Setting up a Light Mover Stepby Step

Step One: Choose the right place. Step Two: Affix hoard to the ceiling. Mount light mover track on board. Attach Sun Twist units to a board that is screwed into ceiling joists.

Step Three: Run electrical cord via timer to light mover.

Step Four: Attach supporting electrical wires with cable ties alongside track. You may want to install eyebolts alongside the light track. Step Five: Reduce vibrations by backing the mounting board with a vibration-absorbing material.

lor more lumens from an additional lamp. It is a more efficient way to use each HID, especially 1000-watt lamps, A lamp that is directly overhead casts more direct, intense light to a greater number of plants.

Slower-moving light movers are generally more reliable. Fast-moving light movers can cause lightweight reflectors to wobble or list.

Light from a stationary bulb always shines with the same intensity in the same spot. If upper foliage shades lower leaves, growth slows and is uneven. Light, received by plants from several directions, shines more intensely on more foliage. The light energy is being processed by more foliage and promotes even growth. In nature, as the sun arcs overhead, the entire plant gets full benefit of the light. Most varieties ol cannabis grow into a classic Christmas tree shape. This is the most efficient configuration for the plant's growth. Light reaches the center of the plant as well as all outside parts.

Commercial light movers supply more intense light to more plants for less money. Growers report that light movers make it possible to use fewer lamps to get the same yield. Light movers increase intense light coverage by 25 to 35 percent, According to some growers, three lamps mounted on motorized light mover(s) will do the job of four lamps.

Motorized light movers keep an even garden profile. The HID draws about 9.2 amperes (A). If this lamp is on a 15 or 20 ampere circuit, you can easily add a light mover that draws one more ampere to the circuit with no risk of overload.

Linear systems move in a straight line simulating the sun's path through the heavens. A linear system increases intense light to plants in a linear oval. The area covered by a light mover depends on the length of the track and the number of lamps. The systems use a track that affixes to the ceiling. The lamp moves back and forth across the ceiling, guided by the track. The lamp is fastened to the mover with an adjustable chain or cord. These units vary in length and the speed at which the lamp travels. Some are designed for one lamp, while others are able to

Affix a sturdy board to the ceiling. Mount a light mover on the board with joist below. Run electrical cord via timer to light mover.

move six lamps efficiently. A six-foot linear light mover increases optimum coverage of light from 36 to 72 square feet (3.3 to 6.5 nV)

Young clones and seedlings might stretch and become leggy if the lamp travels too far away. Start using the light movers after the plants are 12 inches (30 cm) tall and have several sets of leaves.

Planter boxes or containers on wheels offer a good alternative to light movers. Containers are rotated daily; wheels make this job a snap. Light reaches every corner of the garden without having to move the lamp. This method has a similar effect as moving the lamp overhead, but is more work because all plants have to be moved, rather than only one or two lamps.

box. The bulb and hood are attached to the ballast with 14/3-wire and a mogul socket.
Growing Soilless

Growing Soilless

This is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to growing organic, healthy vegetable, herbs and house plants without soil. Clearly illustrated with black and white line drawings, the book covers every aspect of home hydroponic gardening.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment