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Post by Post-Modern/Charlie » Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:47 am

i just read that cops have been catching people growing indoors by the rapid change in electricity used in your house and that it will cause some raised eye brows....is this true? how should you go about this?
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Post by 'erb » Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:42 am

this is only viable if you use high powered lighting. a few fluoro's etc. will not even show up. you'll use more leccy boiling a kettle
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Post by dope boi magic » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:15 pm

i was watching cops and a guy had a UV lamp and his ele. bill was around 2000$ while his neighbors were like 200-400$ so yeh he got caught and it showed all his plants he had a lot...But those UV lights make ur bill go way up.

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Re: electricity bill

Post by CannaGrower » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:54 pm

How much difference is a 250 watt light going to make on my electricty bill?

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Post by Weedguru Higher » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:45 pm

Not much..I had one there's not a noticeable difference. Nothing to worry about at all
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Post by striatu24k » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:24 pm

Weedguru Higher wrote:Not much..I had one there's not a noticeable difference. Nothing to worry about at all
what about two 600watt lights at 12h/day ? it will b an alarm electricity bill?

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Re: electricity bill

Post by Weedguru Higher » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:01 pm

You can check out this guide for your answer..there's a formula to determine the cost

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Post by pudd1818 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:39 pm

I will use a 100w bulb as an example and have provided an equation below for people.

To start 1 kilowatt-hour is 1000 watt-hours. A 100 watt bulb operating for 1 hour will consume 100 watt-hours of electricity, so assuming that it is operated for 12 hours/day the bulb will use 1200 watt hours or 1.2 kilowatt-hours/day. Assuming electricity is 1 cent per kilowatt-hour it will cost 1.2 cents/day to operate one 100 watt bulb for 12 hours.

Daily cost to operate bulbs = (A*B*C/1000)*D where

A = bulb wattage (100 above)
B = number of bulbs (1 above)
C = Hours operated per day (12 hours above)
D = Price per Kilowatt-hour in your area (1 cent above)

so (100*1*12/1000)*1 = 1.2

I hope that helps.

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Re: electricity bill

Post by SpRi7e » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:09 pm

sweet, nice post there pud... I knew there was an easy equation to it, but never got around looking for it.
That should help a lot of people out since this is a fairly common question
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