I have good luck vegging with compact fluorescent bulbs, so I was delighted to see that you can now buy 200-watt equivalent models. I switched out my 100-watters a week or so ago, and the plants are loving it. In fact, they do better than some others under a 600-watt MH. Go figure. They cost about $12 a piece on Amazon and draw 43 watts each, so it’s still a cost-effective alternative to a MH setup. I’m more concerned with results than cost, but these things win out in both cases.
Here’s a photo. As a “new member” I can only post one, apparently.
Great to see Overgrow back in business, BTW. I was member when it went down, and have missed the opportunity to share and learn in the years since.