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has anyone used a light mover?
Posted 11 April 2010 - 03:34 PM
and they suggest using 2-4 600w lamps in a row vs 1 1000w or 600w on a mover because when it moves down to the other end of the room your getting barely any light on beginning side.. there supposed to make plants grow equally as tall but i dont know... having 2 - 600w with a little bit of over lap in light sounds more beneficial to me then one side not getting like for 15+ min if it only moves every hour thats an hour of time they arent getting good light
just my $0.02
Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:48 PM
Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:06 PM
The damn thing costs a fortune though. I would have been much happier buying a second 400w two-way to put in there, almost the same price....
Also, if you plan on mounting it to the ceiling joists of a basement..... it kinda vibrates the flooring on the 1st floor enough for ME to notice it (probably noone who isn't listening for it, but.....)
Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:36 PM
I do think a light mover would only be beneficial under certain circumstances. A room too big for one light, but kinda small for 2. Would be perfect for a light mover. The plants on one side would still be getting some light when the mover is on the other side. Of course keeping the light closer to the plants and not having to worry about burning tops is also a plus. Also reducing the amount of shadows and improving light penetration is it's key feature.
Posted 12 April 2010 - 02:22 PM
thanx , i have looked at the design n they are pretty basic , i just didnt know how productive they are . not many use them it seems. thanx again for the reply.
i wonder what does your friend use to flower if you dont mind me askin?
I know we have had beef, but I don't hold a grudge. I hope you don't either. Especially not over some silly internet bullshit dealing with, of all things, weed.
I use light movers in one of my flowering rooms, and aside from the hassle of routing wires and ducting to deal with the movement of the lights, they do exactly what they say.
The room I use them in is 11X11 feet, and I have four 1000W lights on three rails in that space. The center rail has two lights, and the left and right rails have one light each. The rails are six feet long.
If you can do it, use light movers.
Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:32 PM
Posted 12 April 2010 - 11:43 PM
my space for flower is a 16X6 room and my two 600s are spread thru 8''XXXL Magnum hoods. i think my light spread is better now than it was with my three 1000 watters. with that mover and using 600s i can have the hoods closer to my tops for way better penetration and heat dispersion. that means no light burn:D. good luck with your set up. Mack:smoking:
Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:06 PM
Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:42 PM
i apreciate the comment .it is always good to have first hand input.
its all good if we stay civalized we should get along fine . so you have expanded a little and moved the op into the garage? or did you get like a warehouse for the mmj? btw are the rails noisy ? do they sound like a garage door opener or a smotth hum like a fan?
Yeah, we are expanding as our client base grows. The contractor is just finishing up the new rooms, and he brought out a bunch of info on free standing greenhouses. Ultimately, I'm going to move everything into a purpose built grow structure of some kind.
Anyhow, as far as noise goes, the movers I use are silent. I'm using the Light Rail Intellidrive 3.5. I might go up to the 5.0 for the bigger rooms, but I've had no problems with the 3.5.
There are other linear movers that use a chain to move the lights, and I imagine they are louder than the version I use. They only use 5 watts, so power consumption is not an issue.
The only difficulty I've run into is using six inch ducting to air cool the lights. It is just a pain in the ass to figure out how to mount the ducting and allow for movement. I'm going to have a professional heating/cooling dude come out to see if we can clean up the duct work a bit.
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