys that called them " grow rooms " Garry.

Its germination area\room over here. lol

3/2/2015 9:02:05 AM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

LOL ! Thats what I thought Chris!!

3/2/2015 9:53:35 AM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Time to come out of the closet Gary! Its getting pretty smokey in there.lol

3/2/2015 9:54:35 AM


Torrance, Ca.


Makes ya wonder about him though!lol

3/2/2015 12:56:34 PM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


Lol guys... I am even adding a reflective heat barrier... Lol.... It reflects 97% light and insulates... Grow room / germination station. Same thing eh..
I suppose I'll have to post some pictures once I'm done. :)

3/3/2015 8:58:50 AM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

I think we may have to start drug testing the kins LOL

3/3/2015 10:01:46 AM


Little Suamico WI, usa

Gary I just called the police!

3/3/2015 5:03:29 PM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


so back to the question, I change bulbs every other year... I only use them for 60 to 90 days in spring.. Light output really goes down .. You can see the difference... And I'm all about maximum yield... Plus I sell off the seedlings to gardeners around my area.. Great way to bloat my kin fund.

3/3/2015 9:14:07 PM

Farmer Ben

Hinckley MN

I have a t5 HO 4 bulb lamp. one side turns off after 5 minutes. is that the balast? the bulbs are new.

3/4/2015 8:03:50 PM


Buffalo, MN (Billsbigpumpkins@hotmail.com)

Ben switch the bulbs around to the other side and see what happens it sounds like a bulb to me.

Gary, you are correct fluorescent lights do lose light output. However the new t5 should be better. Check into GE long lasting you can see the specs. You will drop 11 percent in 20,000 hours.

3/5/2015 6:07:20 PM

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