So I was thinking about this for a while now…
A 1200w LED such as mine will draw 230-250watts from the plug (draw)
Even though it is a rated 1200w light (meaning compared to HPS or MH)
So my light it puts out the lumens of a 1200w HPS or MH, but draws only 230-250 watts of power from the plug…
Meaning the efficiency of LED still will give you lumens you need (formula wattage divided by sq ft)
My grow space is 4x4 so 16 square feet
1200watts divided by 16sqft is 75 watts per square foot
If I use the wattage pulled by my plug, it would be 250watts divided by 16sqft which is a measly 16watts per square foot.
So what I’m trying to get to is, the light produced by my 1200w is more than what the plug draws so are we doing our math correctly?