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Changing Start Time By 12 HRS...Which Way Is Best


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#1 JoeGrower

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:48 AM

Hello all,Since it's hotter now during the day and our electric rates have gone up, I need to change my start time for my lights by 12 hours, i.e., start at 7pm and end at 7am. In order to get the lights on the correct schedule, should I let the lights start at 7am and run for 24 hours? Or should I leave them off for 24 hours and start them at 7pm? Let me know if this question doesn't make sense.

If it matters I just flipped to 12/12 3 days ago.

 

Happy Trails,

Jack


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#2 KnowAndGrow

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:51 AM

This is logic, not experience....just a thought...

 

If they're in flower, leave the light off an extra hour a day, for 12 days.  This gives them a gradual adjustment.

 

If they're in veg, leave the light on an extra hour a day, for 12 days.  Same philosophy.

 

Okay, gang....did the geeky Vulcan-wannabe newb get it right?

 

L8r!

 

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:57 AM

extend the dark time from the previous 12/12 until the lights on time is where you need it


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#4 JoeGrower

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

extend the dark time from the previous 12/12 until the lights on time is where you need it

 

I was leaning this direction, just wanted  to get some other opinions. Thanks very much.

 

Happy Trails,

Jack


This is logic, not experience....just a thought...

 

If they're in flower, leave the light off an extra hour a day, for 12 days.  This gives them a gradual adjustment.

 

If they're in veg, leave the light on an extra hour a day, for 12 days.  Same philosophy.

 

Okay, gang....did the geeky Vulcan-wannabe newb get it right?

 

L8r!

 

K&G

 

This is a good idea I think. The biggest problem is I use digital timers and it takes multiple steps to reprogram. Not a huge deal but still a hassle. I think I will go with the extended sleep option and give them 24 hours of darkness. Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.

 

Happy Trails,

Jack


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:19 AM

what pete said


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:00 PM

extra dark cycle

 

thats the one that makes the flower


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:38 PM

I always run my lights through the night.  Helps to generate more heat in the room with less electrical consumption, when it's coldest outside and less heat when it's hottest.

I'm also pulling the electricity when other things are not being used elsewhere on the property.  Just taking the most advantage i can of growing indoors.

 

I've switched 'em over hard (more light for veg, more dark for flower) and added a little B1 to help make the transition a little easier.

Very little shock was experienced and like you... I didn't have the time to switch over an hour each day, like I would have preferred.

 

 

oh wow... didn't notice the date.  moot point now I suppose. shrugsmiley.gif


Edited by BikerPepe, 08 August 2014 - 01:39 PM.

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