Friday Nov. 15 2019
End of Week 3, as you can see major growth is occurring as you can see at the end of week 3 the plants have grown 1 1/2 inches taller. If you view the picture closely you will notice that there is a 36 inch ruler behind the plants (Because the ruler numbers are colored orange it is difficult to see). This allows me to pass information to you about how tall the plants grow in a weeks time.
I would like to discuss the Philips Master GreenPower Elite Agro 315/930 bulb that accompanied the CMH 315 OPP (Optimum Performance Package). I personally use these bulbs and am a big fan, BUT I have run into issues with this bulb for no other reason but to consider that I just received a defective bulb. On Wed. Nov. 13th while checking on the progress of the plants and feeding schedule. I quickly noticed that the light was not on. I checked the timer and then made sure there was power going to the ballast and then to the light fixture. All seemed perfectly intact. I then removed the light and inspected it for anomalies. I quickly noticed a darker grayish color on the area of the light around the socket is located and inside the actual bulb itself. I then retrieved another bulb from ones that I had purchased and replaced the existing bulb with a new Philips Master GreenPower Elite Agro 315W/930 and turned on the unit. The CMH 315 OPP (Optimum Performance Package) came to life and there has not been an issue with it since the replacement. I want to reiterate I use these bulbs I like them, but in the last three years I have only replaced one other that appeared to have the same issue.