Picking lights 4 newbie

ComfortCreator

Well-Known Member
Laying out the lighting needs is critical imo.

Lets say you grow in roughly 18-24" deep, and use about 15 feet of width.

Thr light will reflect off the back wall, but you need to be able to move along the full width and be able to get from side to side.

That means you need 12 to 18" just to move around. Lighting will need to be placed slightly towards the side you move along in order to balance not having a reflective wall as close.

You COULD center the plants as you leave, and move them when you come in, but it all still requires you have the right pot size and manicure them enough to keep access.

HOW you access your space will tell you more than anything else. Dont overlook how tight 3' is.

I would use 3gal pots, put them on risers on moving carts. Move them to center as I leave...move them to one side when i come in. OR leave thrm alone, and grow to the space.

I am a contortionist who overfills my space and am very familiar with the gymnastics needed to navigate the insanity. Think before you grow. Know how you will work it.

QB96 is a fine choice, i wouls get as many as possible and run them gently...one per plant would be killer.
 

Kim Tyler

Member
I have 6 qb96v2's and just ordered two more. I'm still working my way through my first indoor grow but the light have been amazing so far, so bright! I have all my lights set up in pairs on hlg320h 54a dimmable divers. And they are All wired modularly meaning I can plug unplug move around rearrange however. No complaints so far, and the plants love em
thats awesome!! Ty for letting me know, especially since i just ordered a couple of QB96 boards!
 

Kim Tyler

Member
Laying out the lighting needs is critical imo.

Lets say you grow in roughly 18-24" deep, and use about 15 feet of width.

Thr light will reflect off the back wall, but you need to be able to move along the full width and be able to get from side to side.

That means you need 12 to 18" just to move around. Lighting will need to be placed slightly towards the side you move along in order to balance not having a reflective wall as close.

You COULD center the plants as you leave, and move them when you come in, but it all still requires you have the right pot size and manicure them enough to keep access.

HOW you access your space will tell you more than anything else. Dont overlook how tight 3' is.

I would use 3gal pots, put them on risers on moving carts. Move them to center as I leave...move them to one side when i come in. OR leave thrm alone, and grow to the space.

I am a contortionist who overfills my space and am very familiar with the gymnastics needed to navigate the insanity. Think before you grow. Know how you will work it.

QB96 is a fine choice, i wouls get as many as possible and run them gently...one per plant would be killer.
awesome,ty. Just ordered 2 qb's for two!
 
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