I’m trying to determine the best structure/config for a room, exclusively for veg that will light 3 plants, ea. in 5 gallon cloth pots + drip pan, in a row.
I’ve determined that 4’ is just about right for the length.
I think I want 2 lights that I’ll wire in series & hopefully use 1 driver for both.
I’m looking at aluminum square tubing: 1" X 4’
First off, how can I determine how much light (ppfd) a given strip delivers.
What is ‘flux’ lm?
What is the correlation between lm/W and µmol/J ?
I don’t know what is ‘optimal’ for veg but I’m sure I don’t need more than 300 ppfd.
I’m looking at strips and I think I like 3 of these per light, separated to center over each plant.
I value dbrn32’s opinion and I think he might prefer Cree because it’s so small.
Again, I don’t know how much light one of these strips puts out.
So, I’d use thermal tape to stick the strips to the aluminum.
I’d drill holes at key spots to route wire.
I’d put a bigger hole w/ a rubber grommet into the back of the aluminum at one end.
I’d stick 18-2 wire stranded, flexible cable 12’ into the grommet.
Hmm, maybe 18-3 and ground the aluminum?
So again I was thinking of putting 2 of these lights in parallel over my 3 veg plants.
All 6 strips would be wired in series.
Is this a good idea?
How can I determine the driver for this?
How much light (ppfd) would it deliver?