This actually is my first light. I’m a big fan of the buy good shit once and it’ll last you a long time so I went with making my own. According to my guess i’m sitting at about 440W at full blast. Considering it hurts to look inside my tent at half power on the dimmers I’m guessing i’m right.
Thanks for the suggestion about the light meter, been messing around with fan speeds and dimmer settings to check temperatures in the tent before I get seedlings into the tent. I’ll look for a light meter and hopefully be able to fine tune my dimmer for each stage. To answer your question, yes this is going to my light from seedling to harvest. I already have a dimmer on each light so I’ll just mess with height and power to control how much light I put on my plants.