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john q
03-10-2010, 01:34 AM
Assuming 4 vented 600 watt HPS hoods touching ends to create a grid of light (hood dimensions) 2 feet wide and 8 feet long. Assuming that these hoods are moved by one light mover in unison over the width of an 8 foot table so that the 8 foot long edge of the hoods stops at each edge of the table. Assuming that there is a reflective white perimeter around the table so light is not as wasted over the edge. Also assuming ideal/same conditions for each flowering cycle.

The 1 gram per watt per 8 week rule states nothing about table size in conjunction with weight of yield. Does this mean a 3 ft X 8 ft under above stated conditions will produce as much weight as a 4 ft X 8 ft table? Does this hold true for a 5 ft or 6 ft wide by 8 ft long table?

If so, I would the assumption be correct that a 5 ft X 8 ft table with so much more plant matter, and thus smaller flowers than 3 ft X 8 ft table, would take more time to process?

Will overall yield weight increase as more plant material is increased using wider and wider tables but same wattage?

Light movers certainly provide much more even lighting, but what are the limitations for shorter and longer distances to have the lights run?

Ideal distance?