At what point is it “too much light”?
After doing research, I have come to learn that lighting needs are based on 2 parameters- overall square footage and the actual footage of canopy. Lighting based solely on overall footage tends to be a waste of light and electricity.
I am currently running a 3x3 tent with 2 ParFactWorks RA2000 that pull 230 watt each at wall for a total combined output of 460 watts. If I do the above calculation, my overall footage is 9 sq ft (3X3) resulting in 51.1 watts per square foot.
By using calculation for proposed canopy coverage( 2’x2’), my output jumps to 115 watts per foot of coverage.
As seen in picture below, you can see signs of light light burn. I have also posted pictures of what the total lux readings at 30" and 36".
Do you believe the 14k lumen reduction will eliminate the potential for further light burn or should I reduce output in half until I flip to flower?
*at this point, my plant is 14 days old.