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Janxster

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hi,
I am going to put two TS1000’s in a 32x60 so basically 2 2.5 x 2.5 areas which according to the specs of the light should be ok for 2 plants. I also see people putting two and three plants in a 3x3. And the intensity seems too high for the 4 week old cheese auto under it. I have raised it due to leaf curling twice. The leaf curling may be due to other environmental factors. Any ideas on how many plants can realistically fit under these lights? Seems like it might be more than 2.
 
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MarshydroTina

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we suggest 30-50 actual watts of power per square foot. if you think the light is too bright, you can dim it. TS 1000 has a dimming function. If it is not the light, it may be the nutrient solution. If you can send pictures, I think there will be more people who can help you
 

Janxster

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we suggest 30-50 actual watts of power per square foot. if you think the light is too bright, you can dim it. TS 1000 has a dimming function. If it is not the light, it may be the nutrient solution. If you can send pictures, I think there will be more people who can help you
In a 2.5 X 5 tent and 2 TS1000

With those numbers and the 150w of the TS1000 it is insufficient for the 2.5 sq foot that they are supposed to be for. 2.5 X 2.5 = 6.25 sqft X 30w = 187W needed for a 2.5 X 2.5 sqft space at the low end. This math looks like the TS1000 doesn't meet the minimum recommended wattage/sqft. Can you help me understand what I am missing here?
 

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sirsmokealot

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That light is more ideal for a 2x2 or a 2x2.5 if you ask me but anyway... A 36x60 is a 3x5 in feet correct ? 3x5=15 square foot area. How did you work out that 2x2.5x2.5 spaces is a 3x5 i just don't know ? If you put 2x 2.5x2.5 tents together you get a 2.5x5(12.5 square foot area). You need more light for sure. That is an awkward sized space btw, maybe get some sidelight bars or something like that.
 

Janxster

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That light is more ideal for a 2x2 or a 2x2.5 if you ask me but anyway... A 36x60 is a 3x5 in feet correct ? 3x5=15 square foot area. How did you work out that 2x2.5x2.5 spaces is a 3x5 i just don't know ? If you put 2x 2.5x2.5 tents together you get a 2.5x5(12.5 square foot area). You need more light for sure. That is an awkward sized space btw, maybe get some sidelight bars or something like that.
sorry. I need to explain. It is a 2.5 X 5 and 2 TS1000 @ 150W per light. The 2.5 x 2.5 I was referring to was for one light. yes the sqft is 12.5 the Wattage total is 300.
 

sirsmokealot

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Ok but you gave a measurement of 36x60 and that is a 3x5, 2.5x5 would be 30x60. Well if you say it's a 2.5x5 then you should be alright with 2 of them. What wattage are you running them at and what distance from the plants ?
 

Janxster

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My bad, the tent is 32 x 60. I am only using one light currently for one 5 wk old plant . I am running it at 100% 150w. I am not measuring but that is the wattage of the driver.. right now I have it at 25”.
 

Janxster

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I was questioning the math. If 30-50 watts per sq ft is recommended the ts1000 data sheet says its good for 2.5x2.5. 2.5x2.5=6.25 6.25x30w = 187w recommended minimum. The ts1000 is rated at 150w. This seems to me it does not meet the minimum recommended wattage per sq ft. I am not understanding something?
 

sirsmokealot

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The guideline of 30-50 Watts per square foot that @MarshydroTina gave you is probably a general number they've been giving customers for years now but it's really based on blurple tech which is not as efficient. The TS-1000 is actually a quantum board with white light technology, what that means is it's efficiency is far above their normal blurple lights. 150 Watts of TS-1000 gives out alot more light then what a blurple light with same wattage would do and that's the problem with recommending lights based on wattage, it does not take the light's efficiency into consideration.

Read more here: https://www.ledgrowlightsdepot.com/blogs/blog/16326275-how-many-led-watts-are-required-per-square-foot-of-grow-space

All that being said however, i still say the TS-1000 is really stretching it for a 2.5x2.5, 5 square feet is the max area i'd use it at. Sure it will cover that 2.5x2.5 area but the coverage at the edges won't be good enough in flower.

Anyway as for light height distances, this should help you:

Between 200-400 PPFD: This is great for seedlings, clones, and mother plants.

Between 400-600 PPFD: This is great for early to late stage vegging cycles.

Between 600-900 PPFD: This is great for the flowering, fruiting, or budding stage of plants.

Knowing these numbers all you have to do now is figure out how much PAR your light outputs at a certain height. Looking at their website, 24" will do 325 so that's perfect for veg, maybe drop it down to 20"-22" during late veg stretch. You can ask Mars Hydro for the numbers at lower heights... Hope this helps.