This setup is also for the VFTs that I want to skip dormancy. From my previous experiences, when I allow plants that are currently struggling to enter dormancy fully exposed outside, it really sets them way back for the following season. Many of my VFTs last season struggled when I was trying to figure out the over heating issues of the plants when we first moved to our new house. I let them all enter dormancy (some in very weak conditions especially the ones I bought new in spring of that year), and it's only been in the last 2 months that some of them have fully recovered. Just in time to enter dormancy again!
These Mars Hydro are really bright. They are rated at 300w max but they come out of the box set at 270w max for 110v outlets. I had to set an adjustment screw under the driver to give a max 295w. Right now, I have the power dial set at 37% with each light fixture drawing 117w from the wall. I'll see how the plants react to the bright lights and see if I need to turn them up more after they've acclimated.
In researching this LED lights purchase, I also learned a lot about the cultivation of a certain medicinal plant in the process. It seems like most people who buy these bright plant lights are focused on the cultivation of that particular plant.