Proper light meter?

Hey guys.
Please advice me on measuring light meter.
I want to buy a proper light meter, because I had one but returned it because it’s crap.

Please give me your opinion.

If you have a smart phone you should read this…

https://support.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/t/start-using-dli/64987?u=tylersays

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Here’s what I use and it hasn’t let me down yet. Comes in handy

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@BigCat420 Thank you.
Can you please explain how you use it.
How do you conduct a proper measurement?
I am reading on the forum about PPFD,PPF, PAR, LUX.
And I’m trying to wrap my head around these things.
So please give me a starting point.
The way how you do it.

Thank you.

I just turn it on and plug in your jacks. Not sure of it was always on the umols setting but thats what I use. You get a reading from your 4 corners and center then get an average from all those numbers and thats your light intensity. I end my veg with 300-400 umols and crank it up at start of flower over the next 2-3 weeks to 900-1000 umols

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Apogee is the gold standard for measuring light, not cheap though.

Here I am measuring the PPFD at the canopy level, I like about 1000-1200 PPFD for flowering.

A good smartphone with the Photone app works quite well for a whole lot less $$$.

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I agree.

Read this and take readings in several areas around the canopy.

https://www.horti-growlight.com/en-gb/par-ppf-ypf-ppfd-dli

Shoot for something like this, keeping leaf temp below room temp:

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