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Someone said i should get a light meter. Got it! So on my seedlings :seedling: I have 6000 lux??? And I have 1 auto 8-9 days with second set of fan leaves forming with about 15000 lux???

Hello and welcome to the forum you came to the right place. First do not buy anything unless you have done your research and get a couple opinions first. #2 you do not need a light meter you do need a good quality light no cheap ones you will regret it later when it comes time to flower. Don’t listen to anyone that you have not seen some pics of there grow. The biggest help if you are having issues is to fill out this support ticket the best you can. I f you need help at anytime you can put an @ in front of the name you want to tag to your posting like this@jaydawg6528
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It’s important to consider that plants see a wider spectrum of light than the human eye can see and that spectrum is referred to as PPFD. Lux (or lumens) only measures light spectrum that the human eye can see. Different lights from differing manufacturers will all have PPFD differences driven by the types of components used to manufacture the lights.

PPFD probably doesn’t mean anything to a lot of growers, but there is guidance that can provide a helpful relative comparison:

PPFD for seedlings: 300 PPFD
PPFD for veg stage: 600 PPFD
PPFD for flowering stage: 800 PPFD

So lumens would look something like this. I’ve just made numbers up for illustration of a relative comparison.

Seedlings: 20,000 lumens
Veg: 40,000 lumens
Flowering: 50,000 lumens


Good info @MidwestGuy I have a meter lays on the Shelf I never use it. I bookmarked this info may come in handy someday.