In my 32-square foot grow space, I’m using a 1,000-watt HPS lamp. I’m wondering if it’s worth my while to get a light track that distributes the light more evenly. Should I expect to gain anything from this?
Since the stationary light is right in the middle of the garden, the plants on the outer edges receive substantially less light than those closest to the center. These marijuana plants tend to grow slower and yield less. With a light mover, you can even out the light distribution by mobilizing your light to reach all over the garden. This should result in more uniform growth.
Moving lights also have the advantage of increased proximity to the canopy because the heat they produce isn’t consistently directed to one single area. When the lights are closer to the plants, the lighting is much more intense.
You can find several different models of light movers, some of which move faster and some that move slower. All of them provide you with the ability to distribute light. I haven’t seen any significant difference in plant growth depending on the model.