I am using an inexpensive Chinese manufactured LED panel. Below are some possibly relevant specs:
- Draws 180w
- 3 x 5w chip per LED - 100 pieces
- Manufacturer claims 634 umol/m2/s @ 18"
- Manufacturer claims 516 umol/m2/s @ 24"
- For more info it can be found here on amazon:
- Plant is 16 days old in the pictures provided
- Plant is approximately 4" to 4.5" tall in the pictures provided
- Current hanging distance is 18" above canopy
- Auto OG Kush
This morning the plant is 18 days old, and in the two days since the pics were taken, the plant’s leaves are reaching outward to the sides; and while new growth is coming fast and furious, it seems a bit squat. There is definitely no upward stretching going on at all. In fact, my question is really this: should there be at least a little more upward stretch or is everything proceeding along a pretty normal trajectory?
I posted these photos this weekend in another section of this forum and everyone agreed the plant looked nice, but in that post I didn’t mention anything about my lamp height. I’m starting to wonder if I should raise the light up to the manufacturer’s recommended 24" height.
Thanks in advance for any info or suggestions you can provide. By the way, this forum is the best for new growers like me. I’ve received a ton of help so far.