- Dec 11, 2016
- Reaction score
- East-central Wisconsin
6500K is the "daylight" light spectrum; the bulbs are rated at about 3000 lumens each (times 6 for each fixture). So 18,000 lumens for each fixture.Maybe they are too close to the light. 6500 lumens? The LED's in my garage are each 5000 lumens and it looks like daylight.
The spacing between lights & plants is the same as I have used for several years, but this is the first time the seedlings have been acting intoxicated. Said in jest, but that may actually be their reaction to uninterrupted 24-hour light.
It is possible that the plants are a little too close, the leaves turn very dark & get a little burnt occasionally. I'm still accustomed to light spacing based upon T12 bulbs in shop lights, with the plants just 1-2" from the lights... but I've been slowly backing off of that, and watching how the plants respond. I don't want to raise the lights too much though, as I have been very happy with how easily the plants harden off when placed in sunlight.