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By Newbiegrower17
Posts:  32
Joined:  Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:29 pm
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I have a shelve that's about 15 inches wide and 36 in long. Also got a new led grow light full spectrum 240 watt. Just looking for some advice on if it would work and how close I should have the light to the plants.
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By Shadowtski
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Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
#307350
I have a MarsHydro 300 (125 actual watts) LED Grow-Light and I should keep it about 24 inches above the plants.
At this height, it illuminates a growing area 24 inches by 24 inches.

Any recommendation I make to you is a guess without more info.
What is the make and model of your grow light?

Good growing,
Mike
By Newbiegrower17
Posts:  32
Joined:  Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:29 pm
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Well my stand is about 66 inches tall. I'm using two sections each about 30-33 inches tall. Both shelves are 18 inches wide and 30 inches long. I'm using a mars hydro reflector 240 watt 4600 plus lumens. For my top empty shelve I was planning on upgrading to a little more power led but not sure if it's needed or not.
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By Fieldofscreams
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Joined:  Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:14 am
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Mars hydro's come with instructions for how high above the plants it should be, start there and adjust as needed.

I have a mars hydro 300w full spectrum and right now I have the light 20" above the pots. It might be too close, I might have to adjust soon.
By Newbiegrower17
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Joined:  Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:29 pm
#307419
Well I was looking into the mars reflector 96 which is about 9677 lumens now I'm thinking it's to much. Some people put their light 8-12 inches away. Is that cause the light they using isn't strong enough. But I was keeping my plants at least 12 inches away but I think that's to close one trap turned black quick and my pitchers on my pitcher plant started turning brown which is a sign of stress or not enough light.

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